10 Feet Tall
Savage After Midnight Lyrics


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She says my name belongs in lights
Shining bright
She says my words they get her high
But, nobody does it like you do
Twelve shades of the color blue
A million people trying to be like you
But, nobody does it like you do
Whoa oh ah oh
I'm ten feet tall tonight
Whoa oh ah oh
Feeling so alive
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight

I love the comfort in her lies
She blows my head up twice its size
I slit my throat to bleed her out
The devil in disguise
Nobody does me like you do
Shot of sin to kill the truth
A million lies just to get with you
But, nobody does me like you do

Whoa oh ah oh
I'm ten feet tall tonight
Whoa oh ah oh
Feeling so alive
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight

Build me up inside
Till I'm ten feet tall

Whoa oh ah oh
I'm ten feet tall tonight
Whoa oh ah oh
Feeling so alive
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight
I feel so alive
I'm ten feet tall tonight

So alive
Cuz I'm feeling




So alive, so alive, sing it
I'm ten feet tall tonight

Overall Meaning

“10 Feet Tall” by Savage After Midnight is an upbeat rock song that talks about a person's worth and value based on one's characteristics and abilities that are unique to them. The song begins with a girl who praises the singer, saying that his name deserves to be in lights, and his words provide her with a high. The person she praises has twelve shades of the color blue, which signifies that he is complex, multifaceted, and unique. The song then states that there are millions of people trying to be like him, but nobody can do it like he does.


The chorus of the song repeats, "Whoa oh ah oh, I'm ten feet tall tonight, feeling so alive," which symbolizes the singer's self-confidence, self-worth, and happiness. The person singing claims that he feels alive and that he is ten feet tall, which means that he feels on top of the world and that he values himself highly. The verse continues with the person acknowledging that he loves the comfort of lies, which builds his ego and size. However, he admits to slicing his throat to get rid of her, describing the girl as the devil in disguise.


In conclusion, the song is about self-love, self-worth, and the comfort of being unique. The person singing is confident in being himself, ignoring the millions of people who want to be like him, and acknowledging that he loves the ego-boosting lies. However, he also acknowledges that he needs to free himself from people who bring him down, just like the girl, saying she is the devil in disguise.


Line by Line Meaning

She says my name belongs in lights
She admires me and thinks that I deserve to be a big star.


Shining bright
She thinks I have the potential to be incredibly successful and well known.


She says my words they get her high
She finds my words deeply satisfying and exhilarating.


But, nobody does it like you do
She acknowledges that while there are other people trying to follow in my footsteps, nobody can do what I do quite like me.


Twelve shades of the color blue
There are many different variations of sadness that I feel.


A million people trying to be like you
There are countless others out there who are trying to emulate me or achieve the same level of success as me.


Whoa oh ah oh I'm ten feet tall tonight
I am feeling incredibly confident and empowered right now.


Feeling so alive
I feel energized and reinvigorated.


I love the comfort in her lies
I enjoy the feeling of safety and security that comes with the lies she tells me.


She blows my head up twice its size
She compliments me so much that I start to become overly confident and egotistical.


I slit my throat to bleed her out
I am willing to do anything to escape the hold that she has over me.


The devil in disguise
She may seem innocent, but she is actually a harmful influence on me.


Nobody does me like you do
Despite her negative impact, there is something about her that nobody else can replicate or replace for me.


Shot of sin to kill the truth
I am using unhealthy habits or behaviors to distract myself from the reality of the situation.


A million lies just to get with you
I am willing to accept deceit in order to be close to her, even if it's not healthy for me.


Build me up inside Till I'm ten feet tall
The emotional support and adoration she gives me makes me feel larger than life.


So alive Cuz I'm feeling So alive, so alive, sing it
I cannot contain how good I feel in this moment, and it's worth singing about.




Writer(s): Christopher Calib Brown, Christopher Stephen Eubank, James Thomas Shaheen Iii, Jeremiah Thomas Lipscomb, John Thomas Falls, Landon Christian Fox

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Sandra x

Saw these guys open for the show a few nights ago with Asking Alexandria, Papa Roach and Shinedown and Savage After Midnight was AMAZING!!!!!!! They gained a new hard core fan that night!! They kicked ass and got the place rocking!

Ohiobeauty24

Sandra x me too!!! I seen them in Toledo and fell in love with them

Crow Kelly

I'm going to see that concert on Oct 11, I'm glad to know they're good live!! It's always important to have a good band opening to get everyone started

Lonewolf7453

Yo was that in Evansville

Andrew Walker

@Crow Kelly They were awesome in Grand Rapids on the 1st! Never heard of them before then, but I had to buy their shirt and CD. Keep supporting these awesome, less well known bands!

your. mother.

I did too!

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Michael Genera

I agree I saw with shinedown at speaking rock last year, and I was so impressed and wanted to hear more, but I know you guys will hit it big, keep it going🤘

Jbirr727

You guys were phenomenal in concert, new fan right here!

rhiannon1972

This is amazing af, tell me there is more! Please sirs I want some more music 🤘💞

Marissa Boyer

Thought I'd check them out as I saw they are one of the opening acts for Shinedown in September. Loving them, can't wait to see them live!!

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