"Hey Brother" as written by Ash Pournouri, Vincent Pontare, Salem A. Fakir and Tim Bergling....
Hey brother! There's an endless road to rediscover
Hey sister! Know the water's sweet but blood is thicker
Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do

Hey brother! Do you still believe in one another?
Hey sister! Do you still believe in love? I wonder
Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do

What if I'm far from home?
Oh brother, I will hear you call!
What if I lose it all?
Oh sister, I will help you hang on!
Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do

Hey brother! There's an endless road to rediscover
Hey sister! Do you still believe in love? I wonder
Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do

What if I'm far from home?
Oh brother, I will hear you call!
What if I lose it all?
Oh sister, I will help you hang on!
Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do


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"Hey Brother" as written by Ash Pournouri, Salem Al Fakir, Tim Bergling, Vincent Pontare, Veronica Maggio

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  • +5
    My InterpretationALL MY LIFE I WAS HURT AND BROKEN I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT ONE GUY WHO I ALWAYS THOUGHT NEVER CARED ABOUT ME BUT WHEN HE SAW ME CRY AND SAW HOW I STRUGGLED IN LIFE HE HELPED ME WHEN I HIT ROCK BOTTOM AND NO ONE WAS THERE I WAS HOPELESS I COULDNT GET UP I WAS WEAK MY HEART WAS SHATTERED THEN ONE DAY HE HELPED ME UP THEN AT SCHOOL I GOT BULLIED IT DRAGGED ME DOWN TO ROCK BOTTOM AGAIN THEN ONE DAY I JUST PRAYED TO GOD AND SAID PLEASE JUST TAKE ME. THEN I GOT A TXT SAYING YOUR JUST BEAUTIFUL AND ALL YOU NEED IS HOPE TO HELP YOU. THEN HE JUST SENT ME THIS SONG [HEY BROTHER] AND SAID LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART AND SOUL IT WILL GIVE YOU HOPE. AND HE JUST SAID EVEN JUST A LITTLE SONG CAN CHANGE YOU.
    catevon December 17, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song is about being there for each other, I believe.
    where he starts with Hey Brother or Hey Sister, he is trying to tell or teach his brothers and sisters (which I do think can be either family or other loved ones) something about their lives: brother, there is so much left to do in life, even what you did can feel as new; and sister, know when you need to be serious.
    And asking if they are still able to trust their love, which makes me think they already have had a hard time.
    For any other hard times coming up for his brothers and sisters, he is going to be there for them no matter what, obviously. All the other pieces of lyric are pretty much about that. Also, I think the bros and sisters he is talking to are younger or can really need some help, because they may be vulnarable in some way. that is because of those questions in the chorus like What if I lose it all?
    AcuityArtson October 26, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningHEY BROTHER IS A REALLY GOOD SONG TO LISTEN TO BUT ALONG IT ALSO HAS A REALLY STRONG MEANING. IN THE SONG ITS DESCRIBING THINGS IN LIFE ITS SAYING NOT TO GIVE UP HEY BROTHER DO YOU STILL BELIEVE IN ONE ANOTHER MEANING DO YOU BELIEVE IN EVERYONE AOUND YOU HEY SISTER DO YOU STILL BELIEVE IN LOVE MEANING IS YOUR HEART STILL OPEN TO LOVE. THIS SONG GIVE PEOPLE HOPE IT SAYS HEY BROTHER THERES AN ENDLESS ROAD TO REDISCOVER THERES MORE INTO LIFE THAN YOU THINK HEY SISTER KNOW THAT WATERS SWEET BUT BLOOD IS THICKER WHAT EVER HAPPENS BLOOD IS STILL STRONGER. IF THE SKY COMES FALLING DOWN FOR YOU THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS WORLD I WOULDNT DO MEANING WHATEVER HAPPENS I WILL HELP YOU GET OUT OF DANGER.OH BROTHER I WILL HEAR YOU CALL WHAT EVER HAPPENS I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU JUST CALL MY NAME AND ILL BE THERE. WHAT IF ID LOSE IT ALL OH SISTER I WILL HELP YOU OUT NO MATTER WHAT IM HERE TO HELP AND GUIDE YOU.
    catevon December 17, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCatev my life was like that too and my brother is always there for me and helping me he knows just what to say. I heard him listening to this song I looked it up and I knew he was thinking of me! There is always people like us around us and those of us Lucky enough to have siblings can really help.
    Jtm740on December 25, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationReally, I want to say some of you really do have some wild topics... Anyways the song talks about each one of us, Brother and Sister being Man and woman. "There's an endless road to rediscover" to go back and realize that the end isn't the end but a beginning. "Know the water's sweet but blood is thicker" this means that your blood (family) is thinker and stronger then anyone else and will be there by your side. "if the sky comes falling down, for you
    There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do" If anything is to happen, Ill be there for you for anything you need. "Do you still believe in one another" Meaning he is trying to prove a point between the two that do you still believe we will be there for on another. "Do you still believe in love?" family love for one another. "What if I'm far from home?
    Oh brother, I will hear you call!" meaning that he will know what is wrong, and he will realize it and come home.
    "What if I lose it all?
    Oh sister, I will help you hang on!" If death is the last chance I will be by your side standing strong keeping you from the wrong.
    SkyHard805on January 15, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI've a twin. He's my brother and his name is tattooed on my achilles tendon. He has my name tattooed on his foot. I'll always be there for him. We lived together until we got 19th years. Now he moved away. I always have to think about him, hearing this song. it's like OUR song. I hope he's well and happy.

    Love you, Yannick <3
    Bellejandroon December 05, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAfter first hearing this song my thoughts were: Have "Soggy bottom boys" gone pop and techno?

    Indeed they have. The singer is the same as in the "Man of constant sorrow" and the Cohens' "O brother where art thou" is a direct inspiration for the music and lyrics.

    O brother wher art thou is rooted in Odyssey, although set in 1930s, but the themes of brotherly love are universal and have not changed much form the philadelphia of the times in which the original Odyssey was written.
    bpx69on February 10, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song brings me to our military men and women. Often they are looked at as brothers and sisters in arms, and with many coming home from Iraq or Afghanistan wounded or dealing with their own inner deamons whether it be from what they saw or did, this song basically says call me no matter what I will be there for you and help you get through anything.
    tsouth1212on March 25, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my god stop thinking he has a deep meaning with this stupid song! I imagine Avicii going to the studio and saying to his manager/agent/producer/whatever "Hey (managers name), I really have a cool beat here, come listen. Could you find me some deep song shit I can write into my song and make it sound like I'm actually a deep fucking person?"
    Cause that's what we Swedish people do
    mandeemion January 12, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd love to here an AKUS version of this song. Allison Kraus and Dan Tyminski would nail it
    Collins2on January 19, 2014   Link

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