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Taylor Swift: Safe and Sound Meaning

Song Released: 2011

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Safe and Sound Lyrics

I remember tears streaming down your face,
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...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2012 report

    Peeta, Prim, and Rue all fit into this song. Katniss being with Peeta in the cave with all of the war aka fire just outside in the arena. Peeta and Katniss comfort each other. However fire can also be connected to "katniss the girl on fire." This also relates to Peeta during the last book while his memories were hijacked, Katniss volunteering for Prim at the reaping and promising her that she will come home even though she knows she won't, and before Katniss splits away from Rue she is under the impression Rue will be fast enough to get away and that everything will be alright. When she finds Rue dying she sings Rues song to her and buries her in flowers telling her to close her eyes and it will be alright because she will be away from this chaos by morning. Out of all three i suspect Prim being the least likely for this song to be about. I originally assumed it was Peeta but know i am not sure if it is Peeta or Rue. I guess we will find out in March :)

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2012 report

    First of all, to understand this song for everything that it is, you must first read the Hunger Games trilogy. ALL of them!!
    Ok, now onto the song meaning. I think that the first verse is about Rue when she was dying.
    I think that the second verse is when the war is going on in the third book, and Peeta's good memories of Katniss have been twisted into terrible things by the Capitol. I think this because she says "hold on to this lullabye even when the other music's gone, gone" or something like that. I couldn't remember the thing that might go in place of "other" but the rest is right. I think.
    The "darling, everything's on fire" part is totally obvious, as Katniss being the "girl on fire".
    I think that the chorus is referring to the fact that first the Hunger Games, then the war, is almost over and they can just be in peace after that:).

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2012 report

    I think this song was ment to describe tge feelings between different characters of The Hunger Games. Like Katniss and Rue, and Katniss and Peeta. They are all in the same situation- caught during the tough times of The Hunger Games. In death and near death expierences. Wanting to be at home safe and sound, they promise to have eachothers backs and fight for victory. This song is incredibly beautiful, touching, and fierce.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 4th 2012 report

    well think of it this way.

    every you = rue

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  5. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2011 report

    I agree! also how for the time being, they are as "safe and sound" they can be.. in the cave together and as the days go on they will get better. And remembering the hard times during the war will make your tough days a little less painful.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2011 report

    When I hear this song I think of Peeta singing to katniss. with the first verse being how peeta hears katniss screaming and crying in her sleep so he comes in and the chorus being the words that he sings to comfort her when they sleep together. Then I think that the second verse is them talking about the rebellion and that once one of them is dead to hold on to what they once had, with the memories being the lullaby.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2011 report

    I, on the other hand believe this song relates between Katniss and Peeta. Because during the brutal hunger games when Peeta is nearing death Katniss try to think he will "be all right." and that the games are coming to an end so they can soon be at home safe and sound together, in eachothers arms.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 27th 2011 report

    For some reason, I think of "Titanic" when I hear this song. It haunts me. In my mind, I see ghosts lurking the Pacific Ocean; those of the people who died on the Titanic. Maybe it's the melody, but it really scares me! *Shivers*

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2011 report

    I think its also Katniss singing to Prim when she takes her place in the reaping. She is promising she'll fight for her and she will be safe and she will come back for her. Great song, very sadd

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2011 report

    I totally think it's more relatable to Katniss and Prim more than Katniss and Rue. I see Katniss singing this to Prim as a promise to protect her, and she'll be alright.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2011 report

    I definetly think this is the song katniss sings to rue as she is dying, and it is beautiful and touching. The beginning talks about how katniss promises to protect rue, and she realizes she failed. "the sun is going down" and " just close your eyes" mean rue is dying. No one can Hirt her because she'll be dead in te morning. Katniss is also promising to keep fighting.. "for rue".

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2011 report

    The song in my mind talks about a love that is so strong that it blocks out everyone else being mean and that when they are together they are safe and sound

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