New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

When I watch you, I wanna do you right where you're standing (yeah)
Right on the foyer, on this dark day, right in plain view (oh yeah)
Of the whole ghetto. The boots stomp meadows, but we ignore that (yeah)
You're lovely, baby. This war is crazy. I won't let you down (Oh no no)

No, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no, oh no, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no.

No, oh no no no!

And when our city, vast and shitty, falls to the axis (yeah)
They'll search the buildings, collect gold fillings, wallets and rings (oh yeah)
But Miss Black Eyeliner, you'd look finer with each day in hiding (oh yeah)
Beneath the wormwood, oooh, love me so good.
They won't hear us screw away the day. I'll make you say:

(Alive! Alive!
Alive with love, alive with love tonight)

No, I won't let them take you (alive!),
Won't let them take you (alive with love tonight!)
Hell no no, oh no, I won't let them take you, won't let them take you
Hell no no.

Our Treblinka is alive with the glory of love!
Treblinka, alive, with the glory of love, yeah!

Should they catch us and dispatch us to those separate work camps,
I'll dream about you. I will not doubt you with the passing of time (oh yeah)
Should they kill me, your love will fill me, as warm as the bullets (yeah)
I'll know my purpose. This war was worth this. I won't let you down.
No, I won't
No, I won't
No, I won't

(Alive! Alive!
Alive with love, alive with love tonight)

No, I won't let them take you (alive!), won't let them take you (alive! with love tonight)
Hell no, no
No, no



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/say_anything/alive_with_the_glory_of_love.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    0
    UnregisteredDec 30, 2011 at 10:09 am
    I read somewhere this is actually about his grandparents in the holocaust, but who knows. Definitely about the holocaust and love, though.
  • f
    0
    facebookfreakJun 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    It's World War Two NOT World War One. The holocaust and the concentration camps were set up by Adolph Hitler. Hitler and Nazi control was during World War Two seeing as he was elected to power by convincing the German general public that he could rebuild them into a great nation once more after they were torn apart by Britain etc after loosing the first world war.
    sorry, it bugs me when people get simple histories wrong
    but yeah, from the lyrics I'm assuming that is what this song is about
  • p
    0
    patriotssgirllJan 15, 2009 at 2:47 am
    This song is about love following through and staying alive through times of war. Specifically World War I, like the "separate work camps" was about the concentration camps that Jewish were sent to during the holocaust.
  • Volcomavecmoi
    0
    VolcomavecmoiDec 3, 2008 at 2:23 am
    This song is accually about the holocaust.. Very symbolic song if u listen to the lyrics it all express's something about it in some way.
  • j
    0
    JainbluJul 7, 2008 at 11:53 am
    My meaning to this song...
    I guess it's just that love can really over come anything.
    ...

    Within love there is such an abundance of strength...

    Pluas I think its soo cool that Bemis wrote this about his grandparents...

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×