"Up in the Air" as written by and Jared Leto....
I've been up in the air
Out of my head
Stuck in a moment of emotion I've destroyed
Is this the end I feel?
Up in the air
Fucked up our life
All of the laws I've broken, loves that I've sacrificed
Is this the end?
I wrap my hands around you neck so tight with love, love

A thousand times I've tempted fate
A thousand times I've played this game
A thousand times that I have said today, today, today

I've been up in the air
Lost in the night
I wouldn't trade out for you lies you lost for my life
Is this the end
You were the love of my life, the darkness, the light
This is a portrait of the tortured you and I
Is this the, is this the, is this the end?
I wrap my hands around you neck so tight with love, love, love

A thousand times I've tempted fate
A thousand times I've played this game
A thousand times that I have said today, today, today
A thousand times I've tempted fate
A thousand times I've played this game
A thousand times that I have said today, today, today

I've been up in the air
Is this the end I feel?
Up in the air
Chasing a dream so real
I've been up in the air (I wrap my hands around you neck)
Is this the end I feel
Up in the air
Chasing a dream, Chasing a dream

Take no more
Take no more
Take no more
I'll take no more

A thousand times I've tempted fate (I'll take no more)
A thousand times I've played this game (I'll take no more)
A thousand times that I have said today, today, today (I'll take no more)

Today (I wrap my hands)
Today (hands around)
Today (your neck)
Today (with love, love)
Today (I'll wrap my hands)
Today (around your neck)
Today (with love, love)
Today

I'll wrap my hands around your neck
I'll wrap my hands around your neck with love, love


Lyrics submitted by xaifer, edited by TheAlexis, bastet, Karin20, nomnom7, KeroseneFire, chlamydia, Auday, SomeZombii

"Up in the Air" as written by Jared Leto

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a person who has just broken up a relationship by doing something he has regretted, but he feels like he was forced to do it by the other person's attitudes. Therefore he says he's up in the air and out of his head, he's perplexed and angry that he ended up doing what he did, and he wants to wrap his hands around the other person's neck... with love. I noticed sarcasm here. It sounds like he loves the other person extremely much, and he is full of anger, completely obliterated that the relationship is over in a total confusion, unsaid thoughts that they kept from each other for a long time "A thousand times I've tempted fate
    A thousand times I've played this game
    A thousand times that I have said today, today, today" that grew up to a whole of incomprehension and misunderstanding that has lead him to do whatever he's done or said. And finally he feels like he has to express it, "I'll take no more".
    Well, that's the story i could picture in my head from this lyrics.
    Karin20on May 21, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a person who has just broken up a relationship by doing something he has regretted, but he feels like he was forced to do it by the other person's attitudes. Therefore he says he's up in the air and out of his head, he's perplexed and angry that he ended up doing what he did, and he wants to wrap his hands around the other person's neck... with love. I noticed sarcasm here. It sounds like he loves the other person extremely much, and he is full of anger, completely obliterated that the relationship is over in a total confusion, unsaid thoughts that they kept from each other for a long time and grew up to a whole of incomprehension and misunderstanding that has lead him to do whatever he's done or said. And finally he feels like he has to express it, "I'll take no more".
    I'm sure there's plenty of other ways to interpretate this sing, but that's the history i could picture in my head from this lyrics.
    Karin20on May 21, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics have tons of typo's. i tried editing them, hope they go through.
    KeroseneFireon August 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it is about a dream and dreams usually don't make much sense (at least from my experience)
    echelonheartson March 12, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a collapsing relationship. He can't think clearly so he is not able to make an accurate decision:
    "I've been up in the air
    Out of my head.."

    This puts him into a vortex of emotions and he is not able to get out of it:
    "Stuck in a moment of emotion I've destroyed."

    It looks like he has fallen in love with someone who doesn't show affection to him or isn't in love with him. To make her happy, to gain her attention he even breaks his own rules- character:
    "All of the laws I've broken, loves that I've sacrificed"
    I don't have an exact interpretation for "loves that I've sacrificed" part.

    After all, he feels pain for not taking a step to make a difference to put his life into order. Sometimes he tells himself that today is the day that he will break up, but, he fails:
    "A thousand times I've tempted fate
    A thousand times I've played this game
    A thousand times that I have said today, today, today"

    Finally he makes a decision:
    "Take no more
    Take no more
    Take no more
    I'll take no more"

    I agree with Karin20 about the "wrap my hands" part.
    "I'll wrap my hands around your neck
    I'll wrap my hands around your neck with love, love"
    He loves her so much but he also hates her for the confusion and pain she causes.
    adastra52on April 20, 2014   Link

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