counting stars lyrics meaning

However, at the end of the song, reality hits, and after they've "burned" all their money and logic, reality collapses in on them.

the other refers metaphorically to getting nowhere in the relationship. Thus, they sell their logic and attend an inspirational faith healing session. Just my opinion. They do need enough to live comfortably. Ryan Tedder told Official Charts Company that when he was writing the song, “I had the idea for ‘Counting Stars’ originally in the summer of 2012 when I was in the Hamptons. They can keep their minds on simple things like each other. But on the second line, “I’m just doing what we’re told” means he has bought or used something (like drugs)that makes him experience a glimpse of happiness and happiness is something he strives for to achieve. The symbolism in this song and video is very specific, and very direct. "Lately I've been...praying hard/losing sleep" Thinks/hopes/prays that they can get out of this rut.

My colleague and I have used this song and compared with The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. On the poor side thus, "count dollars". Teenagers and young adults are typically bold, since they have more life ahead of them.

~rephrase: The lessons I learned sink in the river. By Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies. Watch the Video. Making it so the only way to find happiness and love being the uncertainty of living a life with a low paying job. I think the true meaning of counting stars is about this guy who loves a girl but the parents don't approve of them so he's trying to tell her not to care that they can do what the feel is right even if it seems wrong. In other words, sometimes, when you're knee-deep in failure and consequences, the only one that can save you is someone else. ~I have aged but I’m not weak or senile.

To me the song is about over coming addiction. As in the stars are nearly endless. He knows is wrong but it feels right. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Therefore: "Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming 'bout the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be counting stars Yeah, we'll be counting stars" He talks about the conduct people, including him, are living these days: not what they wish they could do, but what they're made to do, what they're forced. He's a man of God so he can't leave his wife so staying feels so wrong doing the right thing.

All the while, the devil is prowling around, ready to deceive you. One can focus more on the financial struggles or on drug addiction but I’d just like to interpret it as it is. Everybody does it. Her counting stars has two different meanings i think. The person did not do well in life. “Everything that kills me makes me feel alive”.

So just like life, when you’re down you need to make an effort to push yourself up. But I also know what it means to me. It feels like the counting stars is not the struggle. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. That the world is their own and material things is not a dream it's an everyday thing that now they take for granted. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. "Sink in the river the lessons I've learned" which basically means that they are giving up their wisdom, experience, money and knowledge for a "quick fix" that the faith healer can give them. The person the song represents, is probably. It does not show a man loving a woman.

But he doesn't literally mean to lay down on your back, in the grass, on a starry night and count the stars dotting the night landscape. The song can be interpreted many ways. Good things happen to me too.

Thus "dreaming of all the things that we can be". “Counting Stars” has also been covered on YouTube by Alex Goot, Kurt Schneider and Chrissy Costanza; Cimorelli; MattyBRaps; Max Schneider (MAX) & Danny Padilla; Shawn Mendes; the Gardiner Sisters featuring Kuha’o Case; Jannine Weigel; Leroy Sanchez; Rajiv Dhall & TwentyForSeven; Jun Sung Ahn Violin Cover; George Ezra; Johnny Orlando; BILLbilly01 featuring Myle; Hannah Trigwell (acoustic); and  “Post Hardcore” by Ghost Killer Entertainment (pop goes punk). Basically what it means-Seek and you shall find. (I'm just doing what I'm told) Influenced by wealth and keeping up with the jones(Take that money and watch it burn) love and hope is a 4 letter word(Mankind is more important then wealth) Doing the right thing feels right doing the wrongthing feels right(When he tries to do right, he's chastised by society and societys beliefs)Seek and you shall find(Jesus actually said this. That the price famous people have to paid to be rich and famous. With lyrics like “No more counting dollars we’ll be counting stars” and “Take that money watch it burn”, Counting Stars is a song rejecting the greedy desires of humans. However, the word “swinging” implies that there’s always change in our life. An when they hear the song they feel better start getting up to dance. ~He is confused about it, thinking how can something (drugs) destroy him when it makes him feel better. I was working in the largest house I’ve ever stepped foot in, which was being rented by Jay Z and Beyonce…I started combing through the internet, searching for stuff that would inspire me for Beyonce. So it depends on how you're inspired! You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display. The lyrics "In my face is flashing signs, seek it out and ye shall find," suggests that the person struggling believes that there are obvious signs that their drug addiction is harmful and the signs that they need to stop are everywhere, but the individual is unable/refuses to see the obvious signs.

They become puppets. Stars = blessings. Ryan tedder the guy that wrote this song with his own words during an interview said that his songs for one republic had Christian faith meaning. then line 2 says but baby I've been I've been praying hard said no more counting dollars well be counting stars, here he's tell her he hopes she'll stay with him and they won't have to worry about money but have fun.

Hence, "Counting stars's" reference to praying hard for dreams of wealth or quitting the usage of drugs to come true. The song not only reached top ten in the UK, but also in Brazil’s Hot Pop Songs, Canada, Finland, Mexico Ingles Airplay, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, US Adult Contemporary, US Adult Top 40, and US Mainstream Top 40. I’m still young, though, I’m not confident/aggressive/bold. ~Using drugs gives him a taste of complete happiness hence he feels it’s right but in the eyes of other people (the norms) it’s considered wrong. It's possible that "Counting stars" is the individual's way of describing coming to grips with the grim reality of his situation: a drug addiction (separating them from their loved one) or poverty (making them feel like an unfit provider for their loved one). Don’t have an account? The struggle to to be a star but if you don't sell your soul you are no one in the music industry.

Dreaming about the things that we could be.”, ~Motivated by their dream, to be rich, to have a better life, or just to be happy, he worked so hard to the point of losing sleep yet it’s still not enough, ~He is literally praying hard, as a result of desperation since overworking is not enough, so that they will be in a point where they don’t need to worry about money (debts, expenses, bills, etc). He grew up in the church. I think weather your in young love or addicited to drugs the song still will help one feel better about them self. [Chorus] Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be counting stars Yeah, we'll be counting stars[Verse 1] I see this life Like a swinging vine Swing my heart across the line In my face is flashing signs Seek it out and ye shall find Old, but I'm not that old Young, but I'm not that bold And I don't think the world is sold I'm just doing what we're told I feel something so right Doing the wrong thing I feel something so wrong Doing the right thing I could lie, could lie, could lie Everything that kills me makes me feel alive[Chorus] Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be counting stars Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be, we'll be counting stars[Verse 2] I feel the love And I feel it burn Down this river every turn Hope is a four letter word Make that money Watch it burn Old, but I'm not that old Young, but I'm not that bold And I don't think the world is sold I'm just doing what we're told And I feel something so wrong Doing the right thing I could lie, could lie, could lie Everything that downs me makes me wanna fly[Chorus] Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be counting stars Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be, we'll be counting stars[Bridge 4x:] Take that money Watch it burn Sink in the river The lessons I learned Everything that kills me makes me feel alive[Chorus] Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be counting stars Lately I been, I been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be Baby I been, I been prayin' hard Said no more counting dollars We'll be, we'll be counting stars[Outro 4x:] Take that money Watch it burn Sink in the river The lessons I learned, Hello i am doing this song for an english assignment is this a good website. I ended up coming across this weird song…I didn’t like the v… ths is my favourite song cause it is my favourite band. This song is so deep and meaningful like no other song this year most songs are a bunch of crap that means nothing you can tell they put a lot of thought into this. However, it's more probable that "Counting stars" describes an addicts struggle with drug abuse, failing to quit his usage of such substances for his loved one, and chasing his loved one away, as a result of his failure.

"Counting stars" is about longing to have a better life, but knowing any attempts to change one's life would be in vain. It's true that "Counting stars" could describe a man's desire to provide for his love, achieve all his personal goals/dreams, and achieve enough wealth to be able to relax and "count stars," instead of struggling to thrive. If everybody else sings about sex and love and lust and money, then somebody’s gotta be singing about life and faith and hope and things of that nature.” Ryan told Radio.com that: “A lot of time I just lay in bed awake, stressing out.

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One meaning is that she's looking up hoping someone out there might feel like she does.

he gets chastised but he believes what he's supposed to so that brings salvation)What drowns him makes him want to fly(Everything in this world that suffocates him makes him want to be lifted up to a higher level or soar). Again, these lyrics build credibility that the song is about finding an opportunity to discover one's dreams, and in this case the dream is to make a positive change for one's self and one's love.

The guy literally falls through a hole.

That's not a bible its a box.

I am a Christian, and so is the guy that wrote this song. Joseph in the bible saw stars in dreams) life like a swinging vine swing my heart across the line(Basically the vine symbolizes religion,Church, beliefs(basically his heart is forced to believe like everyone elses. What kills me makes me feel alive(When he chooses to go against the herd. And hope is the only thing they could easily do. "I don't think the world is sold, I'm just doin' what we're told," sounds to me like someone hoping that the world can be a better place underneath all the crap that social norms have forced upon it.

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