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what do these lyrics mean to you? "I'm always swimming agaisnt the flow of the tied,kissing the life into something that already died."

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mommy16love

Asked by mommy16love at 6:38 PM on Oct. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • im always swimming against the flow of the tied: whatever is going on im probably doing the opposite of it or not conforming to it... kissing the life into something that already died:im always trying to bring something back that is already done or fixing something that is too late to fix? thats wat i think
    mommy16love

    Answer by mommy16love at 6:40 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • It sounds life the lyrics are referring to a dead relationship that one person cannot let go of.


    The words are soo sad and so many people have had their hears broken by a love that has died. (meaning the relati9onship is over)


                                                                         crying

    mom2boys1997

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 6:46 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • In context -- I looked it up, since I had never heard it before -- it reads more like someone who is jaded and in some amount of despair. Not necessarily over a failed love affair, but just with life in general. Literally swimming against the flow of the tide requires a great amount of effort, as opposed to swimming with the tide so that the water/flow/tide helps your journey. It is equally futile to try and breath life into a dead thing...like say continued CPR on someone who's just not coming back. Both images convey futility and struggle. The lines about the different outlooks convey this too -- the other 'person" hears bells in traffic, implying finding bright sides in bad situations. Overall, it sounds like someone tired of finding every day a huge struggle to get through who just wants to let go and be at peace.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 7:45 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

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