"Silhouettes" as written by and Brynjar Leifsson Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson....
It's hard letting go,
I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,
Slow I'm getting up,
My hands and feet are weaker than before.
And you are folded on the bed
Where I rest my head,
There's nothing I can see,
Darkness becomes me.

But I'm already there,
I'm already there,
Wherever there is you,
I will be there too

There's nothing that I'd take back,
But it's hard to say there's nothing I regret.
'Cause when I sing, you shout,
I breathe out loud,
You bleed, we crawl like animals,
But when it's over, I'm still awake

A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,
No matter where I sleep, you are haunting me

But I'm already there,
I'm already there.
Wherever there is you,
I will be there too,

But I'm already there,
I'm already there.
Wherever there is you,
I will be there too,

'Cause I'm already there,
I'm already there,
Wherever there is you,
I will be there too.

I'm already there,
I'm already there,
Wherever there is you,
I will be there too.


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"Silhouettes" as written by Brynjar Leifsson Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThis song reminds me of a person getting left by his/her partner and cant let go

    First verse goes like
    It's hard letting go, (letting go of the romance, the relationship)
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong, (you think you've let go, but you havent:
    Slow I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before. (slowly, time heals your wound. but does it do it fully?)

    And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head, (you realise you cant really run from it. you still have feelings)
    There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me. (you're confused. you're unsure. you know its over but is it?)

    But I'm already there,
    I'm already there,
    Wherever there is you,
    I will be there too (deep down you know, in your heart you will always have him/her, wherever she/he is, you will be there too)

    There's nothing that I'd take back,
    But it's hard to say there's nothing I regret. (pretty self-explanatory)

    Cause when I sing, you shout,
    I breathe out loud, (your never ending love for him/her)
    You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake (he/she wants out, but you're still there. you cant let go)

    A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest, (he/she is still haunting you)
    No matter where I sleep, you are haunting me (no matter where you hide, you cant run away from your feelings for him/her)
    xElvashakon February 02, 2014   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationSince this song is from the Catching Fire soundtrack and is played in the credits at the end of the movie, I believe it has something sorta to do with it.
    I feel like this song is simply about nightmares and how powerful they are, and how when bad things they come back to haunt you in your dreams, kind of like the nightmares that Katniss and Peeta experienced.
    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest. No matter where I sleep, you are haunting me." This line tells a lot about the song. No matter how much Katniss tried to sleep, it didn't work, her nightmares were too powerful, and kept haunting her. She keeps seeing the silhouettes, or the events in her nightmares, dancing around her.
    "It's hard letting go, I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong." In this line, It's when Katniss wakes up from her nightmares, she knows she's safe, but she keeps screaming and worrying for no apparent reason. It's hard to let go of something imaginary, but yet so real. To her, she is not at peace.
    "My hands and feet are weaker than before. And you are folded on the bed where I rest my head." I feel like this is Peeta's situation. He, too, is overcome by nightmares of the Games. He feels weak when he wakes up, but when he sees Katniss, he's at peace and rests, because his nightmares are about losing her.
    "But I'm already there, I'm already there, wherever there is you, I will be there too." This is both of their situations. When one of them wakes up from their nightmares, they are scared, but if the other one is there, they know they are safe, because they have each other. Katniss feels safer when Peeta is there, and Peeta feels safer when Katniss is there. Together they help each other through the night.
    Well that is my interpretation about "Silhouettes" by O.M.A.M.
    emrose35on December 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me this song is about someone, or something that haunts you. It could be about a relationship that ended and the thought of them still hurts you. You say you're at peace, but it all feels wrong. I listen to this when I feel empty because I think of my ex sometimes. The part that I really relate to is "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest, no matter where I sleep, you are haunting me". This part is just so beautiful and sad. It's about the fact that no matter where you are, the thought of someone can haunt you. And I love when she sings repeatably "Wherever there is you, I will be there too". You can be in complete darkness and still think of them. This is literally my favorite song, it reminds me that it's hard to be human; how remembering someone you loved dearly could haunt you and leave you empty.
    infinity13on April 16, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis poem is about the painful memories of those we have lost. Because it is part of the Catching Fire soundtrack, I assume it is about Katniss reliving the deaths of the other tributes. Below is a more detailed explanation:

    "It's hard letting go,
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,"

    To me, this line means the persona is letting go of the pain of losing people dear to her, but in doing so, she feels wrong--like she's forgetting them, making their deaths meaningless.

    "Slow, I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before."

    Memories, though physically cause no harm, take an emotional toll on the persona so painful, they feel weak

    "And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head,"

    The persona dreams about "you" whenever they sleep

    "There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me."

    In this part, the character begins to lose hope and is swallowed by despair

    "You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake"

    In this section, the character wishes it was all a dream and is forced back into reality

    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,"

    The memories suck the persona's breath away
    ClarissaPrioron September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation To me, the song reminds me a lot of PTSD. Katniss is haunted by the memories of what happened in the Hunger Games and perhaps the aftermath of her actions outside those games.
    With the line "I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong", it's like she's come to terms with what's happened, but she feels guilt for surviving when so many others died. Similarly, in "There's nothing I'd take back, but it's hard to say there's nothing I regret" she knows her actions were necessary at the time but she still wishes there was some other way to work things out.
    In "my hands and feet are weaker than before", these feelings are manifesting physically, perhaps affecting her will to continue on as normal. I agree with the other poster that the other person mentioned in the song is Peeta. (The song could be from Peeta's perspective for some parts since they experienced the same thing. I'm assuming the song is mainly from Katniss's POV since that's how the movie plays out.) At the end of that verse, darkness becomes her since that's the best way to escape from it all.
    Finally, with repeating "I'm already there", she's telling these nightmares and later a thousand silhouettes (fallen tributes and other victims) that it's not necessary for them to haunt her anymore. She's already there in her emotions and there's no way for her to forget regardless.
    That's just my guess. Either way I think this song is amazing and I've been in love with it since I heard it at the theater. :)
    euelltideon January 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis poem is about the painful memories of those we have lost. Because it is part of the Catching Fire soundtrack, I assume it is about Katniss reliving the deaths of the other tributes. Below is a more detailed explanation:

    "It's hard letting go,
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,"

    To me, this line means the persona is letting go of the pain of losing people dear to her, but in doing so, she feels wrong--like she's forgetting them, making their deaths meaningless.

    "Slow, I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before."

    Memories, though physically cause no harm, take an emotional toll on the persona so painful, they feel weak

    "And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head,"

    The persona dreams about "you" whenever they sleep

    "There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me."

    In this part, the character begins to lose hope and is swallowed by despair

    "You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake"

    In this section, the character wishes it was all a dream and is forced back into reality

    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,"

    The memories suck the persona's breath away
    ClarissaPrioron September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis poem is about the painful memories of those we have lost. Because it is part of the Catching Fire soundtrack, I assume it is about Katniss reliving the deaths of the other tributes. Below is a more detailed explanation:

    "It's hard letting go,
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,"

    To me, this line means the persona is letting go of the pain of losing people dear to her, but in doing so, she feels wrong--like she's forgetting them, making their deaths meaningless.

    "Slow, I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before."

    Memories, though physically cause no harm, take an emotional toll on the persona so painful, they feel weak

    "And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head,"

    The persona dreams about "you" whenever they sleep

    "There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me."

    In this part, the character begins to lose hope and is swallowed by despair

    "You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake"

    In this section, the character wishes it was all a dream and is forced back into reality

    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,"

    The memories suck the persona's breath away
    ClarissaPrioron September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis poem is about the painful memories of those we have lost. Because it is part of the Catching Fire soundtrack, I assume it is about Katniss reliving the deaths of the other tributes. Below is a more detailed explanation:

    "It's hard letting go,
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,"

    To me, this line means the persona is letting go of the pain of losing people dear to her, but in doing so, she feels wrong--like she's forgetting them, making their deaths meaningless.

    "Slow, I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before."

    Memories, though physically cause no harm, take an emotional toll on the persona so painful, they feel weak

    "And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head,"

    The persona dreams about "you" whenever they sleep

    "There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me."

    In this part, the character begins to lose hope and is swallowed by despair

    "You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake"

    In this section, the character wishes it was all a dream and is forced back into reality

    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,"

    The memories suck the persona's breath away
    ClarissaPrioron September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis poem is about the painful memories of those we have lost. Because it is part of the Catching Fire soundtrack, I assume it is about Katniss reliving the deaths of the other tributes. Below is a more detailed explanation:

    "It's hard letting go,
    I'm finally at peace, but it feels wrong,"

    To me, this line means the persona is letting go of the pain of losing people dear to her, but in doing so, she feels wrong--like she's forgetting them, making their deaths meaningless.

    "Slow, I'm getting up,
    My hands and feet are weaker than before."

    Memories, though physically cause no harm, take an emotional toll on the persona so painful, they feel weak

    "And you are folded on the bed
    Where I rest my head,"

    The persona dreams about "you" whenever they sleep

    "There's nothing I can see,
    Darkness becomes me."

    In this part, the character begins to lose hope and is swallowed by despair

    "You bleed, we crawl like animals,
    But when it's over, I'm still awake"

    In this section, the character wishes it was all a dream and is forced back into reality

    "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest,"

    The memories suck the persona's breath away
    ClarissaPrioron September 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about loving someone, but they die, or they leave you and you are broken, but you thought that you were strong enough to handle it.
    ptvinthebronx3on February 14, 2015   Link

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