Hey there guys, I have a weird question for you.
I've been having a hard time catching the meaning behind the chorus of Chaser and I was wondering if you could give me a hand. Hang in there, I do reckon my last sentence has a really poor wording choice: I know there's no fixed "meaning" behind a song (or any other work of art), let alone a universal one that someone can explain to me.
But please, bear with me, and check out these two lines (lyrics taken from AZLyrics.com, which I tend to consider a splendidly reliable source):
|I'm a chaser but I found stronger winds.|
If you believe her, there's no going home again.
Now I know that, as I said before, there's no "exact" meaning behind this (part of the) song but usually, and ESPECIALLY with almost all of TWY's songs the words - and the melodies etc. - tend to bring some sort of imagery to my mind as I listen to the song. These two sentences instead... well... I can barely make literal of them so I can't seem to associate any significant imagery to them. I'm serious. I don't know what to picture! :P Now I've been to that place before a couple of times and what I usually do is just ask other people what THEY get from the song and see if it resonates with me.
I'm suspecting my difficulty is due to the fact that I'm not a native English speaker so I may be kind of flying over some big metaphor or idiom that the rest of you guys gets really quickly and smoothly.
What does being a "chaser" mean? It could be one that "chases something" or it could be something else... now why the adversative clause? "But I found stronger winds.". Is that somehow in contrast with "being a chaser"? I really can't get the link between the two pieces here.
The second line is also kind of a mystery to me although I can find a vague sense in "her" being the one that says it's over (in the sense that SOMETHING is over) and the narrating voice being "the chaser", the one that doesn't give up.
What are your thoughts?
(and thank you for reading