Anyone but Me
Stella Got Lyrics


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Anyone, anyone but me
Anything, anything but drown me in my sleep
For everything I have built in my head and all…
Kill the lights and put me back to sleep
Everyone, everyone can see that you are playing with fire
Internal surgery for our solitude
Send me back if you are going to hurt me
Give me, give me all I need
Treasures from the sea and guidance all along




For every shattered dream we put a stone
Send me back if you are going to hurt me

Overall Meaning

In the opening lines of "Anyone but me," Stella Got expresses a deep sense of vulnerability and a plea for salvation. The repeated refrain of "Anyone, anyone but me" conveys a desire to escape oneself, to be anyone else other than who they currently are. This sentiment is further amplified by the following line "Anything, anything but drown me in my sleep," where there is a clear aversion to self-destructive tendencies and a longing for respite from inner turmoil. The imagery of drowning in sleep suggests a profound feeling of suffocation and a need for release from the overwhelming emotions that plague the singer.


The reference to "everything I have built in my head" speaks to the elaborate constructs and fantasies that the singer has created within their own mind. However, these constructs seem to have become burdensome, perhaps leading to a sense of disillusionment or self-destruction. The plea to "kill the lights and put me back to sleep" can be interpreted as a desire to escape from reality, to retreat into a state of unconsciousness where the pain and complexity of life can be momentarily forgotten. This longing for oblivion is juxtaposed with the idea of being seen by others, as expressed in the line "Everyone, everyone can see that you are playing with fire." This juxtaposition highlights the contrast between internal struggles and external perceptions, suggesting a dichotomy between the private self and the public persona.


The mention of "internal surgery for our solitude" suggests a deep introspection and a need for introspective examination of one's innermost thoughts and feelings. The reference to "solitude" implies a profound sense of isolation and introspective exploration, perhaps indicating a journey towards self-discovery and self-awareness. The line "Send me back if you are going to hurt me" underscores a sense of caution and a desire for protection from potential harm, whether emotional or psychological. This plea for safety and security reflects a fear of being wounded or betrayed, suggesting a need for trust and reassurance in relationships.


The concluding verses of the song evoke a sense of longing and a yearning for fulfillment and contentment. The request for "Treasures from the sea and guidance all along" conveys a desire for riches and wisdom, symbolic of a quest for meaning and purpose in life. The imagery of "every shattered dream we put a stone" suggests a process of rebuilding and resilience in the face of adversity, where broken dreams are transformed into enduring foundations. The repetition of the plea "Send me back if you are going to hurt me" serves as a poignant reminder of the singer's vulnerability and their need for protection and care in an uncertain and tumultuous world.


Line by Line Meaning

Anyone, anyone but me
I prefer anyone else but myself


Anything, anything but drown me in my sleep
I'd rather anything else happen than me drowning in my sleep


For everything I have built in my head and all…
Everything I've imagined and worked towards...


Kill the lights and put me back to sleep
Turn off the lights and let me rest


Everyone, everyone can see that you are playing with fire
Everyone can see you're taking big risks


Internal surgery for our solitude
Inner transformation to find peace alone


Send me back if you are going to hurt me
Take me away if you're going to cause me pain


Give me, give me all I need
Provide me with everything I require


Treasures from the sea and guidance all along
Value from the ocean and constant guidance


For every shattered dream we put a stone
With every dream that falls apart, we become stronger


Send me back if you are going to hurt me
Take me away if you intend to harm me




Lyrics © ACUM Ltd.
Written by: AVI ELBAZ, STELLA GOTSHTEIN

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