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Song Released: 2016


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Darkside Lyrics

[Verse 1: Tomine Harket]
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...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2019 9:37am 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



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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 12:10pm report


    i think that this song is about going to a dark place to improve yourself as a person. its like when you swimming at drowning going under the water you need to go down so you can get back up its the same thing with religion a lot of people find God when they are in a dark place and need help. the truths are probably the things you want to tell yourself why you should be happy although your depressed but the lies are the things you think of as lies like "i'm not okay" or "i need help" and you want to be strong so you don't want to admit those things to yourself so they feel like lies. sometimes you just need to break everything down strategically to the foundation and work your way up again.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 2019 4:52pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st, 13:05 report


    I think that Darkside is about getting involved in a cult.

    Lyrics like "Don't wait for truth, to come and blind us, let's just believe the lies" and "fool me like I'm dreaming" makes it seem like the narrator is trying to believe in something that they don't. They also sing a lot about "the shadows" and say that they will "fall into the dark side" as if speaking about otherworldly happenings. They also state "no secrets worth keeping" as if they feel like they can trust whoever is manipulating them and telling them their deepest, darkest secrets. However, in cults, this is usually used to blackmail members into not leaving if they begin to lose faith.

    And even at the very start with "We're not in love, we share no stories, just something in your eyes, don't be afraid, the shadows know me, let's leave the world behind" make me think that the last three lines are quotes from someone who seemed trustworthy and groomed the narrator into joining the cult. She doesn't know what it is about this person but she feels inclined to believe anything he says. Perhaps because she is in a time of desperation. Most people who join cults are also in rough times and are suffering from a mental illness such as depression. That's why they want something to hope for.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 11:09 report


    I think to see the meaning in this song you also need to watch the music video. In the video there are people in black robes and people in white robes almost like cults representing the light and the dark. They have these Alan walker symbols which transform into machines that can fly and scan(or do something else I’m not sure) 3D shapes. The white cult has more older people and the black more young(which explains the lines “while we’re still young and fearless”). In the song it continuously tells you to fall into the Darkside(join the black cult) It’s almost like the song is being sang by the black cult, which means the line “let’s just believe their lies” is referring to the white cult. I think the first lines “were not in love, we share no stories, just something in about your eye” might be talking about the other people in the cult. And the whole song is saying that the light and the dark are not what you think they are, they’re the same thing and they do the same thing just in a different way.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 3:44pm report


    i know in advance, that most people will hate this.

    i think the darkside is a (very appropriate) metaphore for religion. several verses (actually the entire second strophe) indicate this explnanation:

    Beneath the sky
    As black as diamonds
    We're running out of time
    Don't wait for truth
    To come and blind us
    Let's just believe their lies
    Believe it, I see it
    I know that you can feel it
    No secrets worth keeping
    So fool me like I'm dreaming



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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 1:25am report


    I think its more of a religious song. . The dark being evil and light being opposite of evil.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 12th, 1:49pm report


    i think that it could be about light pollution. Well, the whole "dark" and "light" part is obvious. But the part where it says "don't wait for truth to come and blind us, let's just believe the lies" could be about how people are being lied to about this and stuff??

    idk man i gotta go back to making propaganda for the IDA, bye



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    anonymous
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    Jan 8th, 1:57am report


    I think it's being yourself and living your best life regardless of what anybody else thinks...



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 11:33pm report


    don't be good, just do what you want. do to the Darkside if you have to.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 28th, 2019 9:49am report


    I think it's about being yourself and showing who you really are.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 18th, 2019 9:23am report


    I think this songs said about young generations' mortivation and desire to try drugs. I don't know i'm correct , but i feel like that.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2019 8:25pm report


    Nobody mentioned this one yet, but my first reaction to the song was about suicide.

    I’m glad I looked it up and got everyone’s interpretation. Although, the popular response here seems to be about love, I don’t quite feel satisfied with that answer as there are loopholes to the lyrics that tends to steer away from that.

    Some mentioned the light meaning a cover up of your true inner self as your inner being is the dark side. Nope, still not buying that interpretation and one can argue that it’s the opposite...light could be your inner beauty while most are consumed by the dark side by portraying fakeness and a cover up of whom they really are.. I guess we won’t know AW’s interpretation until he openly discusses it himself.



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    Codename_gassy_snake
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    Jul 12th, 2019 7:13pm report


    I have a strong feeling that alan walker is being used by the devil. "Give in to the darkside" and "we don't need the light" is saying to give your life to the devil.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 2019 7:44am report


    I think its a song calling out the darkness in people,everyone silently fights against inner darkness .I believe being evil,going dark is full of pleasure and so sweety whilst being in the light means being cautious and abide by many rules .Its a song which is speaking to the inner evil. Tempting.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2019 6:44am report


    This ''Darkside'' song is basically about it's mysterious absence of the Lightside. Within which was symbolicaly and metaphoricaly invited in this song as a female that fell in temptation with the Protagonist's invitation for seeking and exploring the otherside of him. By roaming together in the night's darkside. Where both of them are discovering and expierencing eachother's secret thoughts and dreams heroically,while still fearless young daredevils. In a opposite way the song reminds me of that song ''On The Darkside'' by John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown band. Where the Protagonist seems to know his own shadow darkside that was kept in check. Until the female and her magnetism of light and attraction crossed over on the darkside of him. Where he became even more overshadowed by her ''appearance of love'' that blinDED him, not in a true sense of love by the grace of God[Jesus Christ] who could redeem and save your soul for life. For when being awaken and away from those certain EMBEDDED TIMES when our opposites do meet eachother by the artificial law of attraction for what ever reason that is, which only God really knows WHY and THE WAY out when finding yourself on the darkside.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 2019 6:43am report


    It tells us to be brave,and face new challenges, the light being the comfort zone,the dark side being the where all the hard challenges and obstacles lie, and in he



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    anonymous
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    May 19th, 2019 5:10am report


    I feel like the lines "we're running out of time" and "don't wait for truth to come and blind us, let's just believe their lies" are about the lowkey feeling of doom lots of kids and younger grown ups have. Might as well give into the darkside and believe their lies, and live while you can. My kids feel like the world's coming apart and so many powerful grown ups (eg politicians) really don't care. This is like escapism. This interpretation was made by my 11yo daughter and me and it's just our interpretation, you can have your own.



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