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Christina Perri – Arms lyrics
I never thought that you
Would be the one to hold my heart

But you came around
And you knocked me off the ground from the start

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go
You put your arms around me and I'm home

How many times will you let me
Change my mind and turn around
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I can't decide if I'll let you save my life
Or if I'll drown


I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let our love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home

The world is coming down on me
And I can't find a reason to be loved

I never wanna leave you
But I can't make you bleed if I'm alone


You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go...

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let our love get so close...
You put your arms around me and I'm home...

I try my best to never let you in
To see the truth
And I've never opened up
I've never truly loved till you

Put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go...

I hope that you see right through my walls
I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let our love get so close...
You put your arms around me and I'm home...
You put your arms around me and I'm home.
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    She hasn't had much luck in the past and doesn't feel she is worthy of love, which leads her to be more confused about this releationship. She doesn't want to leave him, however if she leaves him she won't be able to hurt him. She loves him so much she is freaking herself out, she doesn't want to hurt him, she doesn't want to get hurt, she is in a battle with her emotions and the love she has for him.
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    I get the meaning of her song exactly. Its a mirror image of how I've been living my life with a special someone for the last 5 years but have been so scared to be in a relationship, though I love him dearly deep down but won't let him know for fear of how things will turn out. I met him 5 years ago when I was destructive to myself and all he wanted to do was help me but I wasn't ready to stop. In that I broke his heart, but he was the only one who could see all my bullshit. I moved away, and regretted it ever since. I want to run into his arms again now but can't. Now were both so far away, talk constantly of how life would of been better. And how he was and still is what can keep me grounded from destruction. When we do see each other I can't wait to run back home to him. =/
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    We all project our own lives onto the music, so I imagine a daughter singing this at a time when she has become a newly independent adult. Since my daughter has recently left home, I know I can't protect her or even really know who she is right now. It isn't easy to let her go, but she knows that when she needs to she can always come home and I will put my arms around her no matter what.
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    She battles with her feelings and continues to go back and forth with him. He continues to accept her, no matter what. She doesn't understand why he would do this. She doesn't realize that he is just as "in love" with her as she is with him. She battles with her feelings and the realization that he could be her salvation, accepting him could save her, rejecting him will lead to her demise.
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    When I first heard this song, I didn't really think about the meanings behind the words too much- but now that I've heard it a few times, I can see how well it can relate to a million situations. Now when I hear it- it relates to mine: the girl is hopelessly in love with someone who she knows she will never be the best person for. She's never had a relationship in which she could fully open up, trust, and really fall in love- and now that she has met him, she suddenly thinks she can. But, that thought is a scary one because she knows that if she lets him love her- she runs the risk of hurting him even more. And it comes to the point where she must decide if she is going to risk it- and let him transform her life, or if she is going to save him from her- even if it takes away her only chance to really experience and enjoy living. She tries to back down. She tries not to love him. She tries to build a wall so that she'll never hurt him. But secretly, she wants them to be together more than she's ever wanted anything. She wants him to be the one she talks to about everything, the one he falls asleep thinking about, the one who holds her heart and who's heart she holds. It's a beautiful song about conflicted emotions, and a seemingly doomed love. She doesn't deserve him. She'll probably hurt him. But she needs him more than she can even describe, and is forced to choose between protecting him, or helping her.
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    She is falling really hard for him and when she is with him she doesn't want to be anywhere else. It feels so right when she is in his arms. However, she has built walls in her mind to protect herself from being hurt (by a guy) so she hopes that he can push past them. She is keeping a part of herself secret from him to protect herself even though she doesn't want to.
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    @ >"You know, I can't tell you the number of times my fiancee has said to me "It'd be easier for you if you just left me, because I'm such a mess, and I'll just drag you down with me. " Daft, silly man. Love doesn't work that way. "
    I was engaged and going through a tough time career wise and personally when me and my ex hit a rough patch in our relationship. I didn't know what it was then but I figured out it was my own fears and concerns about failing that I continually projected onto her and our relationship. A few times we tried to talk, she tried to reach out to me and offer her hand to help guide me through. Instead of treating her as an equal, I went on tantrums where I questioned picked apart every aspect of my life, including blessings like her. I recall telling her at one time that I was a failure and she was better off leaving me because, "she needed to recognize a sinking ship and bail".
    I realize now how much of a fool I was. And how much I truly loved her. She loved me. And I pushed her away. We never realize what we have and what we are blessed with until its no longer there.
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    This song to me describes a girl who knows that being with this one person is what's best for her. She has walls built from being hurt that she keeps doubting and keeps walking away from him and coming back and he always takes her back. She wants him to see through her walls so he can handle all her insecurities. It's easy to give up then to go through something that could end up as heartbreak. She knows deep inside that home is in his arms but she's so scared to get hurt and let go and just let it be.
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    It hit me today actually what I think it means. It's kind of what I am dealing with. The girl fell in love with the boy she was hanging out with. Come to find out he doesn't love her the way she does and is taking her walls down hoping he notices how much she cares for him. The walls that came down he helped with and he is her new comfort zone and not the walls.
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    That vulnerable moment when you realize, that despite how guarded you have been so you don't fall in love and end up getting hurt, he has made you completely fall for him and you ar so set on waiting for him and having a life with him. Now you are just worried that he your rough edges might push him away. So you are just waiting to see what he will do with you and wishing for him to realize and fully claim you.
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    That she hopes he sees that she really does love him, and sees through the walls she puts up. I'm exactly the same way. I put on a happy face but I hope my boyfriend sees how I really feel. I love my boyfriend and he can tell whenever I'm sad or anything. She doesn't want to let him too close because shes worried she will loose him, and doesn't know how to be with him.
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    I think the main idea is that she loves the guy, but she's messed up and insecure and she isn't sure whether she wants to continue in a relationship with him. She thinks it's probably easier for him to just dump her (let her go), and she is trying to stay emotionally distant from him because she's scared of getting hurt, but she really loves him and she wants to be with him and she's trying to figure out what to do. Like other people said, it's a battle between the mind and the heart.
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    She's been hurt before, but suddenly someone appears who is willing to help and hold her no matter what. The song springs from her confusion about the situation; all that she knows is pain and push-and-pull relationships, yet this one guy wants to help her. She's scared of letting him in, but at the same time she wants him to be the one to show her what real love is like. He's the one thing that she can hold on to when she's in need.
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    Love took hold of her when she least expected or wanted it to because she is afraid to give her heart away just to have it torn to pieces once again. Can she give her heart to him she doesn't know because every time he let's her go it doesn't seem to affect him the way it does her. If only he would say the words she longs to here. That he has and will love her forever.
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    A song I can relate to. 4 yrs ago I met my 'good luck charm. ' we met and had an intense holiday romance and when it was time to leave we had an open relationship that lasted for 6 months. For fear of falling really hard for him, I ended it, but we remained good friends. He moved on and had quite a few relationships, it stung a bit but I kept tellin myself it's ok, this is what you wanted, since we could never be in the same continent. Both had their own lives to run with different tastes.
    The freaky thing is I've even decided that if it's not him, i'll just b single right thru out. I've been single since then. Any guy I met afterwards were kept in my friend list, since I couldn't help but compare to him. But I still want him to be happy. Not sure if I can be that happiness that he deserves.
    Now after his broken engagement n coming so close to loosing him; I'm re-thinkin about the whole matter. Do I leave out my senses and confess the one thing he's been waiting for me to say, that I do like him a whole lot and am willing to give the relationship a go without holding back or should I just keep it all locked up and continue to push him towards the path of happiness.?
    I hope he sees thru me and takes the leap coz I don't think I'm capable of giving him a life full of happiness. Heck, we'll still have issues abt where we're goin to live and our feelings still remain strong after all these years. I know for a fact that he's my soul mate in this life. But I'm too cruel for him. He deserves an angel. Therefore i'll remain an awesum friend n skip the whole husband/soul mate thing n just adopt and love the child with all my heart.
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    This reminds me of the relationship between my boyfriend collin and I. I'm always to afraid that if I fall in love i'll just get hurt again and this time even worse than before. But he has always held me tight and told me everything will be alright and he loves me more than anything. He gives me hope that someday I won't be afraid to love again. I want to be with him forever.
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    To me, it seems just seems like an all too familiar situation. This happens to me a lot, when youve finally found someone but it seems like everything else is falling apart. In my opinion, she's saying how she's found this guy, but because everything else is falling apart, she wants him to know that she wants to be able to lean on him when it feels like the rest of the world is against them.
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    I think that she is scared of how much she loves this person, and while she is denying their advances she hopes they don't give up. I think her biggest fear is that they don't feel the same and don't actually love her as much as they believe and that she'll be the one hurt in the end if she allows herself to get too close. At the same time, she doesn't want to miss out on the opportunity. So the issue is whether she should succumb to her fear of being hurt in order to protect herself or if she should go for it regardless of the possibility of failure for the chance of a lifetime of love and happiness.
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    I loved this song it's almost like what I feel torwards this one boy. When ever he's not there I'm sad but once he's there and he put his arms around me I felt like I was at home but all that changed cause I let him win. Only by me letting him leave my arms and I wasn't strong enough to stop him. If I was strong enough I would have him once again in my arms holding me making me feel like I'm at home.
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    I think the song is about the fear that seems to well inside us when we go into a new relationship, not knowing what to do with a person that, even if we've known for so long, we're seeing in a new light. You don't know what's going on in their head and you don't want to mess it up because you truly care for them. But in the end, the love the people in the song share defeats the fear.
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    When I hear this song, I think of a girl who promised herself that she would never fall in love, but she meets this one sweet guy who is like no other guy that she's ever met before, and she can't help but fall just the slightest, and from there she could only fall farther. Obliviously, she falls for him even more, and she's insecure of herself, because she knows that he can do so much better than her. She's skeptical, and cynical of relationships, and fears for this one. And in the end, she loves him so much that she's finally comes to terms with it.
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    I tried my best to never let you in to see the truth. And I've never opened up.
    She has a bad secret, that makes herself hurt. She doesn't want to tell him, because she's protecting him. If he knows, maybe he won't love her.
    At the same time, a selfish side of her wants to tell him. Because he's her soul mate, so beautiful and perfect that he'll understand. If she tells him, maybe he'll love her just the way she is. But it doesn't mean she's not scared.
    Put your arms around me, and I'm home.
    -a.
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    I think she writes about how close she feels to this man, this beautifull guy who makes her feel like she belongs when he has her in his arms, I think that she feels a beautifull connection with this guy and would not love to be anywhere else then with him. I love it, and christina is a truly gifted singer, whom I think should have written songs for the entire set of twilight, coz her songs link to teir movies.
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    When I listen to this I think of the girl I love. When she hugs me I know how easy it is for her to let go of me but to me it's so hard. She doesn't know how much I love her and she probably never will. She doesn't know I love her, period. I know this isn't what it means but that's what that line makes me think of. She can just let go but I never want her to stop holding me.
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    The meaning of arms - tamara, my partner, this is about her, completely. Scared of letting me in. Completely closed off to emotional commitment, until she met me; and now, she has no choice; has no control over it and I see right through all the barriers and the diversions that she puts up. I am looking forward to her finally feeling relaxed and happy in her emotional freedom and expressions. I love you tam and will always be there to catch you, from monkee.
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    So this song reminds me of my situation. So I like this boy for 1 and a half years now and I wanna be more but afrid of thte outcome whar if questions just stir in mu head but I like him so much but I belive that he may like someone elsa so I think I am out of love not in it. I wanna try but to. Arms with it.
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    It means that I am the guy the lyrics are singing to and I need to be patient and resolute with the sincere beautiful princess I am so fortunate to have met. I will not walk away because its easier than dealing with your struggle. I will stand fast until you turn around. I sense a love for me beyond your walls. I'll never let you drown. I will catch you if you fall!
    Everyday is valentines day when your around. When you. Put your arms around me I. Am home.
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    You love so one so much, with all of your heart and soul, and it hurts to know that love isn't returned. That you could want someone so badly, but know that he could easily just let you go. So your torn with yourself to let yourself fall in love and trust in him because if you did and he let you down, the pain and hurt would just crush you.
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    To protect herself from the possibility of letting some one in or the possibility of having this person a brake her heart, when he wraps his arms around her she feels safe, like it is home and she can stay there forever. But at the same time she should run away because no one should have so much power as to make being wrapped in their arm the place she should & want to be locked in for the rest of her life.
    At least that is what it means to me.
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    I've seriously hurt the love of my life. I'm very reluctant to keep loving him because I have a tendency to hurt people. He is the closest person to me, and I know I hurt him the worst, I cannot understand his strength in him "putting his arms around me" while I think it's got to be easier to "let me go". He's tried to help me so much, but I can't accept his help because I don't feel like I'm worth it. Should I let him help me, or should I drown? Of course, like a true love will do, as soon as I'm in his embrace - I'm home.
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    For me it hold a lot of emotions. I've never been this far in love with someone and she's managed to break the walls I've set around my heart. Now I can't go a day without her. Without her talking or messaging me. It's a long distance relationship, but I don't want her out of my life. Ever. I never want to see her sad, I never want to see her cry. And that's why I can't let her go. I won't let her go.
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    You feel ugly, shame, hideous to yourself but you can live with it. Worse part is, when you meet someone you want to be with, they have to see that part of you and that means you have to let them in. You try to not, you keep that wall up, but they see it and push through till it pushes you to show your ugly shame. But when they see it and accept it, you do exactly what cp says - you feel at home.
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    Does anyone know if this song was featured in a movie recently. I've heard it in a soap that I watched last week and a couple of time on tv.
    I agree with all, she afraid to love, perhaps she does not feel she deserves to be happy because she's had bad experiences in the past or had her heart broken and does not know how to allow letting someone love her back.
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    It was abt girl who feels that she doesn't deserve to be loved, she want to leave him because she doesn't want to make him hurt but in the other side she loves him too much to let him go.
    It also means that girl doesn't believe him so she's not telling him her secret because she think it's easy for the boy to let her go.
    Simpy, it is abt girl who don't know what to do. Don't know what the hell is actualy going on.
    Just so me.
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    "it's being scared. Being scared to be in love with the person you're in love with. You want the best for them. And you think you're not it. Although to them, there's nothing that could possibly be more perfect.. You feel like you need to be better because you want them to feel the same way. Like, no one could possibly imagine how lucky you feel that you're with someone as incredible as them.. "
    Totally agree.
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    It's being scared. Being scared to be in love with the person you're in love with. You want the best for them. And you think you're not it. Although to them, there's nothing that could possibly be more perfect. You feel like you need to be better because you want them to feel the same way. Like, no one could possibly imagine how lucky you feel that you're with someone as incredible as them.
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    I see it as a girl who fell for a guy, and for them both it was a surprise but a good one. But she knows that with him that things are perfect, its where she fits perfectly. Like the space was made just for her. But she feels like if one of them had to let go, it would be easier for him than for her. She has opened up and let him see everything about her, and she's never done that with anyone until now. She wants him to dig deep, "see right through my walls" and figure her out. She has already fallen for him, and home is with him.
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    I think what the artist means with this song is that she already is falling and that she believe that her lover won't get hurt like she will at the end. Why? Because with that one arm around her she fall in love and that's what I think :) "she will fall and that special one won't be there to catch her. But she hopes the lover open his/her eyes. " the end :)
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    My own love story! Girl meets boy they fall in love but outsiders interfere, she lets boy go to save trouble and breaks his heart. Drowning seems the only answer, he is the only one that can save her. All she wants to do is be in his arms as when he puts his arms around her she is finally home. Lets just hope he will let me change my mind and see through my wall. Never before in my life have I ever loved anyone like I do this man 14 years my junior.
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    This is a touching song from the perspective of someone who is afraid to love, or rather be loved. She doesn't think she is worth loving and the lyrics capture the terrifying battle one faces when deciding. Is this relationship worth the risk of the pain it might bring? She admits it would be easier to walk away, and she can not "make him bleed" if she's alone, but she hopes he sees through her walls, just as most of us do to some extent.
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    She knows that he is more important to her than she is to him. She can't imagine her life without him, but also maybe makes him sad, holds him back. Makes him "bleed. " she can't decide whether to stay or let him go, because that would probably be what is best for him. "you put your arms around me and i believe that it's easier for you to let me go. "? She realizes that he has one foot out the door. On the contrary, "you put your arms around me and i'm home. "? She needs him, and it's making her feel very lost. She wants him to catch her, but also doesn't want him to have to carry that burden. Those are my favorite lyrics to the song, so relatable to my situation and her voice sounds absolutely beautiful.
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    She liked this someone from the start but never thought that she'd truly fall for him. And she felt that when he held her he could let her go at any time, but also she felt safe and full of love. So she kept her distance and made her dicisions based on the fear of him leaving or hurting her. She got close to him and then turned away again, and she has been fighting a long war against herself based on the question of whether she will turn to his love or to drown in her sadness. She tried to keep her feelings from surfacing and she might have thought that she had felt love before, but realised she had truly never felt love until he held her.
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    I feel like this song is about leaving someone and then realizing you miss them so much, kinda like the feeling of waking up in the wilderness in a bed with some random dude and then flying through the sky and then falling on a paddle boat in the middle of an ocean in a treacherous storm and then hopping in a random car and then crawling back into bed with the random dude. But my first notion is probably more accurate.
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    This song is truly amazing. The level of meaning in this song is just amazing. I know how she feels with when she says "i never wanna leave you but i cant make you bleed if i'm alone" it reminds me so much of my current relationship, I hate hurting him. But I trust him with my life, he's my best friend. The verse "i tried my best to never let you in to see the truth.
    And I've never opened up.
    I've never truly loved 'til you put your arms around me.
    And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go" to me, its describing the start of trusting him with my past and now I'm glad I did cos it's made our relationship stronger. And when he puts his arms around me, I really am home, I feel safe there. This song is amazing! Christina knows what she's talking about.
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    I get it but it is really hard to really no what love is. I've been with my now husband for 8 years and I still question my self if I'm really happy. Sometime it's good to have that what if instead of just settling for what is comforting. I love this song I just keep telling myself how lucky I am for ending up with him but y is it I feel so empty inside:/
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    She doesn't know how to open up to the one she loves for whatever reason it may be. They go through a lot together, yet she still doesn't feel like she deserves someone like him. He settles her when her life is in a whirl wind and makes her feel safe. This feeling is one that she cannot get use to since more than likely she has trust/commitment issues. She'd rather them separate since she believes it would be easier than fighting to save the relationship through all the ups and downs. He obviously is in it for the long run thus sticking around and ending the song in "you put your arms around me and i'm home". She knows he's the one and all works its self out, but not necessarily all nice and neat. Then again when is love not messy.
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    Oh my goodness, this song is exactly correct! My fiance is in training for the Marines and I haven't seen him in 11 weeks, he comes home in twenty days and I can't wait!
    It isn't fair that I don't get to see him or get to have his arms around me, even though I really do want them to be around me. When he comes home that is exactly how I feel.
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