Alan Walker: Darkside Meaning
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Song Released: 2016
I’m not alone
We share those stories
Just something in your eyes
Don’t be afraid
The shadow’s roaming
Let’s leave the world behind
[Pre-Chorus: Tomine Harket]
Take me through the night
Fall in to the...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 9th 2019 report
I think "Dark Side" is about just being you (the dark). Because some people are afraid of the dark,and some people are afraid to be themselves,so I think the light is suppose to be representing a cover some peoople put on to hide who they really are. "Let go of the light fall into the darkside" is saying,stop hiding yourself with a cover (the light) and be you. At the beginning when it says "we're not in love we share no stories" that could be saying that this song was meant for anyone, anyone at all, anyone who was hiding themselves.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 22nd 2020 report
Dark Side is about I quote this "The light might be someone not being who they want to be and just force themselves to do something they dont like because when you look at the world in day time there is more light than darkness because nobody wants to be noticed all the time especially now because of bullying and also cyberbullying and the darkness is the hidden talent or where the hidden talent is hidden because when we think about deep places like caves it is really dark and normally you have to have a light to see and most people when they hide things they put it in dark places to make it somewhat invisible and you have to jump into it to find it like how i found my hidden talent of singing by just going out of my comfort zone (the light) and trying something new ( the darkness) when people cover themselves up using the light (the thing you dont wanna do) you just think that " i dont love doing this" and in the lyrics it has "were not in love we share no stories" which means exactly what i said earlier but it could also just be someone that thinks that light is always good and another person telling him/her to not "judge a book by its cover" and go to the darkness to find out that everything is equal and that nothing is out of place" but also it is about people hiding who they really are and just not having the freedom to be themselves
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Sep 12th 2019 report
The light might be someone not being who they want to be and just force themselves to do something they dont like because when you look at the world in day time there is more light than darkness because nobody wants to be noticed all the time especially now because of bullying and also cyberbullying and the darkness is the hidden talent or where the hidden talent is hidden because when we think about deep places like caves it is really dark and normally you have to have a light to see and most people when they hide things they put it in dark places to make it somewhat invisible and you have to jump into it to find it like how i found my hidden talent of singing by just going out of my comfort zone (the light) and trying something new ( the darkness) when people cover themselves up using the light (the thing you dont wanna do) you just think that " i dont love doing this" and in the lyrics it has "were not in love we share no stories" which means exactly what i said earlier but it could also just be someone that thinks that light is always good and another person telling him/her to not "judge a book by its cover" and go to the darkness to find out that everything is equal and that nothing is out of place
anonymous Jun 14th report
All these interpretations are really dangerous because they are trying to give a different meaning to a word that already has a meaning.
This is like saying dark side for me means a phobia. There is no way you can change the meaning of a word because its used in a song.
All parents should be careful with your kids listening to these kind of songs. The word "Dark side" already has a meaning in society and symbolises with Bad things, evil, things not accepted by society such as drugs, dark desires. You can't just take a word and say it means "ABC" to me.. Although kids might interpret it for this song they will always have it drilled into there heads that the dark side is good and when the generally interpreted dark side things are put in front of them they will think it's OK to indulge in them.
In my opinion, this song refers that reality (light) doesn't have to be the best place to live, while the dark side symbolizes the illusion/another reality that, although fictional, is more fun, that allows you to have happiness and fulfill your dreams. even if it's just an illusion, a fictional world.
"Let's just believe your lies"
“Fall on the dark side”
I think we can compare the meaning of the lyrics with Plato's cave, but in an inverted way. Instead of coming out of the cave to face reality, it turns out that reality is sad and suffering, so maybe it's better to live in illusion, but happier.
The word "Dark side" would mean the interior of the cave, away from the true reality. Whether that would be a bad thing is up to you.
The song is relatively recent (2018), at least enough to be able to signify a matrix virtual world or a metaverse, since before 2018 these subjects were discussed.
anonymous Mar 28th report
2 people who like each other, 1 is suggesting that they should leave their ways and become different people (maybe become evil or join a cult).
"Don't be afraid
The shadows know me
Let's leave the world behind"
The shadows are either the people that are already in the darkside who have already let go of the light or demons.
"Give into the dark side"
is suggesting that this person has been making an effort to stay in the light and trying to be a good person.
"Don't wait for truth
To come and blind us"
This further strengthens my statement. "Why is it the truth that will blind them?"
"Let's just believe their lies
I see it
I know that you can feel it
No secrets worth keeping
So fool me like I'm dreaming"
"their" refers to the bad people of the cult that this person is trying to convince the other they should join and he is saying we should believe their lies.
These also sound like they are subliminal and that the person who this message is for is hypnotised. You can either see it as a person talking to another or a person talking to the listeners of the songs themselves.
"Beneath the sky
As black as diamonds"
This refers to the shadows I talked about earlier.
"We're running out of time (Time, time)"
This suggests that their plans can be ended if they are not successful up until a certain year. This can be interpreted that they are running out of time because God's coming is near.
Either the people of the cult or the demons say this and the fact that it is the only verse which is echoed and heard twice after further suggests that this is not the same being who says it. The words may have echoed on that letter also because time is an ongoing thing and never stops.
anonymous Jan 11th report
Darkside is about the fact that while light may be comforting, it's always important to leave your comfort zone, to explore. This exploration is called the ‘darkside’. Furthermore, the songs tells us that while we may be tempted to always dwell in the riches and luxuries which are said to be ‘light’ in the song, there always will be a time when we have to fall into the darkside. That is, this light would not be sufficient for our entire life and if we take one moment in the darkside, we would come out, beaming more than ever and will have enough light to spend. In other words, it's telling us to come out of our clamshell and our interests. And the younger we do it, the better as tells the line “young and fearless”.
anonymous Oct 20th 2021 report
I think it is about facing the dark side of our society fearlessly (especially for Youngs). A few time in dark makes you stronger.It always motivates me to get out of light and experience the difficulties of darkness, which may help in the long run. Like coming out of the comfort zone, working like the hell and at last achieve the thing passing through the dark side.
I mean song is call people "fall into the darkside", and I now on the darkside:)
Song is about two young people that want "leave the world behind" and "fall into the darkside". Thay want do it's now, not tomorrow "we're running out of time" and we know that no one lied they "to come and blind us, lets just believe their lies". They wanna do this "believe it, I see it, I know that you can feel it", they don't have secrets one-from-one "no secrets worth keeping". And the last one they want be on the darkside "take me through the night, fall into the darkside, we don't need the light, we'll leave on the darkside, I see it, let's feel it, were we still young and fearless, let go of the light, fall into the darkside":'|
anonymous May 13th 2021 report
I think the dark side is the hidden place in you where no one known except you,a shadow of you world that speak of you
anonymous Apr 5th 2021 report
Darkside I think being you
...while we still young and... Find what you love and do it now. Don't be afraid of being in the Darkside where people might leave you because you don't fit the trend
"We're not in love,we share no stories just something I our eyes" There are people you connect with,not because they are your type or socially acceptable. But those person's love you as you are, accepts your Darkside.
anonymous Feb 26th 2021 report
I think this is something like two lovers who's states or something or at war with each other are forbidden to be together, and one is trying to switch sides. It's just the first thing that came to mind, other than Darth Vader from Star Wars. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
anonymous Jan 19th 2021 report
I think Darkside means like someone is in love with someone else but dosen't want to admit it to the other person "We're not in love we share stories just something n your eyes" like their expressing it but like in a certain way. Also, I think Darkside also means like people they have such a beautiful personality but they hide it like my talent is singing and drawing and that's been hidden for a long time but then they express it later... For Example: "Let go of the light fall in to the DARKSIDE" in other words "Stop trying to be someone else and stop trying to be perfect by letting go of the light and express yourself an fall into the Darkside" you don't have to agree but at least you understand... :D XD UwU OwO OoO :p
anonymous Jan 6th 2021 report
I believe darkside means that this person is depressed and just wants to die. they want to stop acting like they're happy and love they're life (the light) and they just want to be who they wanna be (darkside). but it seems this person is in love with someone else but he doesn't want to show it. (we're not in love/we share no stories) and maybe this other person is just as depressed as he is and want to go down together (let go of the light, fall into the darkside/let's leave the world behind) and they want to do this before time runs out (while we're still young and fearless)
anonymous Dec 11th 2020 report
Darkside is a really good song ans inspires me to not go into the darkside and to not be afraid of anything i don't know if that the point of the song but that's my opinion I LOVE YOU Alan WALKER.
anonymous Dec 3rd 2020 report
I would say is it dark side is a broken love story between two starcrossed lovers. They want each other but they’re finding it hard to get each other because of the conflict between their families. They know the only way to escape is to Leave into the darkness, another words fall into the Darkside. I bet it got it like really wrong but even if I did I don’t care
anonymous Nov 1st 2020 report
I think this means that if you can't handle people anymore,(the light)
You should spend time alone if you want or if you like that (the Darkside)
anonymous Oct 8th 2020 report
I think it's talking about people or persons who are into toxic relationship,or stuffs like that but don't wanna leave because of some benefits they are enjoying, even when the dangers is staring them in the face.
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