"Salt" as written by and Christopher Michael Bowman Ray Libby....
Stuck inside of the wrong frame
I don't feel attached to this name
My body, I must reclaim
With different eyes and no shame

Try, try to just hear me out
Don't ask why, why
But I'm taking this route
It's alright, right?
That's what I tell myself, but I don't know know

So I ran 'til I couldn't and I screamed, 'til my voice was gone
I believed what I shouldn't have, I don't know why
These memories are nothing to me just salt

Look in the mirror and tell me
What it is like to be free
How do I grasp reality
When I don't have an identity!
Who, who can I look to 'cause I'm not like you, you
And I don't believe in the truth, truth
Because all of my life's built on lies

So I ran 'til I couldn't and I screamed, 'til my voice was gone
I believed what I shouldn't have, I don't know why

I know what you're implying
I'm trying to get my feet off the ground
I know, I know, I'm trying, I'm trying
These memories are nothing to me just salt!

Stuck inside of the wrong frame,
I don't feel attached to this name
How do I grasp reality
When I don't have an identity!
Who, who can I look to 'cause I'm not like you, you
And I don't believe in the truth, truth
'Cause all of my life's built on lies, uh!

So I ran 'til I couldn't and I screamed, 'til my voice was gone
I believed what I shouldn't have, I don't know why
Yeah, I ran 'til I couldn't and I screamed, 'til my voice was gone
I believed what I shouldn't have,
I'm trying to get my feet off the ground
These memories are nothing to me just salt in the wound


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"Salt" as written by Christopher Michael Bowman Gavin Austin Bennett

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  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is almost certainly about issues concerning gender identity and dysphoria. The first verse makes a clear reference to the narrator being uncomfortable with their body.
    walzjennaon April 14, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLove this song.
    I think it is about a person accepting who they really are, even though it is against social norms, parents, what they've been taught is right, etc.
    Running away and screaming to try to rid themselves of the voices that tell them to be true to themselves, but they can't.
    The main character admits that the memories of their life mean nothing to who they are, but at the end they finally admit that these memories are tearing them up.
    trod777on December 17, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI believe this song is basically about rejection that he can't seem to get over.
    This line show how loving this person makes him feel as if he's nonexistent, "I don't feel attached to this name, how do I grasp reality when I don't have an identity?"
    The chorus to me is how terrible it made him feel and the last line of it really gets me. "These memories are nothing to me, just salt in the wound" meaning it still hurts just thinking about it.
    A great and emotional song all over, Bad Suns is amazing \( ゚ヮ゚)/
    jocelynoliviaon December 04, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI think this is about someone who is homosexual and people are giving him a hard the about it

    Stuck inside the wrong frame
    I don't feel attached to this name
    My body I must reclaim
    With different eyes and no shame
    alternative0on February 22, 2015   Link

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