All Time Low
Iko Lyrics


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Take another picture
Take another one of me with arms raised
Get a better window
Get a better place where I can still see your final face

I'm breathing you in
I'm breathing you in
But you are leaving
You're leaving this world
I'm breathing you in
I'm breathing you in
But you sleep above the solar system

Close the door behind you
Just like the way you used to close your heart
And there's no point in crying
With your fingertips on glass
We watch the fireworks start

I'm breathing you in
I'm breathing you in
But you are leaving
You're leaving this world
I'm breathing you in
I'm breathing you in
But you sleep above the solar system
And I can't blame you
No, I can't blame you
Cause if I had a choice you know I'd leave too
All time low

And I will miss you everytime that I breathe




And I will miss you every town that I leave
And I will miss you every shoreline we lose

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song All Time Low by Iko depict a deep sense of loss and separation. The singer is pleading to take another picture and to get a better window to make sure they can still see the person's face for the last time. The overall tone of the song is melancholic as the singer is breathing in the memories of that person but they are leaving this world. The verse "But you sleep above the solar system" is a symbolic way to show that the person is gone forever and the singer cannot reach out to them anymore.


The following lyrics where the singer talks about closing the door behind are a metaphorical representation of a heart that is closed, probably the person who left had closed their heart some time before their departure. The song moves forward with a shift in emotions where the singer says that there's no point in crying and instead they watch the fireworks start with their fingertips on the glass, indicating that there is a beauty even in the goodbye.


In the last verse, the singer says, "Cause if I had a choice you know I'd leave too", which implies that the singer might have lost their faith in life and they can't really blame the person who left. The chorus, "And I will miss you every time that I breathe, And I will miss you every town that I leave, And I will miss you every shoreline we lose" reinforces the feeling of loss and how the singer will carry it with them for the rest of their life.


Line by Line Meaning

Take another picture
Capture another moment in time


Take another one of me with arms raised
Take another photo of me celebrating life


Get a better window
Find a better perspective


Get a better place where I can still see your final face
Find a place where I can still remember your face


I'm breathing you in
I'm trying to keep you close to me


But you are leaving
But you are departing from this world


You're leaving this world
You've passed away


But you sleep above the solar system
But your spirit is in the stars


Close the door behind you
Leave without saying goodbye


Just like the way you used to close your heart
Leaving like you always did


And there's no point in crying
It's pointless to keep crying


With your fingertips on glass
Watching you leave like a distant memory


We watch the fireworks start
We watch the grand finale of your life


And I can't blame you
I don't blame you for leaving


No, I can't blame you
I forgive you for leaving


Cause if I had a choice you know I'd leave too
If given the opportunity, I'd leave this world too


All time low
The lowest point in my life


And I will miss you everytime that I breathe
I will forever miss you as long as I'm alive


And I will miss you every town that I leave
I will miss you every time I move on with life


And I will miss you every shoreline we lose
I will miss you every time we have to let go




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