Don't try
To fight
What's not
Your fault
Let go
Reach out
The choice is yours
To find

Inside
You've got
The light
To guide
Your fate
Decides
The world you're going
To find

Relax
Slow down
Let hope
Decide
Even though he's hard to forgive
When you can't afford it now
Just know your flaws and know that
You'll be alright in time

Inside
You've got
The light
To guide
Your fate
Decides
The world you're going
To find

Oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh

Inside
You've got
The light
To guide
Your fate
Decides
The world you're going
To find


Lyrics submitted by lisasonoda, edited by PLaMaduonn, alexdibnah, muzaklubber

Amor Fati song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationAfter the lyric change, and watching the official video, these lyrics makes much more sense. The first stanza speaks of whatever catalyst caused this young person to change their life and seek the world. Then the next part urges the person to have faith because all the guidance he ever needs is inside of him. The next stanza is the only part where I am unsure of the lyrics and I feel that they still need corrections. But when the singer says "I know it's hard to forget" I think he's speaking about whatever life was left behind. The wanderer will be alright in time, he has guidance within.

    Additionally, "amor fati" is a concept by Nietzsche which also matches the song/video. Fate is both freedom and pre-determined at the same time. Nietzsche didn't believe in divine fate, so no outside hand is forcing the fate, he believed in personal will. The life is pre-planned in that we are already set in motion and have an internal guide, however we have the free will to alter our fate depending on how we listen to that guide.

    So basically: if you have faith in that inner guide, the world you're going to find will be wondrous. Either way, you're finding the same world.
    PLaMaduonnon December 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst, I think these lyrics are pretty close, with the exception of "faith" in the chorus actually being "fate" (Amor *Fati*), "forget" should be "forgive", and "thoughts" should be "flaws". But who knows, this is a very busy song, I could be way off!

    This song is beautiful and one of my favorites. To me, it's about embracing both the inevitability of your fate and also active role in creating it. Essentially, your fate is already laid out, but you are indeed making the choices that construct it as your life goes on.

    "Don't try to fight, what's not your fault" is telling the listener, off the bat, to ignore everything that's out of your control because obsessing over it won't change anything.

    "Let go, reach out, the choice is yours, to find" focuses your back on the actual choices laid out before you. Make this choice, or make that choice--it's up to you. "To find" is thrown in at the end to underscore the singer's belief that your choices are just as much about finding out what you're *supposed* to be doing as they are about what you think you should do based on your own volition.

    "Inside you've got, the light to guide, your fate decides, the world you're going, to find" again touches on the dichotomy of having your fate laid out in front of you and your role in creating its circumstances. The "light to guide" can be thought of as either the mysterious force of "fate" guiding us with its magical power or our thought processes that lead us to the decisions we make--but regardless of how you view it, these two meanings are one and the same. And from our actions a new world is created.

    "Relax, slow down, let hope, decide, even though he's hard to forgive, when you can't stop falling down, just know your flaws and know that, you'll be alright in time" is reassuring the listener to never stop hoping for the best even when nothing works out the way you want and you make seemingly terrible mistakes. "Know your flaws" (learn from your mistakes) and let time heal your wounds.

    We have no idea what fate has in store for us. It leads us down unforeseen paths to different worlds. But we dohave control over certain aspects of it, and we should focus on those aspects rather than the others over which we have no control. And when we screw up, we should learn from it rather than getting down on ourselves.
    muzaklubberon May 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstead of "the words you've got to fight" I think that it is "the world you're going to find", which makes a bit more sense in the context of the song.
    unluckyLUNEon July 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThis is how I hear the lyrics:

    Don't drift too far
    It's not your fault
    Let go, reach out
    The choice is yours
    To find

    Inside you've got
    The light to guide
    Your faith decides
    The world's your gold
    To find

    We left
    So tired
    Let hope
    Desire
    Even though he's hard to forgive
    When you cast your thoughts enough
    Just know your thoughts
    You know that
    You'll be alright in time

    Inside you've got
    A light to guide
    Your faith decides
    The world's your gold
    To find

    Inside you've got
    The light to guide
    Your faith decides
    The world's your gold
    To Find
    CaptainHaddockon September 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthe title of the song translates to "the love of fate" in Latin. the lyrics somewhat actually seem to describe a chance meeting. almost like the couple is destined to be together, and i think the lyrics point that out.
    beirut14on November 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI hear in this song that one person is comforting another who is grieving. "We left, so tired" makes me think they have left a wake or funeral. "Even though he's hard to forgive" might be about trying to forgive a parent who has passed on - even when it is no longer possible. The beginning part that commands "Don't drift too far" makes me think s/he is suggesting not to get too deeply enrapt in grief, but to "let go" and reach out to others instead of being consumed with guilt or grief. That "it's not your fault" lyric could mean lot of things, maybe relating to the part about forgiving later, or maybe its own thing about something else. Self-blame certainly can be connected to grief.

    The person is suggesting to the other to follow their instinct (the guiding light, the faith) and that the world still has 'gold' for them ahead, if they can move past this point ("alright in time").

    Beautiful song, whatever interpretation. Full of hope and putting the past behind you to follow your inner light.
    SteamAheadon December 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionInstead of "your faith decides", I think it should be "your fate decides", as amor fati does mean love of one's fate, it doesnt sound very different but in meaning is very different.
    wmckenzieon April 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, cool. now i know the lyrics to this song.
    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 24, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAlso, "the knife to guide" seems likely to be "the light to guide". Seems like the person who posted this was doing a lot of guessing.
    unluckyLUNEon July 11, 2011   Link

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