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Alan Walker – Lily lyrics
(feat. K-391 & Emelie Hollow)

[Verse 1: Emelie Hollow]
Lily was a little girl
Afraid of the big, wide world
She grew up within her castle walls
Now and then she tried to run
And then on the night with the setting sun
She went in the woods away
So afraid, all alone


[Pre-Chorus: Emelie Hollow]
They warned her, don’t go there
There's creatures who are hiding in the dark
Then something came creeping
It told her, don’t you worry just


[Chorus: Emelie Hollow]
Follow everywhere I go
Top over the mountains of valley low
Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
Just let me in, ooh

Everything you watch and go
That'll be the magic story you’ve been told
And you’ll be safe under my control
Just let me in, ooh
Just let me in, ooh


[Verse 2: Emelie Hollow]
She knew she was hypnotized
And walking on cold thin ice
Then it broke, and she awoke again
Then she ran faster and
Started screaming, is there someone out there?
Please help me
Come get me
Behind her, she can hear it say


[Chorus: Emelie Hollow]
Follow everywhere I go
Top over the mountains of valley low
Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
Just let me in, ooh
Everything you watch and go
That'll be the magic story you’ve been told
And you’ll be safe under my control
Just let me in, ooh
Just let me in, ooh


[Bridge: Emelie Hollow]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Everything you wanted gotta be the magic story you’ve been told
And you’ll be safe under my control
Just let me in, ooh


[Outro: Emelie Hollow]
Follow everywhere I go
Top over the mountains of valley low
Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
Just let me in, ooh
Then she ran faster and
Started screaming, is there someone out there?
Please help me
Just let me in, ooh
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    I think Lily is about a girl who is very sheltered, her family warns her about how scary and bad a relationship will be, telling her it will just hurt her, but she is curious, so she goes out to give love a go. She is very innocent and falls under the spell of a toxic man. He is cunning and seems like he will do anything for her. But in the end he abuses her, and suddenly she wakes up and realizes what is happening. She calls for help and tries to get out of the relationship but he wont let her leave. It ends like that, her all alone with this creature.
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    No, No, No. Its about us. All of us. Lily is us. Most of us are afraid to escape. We're stuck stay in the wall castle. Wall castle means comfort zone. And then after we ran away, we found many ways and we confused between which one is right which one is wrong. Just like Lily. Let anyone controlled you? Or just be you? Yeahh, we love our comfort zone. Listen this song, I think I will follow Lily.
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    Lily is a little kid and this story is like red riding hood type with a twist as she goes into the woods and is greeted by this magical being (evil spirit/ghost) which promises to give lily a happy life like she always dreams of like in the movies she has watched which have a happily ever after theme however this evil spirit wants to take control of her and she needs to let her in her for it to work and when she snaps and sees what is happening she gets scared and that is when she realizes what has happened (ice breaking) then she screams but none can hear her as she is alone.
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    I believe that the song is about a girl who's parents really want to protect her from the outside world, and what they know lurks within it. She, like most kids, rebels against her parents. She then runs off into the night and does whatever she wants (pretty much, I guess..) until she comes upon a creature, who I believe would be a demon. This demon then asks her to 'let me in,' what demons ask before possession. She then is like 'sure,' not knowing what she is signing up for. A period of time goes by and she 'wakes up' from her possession (Maybe the ice she fell into was holy water..? I don't know). Lily realizes that the demon is in fact a demon and tries to escape it. But, to no avail. She is placed under the demon's control again. At the end of the song, she is fully possessed by the demon and asks people to 'let my in.'

    This was my take on the song! I know it's a bit dark, but it is a good warning sign. Parents almost always know best, so listen to them! Also, be careful with demons! This probably is very confusing and totally off but that's how I see the song.
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    After reading so many meanings it felt that the song can relate with any one of them but what impression I got first after listening it is lily innocent girl as adolescents, kids moving towards teenage how they r protected in healthy environment by their guardians but teenage creates a rebellious nature in them to cross their castle walls. Step into the world where their soft nd vulnerable minds get influenced of doping nd drug habbits which is represented by the voice coming behind that follow me where I go, give u everything u've been dreaming of. Like we knw drugs provides a sense of well being feeling like we r happy nd hv even thng what we want. Then the part comes where lily knw she is hypnotised but still walking on thin cold ice which breaks nd she drove in this part represents the addition they suffer from how they realise it's not what they thought but can't get rid of it even when try to the voice comes from behind that follow every where I go..... and the innocent teenager couldn't help them selves . And as the song starts, we all r warned nd taught abt wrong habits nd addiction by our parents nd teachers like lily ws warned so this is what I think is the meaning...
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    My interpretation of the song is a little deep? Or Dark as someone would say? If your not into like dark stuff I would not advise continuing to read. I think that the song is about a girl who only has a mother and the mother has had some traumatizing and terrible experience in the past. So she hides her daughter, Lily from the world. Her Mother had experiences with Depression, Anxiety and Insecurity. And was mentally unstable and doesn't want her daughter to feel the pain she did before. So she hides lily. And lily insists going outside but is rejected countless times. So she escapes and goes to a town and asks questions that the town people find are stupid and idiotic questions. So they judge her and a particular group bully her for a few days. As lily becomes more and more depressed and mentally unstable she begins to have her "demons" (depression) talking to her telling her to do things to her self. Then she starts doing them when she knows they're wrong. Finally her Mother finds her but its too late cos she's hanging from the tree dead.
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    I think it has something to do with raping and how it's so unexpected. "follow everywhere i go, top over the mountains or valley low" is the person trying to lure her to his home so he can do things to her. and the "give you everything you've been dreaming of." is the luring part. and the "just let me in." is basically "just let me into your head." and " you'll be safe under my control" is like, you'll be perfectly safe with me when i drug you. make sense? Raping is scary. Don't be like Lily. Dont go with someone you don't know. Keep safe everyone!!! Men are mostly doing this to women. and it's disgusting and disrespectful. make sure your doors are locked at night.
    (didn't mean to scare u if i did im sorry.)
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    I think I know. There's Lily. She's innocent and happy. Then one day she encounters a "monster" In the song it says "Just let me in." As the "monster" is her rude negative sloth side of her is trying to take over. She continually tries to ignore her bad thought but it keeps on coming and eventually the "monster" takes over lily. Can anyone else agree or no?
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    I think it represents a young lady, whose parents are overprotective, trying to be independent for once but then encounters a cunning man, who offers her "everything" she could ever imagine, and was convinced. The young women then realizes that this man is manipulating her for his own entertainment. She tried to run away from the abusive relationship but he won't let her leave that easily.
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    My interpretation of the song is as follows:
    Happy little girl growing within her ‘castle walls’ protected by her family.
    Just like all of us, when in her teen years she started being afraid of the word which may make us think of the insecurities that we all have and the fear of how we will be perceived by our friends.
    The family warned her about the dangers of going out in certain places and doing certain things but she did one night.
    ‘Now and then’ she tried to run (being curious) and one night she did it. She went out and tried drugs.
    The ‘creatures’ are drugs and the addiction started telling her ‘don’t you worry just follow everywhere’ - do drugs all the time
    ‘Top over the mountains of valley low’ - when you’re happy and when you’re sad
    ‘Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of’ and ‘That'll be the magic story you’ve been told’ - I’ll give you illusions of wellbeing
    ‘Just let me in’ - this one make me think it was heroin.

    ‘And you’ll be safe under my control’ - again, the illusion of being safe under drugs

    ‘She knew she was hypnotized
    And walking on cold thin ice
    Then it broke, and she awoke again’ - She knew that it was her addiction talking and she realized she was in trouble.
    ‘Then she ran faster and
    Started screaming, is there someone out there?
    Please help me
    Come get me’ - she tried to stop, struggled to get over it and even asked for help
    ‘Behind her, she can hear it say’ - however, she could still hear her addiction calling her to follow.

    I love this song. it makes me sad though, when I think of this reality that is always more and more pungent nowadays especially among very young people.
    The fight with drugs is not a war that we have to fight just because of one damn night! The strength of saying ‘no’ to drugs is within ourselves and they are not uninvited demons like the big bad wolf! They are invited - ‘just let me in ohoh’, right?
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    Warning my interpretation is very dark.
    I think Lily grows with a very overprotective family that doesn’t let her do anything, as she is still a kid. She is sick and tired of it so she sneaks out to the woods behind her house. There she sees a grown man that starts a conversation with her. As soon as she gets suspicious of this man and tries to run away, he sexually harasses her and tells her that if she doesn’t let him do this every night, he will not give her a fantasy life. She soon realizes that he is using her and calls the cops. She is still haunted by this and keeps dreaming about the event.
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    I think this is a story about a girl who decided to run away and then she needed somewhere to go. A random stranger let her in (Girl saying "Just let me in"). The stranger was a male pedophile who wanted to um, go in her (i hope you know what i mean lol). The pedophile convinced her it was safe. Then she realized what was going on and that it was wrong. She got scared and ran away. She screamed for help and got lost. That's just what I'm getting from this :P
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    Lily is a little girl and her parents warned her about love so she tries love. but she falls in love with the wrong man. she finally realizes what's going on and she calls for help but the guy won't let her leave. she's trapped and wants out of her toxic relationship.but nobody wants to help her and she still goes around to find someone to help her and nobody wants to they think shes fine. she tried to run away and screamed for help but the guy caught her again and shes trapped. she tries to escape again. she thought he would love her and "give her everything she has ever dreamed of." she kept tring to escape but the guy kept catching her everytime.she wants to leave but the guy won't let her for some reason.
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    I think it’s about drug abuse. A naive young girl Lily try to use it despite of what people told her about how creepy the thing is. It control her life. Takes her up and down. Hypnotized her with beautiful and magical dreams. When she finally wakes up, she realized that she’s in trouble. Run fast to look for help. But the thing keeps follow and seduce her. Just let me in, ooh..
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    Lily is actually Alan Walker wanting to expand out and even besides being told to be aware of the evil things out there, he went on. Being trapped by the luring beast whom he thought could give him everything he ever wanted but later when he knew it was an illusion, he could n't get rid of it.
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    The song is about love and the insecurities this woman has.
    She built herself "castle walls" to protect herself from getting hurt.
    She was probably warned about love from people close to her who had been hurt before.
    She met her true love and they could have a wonderful life together if only she was able to trust completely.
    But whenever things don't go perfectly she gets scared and runs away.
    She needs to learn how to trust in love, even though it's scary, if she wants her magic dream life.
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    i think it means lily is just gust a fictional character but it can also mean shes just getting used the world and is finding things that make her seem imperfect she wants to keep on striving to find at that goal to look and explore more but she gets to curious and becomes scared of her exploration just like who we want to be perfect she wants to go back to her perfect life "just let me in" her perfect life is tempting to come back when she finally wakes up she tries to run away knowing there are better things to explore .....but it doesnt really matter because it can mean any other things it just my opinion no one should attack me or hate on me
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    There was a lily. Her dream is to be an artist. She would do anything to become one. Her parents or guardian didn't let her. Saying its bad and all. Shes still with her dream. She went out to the industry. Doing everything she can. Lucifer meet her. Promised her fame and her dream will magically come true. Only if lily sell lil her soul. Go through ups and down in the industry with the man. Let them control her mind. Let them be lily. While lily become a soulless puppet.
    Poor lily. But shes rich now.
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    Sorry I mean 'didn't know' part = that was Lily was little girl means plain, unknowledge, expectation for human who wants all dreams come true but will do anything althought the darkness beside, doesn't mind the risk for future.

    What I'm thinking Lily being human like us, didn't know she 'trapped' in comfort zone (with all her dreams going) altought people warned her there was a 'creature'. Till she realized she was on dark side controlled by demon (felt happy but that was fake world) then she tried to go far away from the darkness, screaming to get some helps but nobody there too late (thin ice broken) she fell in the darkness already, just the demon beside her who wants her to give up, take control her again (do any what its feel good in this world but not for heaven) and keep shows catching dreams (but that was just illusion) till the end (death).
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    What i can think of from this Song is that
    Lily was tired of under the control of their Families(Castle wall or Safe) and Who wants to advent or longing to see whats beyond the forest.
    One day,Lily decided to leave her house for good without any knowlegde of what is out there and when she was out in the dark all alone in the forest with fear,Demons?(They,Creatures)which could move everywhere with possesion of a human body then they hypnotise her and told her let me in,let me in so that i can fulfill desire of her give everything she wants whether be whatever and Sadly she was so obsessed rather align with them.
    However,as time passes Lily come back to her sense of being hypnotised and trying to walk on the right(walking on cold thin ice)path by her own then finally it broke and ran,ran,ran faster than,started screaming for help but no one was there as is it was not audible.For a long time she was under the control,dont know where she is being led to during hypnotised by the demons and was taken.
    Thats how i think of it,Sorry for my Grammar Guys
    its bit horror hehe
    Lastly,Moral-Even though its hard try to hold it so that you may not fall in the darkside
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    I think that Lily is about a teenager who grows up in a rich family; hence the line "she grew up within the castle walls". But she has overprotective parents, so time and time again she tries to run away. Her parents tell her that there are bad people out there, disguised as good people, hence "there are creatures who are hiding in hte dark". But she doesn't listen. So she runs away again one night. She wanders through the forest and meets a stranger, who tells her that it's okay, just follow him and he will give her a better life. She is convinced and comes with him. She is charmed by his personality (fake obviously) and follows him through the forest. Then he starts getting rough with her and she realizes the situation that she is in and starts sprinting away, back home. He chases her, and she's screaming for someone, anyone who will help her get away from him. He calls her, trying to lure her back with promises of better things to come, but she keeps running. Running and running and running. At last, she gets tired, and the man catches up to her. "Just let me in, ooh."

    This song is about kids running away and becoming prey to predatory people out there, either men or women. Be careful and keep your kids safe, and don't be overprotective so they hate you.
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    LILY IS A SHELTERED GIRL. Despite her being raised in a perfect environment, she has her own demons and it sometimes talk to her, demanding to submit to its wishes in exchange she can have everything she wants, courage and freedom. She was pushed to do things very unethical or rude. The climax points out that she was starting to realize what the demon wanted from her so she asks help. A constant cry in one of the rooms of her grand castle. Little did she know, the demon was herself all along, another Lily who is exactly what the sheltered Lily had dreamed of becoming. It was too late when she realized. She asked for help over and over again, but she was already beyond help.
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    I think lily is about a girl who was always protected but never felt loved so she left her home, but she was scared and lonely so her demons started talking to her telling her that if she gives into them she would have the life that she had always wanted, she needs help escaping then but there is no one there and the only thing to talk to is her demons. So she is stuck with her demons telling her to give in to them.
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    In my opinion this song is about drugs, like heroin for example. "They warned her, don’t go there
    There's creatures who are hiding in the dark"- she was warned about drugs. "Then something came creeping
    It told her, don’t you worry just - - - Give you everything you’ve been dreaming of
    Just let me in, ooh. Everything you watch and go. That'll be the magic story you’ve been told. And you’ll be safe under my control. Just let me in, ooh" like.. that is so much like heroin addiction.. "She knew she was hypnotized. And walking on cold thin ice. Then it broke, and she awoke again
    Then she ran faster and. Started screaming, is there someone out there?
    Please help me. Come get me" she realized she was addicted and tried to reach out for help.. then comes chorus again and like i see it like she is struggling to get rid of the addiction but it is easy to come back because it feels so good . "Then she ran faster and Started screaming, is there someone out there? Please help me" she was reachiing out for help but i dont think she got it. i mean the song really doesnt explain if she was saved or not.. it seems to me that she is still fighting the addiction..
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    I'm pretty sure this is an allegory for drug addiction.
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    Whenever I hear the song I think about yes a little girl but her parents are telling her the world is bad don't trust it will only get you hurt but she doesn't listen and she goes and decides to y'know look at the world in a point of view of well a child, sweet everyones kind, rainbows, butterflies and what not. Well she meets a man who seems nice so she trusts him and he well betrayes her in I guess rape or kidnapping. She then realizes(breaking ice) that the world is cruel and not all people are kind, sweet, and trustworthy so she tries to tell someone that this man had hurt her but no one believes her.
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    I think this song has a dark meaning. I think lily is a sheltered girl, that ran away from home and met with a stranger. Evil stranger, coz it turns out that the stranger is child trafficker. And he abused lily to "break" her., to let him in, and obey him . He promise to give her everything but she must obey him.
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    I think it's about drag persuasion. This is a story about how someone falling into the dark world of drugs. The instant dreams reach but only for temporary is the best description of drugs. But after that, nothing but regret. Then she tried to run meaning is her regret that she don't hear the warning.
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    I think What happens here is she fell for the spirit\person\whatever it is speaking to her and let them into her head. They found her and well. Murdered her. It's cold but I think that's what it is. She never really got hypnotised, she just fell for it. And she tried to run away when she realised it. Lilly was warned by her loved ones to be careful in the woods. Maybe that's the reason that she grew up in castled walls?
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    This might scared you out there, but I think lily is about future/past. lily somebody who doesn't know the real story of something bad that will happen. people of believer are trying to warned and told 'magic story' that this 'creature- a person' who lived between 2 mountain(which we do not know) alone which soon will come out to the world. The person is the one who will control everybody, and people who believe in him will say he is a god. it is not hypnotise but people still will follow him because he can give everything eg, food. Just let me in means you need to follow him and let him in so that you will be safe otherwise he will kill you. For me, I think this song tries to tell story that only people who believe about the magic story. if you doesn't know please google them. you will find out that this songs is similar to that magic story
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    This song is can be interpreted as a dark tragedy, Lily was a young girl who grew up sheltered within a loving family and was innocent and pure. She had no idea what was beyond the castle walls that she grew up within. However as time passed Lily felt as she was living in a prison within the castle walls. Eventually she left at dusk when no one was watching and began to explore the woods. The woods was described as a dark place which housed many dark spirits who were constantly hiding. But the eventuality is she encounters a dark spirit in which promises her the riches and the highs of life but she does not know how dangerous this entity is. The entity asks for permissions to to let her go inside her and tells her she'll be fine and safe under the spirits control. (The Entity could represent heroin). Lily continues to follow the entity around further and further away from the castle she grew up within. In the end she walking on thin ice fell into the ice cold water and woke up. Lily realized too late she traveled long and far and tried running back to the castle walls and the last you hear is the screams of Lily as she is completely lost in the woods.
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    Lily simbolize every girl in the world her parents tried to protect her since the day she came to the world and told her about the danger of the world outside as she grew up (most probably after she became a teenager) she thought she knew better than her parents.This is common trait of any adolecent no matter girl or a boy.she rebels against her parents and as a result she runs away. she ran away with "setting sun" which shows ambigous nature of outside world she looses the protection of her parents and she even didnt have any idea what is there in outside world. she met with stranger and the use of word "creature" emphasize that the stranger is dangerous. As Lily didnt have any experience of the world before she was hypnotized to the strangers words. The stranger could be a man or a woman .Without knowing that she is stepping in to the danger she believed that stranger who showed her a worls of fantacy.After while ,after it was too latee she realized what she had done. Her life is ruined . she tries to run away but most probably failed. She is asking for help which shows how critical is her status. Maybe she is abused,Seduced,raped or wrost . finaly we could only here the hypnotising words of the creature Lily had give up and her life was ruined.
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    I think lily is actually mean belief. The song the show that "lily" fall in the dark or have a bad ending. But atcually the demon that corrupt us aka bad thought, force us to accept them. But when we realise that they are wrong and try to free ourselves it came back. And I think the reward was a shortcut to acheive what we want but then it also carry a huge risk and it can't stop halfway. When we realise the truth and wanted to stop it. They came back again and again until we dont' have a choice but to accept and live with them. And the character in the song is try to fight back with try to asking for help from others but its too late cause he know he cant' stop them.

    (i actually got this idea when I think about the lily meaning, I mean it was a white flower right that refer pure, honest and whatsoever).
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    I think that Lily is about a teenage girl who was born into a rich, high-class family (suggested by the line "grew up in her castle walls") and she is treated very well, causing her to not know how to do much. She wants to know what the outside world is like, but is scared. One day she tries to run away and finds the world frightening. However, her little knowledge of the world causes her to be told to make some poor decisions, forcing her to fall into a hole of debt, depression, and failure. (Thus, the first chorus, representing her being pressured to do bad things.) She realizes she's done everything wrong, and because of it, the stakes are high for her and she can't risk anything. She tries to get help but the wrong people answer her calls for help. They trick her into deepening herself into the pit she's already trapped in (represented by the second chorus). They are hurting her badly when she finally realizes what's happening. She's scared but can't seem to get out. She tries to run home, begging for her family's mercy and help, but they reject her. She's trapped and alone begging to be let back into her old life (hence the last line "just let me in" at the end) and she never does save herself from the "monsters".
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    Is like te Booker "Where te trees sing" because old the lircys is literaly trinos Thatcher ocurres in the book, the only thing that is diferent is the nave ofertas the girl that in the book is Viana and not lily .... is the meaning that ir thing that the song have
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    My understanding of the lyrics that when it says "just let me in" a demon in fact a spirit is trying to take over her body and possess lily I have sort of felt this way in dreams and nightmares but ever since I heard this song it always has been "stuck" to me like some kind of magnet but in my perspective I feel like when it says " you'll be safe under my control " that it's obviously taking her into the other side "hell" or to the devil .....the devil will persicely make lily "one of his" I don't know what else to say but this is my thinking and understanding of the song lyrics and I'm in love with the song but the lyrics just get to me and I have a similar way of my point of view in this situation ! Yes, I can sense when spirits are trying to talk to me or around me anyway thx for reading this :)
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    My interpretation of the song is a little deep? Or Dark as someone would say? If your not into like dark stuff I would not advise continuing to read. I think that the song is about a girl who only has a mother and the mother has had some traumatizing and terrible experience in the past. So she hides her daughter, Lily from the world. Her Mother had experiences with Depression, Anxiety and Insecurity. And was mentally unstable and doesn't want her daughter to feel the pain she did before. So she hides lily. And lily insists going outside but is rejected countless times. So she escapes and goes to a town and asks questions that the town people find are stupid and idiotic questions. So they judge her and a particular group bully her for a few days. As lily becomes more and more depressed and mentally unstable she begins to have her "demons" (depression) talking to her telling her to do things to her self. Then she starts doing them when she knows they're wrong. Finally her Mother finds her but its too late cos she's hanging from the tree dead. I believe that the song is about a girl who's parents really want to protect her from the outside world, and what they know lurks within it. She, like most kids, rebels against her parents. She then runs off into the night and does whatever she wants (pretty much, I guess..) until she comes upon a creature, who I believe would be a demon. This demon then asks her to 'let me in,' what demons ask before possession. She then is like 'sure,' not knowing what she is signing up for. A period of time goes by and she 'wakes up' from her possession (Maybe the ice she fell into was holy water..? I don't know). Lily realizes that the demon is in fact a demon and tries to escape it. But, to no avail. She is placed under the demon's control again. At the end of the song, she is fully possessed by the demon and asks people to 'let my in.'

    This was my take on the song! I know it's a bit dark, but it is a good warning sign. Parents almost always know best, so listen to them! Also, be careful with demons! This probably is very confusing and totally off but that's how I see the song. No, No, No. Its about us. All of us. Lily is us. Most of us are afraid to escape. We're stuck stay in the wall castle. Wall castle means comfort zone. And then after we ran away, we found many ways and we confused between which one is right which one is wrong. Just like Lily. Let anyone controlled you? Or just be you? Yeahh, we love our comfort zone. Listen this song, I think I will follow Lily. Lily is a little kid and this story is like red riding hood type with a twist as she goes into the woods and is greeted by this magical being (evil spirit/ghost) which promises to give lily a happy life like she always dreams of like in the movies she has watched which have a happily ever after theme however this evil spirit wants to take control of her and she needs to let her in her for it to work and when she snaps and sees what is happening she gets scared and that is when she realizes what has happened (ice breaking) then she screams but none can hear her as she is alone.
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    This is a love song about someone who was caged by the parents cos they were scared she might make a mistake. She kept trying to get away and when she finally got out and found the love she hoped for, she realized that the parents were right afterall. Lilly can be any of us. Allow us to make our mistakes on time so that we can also learn how to correct them.
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    What if, just what if
    The singer is actually the Ghost. It's like she trick Lily that there is a monster out there and whatever she says.
    She just want to possess Lily by the lyric "Just let me in".
    She trick her to get over her body and control her.

    I sh*t myself after writing this.
    goosebumps
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    This is my opinion...

    [Just follow everywhere I go
    Top over.... (sorry i skip)]
    I think it indicates the world outside. Smoking, misused of drugs, toxic relationships, playing traunt & more. I think it shows how tempting it can be of the dark side of the world. And they want us to just let them into our lives.

    [Everything you want gotta be
    The magic story you've been told....(skip again)]
    This part indicates our guardians, parents, teachers & the authority. We were told magic stories since childhood & each of them have moral values. I think this part of 'just let me in' is about them asking us to just let them into our problems & let them help to solve our problems as much as they can.

    So I think there 2 parts of 'just let me in...ooh' because Lily is in dilemma on who to listen.
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    I think it talks about drug. And what it brings, I don't know though but it seems like talking about it. Everyone told you not to use it, because there is something "hiding" on the darkside of the effects. People always say that using drug will give you everything, u've been dreaming of, like the lyrics told. But when you finally "awake" from the effect, you will scream and want to escape, but you can't.
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    ‘This has a sensitive/dark meaning that can upset people, if you don’t like it then please skip my comment/meaning, arigato’

    I think it’s about a little girl, or in this case: Lily, having overprotective parents. When she leaves her house she gets kidnapped, hence the “they warned her, don’t go there, there’s creatures who are hiding in the dark”. When she gets kidnapped she gets raped; hence the “just let me in, ooh~” because ya know, being forced on isn’t the best. The “is someone out there? Please help me” bit is when she escapes years later and asks for help. In my opinion the “walking on cold thin ice” is how she get out of her prison and escapes. In related to some people I know the “afraid of the big, wide world, she grew up in her castle walls” part was how they didn’t want to go outside (like moi) because there afraid of being mugged, held hostage, kidnapped, raped or even killed. Well there’s my meaning/thoughts of the song.
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    [WARNING, THIS IS DARK MEANING]
    I think this whole song is a story about a journey of people trapped in dark society. Lily is a normal people with talent. She could be anyone. She-They were known by people as a talented person, neither in singing, acting or anything.

    One day, they want to be more popular by signing into dark society which have been told it is danger and not safe (lily enter the wood even people told her it's danger). The dark society promised fames, wealth and everything they want but they have to give up their soul to the creature of dark society (promise of the creature to give everything, "follow everywhere i go..." until, "just let me in..")

    The story followed with the regret of people who have been in dark society as they are not happy even though they have everything bcs the creature has hold their soul (Lily trying to escape by running away from the creature). They try to escape, calling for help from the people by delivering their messages in their work such as songs, acting or anything (Lily crying for help). But, they cant escape as they have sold their soul to the creature..
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    Lily is probably a really sheltered girl, who's overprotective parents told her all kinds of horror stories about the outside world. When she finally has to leave, she's paranoid, doesn't trust anyone, afraid.
    Then some guy tries to get close to her (no bad intentions) and they get together or something, but her paranoia and preconceptions prevent her from fully trusting anyone around her, even him. So that's the optimistic way of looking at it.
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    I think Lily is a young lady who suffers of depression. « Follow everywhere I go » maybe means all her « demons » (=depression) are always here with her..
    « Then it broke, and she awoke again » : I think this verse is very deep, I mean it’s exactly an example of depression, isn’t it?
    « Then she ran faster than, start screaming » , at this time she is perhaps screaming in order to get help because she is suffering from her mental health.
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    I was thinking this song is saying like a girl is scared of the world, because it's big, and she tries to overcome her fear slowly, first just the woods nearby. Having heard warnings, she is glad to have help and let the creature in. Sadly, letting them in was getting hypnotized. She didn't realize this, though, until it was too late. They already had control. I think then Lily was stuck, unable to free herself. Maybe the shock of cold water, or maybe it was holy water or something, like someone said, but she awoke from her imprisonment. It isn't all that clear if she gets away or not, but most likely she wasn't quite quick enough to get free, and was a slave forever.

    My take wasn't quite as dark as some others, and it's mostly just the lyrics fit into something bigger, but I still think mine is possible.

    I think the idea of the song is to say think things through before agreeing to something possibly permanent, or something damaging- who knows what the creature was making Lily do? Mostly I just love the song, although I REALLY hope she did not hang herself! That would be so sad.
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    I feel that this song has a much more deeper meaning. In my opinion, it is a representation of a pure, innocent mind. It's 'sheltered' by happy thoughts but as it learns to step out of its comfort zone, it was exposed to many 'influences' that might cause the mind to wonder off. As it ponder upon the thoughts, it get deeper and darker. Just like 'the woods' and there is where all the demons hide. Once in, you can come out of it but they will haunt you. It encompasses all negative emotions. Example, insecurity. It latches on you and it creeps up subconsciously. Depression too.
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    I think Lily is a song based in the Mideval times and Lily was afraid of going outside of her castle walls because of stories people told her. She hated her family and she was running away or trying to run away every so often. One time her parents mad her so mad that she ran off anyways without thinking about the stories people told her. When she went out she was scared. A nice person or creature came up to her and was trying to comfort her, at leat that was what was in her mind. The creature or human figure was trying to get inside her and trying to torment her. She then was on the ice and that was when her state of mind changed. She realized what she had done and that her life was ruined and she couldn't do anything about it. She tried to run away and was screaming for someone to come help her. When authorities went to go and find her, she was gone. Night one was to ever see her again. She was still out there somewhere but no one knew where. Not even herself. Then someone found her and got her was back home. This is what I think Lily is about.
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    I think this song is about a girl who encounters her alter ego. On one side you have "Lilly.. (the).. little girl" who is suppose to embody naivety, fearing all she hasn't experienced. On the other side you have this enchanting echo coming form within nature itself I.E herself. This force speaks about desire, magic, the unconscious, its like the thrill of playing with fire. She is both hypnotised and scared of the control it has over her. All this passion can be positive or negative. It seems like it is turning negative for her as she can not reconcile her two egos and all her fears are surfacing. Lilly the little girl fears the unknown. "She knew she was hypnotised. And walking on cold thin ice. Then it broke, and she awoke again". She "Started screaming, is there someone out there? Please help me. Come get me". Maybe she felt alone in her struggle because her demons were internal and she was too emotional to communicate them clearly. Maybe a new relationship was the catalyst for this internal struggle. Maybe this person brought out a painful and cathartic side to Lily.
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    Lily is a girl in a family where she's well protected and not allowed to feel love son she runs out to the world looking for love where she falls in love with a bad cunnig person who deceive her. But as time pass she understand that she's being deceived and she runs away from him. But he continuously trying to make her think that she belongs with him. So she tries to look for help from others around her. I think when she's looking for help nobodys there for help, depicts how our world neglect people who suffers from depression and loneliness. So end midway never telling us whether she got help or not. Which leaves us with a question will we help lily or just ignore her. This song seem to have a very deeper meaning if we listen to it carefully.
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    I feel that Lily is an average young adult. She has had a trouble trusting and letting people in. She tries to be out going and step out of her comfort zone but it never works. She finally meets this guy who she can open up to. This guy says that he will do and give anything to and for her. He then takes advantage of her and starts taking control of her body (rape). She wants to escape or tell someone but she hears him saying how he will do anything for her. She feels even more trapped then she did before.
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    I think the first verse means that lily is a princess who was told horrid things about the world around her so she is scared to leave the prechorus means that she gets sick of listening to the same things and escapes but then she notices she made a giant mistake then a monster who thinks that he can manipulate her into letting him in the castle approaches (btw he wants to get in so he can take over the kingdom).
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    I think it's a rip off from the movie "Let Me in". But for the sake of this song, the victim's (or main protagonist) gender was swapped.

    If u watch the movie, the protagonist who was a boy met a beautiful girl and was smitten by her. Everytime she comes to the boy's house she ask the boy to let her in, if not she will suffer and eventually dies. Turns out, the boy gradually found out she is a vampire. But although he knew following her isn't the right thing to do, he decided he didn't care in the end.
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