Blame it on what you've been through
Blame it on what you're into
Blame it on your religions
Blame it on politicians

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition

I have no generation
Show me my motivation
One world one desperation
One hope and one salvation

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition

Look what a mess we've made of love
Look what a mess we've made of love
Look what a mess we've made
We've got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we've made of love

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and ammunition
Ammunition


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    General CommentI love this song, the guitars are so intense. I think this song means that we shouldn't just blame our sins on things, when we're the problem(we're the issue). It says that we shouldn't also blow up because of our problems ( we are the fuse and ammunition.) The message is that we should take our problems to God (one hope and one slavation.)
    CHLfan20on June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs about when sometimes we are guilty with sin and try so hard to escape when soonly we relieze we are just human
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a awsome song , and Jon Foreman is hot!!!! That and faith makes the band. God rox!!!
    shnazzysqueakeron December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm i kinda thought it was about wars...
    "Blame it on what you've been through
    Blame it on what you're into
    Blame it on your religions
    Blame it on politicians"
    like those r the reasons y wars happen so thats y i thought it was about war... i dunno hey
    clairpatraon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means that the youth of today is ammunition for the arguments of people of authority. I mean, when we do somthing bad, (weapons in schools, drug usage statistics, etc etc) it just gives those who want to censor us and control us more ammunition legally. They have a reason to enforce stupid Zero-Tolerance laws and allow metal detector checkpoints in schools and things like that just because they have the statistics to prove that we need them. I think what he's saying here is that we can either blame it on other forces, or we can take on the responsibility of not doing the stupid shit that gives these people power (after all, thats what most of them really want). just my opinion, take it if u like it.
    PyroPenguinon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with pyro, it's about looking at yourself to see why you r in a situation that u shouldn't be, u can blame everyone else for your problem but it is ultamitely your fault.
    marxsuxon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentum im gonna piggyback off of pyro. this song is saying stop blaming the government, stop blaming the minorities, your past, and so on and so on but really if we wanna see change it's up to us...we are the powerkeg to cannon...like Gandhi said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world"

    also i think it's sorta politely condemning what our society is like today and how corrupt it is.
    "Look what a mess we've made of love
    We've got ourselves to blame
    Look what a bomb we made of love"
    piecesxofxyouon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpiecesxofxyou really REALLY hit it on the nail.
    Way to go. It's awesome that some people actually listen to switchfoots lyrics and understand them lol.
    blissfuldoubton March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with PyroPenguin, but I also feel it is addressed to all of us, not just the youth. The chorus, "we've been blowing up / we're the issue", says that it's not other problems that have been blowing up, not other problems that are the issue: it's humanity that is the issue. We are ammunition with a short fuse.

    So long as we keep trying to find other reasons (such as religion, politics, current trends, etc.) for the state of the world, and ignore that we are the root of it all, we will remain ammunition for further destruction.

    The bridge ("look what a mess we've made of love") reminds me of the movie The Green Mile (didn't read the book, sorry), when John Coffey says "He killed them with their love for each other. That's how it is, every day, all over the world." We abuse love, we corrupt it, we use other people's love as leverage to control them.
    japhyon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are all really good explanations, but the specific idea Jon had was in regards to AIDS, as he explained at a concert of theirs I went to. And hence "look what a mess we've made of love"
    Regalto2on August 01, 2006   Link

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