I've had less than my fair share of lucky breaks
And enough of this fooling around
I've got one last chance to get rid of my past
And bury it deep in the ground
And no matter what you try man
You're never gonna tear me down

When the only blame you cast is your own
And your only guarantee is your fear of the unknown
If you don't cut your losses before you get lost
They're never going to leave you alone

My best bits of advice I'll repeat only twice
After that you can fend for yourself
If you think that your shoes couldn't find better use
About just about anyone else

You need to face up and fold
Or deal with the hand you're dealt

Make up your mind
Are you in are you out
I've no patience for your impetuous doubt

When the only blame you cast is your own
And your only guarantee is your fear of the unknown
If you don't cut your losses before you get lost
They're never going to leave you alone
No


I've had less than my fair share of lucky breaks
And enough of this fooling around
I've got one last chance to get rid of my past
And bury it deep in the ground

Make up your mind
Are you in are you out
You'd be better served as a face in the crowd

You never want the truth to be told
And all your major concerns are out of your control
If you don't pick your feet up to come back around
You get stuck in my way you get rolled.

When the only blame you cast is your own
And your only guarantee is your fear of the unknown
If you don't cut your losses before you get lost
They're never going to leave you alone
Leave you alone


Lyrics submitted by PapaSlurp, edited by Brian1978

Sultan song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentFirst, this is definitely not about a relationship.

    Second, the [???] word is 'rolled'.

    Now for the song meaning, to me this is about an intelligent and independent person who is saying "I have dreams; I'm going to achieve them; and I am not going to let you hold me back." The question could be asked, who is he talking to? I think the answer is anyone and everyone. It could be family, a friend or even a spouse. But, what is more important I think, is the type of person who is talking to. I believe he is speaking about the average person who does not do much of anything with their life. He isn't about to let his dreams get sunk by the weight of your baggage.
    dtm9797on January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsecond song i heard by WMMF, it's really good

    i assume it's about moving on and learning to live with regrets, because if you don't "you get lost"
    MadeMyself7on May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this reminds me of regretful sentiments post-breakup.
    you need to get rid of your past to forget the relationship.
    you need to get rid of the memories or else "they're never going to leave you alone."
    probably a messy breakup in my opinion, since he mentions not wanting the truth to be told, and also talks about "are you in or are you out" which could allude to an on-off sort of relationship.
    greenzobon May 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and this band. I think it's saying that you have to face up to what you do and all you can do to make up for it is to be a better person in the future and then and only then can you "bury [your past] deep in the ground".
    mtjdrumson November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought it was a fight song about overcoming all adversity to rule/dominate, or at least to give your absolute best, mainly because the name of the song is "Sultan."
    PinsNeedleson February 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdont mean to b rude or anything, but im kind of annoyed how everything always ends up about relation ships. theres other things out there, ppl.
    just my opinion.
    Hi4on September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAny time I'm in a "crap or get off the pot" mood, I crank this track. It's my ultimate motivating tool.
    Brian1978on January 08, 2014   Link

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