Wednesday, December 14, 2011

November Rain Meaning



 “Even nothing cannot last forever.”
  “Every hour wounds. The last one kills.”
~American Gods

 

November Rain Lyrics


When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain

We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain
But lovers always come and lovers always go
An no one's really sure who's lettin' go today
Walking away
If we could take the time to lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain

Do you need some time...on your own
Do you need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...on their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone
I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time...on my
own Sometimes I need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...on their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain, ohhh yeahhh
I know that you can love me
When there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even cold November rain

Don't ya think that you need somebody
Don't ya think that you need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one




1.November Rain is a song about love, pain and fear. The opening statement clearly says that the narrator sees the love in his partner’s eyes, restrained by a fear that she may be hurt. However, the love is there and the narrator feels it just as well. Now, one could extrapolate that these characters have had experience with pain, probably with each other. This is due to the fact that this is a relationship that has lasted for some time (echoed soon in the next verse, “…such a long, long time”). We are now introduced to our title phrase. November Rain is a metaphor for the troubled patches of a relationship, obviously linking the dreary, sad feelings of the two. And this “candle” is love. It’s hard to hold on to love with feelings of sadness and pain in your heart. The narrator offers that if they were truly in love, that they should simply “lay it on the line” in order for his spirit to rest on the matter. Otherwise he will be damned to walk through the November rain.
Now we reach the B section. Just as the melody and structure changes, the lyrics contrast here as well. Our narrator now decides to give his love space rather than beg for an admission of love, insightfully musing that “Everybody needs some time.” He continues to reassure her that though it is hard to get over the wounds of the past, we must learn to put these feelings behind us rather than dwell on them. Sometimes it feels that the whole world, “...even friends,” are evil, and will only cause you harm. One must realize though, that to be able to “heal” these wounds would make time itself only a charm.
The final reiteration of the title is accompanied by an optimistic verse. After fear, there is shadow. After blame there is love. There can be love despite darkness, so we can now see through the rain. Our hero implores his lover to put aside this darkness, and “find a way,” to love and happiness. After all that has happened, we see that nothing is capable of lasting forever. Neither love nor pain. Therefore, as sure as there is darkness, there will be light. Just euphoric love is fleeting, so are our times of despair.
“Nothing lasts forever, Even cold November rain.”


2.The phrase "November Rain" is used throughout the song symbolizing a period of depression from a flawed relationship. The imagery of a cold rainy November day is a perfect parallel to these feelings, in my opinion. The last time he utters the phrase, the context changes a bit. "Nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain." The lines leading up to it suggest that Axl believes that love can prevail in the end and whatever the problem was can be fixed. The fragments of their relationship left over from the damage can regroup and become whole again in his mind. Closing with a different reflection on the "November Rain" theme..."Nothing lasts forever, even cold November Rain." Axl ends the first act of the song with this optimistic mindset that bad times are not everlasting and they can both get through them.


3.I feel like this song is about how their relationship is restrained from what happened in the past. Axl mentions in the song that if you take the time to lay it on the line I can rest my head just knowing that you were mine. He means that whenever she is able to let go of whatever is keeping her from loving him, then they would be able to have a better relationship. It sounds to me that the girl is really affected by whatever hurt her. Axl is trying to tell her to let go of the past......Wouldn't time be out to charm you? He means by forgiving and forgetting,you will probably get something good out of letting go. This song is about having to move on from the past and start a new beginning. If you were in a past relationship, and was wounded by it, it might affect you later on in the next relationship.I feel like axl is trying to say that the girl might be afraid to fall in the same pit like she did in her previous relationship. She doesn't want to get hurt again. I'm going in depth with this.I hope you guys get the point.


4. feel the song is about a troubled relationship. However it is diguised by such beauty in the melody as if in public they are trying to paint a perfect picture I feel that the guy has been unfaithful however they are giving it another chance yet the girl is so unsure of whether she can trust him it's 'love restrained'. As the story unfolds and the melody gets deeper this is where in reality other people are starting to guess that things are not all as they seem between the couple 'when even friends seem out to harm you' has the man cheated in the past with one of her friends she can't trust anyone. And then the drama unfolds as do you need some time on your own. Slash's guitar solo represents the whirlwind of events which eventually kill the relationship. If you look at the roses in the video you can see how they go from looking fresh and new to in the end haggard and dead with the colour draining which represents the life has finally being drained out from this relationship.


5.Lyrically the song is about being in love and growing apart. Rose is apparently grieving over a love that has been reserved and is now in jeopardy of being lost forever. The sentiment is that hearts can change and even a candle that once burned bright cannot stay lit in the cold November rain. Walking in the November rain is used as a metaphor for walking away from the relationship.
There also seems to be an acceptance on Rose's part that the two of them could reunite down the road. There seems to be a suggestion that the two of them just need a little time alone but they could find their way back to one another since time heals all wounds. Not even a cold November rain can last forever and everybody needs somebody.

6.The video is based on a short story, Without You, by Del James. It has nothing to do with the song.
My interpretation of the lyrics... it's an "about to break up" song. You know when you're in a relationship, and one is looking for a way out, and the other wants to make it better, but both are so used to the relationship that nobody does any work to fix things? The lyrics basically describe that exact moment in time. "November Rain" is a metaphor for giving up on the relationship and the sadness that goes with it.
I wrote an essay about the song in high school english too haha.







 p/s-aku ni memang suka buat kerja sia-sia


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