"Ender Will Save Us All" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
It's just like you to contest
Wear it like a label on your breast
Don't you see what this takes of me?

A certain callousness complies
With your charm and in your pride
A hopeful look draped in despise

I want to give you
Whatever you need
What is it you need?
Is it what I need?
I want to give you
Whatever you need
What is it you need?
Is it within me?

It's hard to explain
How I am getting by on so little from you
It's hard to believe
That I would let myself get so wrapped into you

There's gotta be something
That would be worthwhile for me to give to you
We need a connection
But you seem to push me far away from you
From you, from you

The harder I push
The further I fall
Well, you don't mind me being headstrong
But you don't want to sing along
Maybe it's trite but I can always
Always, always be wrong

I want to give you
Whatever you need
What is it you need?
Is it what I need?
I want to give you
Whatever you need
What is it you need?
Is it within me?

It's hard to explain
How I am getting by on so little from you
It's hard to believe
That I would let myself get so wrapped into you

There's gotta be something
That would be worthwhile for me to give to you
We need a connection
But you seem to push me far away from you
From you, from you

The harder I push
The further I fall
Well, you don't mind me being headstrong
But you don't want to sing along
Maybe it's trite but I can always
Always, always be wrong

Try not to be wrong


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"Ender Will Save Us All" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentChris loved the book, he got his one friend into reading the book too and they both then loved it. Later on, Chris and his friend got into a fight and wouldn't talk to eachother, but he knew that this book was something that they can both relate too, so it would save their friendship hence 'Ender Will Save Us All'
    Altoidon January 16, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationOk, so this is simply my opinion on how it relates to Ender's Game.

    "It's just like you to contest
    Wear it like a label on your breast
    don't you see what this takes of me?
    A certain callousness complies
    With your charm and in your pride
    a hopeful look draped in despise."

    “It's just like you to contest” The Game Room and the Battle room, Graff and the other people running the Battle School.
    “Wear it like a label on your breast,” an insignia of rank, such as Admiral, or Colonel Graff, his love for the battle room, and the Game and such.

    “Don't you see what this takes of me,” is self explanatory, when Ender breaks down.

    “A certain callousness complies/with your charm and in your pride/a hopeful look draped in despise.” The supposed callousness with which the teachers treat the students, but they keep the students favor by helping them, even though the students don’t see it. The hopeful look is hoping that Ender is the right one, and they have to pretend that they’re not his friends, so that he doesn’t become dependant on them.

    “I want to give you
    whatever you need.
    What is it you need?
    Is it what I need?
    I want to give you
    whatever you need.
    What is it you need?
    Is it within me?”

    Ender wants to help, but he’s not sure if he can (“is it within me”) all throughout the book he realizes that he’s being manipulated, but goes along with it, because he knows that there’s no other choice. It also, in my opinion, has to do with Valentine. He does everything for her, he wants to give her what she needs, whatever that may be. He would do anything for Valentine.

    “It's hard to explain how I am getting by
    on so little from you.
    It's hard to believe that I would let myself
    get so wrapped into you.
    There's got to be something that would
    be worthwhile for me to give to you.
    We need a connection but you
    seem to push me far away from you, from you, from you.”

    Ender doesn’t know why he keeps going on, he’s completely isolated, and isn’t getting help from anywhere,( It's hard to explain how I am getting by on so little from you.)

    But he still can’t believe that he’s trusting the teachers, that he still expects them to come to his aid.( It's hard to believe that I would let myself get so wrapped into you.)

    He knows there’s something that he could give them to make sure they left him alone. (There's got to be something that would be worthwhile for me to give to you.)

    He needs friends, he needs someone, but they keep him isolated, so that he can’t. (We need a connection but you seem to push me far away from you, from you, from you.)

    “The harder I push the further I fall.
    Well you don't mind me being headstrong.
    But you don't want to sing along.
    Maybe it's trite but I can always, always, always be wrong”

    “The harder I push the further I fall” Where he’s always trying so hard to win, that’s his main focus, and it’s killing him. When he passes out, when he fights and kills Bonzo and Stilson, and the Formics (buggers) the more he tries to win the more he hurts people, and he doesn’t want to do that, pushing him deeper into despair.

    “Well you don't mind me being headstrong” He always tries to beat the teachers, not the other students, and he goes to great lengths to do this.

    “But you don't want to sing along.” I interpret this as playing fair, how the teachers stack everything against him, and they don’t want to ‘play fair’ or ‘sing along’

    “Maybe it's trite but I can always, always, always be wrong” There’s many points where Ender is completely apathetic, and he gives up, and he says he doesn’t want to play the game anymore. He can be wrong, maybe it’s overused, typical rebelliousness, but he can still be wrong, and they adults never understand this. He CAN give up, but he doesn’t because he realizes the importance of what he’s doing, or what he thinks he’s being trained to do. He can break the rules, because the rules aren’t there. The adults don’t get this either. What seems wrong to them is right to Ender, because he realizes that you can break the rules, because the rules were simply constructs in a game that was unfair and irrational from the beginning.

    This is simply my opinion. Email me if you want (I love to talk) at star_wars_geek@yahoo.com put in the subject Desino so I don’t delete it as spam. :)

    ThrawnManiacon January 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyody no anything about where this song's name comes from? I mean, I know that Ender is Chris's middle name, but other than that...
    Georgeon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchris actually said "is it tenacious d?"? SWEET!
    weezerific:cutleryon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah, yeah he said 'tenacious d' when i saw him also. i giggled. it's nice to see that he has a sense of humour, i suppose. heh.

    as for the title of the song, i'm not really sure. i know chris' middle name is ender, but maybe it comes from the book "ender's game"...?

    your guess is as good as mine.
    gleebson January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes this song is about the book "ender's game." chris said this in an interview after he wrote it when he was still with Further Seems Forever.
    zmartin84on January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow does this song have anything to do with "Ender's Game"? I don't see the connection.
    afm182on January 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOOOOOOOOOH! It all makes sense now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TheMovielifeon January 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW that makes a lot of sense & is awesome.. but i absolutely LOVE this songgggg... i think its my favorite dashboard song... i realllllllly love it :) it could be cuz it describes my situation right now PERFECTLY... but also i love how he shouts & gets so angry.. its great! he is wonderful :)
    melissyon January 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's a great story...I love it when he gets angry too...
    nancy_365on January 18, 2002   Link

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