Everything is broken,
Everything is broken,
Everything is breaking down, breaking down

Everything is bleeding,
Everything is bleeding,
Everything is breaking down, breaking down

I pledge allegiance to a country without borders,
Without Politicians,
Watching for my sky to get torn apart

We are broken, we are bitter, we're the problem,
We're the Politicians,
Watching for our sky to get torn apart

Come on and break me

Entropy and aching,
Where have we been aiming?
Everything is fading now,
Fading now

We are the faded,
Splintered and sedated
Everything is fading now,
Fading now

I pledge allegiance to a country without borders,
Without Politicians,
Watching for my sky to get torn apart

We are broken, we are bitter, we're the problem,
We're the Politicians,
Watching for our sky to get torn apart

Come on and break me
Come on and break me

Oh!
Oh!

I pledge allegiance to a country without borders,
Without Politicians,
Politicians,
Politicians,

I am broken, I am bitter!
I'm the problem, I'm the Politician,
Watching for my sky to get torn apart

Come on and break me
Come on and break me


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Politicians song meanings
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    General CommentAwesome song! When I saw Switchfoot live, Jon Foreman said that people misunderstand this song and its not actually about politicians, its about the politician inside of us. It's kind of difficult to understand either way...But its a pretty pumping song and I really like it. The way I see it this song is about the fact that we all want to be in control, in power, like politicians. Yet theres noone that we can really trust, because everyone is looking out for themselves (sounds alot like the politicians we know eh). So I think Switchfoot are saying that they want to live for a country (could be taken as living for God) without these people in power or control. They want out from the entropy, the greed and the corruption. Anyways thats what the song means to me.
    AiR7oNon October 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about heaven. Thats the country "without borders, without politicians" and he's pledging allegiance to it, and not to this broken, bleeding, faded world.
    OnDistantShoreson December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJon Foreman: "We played this one downtown in Washington DC, surrounded on all sides by the government buildings. You see, I believe in democracy because I mistrust all humanity equally, (including myself). Power corrupts us all and we become political, (in the worst connotation of the word). We become simply pawns of our own insatiable hunger for control. Maybe control is a myth, like Santa Claus or the easter bunny: a nice fable that makes the children want to be good all year round. Well, seems to me there's a monster in all of us. I pledge allegiance to a nation without borders, without pride, without politicians like ourselves."
    born2xlon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw them at the Nothing is Sound tour, and as AiR7oN said, Foreman said it was misunderstood. He said it comes across as being anitestablishment, but in fact it's about knowing that there is something better than what we have right now. I love the music as well as the message.
    youreyeson November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    Personally, I believe it has many meanings.
    tat_is_legendon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm. sounds depressing to me...
    music_psychoon April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, no Switchfoot song is depressing, they are just honest about a depressing world
    eltroyo11on April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A lot of people thought that this song is anti. This is not anti-US, this is not anti-Bush, it's not anti-humanity. For me this is a song that just recognizes that fact that as long as theres a war right in here [points to chest], theres going to be a war everywhere else. In that way I think that it's a really hopeful song. It's not anti anything at all, really. " -Jon

    music psycho, most people would want a song that speaks the truth, right? well, if any song speaks the truth (like all of switchfoot's) it will most likely be a little depressing, seeing as how we live in a depressing world. you can have their songs, or listen to ones that talk about getting dumped for the 15th time.
    ThisSettingSunon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"this song is not anti-war, it's not anti-anything. it's about coming together and making a difference" - jon foreman
    iloveswitchfooton July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot only is this song what Jon is saying, but man'o'man is he crying out in this song (me too). He's tired of the wars going on inside and outside. He sees everything we've been working towards, like cars, homes, money, etc. But all this leads to "entropy and aching". The past few CD's have been about exactly these things, about how the more organized cultures are ignorant and aiming for the wrong things. Songs such as: We Were Meant to Live, Lonely Nation, Happy is a Yuppie Word (by the way, look at the book of Ecclesiastes. I'm pretty sure this is an influence in Switchfoot songs) Easier Than Love, etc. Jon and the rest of the band is definitely tired of the things he sees and wants something done, and not just talk about it. We need to be broken. "Come on and break me."
    Bredderson January 06, 2007   Link

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