Safe and Sound
Taylor Swift Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Don't you dare look out your window darling
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone
Gone

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Ooh, (ooh), ooh, (ooh)
La la (la la)
La la (la la)
Ooh, (ooh), ooh, (ooh)
La la (la la)

Just close your eyes
You'll be alright
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh



Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Overall Meaning

The song Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift was written for the movie The Hunger Games. The song begins by describing a past moment when the singer reassured someone who was scared of being alone, but that moment is now gone. The singer tells the person to close their eyes and assures them that they will be safe and sound. The song then talks about a war outside that is raging on, but the lullaby the singer sings will keep them safe even when the music is gone. The song ends with the same refrain, repeating that the person and the singer will be safe and sound.


The lyrics of Safe and Sound speak of a deep sense of comfort and peace. The singer wants the person they are singing to, to know that they will be okay and protected even when things seem scary. The song reflects the need for reassurance and protection in difficult times. The idea of closing your eyes and feeling safe can be a powerful image for many people. The war outside could represent any kind of conflict that people may be facing, whether it's emotional or physical. Overall, the song is about being there for someone and keeping them safe in a world that can be dangerous and uncertain.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember tears streaming down your face
I vividly recall seeing tears roll down your cheeks.


When I said, I'll never let you go
When I told you that I will never let you leave my life, ever.


When all those shadows almost killed your light
Remember when you were going through the dark days and your life seemed pointless.


I remember you said, don't leave me here alone
I remember how you begged me to stay with you during those tough times.


But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight
However, all that is in the past now, and we can put it behind us.


Just close your eyes
Relax and close your eyes, forget about everything else.


The sun is going down
The day is ending, and the night is falling.


You'll be alright
Don't worry, everything will be fine.


No one can hurt you now
You're safe now, nobody can harm you.


Come morning light
When the sun rises again in the morning.


You and I'll be safe and sound
We will be still here, unharmed and protected, together.


Don't you dare look out your window darling
Don't even think about looking outside, it's too dangerous.


Everything's on fire
The world outside is in chaos and extreme disorder.


The war outside our door keeps raging on
The battle in the outside world is still ongoing.


Hold onto this lullaby
Listen to this soothing music and hold onto the calmness it brings.


Even when the music's gone
Even when the music stops, hold onto the peace it brought.


Just close your eyes
Shut your eyes gently, relax.


You'll be alright
Everything will turn out fine.


Come morning light
When the sunshine radiates in the morning.


You and I'll be safe and sound
We'll still be here, unharmed and at peace together.


Ooh, (ooh), ooh, (ooh)
vocalizations


La la (la la)
humming


Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
vocalizations




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: T Bone Burnett, John Paul White, Taylor Swift, Joy Williams-Yetton

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

The Half Blood Prinsesa

The song hits differently when youre a Hunger Games Fan. It makes you wanna read the whole thing

yeti myth

Yup exactly

Book and anime lover 4 life

I know! I'm a hunger games fan and a Taylor swift fan. The books are so amazing and Taylor wrote amazing songs to go with the movie that perfectly encapsulates the books.

Potterhead Weasley

Finally someone knows how I feel!🤍

Tøøbà Khalid

This month I’m doing a marathon of Hunger Games books, movies and reaction videos alongside Taylor Swift song they all are my favourite.

Potterhead Weasley

@Tøøbà Khalid that sounds amazing!! I should do the same!🤗🤍

30 More Replies...

Kaylani Stirgus

Why does this song still give me goosebumps??? Absolutely amazing, Taylor Swift deserved so much more credit than she got!

Bill Durham

This is Prim's ghost........

Kashyap

She got the world already...

jada

for this song sure but i think the amount of grammys she has says otherwise

More Comments

More Versions