"Unguided" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
In every story, every secret told
You are not the first to wake up
To learn your lines before you have the part
You woke up early and you walk up torn
You the temporary boarder
The heat wave humming in the house of cards

You spun chapter into rapture there
Yeah you were as brave as traffic
You chased the spotlight into her arms
And you forgot that you could file the knot
That you were still the person sleeping
The heat wave humming in the house of cards

A play for the girl
a cross for a hook
Sinking into the green sea wonder
Under the sea
walking the floor
Over the waves the wheeling thunder

Something's unguided in the sky
Tonight
There is something unguided in the sky

You wrote yourself into a corner, safe
Easy to defend your borders
A fallen saint into a whispered time
Killing time because I have to, why?
Because it isn't mine, remember?
Killing time because it wasn't mine

You're earning your stripes
You're counting the stars
You're winding your barely working watch
You're lucky to be
On a land like you are
Lucky you've already become

There's something unguided in the sky
Tonight
There is something unguided in the sky

And why wait
For the weakened state
To lie next
To the weaker sex?

And why wait
For the weakened state
To lie next
To the weaker sex?

You're earning your stripes
You're counting the stars
You're winding your barely working watch
You're lucky to be
On a land like you are
Lucky you've already become

There's something unguided in the sky
Tonight
There is something unguided in the sky

There's something unguided in the sky
Tonight
There is something unguided in the sky


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"Unguided" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentI hear "You're lucky to be on the lam like you are," which essentially means being on the run from something, which juxtaposes nicely with "You're lucky you've already been caught."

    I don't know that it's about New York, since it would be the second New York song on the album, alongside "Myriad Harbor." It could be, but I think it's simpler than that: just about someone who is unguided in their pursuits of love and life. Maybe.
    thejlaron September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsays Carl Newman from the band's web site:

    "My first true epic at over 6:30 in length. This is MY New York song, though no one can tell. It is all about August 2005, everything up in the air, it was very hot, and I was camping out in NY for a week. The big bridge at the end, 'why wait for the weakened state to lie next to the weaker sex?', has nothing to do with the rest of the song, just a good line/universal truth. Kathryn is embarrassed that she had to sing it, yet only she could nail it the way it had to be nailed."

    note the correction 'why wait for the weakened state' to the line as written above.
    modustollenson September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the title track, Challengers, might also be about New York, or at the very least placed in New York. It mentions the west village in plains. But that's a topic for another thread...
    zeebon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song. i overlooked it at first, but im obsessed with it now.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song just....speaks. It speaks so much, but the strange thing is that it speaks nothing. It almost begs the listener to bring their own interpretation.

    Oh, I was lucky enough to be in the audience when they played this live for the first time. MAN! Its so beautiful!
    edwarticaon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song really fits on the album. epic. I guess the new york song meanings dissapoint me because I can't relate to them, never even been there.
    DJgifon July 05, 2009   Link

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