My Sunday Song – “We Belong” by Def Leppard

This weeks My Sunday Song #18 is by my all time favorite band, Def Leppard.  The song is off their latest self-titled album and is called “We Belong”.  Def Leppard just released the new video in the last couple days while promoting their upcoming DVD which is called And There Will Be a Next Time – Live From Detroit.  It is a DVD-Blu-ray/two-CD set which will be released On Feb. 10, 2017.  They are taking preorders at Pledgemusic.com.

The Tracklisting is 17 songs and includes the following:

Disc 1

1. “Let’s Go”
2. “Animal”
3. “Let It Go”
4. “Dangerous”
5. “Foolin’”
6. “Love Bites”
7. “Armaggeddon It”
8. “Rock On”
9. “Man Enough”

Disc 2

1. “Rocket”
2. “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”
3. “Switch 625″
4. Medley: “Hysteria” / “Heroes”
5. “Let’s Get Rocked”
6. “Pour Some Sugar on Me”
7. “Rock of Ages”
8. “Photograph”

I will be getting my copy for sure.  Go get yours.

Now back to the song.  This is the first song that every band member has a part in the lead vocals.  That to me is the charm behind this great song and one of my favorite songs on the album.

I tried to look up the meaning behind the song, but really couldn’t find anything on it.  In reading the lyrics it looks like it is about God.  With lyrics like “You’re all that I am, You’re all that I see, The keys to the kingdom Are waiting for me”  and “If you cast the first stone  I will roll it away, I will kneel at your throne Hold my hands up and pray” are why I have the impression it is about his faith.

You can interpret it anyway you want, but this is my take away and why I wanted to showcase the song.  To me, it screams I am not good enough to be loved by God and how can I be a part of His Kingdom.

I hope you get something out of it and enjoy.  Let me know your thoughts on the song.

“We Belong”

Sometimes I feel I don’t belong here
Sometimes I just don’t feel

I feel so uninvited
A wound that never heals

I need a little shelter
Just for a little while

Sometimes I hide the sadness
Behind a painted smile

If you cast the first stone
I will roll it away
I will kneel at your throne
Hold my hands up and pray
I will hold back the tide
Push the oceans aside
Save the day
But I can be stronger

You’re all that I am
You’re all that I see
The keys to the kingdom
Are waiting for me
So don’t hold me back
Don’t hold me down
Just hold me and don’t let go
You’re all that I am
You’re all that I do
The end of the rainbow
Is waiting for you
So tell me I’m right
Cause this can’t move on
Not if we belong

Whatever happened to forgiveness
Are the words too hard to say

What happened to the answers
They disappeared along the way

I hide behind the madness
Still looking for the clues

And there’s nothing left to chance
When there’s nothing left to lose

And the voice in my head
Screams the words I believe
And the light in the dark
Is the air that I breathe

You’re all that I am
You’re all that I see
The keys to the kingdom
Are waiting for me
So don’t hold me back
Don’t hold me down
Just hold me and don’t let go
You’re all that I am
You’re all that I do
The end of the rainbow
Is waiting for you
So tell me I’m right
Cause this can’t move on
Back where we belong

As you cast the first stone
And I roll it away
And I kneel at your throne
These words that I say

You’re all that I am
You’re all that I see
The keys to the kingdom
Are waiting for me
So don’t hold me back
Don’t hold me down
Just hold me and don’t let go
You’re all that I am
You’re all that I do
The end of the rainbow
Is waiting for you
So tell me I’m right
Cause this can’t be wrong
Not if we belong

The keys to the kingdom
Are waiting for me

Written by Joe Elliot

16 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “We Belong” by Def Leppard

  1. Brilliant tune! One of my favourites from the new CD. As you might be aware the expanded Classic Rock fan pack edition has an alternate version of We Belong with only one singer, so it gives you an idea of how the song grew to what it is on the regular CD! Very cool song.

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  2. Mike is an Diehard(The CD Hunter)..
    This album that We Belong came from was a real good piece of work from Lep! There best since Slang in my opinon!
    So much so that it dented my Top 5 last year that I always post at Mike’s site….i think over the years i have swayed him on 2 albums. This one and ZZ Tops La Futura…haha….

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      1. Wow X…It’s good to see how X resonated with you. I thought they were turning into a Lounge act with that one and i Don’t mean to diss it but they changing directions so much than. Euphoria was throwback album yet a few years later they are trying to hit a different crowd. Still though I still bought there stuff…

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        1. A lounge act…I like that. I liked the more mellow sound and the fact they changed it up a little. I liked Euphoria, but they were pandering to the people who were wanting an album to try and capture the 80s sound again. I like it when they change things up a bit. Slang is one of my favorites for that reason. And I buy pretty much everything too.

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  3. Now this I like: “This is the first song that every band member has a part in the lead vocals.”

    As for the bit about it being about God, has DL ever done any other songs that were that overtly religious? I’ll bow to the experts on this one, but to me (if it’s truly about that) it would be a bit out of left field?

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