"Figures" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye, Marcin Tadeusz Oez and Sebastian Maschat....
There comes a time
For everyone
To sit down and assess
What's there and what is not there

Eternally up in the air
And it seems that time has come for you
And it figures now
I was only the one who needed to appear
And 'cause a turn of events
To force a turn of events

It's also fitting somehow
That I should be the last to know
And I'm blown away
When my friend tells me that it's so
What did I give you?
That's harder to answer than what did I take
What did I mean to you?


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"Figures" as written by Marcin Tadeusz Oez Erlend Otre Oeye

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    General CommentWell I am really confused by this. But, maybe he has a failing relationship, and he wants it to change for the better but his girl wants to end it. She told all of his friends first and he doesn't know why. He wonders what he did wrong. I am probably completely wrong but whatever, great song
    Cloud Pleaseron July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell to shed a little more light on it, I can tell a current story that is applicable. Maybe it'll add to your understanding.

    I once knew a girl who was quite lovely, inside and out, who became very special to me. Me and that girl became very close, and my victory was at hand. We could've been together and been happy. But there was another girl that I had liked for a long time, nothing too serious, but just always wanted to be with her.

    Like a fool, I chose that girl over the first one. She broke up with me in less than 3 weeks. I threw away something that could've been one of the best things I've ever had.

    One day, I realized this, and I knew that I just had to get her back. I needed to feel that again. I needed her love, and I know she needed mine. I would come back anew, knowledgeable of my stupid mistake and willing to change, and we could be together.

    But it wasn't that easy. It seldom is actually.

    This time around, I had competition. Two boys, one from her past, and a new one. And then me.

    In the end, I lost.

    That's the history. Here's how it's even the slightest bit applicable.

    "There comes a time
    For everyone
    To sit down and assess what's there and what is not there
    Eternally up in the air"

    -I'm sitting here knowing I don't have her and I'm miserable inside.

    "And it seems that time has come for you
    And it figures now
    I was only the one who needed to appear and cause a turn of events
    To force a turn of events"

    -Me wanting to be with her again is really what set off this whole competition. Made it fierce, and she really had a tough time for about 3 months.

    "It's also fitting somehow
    That I should be the last to know
    And I'm blown away
    When my friend tells me that it's so
    What did I give you
    That's harder to answer than what did I take"

    -It's fitting I should feel like this shit because I led her on, and she's led me on too now.
    -Her best friend, who's my best friend ended up telling me.

    "What did I mean to you?"
    -Self explanatory. I wonder it myself.


    I feel in my heart that she and I will be together someday. I mean, I fucked her up and let her down and hurt her. Now, she's fucked me up and let me down and hurt me. If Hollywood cliches are right (And think about it, cliches are cliches because they actually happen) it should be a movie script ending where we both fall madly in love together and end up holding eachother as the screen fades to black. Hahahahaah.

    Wishful thinking, but to quote Ben Gibbard:

    "And I do believe it's true, that there are roads left in both of our shoes."

    There's my $0.02.
    SirWinstonon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment... cliches... are actually cliches... because they're corny... not because they actually happen... something can be cliche because its just happened a lot in MOVIES. not because it happens a lot in real life. more often than not, the themes are of hope and upliftment... what we need a lot more of (and hence have relatively little of) in a world this dark and treacherous .
    troublemeccaon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdo you guys like sublime?
    JRKNOWSALLon January 16, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPeople should take a special moment of pause to "assess what's there and what is not there".

    Because maybe, just maybe, the roots of worry and misery of life is "Eternally up in the air". Doctrine & dogma... or simple daydreaming & overthinking...
    All relates to the brain put up on a position much to high compare to the heart, you know...

    While the 2nd paragraph is about the harmony and synchronicity of the whole universe of creation and you, yes you, every one of you, dear living creature...

    and after that, these kind of feeling appear:

    *That I should be the last to know >>> lots of art and literature has already talking about this, metarphiricly or vividly, throughout the histories...

    When my friend tells me that it's so >>> even there are people around are knowing it, but maybe, they dont talk about it much ('cause essentially, silence is the way ;)

    After the phase of soul family searching (it never stop just there, though,
    the creation of heaven for all the living being, takes place.

    What did I give you
    That's harder to answer than what did I take

    What did I mean to you?

    Love unconditionally,-
    petaniuangon March 14, 2015   Link

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