Music

LynLynSays’ Love Songs: Burning Bridges – OneRepublic

The next song I am going to introduce is a song by OneRepublic entitled “Burning Bridges.”

Usually, “bridges” are a metaphor for making connections or uniting two sides, people, or things. In this song, though, the man is asking his lover to cut off the connection between them. The man has fallen in love but it isn’t reciprocated. He doesn’t have the courage to end their relationship, and so he asks his lover to do it.

However, “bridges”  can also be an escape route. Rather than confronting his feelings, the man runs away from it and lets other things get in between their potential relationship. And so to stop running, he permits her to burn any escape routes he has so that they can focus on each other.

I think you can interpret this song in both ways: the beginning of a relationship or the end of a relationship (which is the reason why I enjoy this song).

OneRepublic’s “Burning Bridges”

I, I keep on running
I’m building bridges that I know you never wanted
Look for my heart
You stole it away
Now I’ll never sing the road that I could take

Listen, I
Want you to burn my bridges down, down
I said I
Want you to burn my bridges down, down, down
Set me on fire

-OneRepublic’s “Burning Bridges”


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