The Script: Flares Meaning
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Did you love but never learn?
The fire's out but still it burns
And no one cares, there's no one there
Did you find it hard to breathe?
Did you cry so much that you could barely see?
You're in the darkness...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 24th 2016 report
My interpretation is about someone who is losing hope in the world, and being all alone without anyone else to be there for them, when in reality there are people there if you look for them.
"Did you lose what won't return? Did you love but never learn? The fire's out but still it burns, and no one cares, there's no one there."
They're calling out to all the people who lost something or someone dear to them, if they're heart what broken, and yet they still loved. They're love for that is still there, even if it should have gone out by now. Then it goes on to say that no one is there, and even if someone were there, they wouldn't care or understand them.
"Did you find it hard to breathe? Did you cry so much that you could barely see? In the darkness all one, and no one cares, there's no one there."
Now they're addressing the people who are all alone, wading in their own darkness, where they can't see anything good in their lives and they feel like they are suffocating. It once again says, that for them, it feels like no one is there, and that even is someone was there, no one would care, and that no one will understand what they are going through.
"Well did you see the flares in the sky? Were you blinded by the light? Did you feel the smoke in your eyes? Did you? Did you? Did you see the sparks fill with hope? You are not alone, cause someone's out there, sending out flares."
Now it is asking those people if they see the truth, that there are people out there for you somewhere, and that they are the light that will lead you out of the dark. That your eyes have been clouded. They ask if you really see it, and emphasize that. Then they ask if you finally see the hope, and that you aren't alone. There is someone out there, going through something similar.
"Did you break but never mend? Did it hurt so much you thought it was the end? Lose your heart but don't know when, and no one cares, cause no one's there."
Now it's addressing the people who are in pain, for this interpretation I'll say from a mental illness, maybe depression or anxiety? Or an eating disorder even. How they just want the pain to stop, and how they've been trying to fight it, but they don't think they're going to be able to for much longer, so it'll probably be over soon. No one is there for them in their eyes, and even if someone was, why would they care? That no one is going through the same thing they are.
Then the chorus comes, telling them there are people there. People who want to bring light back into their world, or show that there are other people out there going through the same thing.
It goes back to "Did you lose what won't return? Did you love but never learn?" This time without the "And no one cares, cause no one's there." to show that these people are no starting to see it hopefully, and to add emphasis that there is actually someone out there. There's someone out there going through the same thing, or similar thing, and maybe you could both help each other out.
The song repeats the chorus twice, and at the end of the song they add
"Someone's out there, sending out flares."
To add emphasis to how someone else is out there, asking for help, and going through similar things.
Flares are usually used as distress signal, or to signal things to other people. In this, i could show that someone is asking for help, or signalling that they are there for the other, even if they aren't there physically, or at the moment.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 11th 2017 report
I doubt this is what they wrote it about but I relate to it for when I was suicidal and mentally ill as it's about somebody caring and helping you.
anonymous Sep 30th 2020 report
I interpreted the lyrics base on Newt from the maze runner trilogy. The time I heard the lyrics it was him who came up in my mind. How he never gave up, how he was willing to sacrifice his own life just to prevent others by getting hurt and he did. And from his letter to Thomas that he wasn't afraid of dying it was more about him losing himself to the virus, that breaks my heart because he knew that he wouldn't survive but he still fought for his friends.
I love Newt, and I know you do too you won't just admit it
anonymous Mar 17th 2020 report
I interpret this as a song that means you are not alone. You might be going through many problems and feel that you are completly and utterly alone. But they are trying to show you that there is other people going through what you are. And that there is people that care for you rather you see them or not. This song gives people who feel alone a sense of hope. Because the people who are going through terrible times, are being told they aren't alone and that people are there for them. That if they look around they will see people are sending signals that they are just like them. That is my opinion but I'm not saying it's right
anonymous May 23rd 2018 report
My interpretation of the song is that this is about a rape victim. When it says lose something that wont return would refer to a mothers language that has lost their child to rape. Also when it says no one cares it means that how many rape cases go without judgement because of many male sexist judges. In addition it says did you find hard to breathe and yes it would be hard to breathe when you are being raped.
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