"Modern Way" as written by Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Nicholas Baines, James Rix and Andrew Robert White....
I know cause I've seen it
It was grey and I want it
There's no point in sitting
Going crazy on my own
Do you know what
I was put here in the world for
Could you tell me
In three words or more

[Bridge]
It's the only way of getting out of here
It's the only way of getting out of here

Take a lesson
From the ones who have been there
My brain is not damaged
But in need of some repair
Hold on to the basics
But we can't change all our tactics
There's no point in sitting
Going crazy on your own

[Bridge]

[Chorus]
This is the modern way
Faking it everyday
Taking it as they come
We're not the only ones
Is that what we used to say
That this is the modern way?

I know where I'm going
I know we are in the knowing
I will stop at nothing
Just to get what I want

[Bridge]

[Chorus: x2]


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"Modern Way" as written by Charles Richard Wilson Andrew Robert White

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    General CommentTo me this song is about a similar situation to which I found myself in. It seems to be about a rebound relationship.
    The first verse could be talking about love which he has seen but has lost and wants to get back. When he is alone, knowing what he has lost is driving him crazy but when he is with that new person, who he thinks he can find love with, it stops him from "going crazy". So finding a new love is the only way to get out of the depression.
    "Can you tell me what I was put here in this world for? Can you tell me in three words or more?". He could feel he was put here for love and the 3 words he wants to hear are "I love you".

    "My brain is not damaged just in need of some repair". If I am right, then the repair he needs is love and someone to comfort him and take his mind away from what he has lost. "Hold on to the basics but we can change all our tactics." Could this be about finding love and falling in love again but doing it differently this time so that he doesn't make the same mistakes and mess it up again?

    "Faking it everyday" He could be faking his feelings for this new person because they like him and if he fakes it long enough he will fall for them and get what he wants?

    The final verse seems to be about how he knows what he wants and will do whatever he needs to do in order to fall in love again so that he can move on and get himself out of the depression he felt.

    But that is just my opinion and I am probably wrong.
    RikMon January 09, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti think this has to be one of their best songs of the album. It is good becuase it is different from all the others.
    cutie_staron May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of the better ones off the album.
    m0vieXfanaticon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree! "this is the modern way, faking it everyday" So true! There are so many people out there who act a certain way and like certain things just coz its "cool" rather than just be themselves.
    x_Heather_xon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest song on the album, with IPAR close second, this song is special because it's like nothing else i've heard in their genre, which is usually crap.

    I think that he's just trying to tell his fans/friends that he won't change, that he's "faking it everyday" for the camera's and "taking them as they come" as in big interviews. Then again the great thing about great lyrics is that they mean different things to different people.
    LEEFUCKINGJONESon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know cause I've seen it
    It was great and I want it
    Theres no point in sitting
    Going crazy on my own
    Do you know what
    I was put here in the world for
    Could you tell me
    In three words or more?

    It's the only way of getting out of here
    It's the only way of getting out of here

    Take a lesson
    From the ones who have been there
    My brain is not damaged
    But in need of some repair
    Hold on to the basics
    But we can't change all our tactics
    There's no point sitting
    Going crazy on your own

    It's the only way of getting out of here
    It's the only way of getting out of here

    This is the modern way
    Faking it everyday
    Taking it as we come
    We're not the only ones
    Is that what we used to say
    This is the modern way?

    I know where I'm going
    And that we are ever knowing
    I will stop at nothing
    Just to get what I want

    It's the only way of getting out of here
    It's the only way of getting out of here

    This is the modern way
    Faking it everyday
    Taking it as we come
    We're not the only ones
    Is that what we used to say
    This is the modern way?

    This is the modern way
    Faking it everyday
    Taking them as they come
    We're not the only ones
    Is that what we used to say
    This is the modern way?
    ---
    These are the correct lyrics
    veloxon September 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkick ass song, its their best. This song for me is about ppl not being themselves and how he was once one of them
    newbeginningon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with x_Heather_x - 'this is the modern way, faking it everyday' is soooo true to modern life. not necessarily in the sense that there are false people out there, but in the sense that we all have to fake it sometimes just so we can get out of bed. who can say they have never faked a smile or said everything was ok when it wasnt?
    suicidal_angelon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAhhh I love this song. My sister has their album and me and her are obsessed. I've had this song stuck in my head for aout 4 days now! Lol, it's all good though. Yeah I think it's saying "This is the modern way" and today everyone is just complete fakes, it's all about acting like someone else to get what you want. Good on ya, Kaiser Chiefs:D
    Nuclear.Skyon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe world we live in today is pretty dam fake. what ever happened to true people who did things for the well being of others.
    johoops2on March 04, 2006   Link

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