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The Beach Lyrics

If I told you that I loved you
Tell me, what would you say?
If I told you that I hated you
Would you go away?
Now I need your help with everything that I do
I don't want to lie, I've been relying on you
Fallin' again, I need a...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 10th 2020 report

    I think this song is about someone who’s struggling with their mental health a lot, and they have someone, a close friend or a significant other that tries to help them.
    The problem is, his problems are big and the singer’s afraid to burden them (their significant other) and to make his problems theirs (hence the lyric “i hope i don’t burden you”).
    When he sings about swimming in the open i think what he means is that he’s afraid that this person will eventually get overwhelmed by his problems and leave because they have a life (we’re out in the open) and can’t handle his problems for
    Too long.
    When he sings “you made me feel little how you’re looking at me” it could mean that the singer thinks the other person feels pity for them.
    And the part about throwing shade honestly im not sure but could mean that sometimes the person loses their patience with him cause of the way he acts, and that even though he’s ill he still does things to upset the person. Hence why he feels like he burdens them and why he’s afraid they’ll leave; and they can’t have that because “he’s been relying on them” and “he needs a pick-me-up” bc “he’s falling”
    This is really messy and im probably wrong and im sure no one’s gonna read it but whatever lol


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    Dec 21st 2020 report

    To me, the song feels like it’s about someone struggling with depression and being so co-dependent on a important person in their life. He hopes he doesn’t destroy himself and burden the person with all of his issues.


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    Nov 27th 2020 report

    i think it’s about the narrator’s struggles with mental health and suicidal thought whilst relying on a friend, lover or even family for support. Almost like it’s a suicidal letter to the person who stayed by him during his battles with his mental health.

  4. anonymous
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    May 5th report

    I believe the beach is about a dude having the time of his life chilling on the beach. As mentioned in the song "the beach" this signifies that he is at the beach proving my point that he is at the beach. Lastly he says "swim with me
    meaning he wants friends to swim with him becase he is lonely.Thank you for listening to my interpretation of the wonderful song "the beach" by the neighborhood.

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  5. anonymous
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    Apr 28th report

    I think the starting of the song is about the singer feeling unsure about his feelings towards someone and he's sick and tired of not knowing and he feels like his feelings towards this someone will burden them and make them go away and I guess in the end he told this certain someone and this certain someone didn't how to feel and it caused an argument and now the singer feels unwanted little and he went to the beach because its his sentimental or vulnerable place idk and I guess he wanna drown irdk
    this is prob so off and so dumb

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 27th report

    I think the song is about a kind of relationship. Like a bad one. He’s sick of it and the problems and secrets. Then “the beach” is probably referred as the time when he couldn’t handle it anymore, their relationship.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 10th report

    I honestly thought it is about beach, duh...
    It gave me vibes like Californication from RHCP, because I used to live in the warm country like CA and I miss it so bad noe

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd report

    i think its about love. they want to just be the 2 of them. the singer or writer and a lover. theyre saying to not look underneath because things always go wrong when other things are involved and other influences. they really want this person but they know that something will always get in the way if it isnt just the 2 of them

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2021 report

    sounds like the singer is really relying on someone else to help them through something, and doesn't want to burden them with their worries. it could really be about anyone, we don't know because they don't say, but the message is pretty clear. they are relying on someone and don't want to burden them with all of their problems.

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2020 report

    This song is about being in love with someone toxic. you want to tell them you love them but cant because you dont think theyll care. they throw shade (hurt you) and it doesent bother you because you love them. you know they are toxic but you see how much you rely on them. you hope they dont murder you because the relationship is clearly hurting you but you rely and love them too much to end it. you need them but cant be together out in the open because you know nobody will approve..

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2020 report

    I personally identify with this song soooo soo much. I think its about falling in love with your best friend and it not being good for you because you don't know where you stand with each other, where you're going. The feelings just continue to eat you up inside. But they don't want to put the burden of their love on the other person.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2020 report

    I guess this song is about a suicide thought. He says he´s just sick and I guess that´s because he doesn´t know what to do. He´s just hurt and got no one. I guess he kinda describes his way of leaving earth, when he says "falling" or "swimming" because in the end he´s dead

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2020 report

    well i came here to find out what does the song mean but i think the singer loves his gf but their relationship is turning toxic and constantly full of arguments, or maybe it's just me because i find it relatable

  14. anonymous
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    May 6th 2020 report

    I think it's talk about a guy who feels as if he's a burden to everyone he's with like even to the person he's in love with, he's trying to tell her that he's depressed and feeling insecure and he knows it's effecting her, and making her feeling worse, and he's regretting that so he's thinking about leaving her.
    But in the end he can't like always.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2020 report

    I get teen angst vibes. Like mental health?
    Maybe it’s just that I find it relatable. It reminds me of the anxiety in my head but as a nice song

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2019 report

    In my opinion, I think the song lyrics is about the singer relationship with someone that was a close friend to talk to when the singer gets suicidal thoughts & desprate but than these feelings transformed to loving feeling and because the singer is sick and tired he wants them both to suicide and that explains the end of the song lyrics

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 20th 2019 report

    A guy who's in love with his bf, but he can't live with the feeling

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