"This Is Our Emergency" as written by and Derek Fudesco Andrea Zollo....
When you've finally thrown up your hands
Poured your heart out, yet nothing stands
It seems our efforts are wasted
But yet it hasn't been in vain

Unfulfillment is killing you
Seems like no one shares the same view
We may have never met but
It might be you who pulls me through

Stand up so I can see you
Shout out so I can hear you
Reach out so I can touch you
This is our emergency

Baby you don't have to be
A picture in a magazine
Sometimes you're too blind to see
Anything objectively
Just keep on doing your thing right now

Listen here take it from me
We're gonna go it differently
They'll follow when you start the lead
Strength in numbers is our key
Keep on doing your thing you do now

Don't forget that when you doubt
That anyone will care about
A thing you do and when you're lost
Someone else is always found
A thousand voices, are you listening?

The tiny spark that you create
It can inspire and duplicate
And soon it spreads from state
To state from williamsburg to silverlake
A thousand voices, are you listening?

This is our emergency


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"This Is Our Emergency" as written by Derek Fudesco Andrea Zollo

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    General CommentLook out for this band, they are going somewhere.
    rutledge76on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh yes, i agree that they are
    punkrockchick217on April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    kr3miton September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood song, they are definatly going somewhere
    Squirrely Wrathon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfuck yea, kick ass band.i think this song is confusing but it seems like shes trying to speak to someone. its an emergency no one hears


    much love
    cryandsmileon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood song. great album...love The New Romance so much more than Good Health.
    Moses19on December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe's talking about music. It's simple. She's trying to explain how much music can mean to someone, how much it can change a life, or lives. It's also about how much you shouldn't care about the little things that keep you down, just keep your head up and keep moving.
    It's like Andrea is speaking of the salvation that music is for so many people and how they run away from these things through listening to music and being saved.
    mrs_chainsawon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about a one night stand, but I like Mrs Chainsaw's reading better.
    ratanxon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more telling us that we're our own worst critic and how we tend to get lost in the expectations of the world. When our friends and those we care about lose sight of us becuase we've lost sight of ourselves in trying to fulfill those expectations. We think nobody cares about us and forget those that do.

    "Don't forget that when you doubt
    That anyone will care about
    A thing you do and when you're lost
    Someone else is always found
    A thousand voices, are you listening?"

    The Emergency is were lost and those we care about are trying to find us.
    srwilderon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI sort of agree with mrs_chainsaw, but I see this song more as an "anarchist's anthem", if you will. The way I see it, it's a rejection of the fickle society in which we live. Take:

    "Baby you don't have to be
    A picture in a magazine"

    It's basically sharing the knowledge that we aren't all perfect, that we don't have to be perfect, and that we can reject the media if we want.

    The repetition of the line: "Keep on doing your thing you do now," seems to suggest that there are many different ways we can "express" ourselves; different ways in which we can "fight" the degradation of our society. They just do it by writing music.

    It's also about inspiration and how:

    "The tiny spark that you create
    It can inspire and duplicate
    And soon it spreads from state
    To state from Williamsburg to Silverlake"
    crystal_dreamson January 05, 2008   Link

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