Young the Giant: Garands Meaning
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Scour the forest
Through the night
Searching for a
Sign of life
Memories of fears and strife
Keep his legs from
Broken bones and muddy shoes
Running through the fields I knew
Join the ranks of the...
anonymous Apr 21st, 2014 4:41am report
The song is about fighting in World War 2. Garand's are a type of gun issued during the 1940s and the lyrics can be interpreted in more than one way:
1. The most popular meaning is that it is about a soldier who learns the true hardships of war and how it is nothing like he thought it would be.
2. Another meaning is the first chords are about a soldier, while the second chords are about someone in a concentration camp fighting back
anonymous Apr 24th, 2012 4:38pm report
I think this song is about war as well. But about WWII. (I looked this up and it said that when Young the Giant was called by the name The Jakes they called this song Garands of Normandie).
I think this song is saying that the young man who enlisted in the army had a different idea of what it would be then what it really was. I also think that he helps a friend during this song "Keep his legs from turning blue" I just think that is a meaningful part in the song, well for me.
Also I think that the young man that this song is about looks back on his life and how it was hard to live with conflict going on around him.
I like this song, it is very meaningful and impacting.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 2012 3:54am report
When I listen to Garands, I think it's about war. The civil war-like drum roll lead-in makes me think of an old war movie. The lyrics seem to reflect a soldier torn between what he thought was right and how he doesn't like what thedone war has done to him. He's ready for it to be over and has been for some time. Then his feelings remain the same as if he has done something wrong after they've won. He's forever a broken and tormented man due to this.
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