Three Days Grace: Never Too Late Meaning
Song Released: 2007
Never Too Late Lyrics
What I expected
And if I don't belong
Who would have guessed it
I will not leave alone
Everything that I own
To make you feel like it's not too late
It's never too late
Even if I say
It'll be alright
anonymous Apr 21st, 2008 4:30pm report
This song starts out with a young girl happy with her life, dancing around in a circle. This shows them as one big happy family. When her parents leave the man with the sweater comes in and she has no one else so she trusts him. It shows the girl's parents with tape over their eyes to show that they can't see the pain she is going through. The woman being taken by the nurses is the little girl as a woman. She is being brought into an insane asylum because the pain of the days when the sweater man had molested her were too painful and brought her to try and commit suicide. The hands that are holding the woman down are the molester's hands because what he did brought her there. It keeps showing the little girl and they are the memories of the woman's innocence of childhood and how it was taken away. The black hand prints you see show that she was touched everywhere by the sweater man because you see the black ink on his hands. The winged man attacking the sweater man is not a demon as so many others have stated. He is her guardian angel and is attacking the molester (or sweater man) to protect her. As the guardian angel wins feathers start to fall on both the little girl and the woman showing that she is free from this memory of the molester. The woman walks away, smiling, not held down anymore because her guardian angel has freed her.
anonymous Mar 15th, 2008 3:32pm report
From watching the video I think the song is about a girl who was molested by the man in the red sweater, which seemed to be like a father or step father. The guy with the black wings in NOT a demon, its her guardian angel. Her older self was having flash backs as they were tying her down in the nut house of the times that he molested her. The black hand prints are a metaphor of the fact that she was touched everywhere by him. At the end you see the black winged man fighting with her "father" trying to protect her, and as his feathers from his wings fall down on her, it is telling her that she is safe now because he defeated the father.
"Even if I say it'll be alright, still I hear you say you want to end your life"
"The world we knew, won't come back. The time we've lost, can't get back. The life we had, won't be ours again."
I can relate to this song and its video because that happened to me when I was younger, and its so true. No matter what anyone tells you, it will never be alright inside. Everything that you were you aren't because you are forever scared from it. Your life changes and your not the same person, and the time it takes to somewhat recover, if you ever do, you will never ever get back.
anonymous Jul 11th, 2008 7:42pm report
I've heard a lot of interpretations and I've agreed with many of them. I belivee that the song means that no matter how bad your life was, there is a way you can get out of it; like a way to "start over". At the begining of the video, the little girl is happy with her parents, who have no clue of her upcoming pain (the tape over their eyes), until the man in the sweater comes. The older woman in the mental asylum is the grownup "version" of the younger child. She was there because she had tried to kill herself (commit suicide) because of what the man in the sweater did to her. The black hand prints are showing how much that man molested the girl. The black "angel" (this is misunderstood by many) is the girl's guardian, protecting her from the man with the black paint on his hands (the guy with the sweater), fighting him to keep the girl safe. Once the man was defeated, black feathers fall onto the woman's bed showing her that she was safe (also noticed she was no longer strapped down)and telling her everything will be alright and "its not too late, its never too late". At the very end of the video, she gets up and walks away smiling because her guardian had defeated the man in the sweater, and she realized that it "wasn't too late".
anonymous Nov 25th, 2019 11:10am report
I don't look at the video deeply with the theme. the video is an example of a situation where the theme can be applied.
The theme of the song is an unexpected world. This world is so unpredictable and each day is a gift and a blessing. The feeling of not belonging can come after a traumatic event, where because it happened to that person, they feel like they deserved it. This song is meant to tell these people that it isn't their fault, that they never deserved to have that happen to them. They describe how they have left all that they own alone to make you feel not alone. Most people who fall into that pit need someone like that to see that in fact it is not too late, and as long as you breathe, it is never too late to turn in around.
So never consider suicide as a way out. There is always a reason that you are going through something. It will always make you stronger on the other side if you let it. Never think that it is too late, for as long as you breathe you still have life, and capability. Never WASTE that, you may save someone else who genuinely NEEDS you. The impact of your loss would pain so many more people than you may think. Always remember that.
Take this as you will, and have a wonderful time in the name of Jesus.
anonymous Oct 31st, 2019 10:53am report
I believe this song deals with one girl who gets molested and she believes the sweater guy because on the inside he seems like a nice person and she starts to realize this is not the case, and after her being molested she realizes that its to late to have nothing ever happen until the guardian angel shows up and kills the guy so she can go back and not have to experience the trauma this guy put on her as a little child.
anonymous May 20th, 2017 5:07am report
Absolutely love this song!! It relates to my daughter's father and myself. He was raped as a young boy by a grown adult and made him fall into darkness. At 30 yrs old he commited suicide. I've been beaten molested and raped by family members. I tried slitting my wrist but my mother walked in and stopped me. After my daughter's father committed suicide I had a severe breakdown and literally was in the grey cloud as demons told me to swallow all my medicated psych meds. I got to the hospital in time as I was getting closer to death. After this I have had many suicidal ideations. I've been fighting them for around a week now. But I know my daughter needs me especially because I'm her only living parent. I will remain to be the perfect role model for my princess because it's never too late. I'm a strong woman and an excellent mother!!!
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2017 2:04pm report
live like your angle is always holing your hand.
anonymous Dec 15th, 2016 12:10pm report
It's never too late to stop trying to commit suicide.
This song has deep lyrics that I can understand
anonymous Dec 4th, 2015 12:04pm report
when I listen to this song I think of my past, and how I think my life could've been better, the course is what really gets to me my parents went through a divorce and I thought it was because of me I, I wanted to commit suicide, but my little brother would try and tell me how he can't live without me, he wasn't in as much pain or the abuse that I got from our father, and I began to think I stopped the drugs and realized that I would rather take the pain then being dead and burning in Hell (that's how bad I was never believed in God only the devil)watching my brother make the same mistakes as I did. the reason why I listened to this song was because of my brother he would cry to it when he thought I was soon going to leave him.
bvbarmyunbroken Apr 7th, 2015 4:20am report
its about (not only molestation and trauma<) but about suicide. the girl in the video, i think she tried to commit suicide. the song says, " Even if I say It'll be alright
Still I hear you say
You want to end your life!" is talking about somebody trying to pursuade somebody out of suicide and trying to explain that it is never too late to prevent or commit suicide. You only have so little time dont try to end it! its never too late to get back up and get back on track!
anonymous Jan 4th, 2015 1:08pm report
so everybody is mostly bringing up points from the video which are completely valid and legit, and i agree that that is what the video is portraying. however, i do not believe that the song is focused only on child molestation and trauma. it is about any hardship one can be going through. like i interpreted it to be about depression and self harm because that is what i am suffering with at the moment, but i realized it can be anything. the song is telling the listener that everything will be okay, and it doesn't necessarily matter what it is that they're going through. it can be child molestation, but it doesn't have to be. it can be about self harm, but it doesn't have to be. that's how i see this song.
anonymous Nov 28th, 2014 11:19am report
When ever I think about giving up I listen to this song and I remind myself never to give up.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
kellicquintes Jun 25th, 2013 6:01pm report
I think when the guy is fighting to angel it means he is trying to destroy it so he can do what he wants with the little girl with no complications.To me the butterfly is the symbol of innocence and it flys away. The girl is having flash backs to when she was happy and had no troubles but now she is struggling with the past. Its haunting her. She is being put in the hospital possibly because she tried to commit suicide becaused of her haunting past or because she went insane.
There is this guy who loves this girl so much and will do anything for her. But all she wants to do is end her life and not have to deal with the misery. She thinks that it's too late to save her. But he's saying that nothing is ever too late. All the guy wants to do is protect her and help her.
I relate to this song so much. I'm suicidal and my boyfriend always tells me that it's not worth it. He loves me to much and it's not to late to start over and change. Though at times I don't believe him....
anonymous Oct 28th, 2012 10:33am report
This happened to me, except no guardian angel
I'd kill myself if it weren't for a girl I like...
anonymous Sep 16th, 2012 9:30pm report
I was reading "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" by Marlowe, and there is an excerpt that says:
FAUSTUS: Ay, go, accursed spirit, to ugly hell.‘Tis thou hast damn’d distressed Faustus’ soul.
Is’t not too late?
Evil Angel: Too late.
Good Angel: Never too late, if Faustus can repent.
I think the song is for someone who gave his sould in exchange for something he or she thought will bring him/her happinest, but in at the end he/she finds ...
"This world will never be
What I expected
And if I don't belong
Who would have guessed it?"
that what she/he wished for is not giving him what he really expected, acceptance.
And yet he is not willing to give up everything that he/she has earned.
"I will not leave alone
Everything that I own
To make you feel like it's not too late
It's never too late"
and ask for forgiveness.
in the book Dr. Faustus was not a good man nor a bad man, he gave his soul for knowledge.
What if this song is about this type of people, who give anything for their cause, loosing much more than they expected, breaking their moral compass and wishing their were dead from time to time, but hanging in their situation thinking that "is not too late (for regret)" and also arrogance.
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