“I Lived” not only consists of a catchy beat and beautiful vocals, but it also has incredible lyrics that are stated simply, yet contain a lot of meaning. This song can speak to anyone of any age, because it reflects the importance of going through the hardships in life, and growing stronger as a person. Here are my interpretations of a majority of the lines in the song:
“Hope when you take that jump, you don’t fear the fall”
You shouldn’t be afraid to take chances/risks in life; you should just go for it.
“Hope when the water rises, you built a wall”
When life gets hard, you should be able to find a way to protect yourself and get through it.
“Hope when the crowd screams out, they’re screaming your name”
Do something that will make a difference in the world and that you’ll be admired for.
“Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay”
Never follow the crowd no matter what; always do your own thing.
“Hope that you fall in love, and it hurts so bad”
Experience heartbreak at least once in life because it will help you grow stronger in order to prepare for a better love.
“The only way you can know is give it all you have”
Always try your hardest in any given situation.
“And I hope that you don’t suffer but take the pain”
Don’t let your hardships bring you down completely, but accept the obstacles that come your way.
“I, I did it all
I, I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places, the things that I did
With every broken bone, I swear I lived”
I lived life to the fullest, and even though I had to deal with difficult times in life, I still survived and made it through. I had to go through these hard times in order to live.
“Hope that you spend your days, but they all add up”
Make the most out of each day so you can look back and see how much you have done.
“And when that sun goes down, hope you raise your cup”
At the end of each day, be grateful for what you have accomplished and celebrate everything you have done. Also celebrate life, itself, because it’s worth acknowledging.
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