“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”

OneRepublic – Counting Stars Lyrics on LyricsMode
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Every thing that upset or hurts you. You won't let that get you will just keep fighting through it.
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It's an argument regarding quality of life.

Living life 'large', 'fast and furious', 'partying hard', injecting a little risk and excitement, may shorten your life, but at least you're living it, 'feeling alive'.

Conversely, if you timidly sit back, never 'surf the tide', 'ride them horses', fearfully eat only a bland diet, are unwilling to take any gamble, never explore the world, you'll live a longer but endure a very boring, unremarkable life.
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Everything that makes you feel comfortable reminds you that this is reality and makes you feel like a part of life, that you are real and are connected to life itself.
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That rush of adrenaline that you feel wakes you up, and you crave it to feel like your living life. All those things that you shouldn't be doing, that's what you crave to feel like you're not just existing, but living.
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Enjoys dying a lot. Good I'm confused by this actually It's starting to make sense a little I think that he likes the fact that he dies a lot or something along those lines this is sort of starting to make sense to me well not really I could really use some help find metaphors in this song if any body has any ideas that would be awesome I guess.
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Fond of dying. Deep emotions like love, longing, passion he is hiding, withholding, suppressing makes him feel alive but it kills him. Emotions he longs to show outwardly but he keeps it inside himself. Wants to completely love but fear, rejection, sadness or hurt is cutting him to open himself easily. He is strong like a stone or a rock outside and this mask covers up the feelings deep within his soul. He wants to die everyday for in dying this way he knows his love is real his love is preserved hoping a day comes that he will have the strength to face his fears and love abundantly without care about the past, the present or the future.
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I Believe he is referring to the duality of mankind, we all have a part of us that wants to fulfill our purpose here but the other part of us that is afraid usually wins and we end up feeling comfortable in our "fish bowl". But for those of us who actually take the chance to fulfill our hearts calling we are killing the fearful self and awakening the faithful self. In other words giving our souls control over our mind rather letting the mind control the soul!
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Think about drugs, they make you feel alive, that's one of the reasons that people get so hooked but in reality, it's slowly killing you. Self harm, you get hooked because it reminds you're alive, but it's killing you inside. Anorexia, you're starving your body and it makes you feel strong and skinny, but you are killing your body slowly till one day you drop dead. Everything that kills you makes you feel alive.
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"Everything that kills me makes me feel alive" means that the problems you face and the troubles you've cause is what proves that you are alive. On the other hand, "Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly" means that all the problems we face is what makes us relationship with God stronger and they are the ones that will motivate you to be nearer to God.