Thoughts & Meanings
Turning to partying and alcohol to forget any miseries in life that don't need any attention, but to run away from them. She knows that partying and alcohol numbs the pain, so she can't get hurt. "I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry" suggest that she's going non- stop with intoxicating herself so she can feel like she's flying, which can seem like the greatest feeling in the world, and while she's doing this, her tears will dry up; and the hurt that she's feeling will be temporarily gone. "And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes" says that when she's impaired from drinking, she doesn't want to let that go and open her eyes to witness her reality, which may seem unbearable and intolerable.
This song is all about endurance and the inner strength to withstand the feeling of being criticized and talked down on when you are someone that may seem different and unusual from the rest of the practical world. "I'm criticized but all your bullets ricochet, you shoot me down, but I get up" this suggests someone being criticized over and over again, but their words or punches will never injure them. They may knock them down, but will never stay down. They will never be in a continuous fall. They have the strength to get back up every time; because their soul, mind, and body are titanium.
From watching Grouplove's documentary, this song shows the beginning of their band and the making of Grouplove. The members in the band "didn't ask for this" they never meant to meet up with each other and become a famous band. "Been working like a dog" suggests their own personal lives that they were living before their band. They weren't rich, and they were working hard to make ends meet. "I didn't know my name" suggests their findings of who they really are, and what they came to be, which is Grouplove. They still got a little bit longer and a ways to go with the band, music, and life.
This song can be of more than one interpretation. Of course, this song gives the impression of a couple breaking up. Her skin is thick and she has an elastic heart, her partner can never break her. This love is ending, but she will still fight for herself and for her peace. She is becoming fed up with him, and his red flags (bad signs) makes her not trust him as well as anyone else. To a point, this song gives another impression as inner strength for ones more deeper and personal reasons that doesn't directly need to mean breakups or relationships. It can be gaining inner strength from someone in whichever part of life who swallowed her whole, and left her feeling lost and hopeless; but by having thick skin and an elastic heart, she won't be down too long, and will come back up fighting for herself and inner peace.
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