The Fray: Heartbeat Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
Rain is coming down and we're on the run.
Think I can feel the breath in your body.
We gotta keep on running til' we see the sun.
Oh you gotta fire and it's burnin' in the rain.
Thought that it...
anonymous Jan 28th, 2012 1:25pm report
Isaac Slade mentioned that song was inspired by his experiences traveling abroad; it is essentially about "a woman escaping a horrible situation in the middle of the night and coming back to life."
"That song came out of a period of my life when I was trying hard to be open to whatever came my way. I traveled through South Africa and Rwanda with a buddy, and at first it was really hard to stay open in the face of so much pain and heartache. But then I ended up meeting so many cool and inspiring people, and all these ideas for lyrics and melodies just started rushing in.”
The chorus of the song reflects a particular moment when a woman was sharing a deeply moving story about the genocides in Rwanda, and held Isaac's hand.
Oh, I'm feeling your heartbeat
And oh, you're comin' around, comin' around, comin' around
If you can love somebody, love them all the same.
You gotta love somebody, love them all the same.
I'm singing, oh, I feel your heartbeat.
On The Fray's official website, Slade explained:
The inspiration specifically came from a chance meeting with an expatriate woman. Speaking of the miracle of the capital city overcoming such remarkable odds, the two held hands and Slade reveals I felt so connected to her. I couldn’t tell if it was her pulse or mine.
anonymous Oct 9th, 2012 10:50pm report
The Song Is About A Trip He Took To Write a Song (This One) And He Had Writer's Block So He Wet To This History Museum About The Genocide That Took Place In Rwonda And As He Was Walking All Throughout The Museum This Lady Came Up To Him Took His Hand And Started Telling Him Stuff About The Genocide At One Point He Felt A Heartbeat He Couldn't Tell Wether It Was His Or Her's So That's The Inspiration Behind The Song..............
anonymous Jul 16th, 2012 7:18pm report
I think the "ooh you got a fire and it's burning in the rain" part is a metaphor. Fire is a symbol for love and passion, and rain is everything that tries to bring you down, or rain could stand for your doubts and fears. But even through tough times (the rain) the fire will still keep burning (your love will not fade).
This is just my interpretation of a little of the song.
anonymous Feb 12th, 2012 2:50pm report
Love everyone the same. If you love one person you love all people.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2012 1:05pm report
I think this is a song about loving someone no matter what. It's about letting your feelings dominate and not letting anything get in the way.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2011 11:27am report
My interpretation of this song is that when you have a girlfriend or boyfriend, love them completely. Take advanyage of when you see them everyday or every year. That person is your beloved, so don't ever let them go. Your heatbeats are twinned as one because you two share unconditional love as a whole.
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