"Faster" as written by Sharon J. Den Adel, Robert Westerholt and Daniel Gibson....
I can't see, cause it's burning deep inside.
Like gasoline, a fire running wild.
No more fear, cause I'm getting closer now.
So unreal, but I like it anyhow.

I go faster and faster and faster
and faster and faster and faster and faster.

I can't live in a fairytale of lies.
And I can't hide from the feeling cause it's right.
And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love.
And I can't live in a fairytale of lies.

I can feel that you've mesmerized my heart.
I feel so free.
I'm alive, I'm breaking out.
I won't give in, cause I'm proud of all my scars.
And I can see I've been wasting too much time.
I go faster and faster and faster
and faster and faster and faster and faster.

I can't live in a fairytale of lies.
And I can't hide from the feeling cause it's right.
And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love.
And I can't live in a fairytale of lies.

I can't live in a fairytale of lies.
And I can't hide from the feeling cause it's right.
And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love.
And I can't live in a fairytale of lies.

A fairytale of lies.


Lyrics submitted by miss_tragedy

"Faster" as written by Sharon Den Adel Daniel Bjorn Gibson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst off, I believe after watching the music video and hearing it multiple times, she is saying "I go faster for LIFE". But anyhow...

    I do not think this song is about lust at all.


    [I can’t see, cause it’s burning deep inside.
    Like gasoline, a fire running wild.
    No more fear, cause I’m getting closer now.
    So unreal, but I like it anyhow.]

    While this could be taken as lust, it appears she is realizing a new feeling that is arising within her. IT can be comparable to a revolution, a movement, self actualization, etc... BUT lust just doesnt fit the tone of the song to me.


    [I go faster and faster and faster
    and faster and faster and faster and faster.]

    Whatever you interpret the song to be about, we can all agree that she is going "faster." lol. Its about her getting better/faster/wiser/something and taking on life in a better way and maybe through new lens.

    [I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.
    And I can’t hide from the feeling cause it’s right.
    And I go faster and faster and faster and faster for love/(LIFE??).
    And I can’t live in a fairytale of lies.]

    Shes saying that she cannot live in a world of dogma and corrupted traditions. Like many youth today, she has awoken and can see the world as it is (again, self actualization?), but regardless, its some major change/realization she has experienced. She can't hide the feeling because she knows in her heart its the right thing to do. She is taking this change and going full speed ahead with being the new person she is.

    [I can feel that you’ve mesmerized my heart.
    I feel so free.
    I’m alive, I’m breaking out.
    I won’t give in, cause I’m proud of all my scars.
    And I can see I’ve been wasting too much time.]

    Something (or someone) has mesmerized her heart in such a way that she feels uninhibited and can tackle anything and break out of any boundary. It may be tough but she's been scared before and she's proud of them, and she knows shes spent too much time idle.


    Overall, I don't agree with the "lust" or the "edge of rationality and emotion" thing. She's had a revolution/movement occur in her heart and she can't take things the way they seem. Shes on the fast track to enlightenment and the fairytale that everyone else lives in won't do for her.

    My opinion. lol
    keyguy22on December 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo i guess I shall be the first to say that I really like this song, its def got a 80's pop vibe to it I think, but I can't wait for the Unforgiving, especially since I was worried after Where is The Edge,
    I don't really have a translation sadly...sorry
    fallenpugon January 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSecond comment, yeah! I LOVE this song!!! Within Temptation never ceases to amaze me with their music. Although, I didn't particularly love "Where is the Edge", either, like fallenpug said.
    xoxEmilyxoxon February 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI believe this is a really simple song. It describes the point where a person is at conflict between emotionally being driven by lust, love and self-indulgence and rationally knowing that they only living in a LIE. And the song takes place at the moment of impact between acknowledging both....

    A simple analogy would be a drug addict that believes he has control over his habit that satisfies his social, sexual and emotional needs...but he knows he is slipping, he cannot continue the habit without accepting it's all a lie...
    Lemon369on May 20, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionFYI, it's 'faster for LIFE', not 'love'. It's got a whole new meaning now, doesn't it?
    Lysithiaon January 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionFor the first line is it "I can't see" or "I can't SLEEP" ?
    Depending on the source it's always one of those two (currently "see" is more popular), I always thought it was "Sleep"....
    DragonWolfon April 19, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI think that if you listen to the whole of the album I have a feeling it is about vampirism and that this song is about her coming to terms with her being a vampire. But in realation to that it is the same meaning for what everyone has said. This would explain the Faster, Faster bit as she now can go faster physical and emotionaly.
    BHE1029on December 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFor me, this song is about beeing bipolar, and more specificly about beeing hypomanic.

    When hypomanic, everything about you goes faster, it feels like you have awoken, see everything more clearly, it feels like nothing can stop you.

    People will tell you that being hypomanic is bad but "i can't harm from the feeling cause it's right" is what you think when you are there.
    Everything just fits.
    emillahon September 25, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionGood song, I had the same thoughts as Lemon on this for the most part. However the hardest part of this for me to interpret is when she says "Faster, and faster, and faster,", etc. The song is titled that, but what is it really saying about the relationship aspect? - Anyone with half a brain could think of sex, though that certainly isn't it obviously.

    Really, re-read the lyrics. It starts off with,

    "I can't sleep
    'Cause it's burning deep inside
    Like gasoline
    On a fire burning wild"

    You can easily see that it goes amongst the lines of "being driven by loust, love, and self-indulgence" and how its hurting her, but she "can't" stop it.

    "No more fear
    'Cause I'm getting closer now
    So unreal
    But I like it anyhow"

    She's not afraid of the consequences or aftermath because she's already at a "point of no return" to where its impacted her enough so it doesn't phase her with caution. She's only doing it more and more and enjoying herself because even with the bad out-come she's lost a level of self-respect, or something on those lines to where it doesn't matter to her. So she continues to

    "I go faster, faster
    Faster, faster
    Faster, faster
    Faster"

    See, then its just "FASTER, FASTER, FASTER" from no where. Is she saying she's feeding into her temptation, addiction, or lust, etc?

    It isn't really explained in depth about what she's feeding into, though obviously with the mentions of love its more than likely a relationship of some sort.
    FallenPixelson August 12, 2011   Link

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