And it's a sad picture, the final blow hits you
Somebody else gets what you wanted again and
You know it's all the same, another time and place
Repeating history and you're getting sick of it
But I believe in whatever you do
And I'll do anything to see it through

Because these things will change
Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
It's a revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win
And we'll sing hallelujah, we'll sing hallelujah

So we've been outnumbered
Raided and now cornered
It's hard to fight when the fight ain't fair
We're getting stronger now
Find things they never found
They might be bigger
But we're faster and never scared
You can walk away, say we don't need this
But there's something in your eyes
Says we can beat this

Because these things will change
Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
It's a revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win
And we'll sing hallelujah, we'll sing hallelujah

Tonight we'll stand, get off our knees
Fight for what we've worked for all these years
And the battle was long, it's the fight of our lives
But we'll stand up champions tonight

It was the night things changed
Can you see it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down
It's a revolution, throw your hands up
'Cause we never gave in
And we'll sing hallelujah, we sang hallelujah

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  • +4
    General CommentTo me, this song is about any struggle. Anything in your life people are telling you you can't do, or you can't survive, this is the song that proves everyone wrong. This is about not giving up, no matter how many people pull you down and say you can't win this, you can't even fight the battle. It's the ultimate inspirational song. Just listening to it makes me feel like I can do anything and prove the whole world wrong.

    I haven't heard a song like that in a while
    brunettxbabexoon November 24, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I've gone back and read the lyrics a lot of times, and hate to say it, but the first time I read/listened to the lyrics I did indeed think about a guy. That sucks, I feel like such a girl for that, I know! But ultimately I think that this song is about giving strength and belief to someone that you know is capable of doing so much more than imaginable, that just can't find what you see in themselves. Its about lending your faith to someone who's trying to prevail in a situation against all odds. Everyone and everything is telling them that 'no, you can't do this'. Every logical answer points in the direction of 'no'. And they believe it. Despite everything you know, you have every confidence in this person. This is something they want; something they need... and you know that they can do it. Whether it be about a relationship that everything/one is against... so much so that one parter no longer has confidence in the relationship, but the other reassures them, and knows that they can get passed everyone that disapproves(which was my first interpitation of this song... but I doubt thats what this song was written about... but it very well could be actually, considering how many of her songs are about guys) or about getting out of where you are, and living out the life you want, or maybe just a personal battle within... this song is about being strong through another person, and finding inner strength.
    shastton August 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song means to fight off all of the evil in your life and to put your wall down that keeps you protected from the outside world and to fight the war of evil, hate, drugs, sex, alchohol, and heark breaks. I am going to sing this song with my singing group because I belive in this song. It's staring a revolution and singing halleiujah.
    taylorswiftfan1on June 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song helped me through some rough times - thankfully I always had my very best friend in those times too. I owe her alot!

    This song is about LIFE.
    People get what you want and you hate it, right? It gets you down sometimes. It's all the same, it's happened before - repeating history and your getting sick of it! But you and your friends know that things will change. It wont always be this way. People have turned against you, and yeah, it isn't great, but you know you can beat this. Things will change, you can feel it. The walls that they built up to block you out of the world, you knock them down. It's a revolution. And it feels amazing. You know its coming. All the bad stuff you've had to go through will be 'forgotten' and you'll be able to be free.
    HaHson August 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song for Taylor is about her record label, but it doesn't have to be just about that for everyone. That's what's so great about Taylor- she can write a song and you can fit it into whatever situation you're in. This song is about for one thing, having hope and faith in something. Having hope, faith, determination, and never giving up on something you need or want is what this song is about. It's about never giving up on something you can't live without, no matter how hard it is or how long it takes to get there. I think this song was written to give people hope and to day "follow your dreams and never, ever let go." In the end, it says that they got what they wanted because they never gave in. She's basically saying that if you keep your mind on what you need and go for it, you're going to win in the end, even if it wasn't what you wanted in the end. Everything happens for a reason, even if you don't know it right away. But never give up or lose hope.
    songsareawesomeon May 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis is such an empowering song. From seeing people struggle to start a business or protesting with the Occupy movement, from fighting for social, environmental and economic justice to combating stereotypes and achieving milestones in education, it's about overcoming obstacles and working so hard for the change you want to see in the world.
    jojoinpink54on May 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKeep going and you'll make it and also dont stop believing. I love this.
    WannabePunkEmoKidon July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of the autism legislation that my state of wisconsin is trying to pass. it reminds me of my lil brother with autism. beautiful song.
    $yd-nayy2130on September 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song totally reminds me of "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld.

    Anyway, it is an amazing song. This is one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs. It's so inspirational. It makes me want to make a difference in the world. =]

    Peace, love, and music,
    AnnabelleMarieon April 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about walls coming down, but for some they never do. They can't. It's simply too large of a risk. And it's scary. It's felt as a threat. Good song.
    SweetCheeks2on March 30, 2012   Link

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