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me, and be less like you.

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Can't you
Literally all you end up wanting is for the person calling you out to just let you be your own person.
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I want to do,
Is be more like
Rather than becoming yourself or what your parents want you to be you become a thing. A husk of a person who can't find themselves.
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I take is another mistake to you!
(Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertone)

[Chorus]
I've become
This one is kind of self-explanatory but it's super frustrating to have everything you do called out by someone every time.
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undertow, just caught in the undertone)
Every step that
I always heard undertow so I thought of it as literally feeling like you're drowning in this "advice" and you're just stuck.
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much more aware.
I'm becoming this, all
The numbness could be the idea that you just stop feeling bad or upset or you just stop caring that the person is constantly hounding you to change for them. Becoming tired and less aware also plays into that. You just stop caring.
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being what you want me to be,
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface.
Don't know what you're expecting of me,
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes.
[Pre-Chorus]
(Caught in the
I wouldn't call the person a victim because it could be parents who are simply unsupported of their child but there definitely is an idea of "I don't want to be like you!"
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down to the river bend,
Take me down to the fighting end,
Wash the poison from off my skin
Show me how to be whole again

Fly me
I think this might have something to with trying to become used to civilian life again. War messes up your whole self and it can be hard to adjust to being home again.
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In spite of the way you were mocking me,
Acting like I was part of your property
He as trying so hard even though the other person was being abusive. He tried so hard to keep everything bottled up.
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everything inside,
And even though I tried,
It all fell apart.
What
He kept all of his negativity bottled up and tried so hard to keep the relationship working, but it all ended up being for nothing.
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look out below,
Watch the time go right out the window.
Tried to hold on, but didn't even know,
I wasted it all just to
(Watch you go)

I
He gave all this time to someone who eventually left him with absolutely nothing. He was so wrapped up in love that he forgot to look out for himself.
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clock ticks life away.
(It's
If you constantly spend your life staring at the clock and worrying about how much time you have left you will never live.
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This is about how he hears music everywhere. And Christine can hear the music that he creates from this. No one else could hear his music because no one wanted to hear because of his deformity. It's like no one, but a select few could understand him or give him sympathy. Madam Gery and Meg sympathize with him, but they aren't Christine.
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Turn your face away
From the garish light of day.
Turn your thoughts away
From cold, unfeeling light,
And listen to the music of the night
He wants her to forget the life she had in the light. He wants her to forget the "cold unfeeling light" which could be a reference to Raoul calling himself her light. (The Phantom overhears this conversation.) and how he doesn't really understand her art (see the lyrics for the song "Why Does She Love Me?" from Love Never Dies.)
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Grasp it, sense it
Tremulous and tender
The Phantom is telling Christine to grasp the idea of a life in the darkness. He wants her to understand that the dark isn't hard and cold but genital and fearful.
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Slowly, gently
Night unfurls its splendor
The night doesn't just happen suddenly, there is a slow unfurling about it. This could also refer to someone softening to an idea or person. So Christine becoming more comfortable with the Phantom.
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Silently the senses
Abandon their defenses
This is tying back to the idea that you're not worried as much about what others think of you and more likely to act upon your urges.
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Darkness stirs and wakes
Imagination
In the dark, you can't see well so it's up to your imagination to tell you what's real. This could also have to do with being able to imagine you love the person you're with.
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Night time sharpens
Heightens each sensation
In the night time, you feel things more deeply than you do during the day. You're more attune to your urges and more likely to act upon them.
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Music.
You have come here
For one purpose and one alone
He's saying here that his world is one ruled by music and that everyone in this world has to show respect for the music. In his mind music is king.
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throne
To this kingdom where all must pay homage to music
He literally took her to his lair under the opera. He likes to think of himself as the true master of the Opera because of his manipulations. "The seat of sweet musics throne" would be then referring to his home and the place he makes music.
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for me!

Christine:
(Vocalizing higher)
The angel of music is a figure that Christine's father always told her he would send from heaven. Christine calls the phantom this though out the show and he calls her this here to explain that she is really his angel and savior.
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Let me be your freedom
Let daylight dry your tears
He is telling her that he will be her light. As long as they are together she will be safe and happy.
Sia – Chandelier
Dec 9, 2014
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For me, especially in the beginning, this song is about pushing your feelings away or deep inside you. For me wanting to swing from the chandelier is more about wanting to feel free of all the burden of holding in your emotions. Living like no matter what you say or do it's all going to be forgotten by tomorrow. "I'm holding on for dear life" to me is about holding on so tightly to keeping everything bottled up. "Gotta get up now gotta run from this" reminds me of how it feels to want to run away. "Help me" is just perfect. To me it's looking at where you are and begging for help to make it better. I've felt so trapped in my life and this song's lyrics make me feel like I just have to get away and start being myself.
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My seat's been taken by some sunglasses
Asking 'bout a scar
Some guy is talking to the girl he is calling his (not sure if she's a lover or a girlfriend) and asking her about a scar she has.
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My friends are in the bathroom
Getting higher than the Empire State
His friends are in the bathroom presumably smoking pot but could be doing other drugs to get really really high.
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No river too wide
Sing out this song and I'll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather,
And stars
This line reminds me of the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Basically they are saying if you call me I will be there no matter what.
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a waste
It all revolves around you
And
In the movie Satine is working at a brothel, she's sick, she really has very little that keeps her going. She's saying that love is making her life and everything she's had to go through worth it. If she hadn't gone through all the things that make her feel like she'd waisted her life she never would have met the man that she loves more than anything.
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Like I've never seen the sky before
He compares her love to someone discovering the beauty of the sky for the first time. He's saying that love is like coming out of yourself to find the world and all of its beauty.
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