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Look at this video and tell me what you think the real meaning is?

Asked by Inspired_2write (13367points) 1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcCp7488puc

I am surprised of how people see it differently.
Understanding the meaning through different lenses I guess.

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Inspired_2write's avatar

Here are the lyrics to aide in analysis if needed.
Clearly
Grace VanderWaal
There’s a world outside my door
I don’t know it anymore
I’m gonna stay here now
I’m gonna stay here now
Close the curtains, cut the lights
Match the darkness in my mind
It’s gonna take me down
It’s gonna take me down
All the roads I’ve been before
Same mistakes always got me shakin’
And all the signs I once ignored
In my denial, I didn’t want to face them
I can see clearly now
The rain has gone
I accept all the things that I cannot change
Gone are the dark clouds
The dawn has come
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
There’s a world outside my door
I forced my feet down to the floor
I’m gonna make it out
I’m gonna make it out
Take a breath and say a prayer
Find the strength in my despair
It’s not gonna take me down
It’s not gonna take me down
All the roads I’ve been before
Same mistakes always got me shakin’
And all the signs I once ignored
In my denial, I didn’t want to face them
I can see clearly now
The rain has gone
I accept all the things that I cannot change
Gone are the dark clouds
The dawn has come
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
All the pain in my sorrow
Won’t change today, only ruin tomorrow
All the pain in my sorrow
Won’t change today, only ruin tomorrow
I can see clearly now
The rain has gone
I accept all the things that I cannot change
Gone are the dark clouds
The dawn has come
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Chloe Angelides / Grace Vanderwaal / Ido Zmishlany / Johnny Nash / Mike Watters / Neil Ormandy
Clearly lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Concord Music Publishing LLC

KNOWITALL's avatar

To me it’s a great modern remake about overcoming depression. Nice take, I like it.

zenvelo's avatar

A clever plagiarizing, not a very compelling rearrangement.

JLoon's avatar

Some pretty obvious mainstream film techniques used to create contrast between inside/outside pain & healing

Evidently she’s trying to frame the song as a hopeful message about overcoming insecurity, isolation, and trauma. Musically it’s just okay (she borrows a lot from Johnny Nash – but doesnt really add much).

Dutchess_III's avatar

Jimmy Cliff is the one who made it famous in the 70s.

JLoon's avatar

@Dutchess_III – Looooove his version. Jimmy is the real deal.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I remember hearing the song over the loud speakers in Jr High as I was changing class.

TJFKAJ's avatar

The real meaning is optimism in the face of problems.
Jimmy Cliff did a nice job, but the original by Johnny Nash is better.

Forever_Free's avatar

@TJFKAJ agreed

I heard a radio interview with Johnny Nash years ago: turns out he wrote this song while lying in a hospital bed recovering from successful cataract surgery.

omtatsat's avatar

Much too heavy for me.

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