My own land has closed its gates on me
All alone in world, it's scaring me

I am here to prove you wrong
I'm accused of something I live for

In my dreamland, there's some who understands
A friendly soul, trusting life in my hands

Yes, I gave it all I can
Now it's invaded by a stranger

Keep in mind what you have heard today
You might find that you're not so brave
Are you man enough, carry the load all alone
When other have your own

My old land is but a pile of sand
Cold and bare but something still is there

I am here to claim my land
You can't keep me away forever

Keep in mind what you have heard today
You might find that you're not so brave
Are you man enough, carry the load all alone
When other have your own

I'm a true patriot, you are my land,
you have my soul, you have all I had
Now I am here, and I want it all back

In my dreams, I climb the hills I see
and let a gentle breeze lead me to
plains I once have seen and
Clear blue sky, I swim in lakes I find
I build a house right there
that you can't take away

I am here to claim my land
you can't keep me away, forever, ever

Keep in mind what you have heard today
You might find that you're not so brave
Are you man enough, carry the load all alone
When other have your own


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

My Land Lyrics as written by Toni Kristian Kakko

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

My Land song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

19 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Comment

    I like both the Dalai Lama and the pwn little world interpretations, but am I the only one who first just thought it was about losing land...literally.

    craniiferon December 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Does anyone else see this as finland in world war two? It may be a stretch but it is very possible.

    Altamara_Kaion April 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i think like craniifer, i find my land to be a quite unsuitable expression or metaphor for a living person, wouldn't be much of a nice pet name to call your girl my land, would it? That one with the Dalai Lama and Tibet seems possible, Finland may be, too, even if I don't know anything about their role in wwII

    Music is pureon August 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Huh. I thought it was just about literally taking back land in a war or something.

    psychomonkey62on February 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I think it talks about Finland, I've already read finnish people talking about it and how Finland used to be taken by other countries.

    Lumiereducielon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation

    This song makes me think of a character like William "D-Fens" Foster from the movie Falling Down. A dedicated man who did everything right according to his own beliefs, but was still ejected from his own family, while his ex got together with another ("now it's invaded by a stranger.") The narrator is seeking to claim back his former life, which only exists in his imagination by now, and it will not end well for anyone involved.

    AgentCon April 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    ¬¬' in my cd appear like mary lou... i never listened before XD IT ROCKZ XD

    KRiPPeRon April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    what is it about? someone being betrayed n kicked out of their land?

    rebelj1on February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    A friend of mine told me it's about a Girl's Love.

    UnNaturalSuicideon January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Zomfg! The intro nearly made me cry! T_T

    If you ask me the, it is about a man (or woman) who's love and life is being held down by somebody (or something, a government?) and he/she has finally had enough. He's gonna rebel and kick all ass to get his sould back.

    Savage Dash 8on September 19, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Standing On The Edge Of Summer
Thursday
In regards to the meaning of this song: Before a live performance on the EP Five Stories Falling, Geoff states “It’s about the last time I went to visit my grandmother in Columbus, and I saw that she was dying and it was the last time I was going to see her. It is about realizing how young you are, but how quickly you can go.” That’s the thing about Geoff and his sublime poetry, you think it’s about one thing, but really it’s about something entirely different. But the lyrics are still universal and omnipresent, ubiquitous, even. So relatable. That’s one thing I love about this band. I also love their live performances, raw energy and Geoff’s beautiful, imperfectly perfect vocals. His voice soothes my aching soul.
Album art
Holiday
Bee Gees
@[Diderik:33655] "Your a holiday!" Was a popular term used in the 50s/60s to compliment someone on their all around. For example, not only are they beautiful, but they are fun and kind too ... just an all around "holiday". I think your first comment is closer to being accurate. The singer/song writers state "Millions of eyes can see, yet why am i so blind!? When the someone else is me, its unkind its unkind". I believe hes referring to the girl toying with him and using him. He wants something deeper with her, thats why he allows himself to be as a puppet (even though for her fun and games) as long as it makes her happy. But he knows deep down that she doesnt really want to be serious with him and thats what makes him.
Album art
Magical
Ed Sheeran
How would you describe the feeling of being in love? For Ed Sheeran, the word is “Magical.” in HIS three-minute album opener, he makes an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of true love with words. He describes the magic of it all over a bright Pop song produced by Aaron Dessner.
Album art
Amazing
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran tells a story of unsuccessfully trying to feel “Amazing.” This track is about the being weighed down by emotional stress despite valiant attempts to find some positivity in the situation. This track was written by Ed Sheeran from the perspective of his friend. From the track, we see this person fall deeper into the negative thoughts and slide further down the path of mental torment with every lyric.
Album art
Page
Ed Sheeran
There aren’t many things that’ll hurt more than giving love a chance against your better judgement only to have your heart crushed yet again. Ed Sheeran tells such a story on “Page.” On this track, he is devastated to have lost his lover and even more saddened by the feeling that he may never move on from this.