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    The lyrics of "heathens" confuses me. Thank you for helping me out here.

    Hi~
    I am confused about the lyrics of a song "heathens".
    It's from the soundtrack of the movie "suicide squad".
    Here is a part of the lyrics of the song:

    All my friends are heathens, take it slow.
    Wait for them to ask you who you know.
    Please don't make any sudden moves.
    You don't know that half of the abuse.

    What does sentence four mean?
    Does "the abuse" mean people who get abused?
    And what does the term mean by "that half"

    Any explanation would help. Thank you a lot for the help. :)
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    Re: The lyrics of "heathens" confuses me. Thank you for helping me out here.

    Line 4 doesn't make sense as you have written it. I think it should be You don't know the half of the abuse.

    This means something like 'You seriously underestimate the full extent of the abuse.'

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    Re: The lyrics of "heathens" confuses me. Thank you for helping me out here.

    To jutfrank:
    I have never looked at the sentence this way.
    Now I understand. Thank you so much for your help.

    And what about "the abuse"?
    Does that mean people who get abused?

    Have a nice day. :)

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    Re: The lyrics of "heathens" confuses me. Thank you for helping me out here.

    It means the accumulated effect of being abused.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The lyrics of "heathens" confuses me. Thank you for helping me out here.

    Abuse doesn't refer to people, it refers to people's behaviour.

    You might want to look at a website such as songmeanings.com for other fans' interpretations of what the song is about.

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