"The Fortunate" as written by William Pugh, Joseph Pepper, Kevin Sanders and Nicolas Hudson....
Hey don't pay no mind,
We are the second, you're minutes behind
So you say, Yea I'm alright
You are the fortunate all the time
Yea, you are the fortunate...

I've been looking for a way out
Something that isn't so cruel
Well I'm a little tired, you see
Complacent and miserable
I think you're missing out
I think you're dumbing it down
You're past the point of holding up to your words,
There's no getting it by us now
So if it's OK by you,

Hey don't pay no mind,
We are the second, you're minutes behind
So you say, 'Yea I'm alright'
You are the fortunate all the time

So full of this adventure
The feelings insecure
It's so easy, push the pin, fake the tense
And give us nothing more
And if it's OK by you,

Hey don't pay no mind,
We are the second, you're minutes behind
So you say, Yea I'm alright
You are the fortunate all the time

And if it's the one thing
That I've been sure of,
Well its OK, I know you've got the time
If it's all one in the same thing
Then I've been waiting for the fallout with history
But it's got on for so long, for so long
That I don't think you'll ever be the same

Hey don't pay no mind,
We are the second, you're minutes behind
So you say, Yea I'm alright
You are the fortunate all the time

Hey don't pay no mind,
We are the second, you're minutes behind
So you say, Yea I'm alright
You are the fortunate all the time

Hey (don't pay no mind)
Heyo heyyy (we are the second, you're minutes behind)
Heyo heyo heyyyo (So you say, 'Yea I'm alright')
Heyo Heyo Heyo (You are the fortunate all the time)


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"The Fortunate" as written by Kevin Sanders Joseph Pepper

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    General Commentthis might just be my new favorite song even though i loved chroma, wow cant wait for the cd!!
    urembarassingmeon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not all that impressed to be honest. I love "Lose It" but the two other songs on this EP sample aren't doing it for me at all. Sounds way too poppy in comparison to Chroma.

    Looks like Cartel may be in for a sophomore slump.
    J12on July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyour an idiot!
    brandnew4lifeon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha

    anyways i love this song. real catchy. i like listening to them when im in a happy, fun, kinda mood. idk. true this is a little more poppy than their last album, but this is where their at right now. and i like it.

    its just one of those albums u listen to get you cheery i guess. i love cartel. and i cant wait to see them in concert for a second time this fall!!!!! =]
    taylorkayon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this songs about a r.ship where they keep having arguments and the girl makes out as if shes the victim all the time when she isnt. He's sick and tired of it and her, and wants to get out.
    superstar_djon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:] i really love this song.
    I personally think the new CD is so much better than Chroma. Don't get me wrong, I loved Chroma. But I think they just kicked it up about 7 notches :]
    thrwmyhrtawy.on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of my favorites off the new album. I think when it says "push the pin," it's PEN not PIN.
    jamiexoon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty good song I have to say.
    HELLOSHiiTYxon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about like, someone who doesn't give enough credit to themself & so they fall behind;
    "Hey, don't pay no mind
    We are the second,
    You're minutes behind
    So you say, "yeah I'm alright"
    You are the fortunate, all the time"

    "don't pay no mind" to what you could be doing
    "we are the second, you're minutes behind" I think that means like, you didn't do what you were supposed to so you fell behind, but "you are the fortunate all the time" you have the fortune of time, like, if you do what you're capable of then you'll be with the seconds.


    There's more examples to support that in the song, I think. It's just what i think of it, anyway. Hahaha. I'm probably waaaay off =P
    tommorefooton October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about procrastinating a bit, but then always finding an easy way out when there are only "seconds" left. Even when other people think you're completely screwed, you still have a fallback plan. Still, you know that you shouldn't do what you're doing, and after a while of procrastination, it sort of loses its touch, and it's not thrilling anymore, and just think it's "alright". However, other people still remind you how fortunate you are to have fast-thinking skills. I think that's it.
    pinklimonadeon May 30, 2009   Link

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