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Meaning of ‘If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn’ by ‘Sleeping With Sirens’

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Released: 2010

“If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn” by Sleeping With Sirens is all about love and commitment. It talks directly to the singer’s lover, promising commitment despite life’s ups and downs, and expresses an undying love that is as timeless as stars like James Dean and Audrey Hepburn.

Starting with “Stay for tonight if you want to, I can show you what my dreams are made of”, the singer is inviting his love into his world. It shows his longing and his eagerness to share his dreams with her. It also suggests that she has been away for a while, evident in “+I’ve been away for a long time, Such a long time, and I miss you there.” And yet, he can’t imagine being anywhere but here with her.

When he sings “How the hell did you ever pick me?”, there’s a sense of disbelief and gratitude. He loves her so much that he’s amazed and thankful she chose him. This feeling of undeserved love brings out the raw, passionate side of him, expressed when he sings, “You bring out the beast in me.” Love has transformed him. From the moment he kissed her, he was hooked.

The chorus “They say that love is forever, Your forever is all that I need” exudes a plea for their love to withstand time. He doesn’t promise a perfect love story, acknowledging that things might break, but promises to never leave her side. This is an honest testament to the sometimes messy reality of love.

Then, “It goes to show, I hope that you know that you are, What my dreams are made of” once again reinforces her importance in his life. He confesses to spending awake nights dreaming of her, revealing the depth of his affection.

Finally, in “The way that we are is the reason I stay. As long as you’re here with me, I know I’ll be okay”, we see a clear reflection of his satisfaction with their relationship. As long as she is with him, no matter what issues they face, he assures us that he will be okay.

In its raw, honest show of love and commitment, “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn” tell us all there is to know about timeless love. It’s not always perfect or beautiful, but it is worth fighting for, and it is everything to the one who is in love.

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