Take my love, take my floor take it me where I cannot was standing ns don"t care, I"m still totally free you can"t take the sky from me.

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Everything"s definition seems nice obvious, except for "Take me where I can not stand."

Have any of the creators or writers commented ~ above its meaning?

Please Note: I"m asking for the main meaning, as given by the creators, no your an individual interpretation.


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Joss Whedon created the layout song, i beg your pardon is called The Ballad of Serenity. Yet I have found nothing official that clearly states a an interpretation behind the song.

The battle of Serenity sink was crucial battle the Browncoats lost, in the unification War. It was literally whereby they can not hold their position, or "stand".

I think the an initial verse is "set" before the battle, yet during the unification War:

take mine love take it my floor take it me wherein I cannot was standing ns don"t treatment I"m still cost-free girlfriend can"t take it the skies from me

The an initial two lines the say "Take mine love, take my Land" would describe the marriage war progressively taking its toll on the Independents.

My translate is that "Where ns cannot stand" would refer to the turning point the the battle, whereby they can no much longer stand. This readjust of definition is called antanaclasis, and also it"s standard Whedon.

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It is revealed in "Bushwhacked" that the battle of Serenity sink is widely thought about the ns which sealed the fate of the Independents. ~ Wikipedia

The 2nd verse has a lot harsher tone:

take me out come the black color tell "em ns ain"t coming back burn the soil and boil the sea girlfriend can"t take the sky from me

This is ~ the defeat, and also they say to "burn" and "boil" not just "take".

So whereby they "cannot stand" is Serenity Valley.

This is evidenced in the following stanza:

have no place I deserve to be because I found Serenity yet you can"t take the sky from me

"Since I uncovered Serenity" would refer to the Ship, in a change of meaning.

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While ns don"t have anything main to back this up, however having to be a irreversible fan that Whedon I"ve i found it patterns and also themes in the music he contains in his works, specifically in the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (especially walk with the fire ), and in Dr Horrible"s song a long blog.