"The Fix Is In" as written by and Andrew Duncan Damian Kulash....
When we got to Boston, we knew we'd missed a turn.
No one back in traffic school had told us there are signs that can't be learned.
Geography's too stubborn and people are too clear,
So let's go find a road-side motel with a clerk who won't tell.
Days will turn into nights, nights will turn into days, weeks,
Seasons, and years.
We'll stay for years.

Red and white for blood cells, red and white for wine.
They could be the whole damn spectrum if we'd all just let them.
Lord, it's such a crime
Working on an inch less waistband in the strip mall wasteland
Outside of this town,
Or clawing at the penthouse kitchen floor for just one smidgen more,
Everybody knows, everybody knows that it's in.
The fix is in.

Let's go back to Boston. Forget about the turn.
Atlases and gas station attendants are none of our concern.
We'll forge a little life dear (oh dear) and double down our debts,
And I guess it stands to reason that the passing seasons will
Slowly dull regrets.
Working on an inch less waistband in the strip mall wasteland
Outside of this town,
Or clawing at the penthouse kitchen floor for just one smidgen more,
Everybody knows, everybody knows that it's in.
The fix is in.


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"The Fix Is In" as written by Damian Kulash Andrew Duncan

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG
    okgoon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti really like the way they compare blood to wine
    RaineBM1185on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsounds like a couple who were going to some place the same as all the rest and then realized why are we doing this? and decided to go someplace else, anywhere else, as long as they were together.
    sheslikeohsoemoon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDRUGS: Adderall/Speed, Blow/Cocaine, or just any amphetamine whatsoever.
    Ya pretty much nailed the part about driving & the trip & being together (which was pretty obvious), so let's get the middle verse, shall we?
    So "workin' on an in less waistband in the stripmall wasteland" is obviously the fact that you don't eat or huner @ all while binging on amphetamines. "Clawing at the penthouse kitchen floor for just one smidgen more," could it be anymore obvious? "Everybody know that that the fix is in."
    Thus, they run off with their fix (back to Boston) to try and capture that dream. But like with all ups there are downs when you "double down your debts." Thus it "stands to reason that the passing seasons will slowly dull regrets," and they sink into depression of what they once had with their fix & inches less on their waistbands.
    Yay... now you're been enlightened. Ever seen Requiem For A Dream? Or better yet, read it?
    Erphniirlson June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthere are parts of the song that dont fit with ur stimulant theory. i dont really agree. id say its more about how people are always looking for the 'fix,' the thing to solve their problems, which could be drugs, or it could be going to boston. but it never works. do u get my point?
    javsavon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. obviously it's about drugs, but i agree more with jaysay - this "fix" could be anything, any kind of addiction where it gets to the point where you need it so bad, you're so elated when "the fix is in". this is my "celebration" song :P
    jetblackmascaraon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe term "the fix is in" usually means that some sort of event has been rigged to gaurantee a certain outcome. for example, in the 1919 world series (the black sox), the fix was in - the series was fixed.
    i'm not really sure what that does to the meaning of the song, but i don't think they're using the word "fix" to mean "the thing that solves their problems."
    sister jackon March 26, 2007   Link

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