Please explain me the meaning of the song Sink by Iwan Rheon (from the EP Changing Times).

I don’t seem to understand it fully.

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    What don't you understand exactly?
    – Dom
    Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 10:50

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I’d say it’s about the rise and fall of Western civilisation, and the American dream.

You look, you look
you look to the west.
Cause they say, cause they say
they say it's the best.
Well it's fading, it's fading
it's fading for me.
But I guess, but I guess
that's the price to be free.

He seems to use this as an analogy to his own inner desire to not 'fall' or 'sink' as the West has done?

Oh, you try not to sink,
you try not to sink with me

  • Ha yeah that's true too... It's down to interpretation and this time I think you're maybe right, but I still like my interprtaton 😀
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 13, 2015 at 11:03
  • Maybe because you're narrow minded? Have you not heard people talk about western ideals or civilisation coming to an end before? No offence but I think your interpretation is insufficient given the realities of the lyrics.
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 13, 2015 at 11:21
  • I've never heard the song, but my interpretation is mine, not yours. And more sophisticated, probably giving too much credence to what is possibly a lousy song.
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 13, 2015 at 11:24

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