Taylor Swift: Safe and Sound Meaning
Song Released: 2011
Safe and Sound Lyrics
When I said I'll never let you go.
When all those shadows almost killed your light,
I remember you said "don't leave me here alone",
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight.
Just close your...
anonymous Jul 8th 2012 report
For the Hunger Games, it probably either talks about Katniss and Prim, or Katniss and Rue. I haven't seen the movie, but I have read the triology.
For it being a song, it could have another meaning, like two lovers and one is dying etcera, I don't think it is about Peeta, because honestly there is nothing to sad to cry about him(Well in Mockingjay...).
Team Finnick for the win! XD
anonymous Jul 8th 2012 report
Honestly, when I first heard it... Sounds like a story of a woman being raped and or abused and that instead of fighting it and possibly dieing "close your eyes" know that you will be alive when the sun comes up. I could on but who knows?
anonymous Jun 18th 2012 report
I think the song Is about everything katniss is trying to protect
anonymous Jun 11th 2012 report
This song makes me think of an Appalachian setting during the civil war. As if she's saying goodbye to someone on the battlefield, while outside "the war is raging on." and "the fires are burning."
anonymous Jun 4th 2012 report
I definitely think this is Katniss's song to Peeta. But it could be to Prim, too. Think about it. When they were in the cave..
"I remember tears streaming down your face,
When I said I'll never let you go." When she wouldn't leave him in all his pain. Or when Katniss volunteered for Prim.
"When all those shadows almost killed your light" Is when he was with the Careers. Or when Prim almost had to go to the Games.
"I remember you said 'don't leave me here alone'," When he didn't want her to go to the Cornucopia. Or when Prim didn't want her to leave.
"But all that's dead and gone and past tonight." Was when she went anyways. Or when she had to leave Prim to go to the Games, regardless.
"Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down." Is when he had to rest from the soup and it was getting late. Or Katniss trying to calm Prim, saying she'll be okay.
"You'll be all right,
No one can hurt you now." Is when she's protecting him, and won't let anything hurt him. Or when Katniss volunteered to protect her.
"Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound." Is saying that it's almost all over, but they have to stay strong. Or saying that Katniss will keep her safe, and it's almost over.
"Don't you dare look out your window,
Darlin' everything's on fire." Is when the forest was on fire, and she doesn't want Peeta to worry. Or when (SPOILER ALERT!) In the NEXT movie, they bomb District 12, and everything IS on fire, and Katniss doesn't want Prim to see. Or it's a metaphor, saying how horrible the world is and she wants to shield her from it.
"The war outside our door keeps raging on,
Hold unto this lullaby." When the Hunger Games is still going on, people are still dying, and they need faith. Or for Prim to know she's safe, or (AGAIN, SPOILER!) When District 13 and others are in war with the Capitol and Prim has to watch it.
"Even when the music's gone, gone." When Katniss is without Peeta, or she dies. And same for Prim.
"Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down.
You'll be all right,
No one can hurt you now.
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound.
Just close your eyes,
You'll be all right." Just like the last time it said so.
"Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe and sound." Katniss telling Peeta they're almost done, they've almost won. Just a little longer. Or when Katniss is almost home to Prim.
Hope this helps?(: It can go a lot of ways. I see it more of a Mockingjay song, for the end of the book series. Oh well, just my opinion!:D
anonymous Jun 2nd 2012 report
It is defiantly the song Katniss sings to Rue because of the Huge simalarity of lyrics, look: Rue's song: "lay down your head, close your sleepy eyes" safe and sound: "just close you eyes" Rue's song: "and when they open, the sun will rise." Safe and sound: "the sun is going down-come morning light" Rue's song: "here it's safe, here it's warm" Safe and sound:"no one can hurt you now- safe and sound" those are just a FEW examples. I rest my case.
anonymous May 14th 2012 report
i think this song is a bout how katniss wanted to keep rue safe in the 1st verse and then in the second verse it is how she wanted to keep peeta alive and safe like when she gives him the sleeping syrup to get the medicene
anonymous May 6th 2012 report
well in the music video she is walking to a house and there was a lot of happiness there (before the disaster that caused panam) and then she goes in and its all burned. later she goes to a graveyard and when she steps in the river, it represents moving on. i think it represents all the people who died. it was haunting and sad, but has a really strong meaning
anonymous May 4th 2012 report
This song could be for Rue or Peeta. Katniss tells Rue to close her eyes and every thing will be alright. Also it could reprisent Peeta with her in the cave, and she tells him everything around them is on fire in the arena. Either way this is a great song
anonymous May 3rd 2012 report
The song is about district 13 and the people who burned to death. Look at the burnt trees, bedpost etc. And the field where they were all buried.
anonymous Apr 30th 2012 report
For some reason I think of Prim when I listen to this song, the first verse when Katniss volunteers for the reaping and Prim is upset.
The chorus is Katniss trying to soothe Prim.
Then the second verse I think is about Katniss trying to protect her from the outside world and the rebellion in Mockingjay.
I'm not very good at this kind of stuff, but this is what comes to mind when I her this song, I don't think this is about Rue, it's just not my guy instinct, besides she already has a lullaby. I do think it could work for the cave scene with Peeta though.
anonymous Apr 27th 2012 report
Okay, I read every one of these interpetations and, in my opinion, they are all right!(Well the ones about the Games, not that other silly stuff.)I especially liked the one the twelve year old wrote.=) The song was written for The Hunger Games. So Wouldn't it make sense for it to be realated to almost everything in the books. the dudes who did this thing were obviously very smart about the lyrics making it realate to everything and touch every one in a different way. But it all realates to one thing total. THE HUNGER GAMES! When you think about the lyrics you think Peeta to Katniss. Katniss to Peeta. Katniss to Rue. Katniss to Prim. Prim to Katniss. All the sadness and distress and love and pain from the books are brought into this song...and it couldn't be more perfect. The way it would be so much better to die than to be in the hands of the Capital. The way Katniss cared for Rue, Peeta, and Prim. How cruel people are. And how there is a war outside. Always. No matter if it is with the districts and the Capital, or Peacekeepers and people, or the war of life, living knowing that if you don't do things just right the capital can do anything in there vicious minds they want. They view the Games as a game, but everyone else see's it for what it really is. a Death sentence. Even if you win. Then your life becomes worse than death. And we see that with what the Capital did to Finnick(<3) and Johnna and other victors. This song speaks of everything the Games and books are. It is truly bittersweet. And such a beautiful song. If you know how to listen to it,...it will touch your heart.
anonymous Apr 22nd 2012 report
This song is about two people who obviously care about each other and something bad is happening and one of them may die. The line come morning light you and I will be safe and sound is a promise that pain will stop either through death or victory. The line "don't you dare look out your window darling everything is on fire the war outside our door keeps raging on" means that you should sleep peacefully and ignore the violence and danger outside. The line " hold on to this lullaby even when the music is gone" means even when we aren't together even if I don't make it keep going remember what I have told you
anonymous Apr 21st 2012 report
I think is song is about the whole hunger game series-not only the first one and that it is like a conversation being sung between peeta and katniss
anonymous Apr 15th 2012 report
When I hear the song, I think of a boy leaving his wife/girlfriend to join the war and her watching over him as he dies and trying to bring him back.
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