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My Love Mine All Mine
Mitski Lyrics


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Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin' down on me
Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

My baby, here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

Overall Meaning

In Mitski's song "My Love, Mine, All Mine," the lyrics delve into a deep introspective exploration of love, connection, and the transient nature of life. The imagery of the moon symbolizes a constant presence watching over the singer, offering a sense of continuity and comfort in a world that is ever-changing. The metaphor of sending up one's heart to the moon signifies a longing for eternal connection and a desire for a love that transcends beyond the limitations of mortality.


The repetition of the phrase "my love is mine, all mine" emphasizes the singer's possessive and protective nature towards their feelings, highlighting the intensity and exclusivity of their emotions. The idea that love is the only true possession in the world reflects a personal attachment to this ethereal and intangible emotion, suggesting that love is the most valuable and enduring aspect of human existence.


The mention of the singer's "baby" on earth further reinforces the theme of love and connection, showcasing how this earthly relationship has given their heart worth and meaning. The plea to have their love shine down for this significant person after the singer's passing underscores the depth of their devotion and the hope for a continued bond even beyond death.


Overall, "My Love, Mine, All Mine" is a poignant reflection on the transformative power of love, the fragility of life, and the profound impact that connections with others can have on our sense of self. Mitski's introspective lyrics invite listeners to contemplate the unique and profound nature of love and its ability to shape our identities and perceptions of the world.


Line by Line Meaning

Moon, a hole of light
The moon represents a source of light and guidance in the darkness


Through the big top tent up high
The moon's light shines down from above, reaching through the darkness like a spotlight


Here before and after me
The moon has existed long before me and will continue to exist after me


Shinin' down on me
The moon's light provides comfort and illumination in my life


Moon, tell me if I could
I wonder if the moon can hear my thoughts and desires


Send up my heart to you?
I wish I could offer my love and emotions to the moon


So, when I die, which I must do
Acknowledging the inevitability of death and wondering what will happen to our love after


Could it shine down here with you?
Questioning if our love can transcend beyond death and be reunited in the afterlife


'Cause my love is mine, all mine
Emphasizing the personal ownership and intimate connection of the artist's love


I love, my, my, mine
Reiterating the exclusivity and possessiveness of the love felt


Nothing in the world belongs to me
Recognizing that material possessions hold no value compared to the depth of love felt


But my love, mine, all mine, all mine
Affirming that love is the most precious and cherished possession


My baby, here on earth
Referring to a loved one who is physically present and dear to the singer


Showed me what my heart was worth
Demonstrating the value and depth of the singer's emotions and love


So, when it comes to be my turn
Considering what will happen to our love when the singer passes on


Could you shine it down here for her?
Requesting that love continue to be shown and shared with the loved one on earth


Nothing in the world is mine for free
Acknowledging that true love requires effort, dedication, and sacrifice


But my love, mine, all mine, all mine
Reaffirming the singer's deep connection and ownership of their love




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Mitsuki Laycock

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin′ down on me

Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

My baby here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@puregoldengrace5810

crying a little bc now we have a mitski song we can affectionately nickname "my love" 😭😭😭

UPDATE AFTER MV RELEASE:

"To love is truly the best and most beautiful thing I ever did." - Mitski, explaining the song "My Love Mine All Mine"

This song isn't necessarily about a specific person that you love and that you can call yours, but rather the concept of love itself. The fact that nothing truly stays, material things will eventually leave you and even your body will deteriorate once you die, so not much can really be considered yours. But something that can be considered yours is love, love that is yours as long as you will it to be. Love that can be shared that even when you aren't around, it can still "shine" on others just as how the moon shines for everyone from up above.

I think that's also what is depicted in the music video, the stall stack of chairs and the highest chair on top representing the moon. When she moves from her chair at the bottom and climbs to the top, it is representative of her offering her love up to the moon, so that the love can shine on others far beyond herself. And when she looks out while she's at the top, she can see the hint of a bright sunrise over the open waters. Once you decide to share that love, you can see the bright impact it has on others, but aside from that, it also allows you personally to see the world a little bit brighter, and lets you open your world up to the effects of this love.

If I were to choose one word to encapsulate TLIIASAW, it would actually be "love", and I think this is song is the thesis of the album, and has been described to be its core song by other sources. This is actually what is in her current Spotify bio: "The best thing I ever did in my life was to love people. I wish I could leave behind all the love I have after I die, so I can shine all this goodness, all this love that I've created onto other people." An album that feels like a love that's haunting the land.



@asiarayne

Lyrics:
Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin' down on me
Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

My baby here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

(If you are looking for new music, check out "I Love You" by Asia Rayne - releasing October 21!)



@besma-hl8bh

Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin' down on me
Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

My baby here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine



@leeminhoe3819

[Verse 1]
Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin' down on me
Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

[Chorus]
'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine



[Verse 2]
My baby here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

[Chorus]
'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, my, my, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine



@salemalshehri6798

"My Love Mine All Mine"

Moon, a hole of light
Through the big top tent up high
Here before and after me
Shinin' down on me
Moon, tell me if I could
Send up my heart to you?
So, when I die, which I must do
Could it shine down here with you?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

My baby here on earth
Showed me what my heart was worth
So, when it comes to be my turn
Could you shine it down here for her?

'Cause my love is mine, all mine
I love, mine, mine, mine
Nothing in the world belongs to me
But my love, mine, all mine
Nothing in the world is mine for free
But my love, mine, all mine, all mine

thank me later



@laxminarayan7626

This music video emphasizes on Mitski's hurdles when working her way up in the music industry and her experience taking a hiatus from a few years ago.

At the start of the song, the camera pulls out on Mitski entering a studio space that stores various wooden chairs. This is the only shot where the door is open, so the rest of the video shows her possible escape from the industrial space. Working for the industry, that was mentioned in an interview, is her main reason for her past hiatus. Still alone, she uses the chair to elevate herself to the "hole of light".

The symbolic meaning of the chair stands out throughout the video. The recurrence of this furniture is in both the artist's songs and live performances. She pushes the chair, that was used at the beginning, due to her decision to step away from social media and any type of limelight.

The scattered, disorganized area of the chairs, however, can resemble the absence of her inspirations behind her songs. She builds a tower from this disarray which creates her start for her journey in self-acceptance. That structure can fit any type of chair as long as the furniture is stable and can support other parts of the build throughout the process.

The long shots of her continuous climb could hint at her shaky experience from developing albums and finishing her past contract with her music label. She has the opportunity to leave the music industry in entirety, but recently signed a negotiated contract. Her decision in creating music is from her gained self-compassion and the need to share her feelings about love to other listeners ("my baby here on earth"). Although the chorus from the music video can hint about her labour and ownership in her songs, the intent behind her work belongs to her.

Mitski looks up on the progress she has which is in contrast to "Carry Me Out" where she watches her past life. The chair she sits later on is not used to continue the buildup of the chairs. Rather, she leaves behind the chair that resembles her rest from her hiatus and continues to work with what she has.

She doesn't continue to build the towered chairs to avoid hitting the ceiling. This idiom describes her need to not reach over her limits when continuing to make songs, especially if the industry doesn't allow her to fully grow. This can also mean her pause from reaching to the moonlight that resembles her motive to find another pursuit outside of her music career.

Most of the imagery about the moon is based on Tsukimi, a Japanese moon viewing festival. This celebration is about an upcoming harvest falls on the 15th day of the 9th month, the same day as the release date for her new album and this music video. Mitski wears a white nightgown that help "shine" the light around her. She picks up an object throughout the video that also signifys as the moon.

The egg that she holds onto not only represents as an offering for the harvest. She fits this delicacy below the stacked wooden chairs which signifies her present life as the "foundation" of the pile. The first shot of this video has Mitski pulling out a flower from the damage, a signal to change for her own happiness. Can the cracks from the broken egg reveal her ability to move forward from her past (and the possible acceptance about gender identity)?

The music video doesn't show Mitski falling from the chairs or how the egg truely breaks. Rather, the last shot opens to her hand as an aperture where she is able to control what she can look forward to in the future: the beauty of a new day.



All comments from YouTube:

@gemmagemmaCRISPRg

You know it's gonna be good when mitski stands on a piece of furniture

@madelyn551

No doubt

@lepthropy4610

I don't remember her standing on furniture on all of her discography

@grantruperto6011

@@lepthropy4610she’s climbed on tables and chairs for her live performances

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