You can feel the pounding
Wrapped around your chest
Nothing's too excessive
When you've got nothing left

We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control

If we all should die tonight
We will have no regrets
If we all should die tonight
We will have no regrets

If this night should take my life
(We cant go back we cant go)
If we all should die tonight
(we cant go back we cant go)

You can see the plastic
Dripping off your face
We may not all be pretty
But we feel pretty fake

We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control

If we all should die tonight
We will have no regrets
If we all should die tonight
We will have no regrets

If this night should take my life
(We cant go back we cant go)
If we all should die tonight
(we cant go back we cant go)

If this night should take my life
(We cant go back we cant go)
If we all should die tonight
(we've got nothing left)

We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control
We're all here 'cos we've lost control

If this night should take my life
(We cant go back we cant go)
If we all should die tonight
(we cant go back we cant go)

If this night should take my life
We got nothing left
If we all should die tonight
We got nothing left


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    General Commentpretty self-explanitory in my opinion. live life to the fullest and don't think about any regrets. like how i live my life :)
    staringatpuddleson October 04, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion First thing, Karma666, CurtneyIsASuperhero0, and trustkil676, you all three have pretty much have the basic, hard structure of it. I love how all three of you wrote your thoughts and your wording. I love it. You have the gist of it...

    Second thing, I've seen them in concert and I have met them afterward. I absolutely love InnerPartySystem. They are the band that I had been waiting for. And when I finally saw them, I found my soulmate in music. They write about the fake ideal of living life and how to live. They're message basically is, and I'm putting it bluntly, is to be yourself and don't wear a mask. They were inspired by the infamous novel, 1984 by George Orwell, hence their name, InnerPartySystem.
    And what's kind of funny about that is they're nothing like the Innerpartysystem. They're saying a message. And that message is to not to be like the Innerpartysystem, Big Brother... I love 1984. It's one of my all time favourite novels, next to The Great Gatsby. Also, I didn't ask Patrick, the singer, when I met him if he was also inspired by The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    When Patrick says, "You can feel the plastic dripping off your face" it instantly makes me think of The Great Gatsby when Nick is at one of Gatsby's parties for the first. At this party, there is a scene where a drunk girl is singing and she starts to cry and she wipes her tears, smearing her make-up. She is a symbol of everybody's pain. Everybody's depression that they do not express emotionally, but express by drinking it away and going to parties. Everybody at this party, excluding Nick, are FAKE. The woman singing is fake. And when she cries and smears her make-up, it's as if she's wiping off the facade and exudes reality, somebody REAL, to each fake person there until the crowd starts yelling at her to get off stage.

    The "plastic dripping off your face" is a facade that a person puts on until it starts to melt when something real happens... When reality comes back to a person's mind, even just for a second.
    "You can see the plastic dripping of your face... We may not all be pretty, but we feel pretty fake." That whole entire verse, that consists of two sentences, TWO SENTENCES, can be broken down into something so much more and something incredibly deep(my paragraph above clearly shows that..)
    It's incredible how deep, yet so blunt he is with his lyrics.

    "Nothing's too excessive when you’ve got nothing left.” Again, another reference to The Great Gatsby. When a person is wearing a façade, living a fake life, then nothing literally is too excessive when a person is living that way. People go to extremes to display themselves as something they’re not, in the novel. For example: Gatsby’s book collection is his façade, a façade of seeming to be incredibly intelligent. They’re there to say that he’s read all those books on the shelves in his study, when he didn’t. He went to extremes just to make himself look like something he’s not. Therefore, nothing’s too excessive.
    “When you’ve got nothing left” is the Lost Generation. The Lost Generation took place after WWI. The world had never experienced something so horrifying and that affected people immensely. After the war ended in 1919, the U.S. took a downward spiral into desolation, despair, loss of faith and lack of sensibility. People became careless and the only way they had coped with it was to drink, to party all the time, constantly, nonstop. And the idea of being fake was created… So when you’ve got nothing left, (that should be self explanatory when you first hear those words) it’s because you had gone through or are going through something incredibly horrible, something life changing that you pretty much have nothing left…

    Although this is my opinion, I strongly believe that InnerpartySystem was influenced colossally by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you listen to their new ep, Never Be Content Ep, you will see a vast connection to the novel and “The American Dream.”
    I hope this helps you(:
    SquidIPSon April 12, 2011   Link
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    General Commentpretty self-explanitory in my opinion. live life to the fullest and don't think about any regrets. like how i live my life :)
    staringatpuddleson October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclubbing to death. :)
    minutemanon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm... pretty sure this song is actually quite sad...

    a bunch of empty fake people trying to make themselves be something they aren't. so much so that it becomes obsession. i.e. as minuteman said, "clubbing" or maybe working for a company that makes a TON of money but is never really happy... you go through the motions and do the dance because it is what everyone expects, but on the inside you know that its just a cover-up for people trying too hard to fit in...
    trustkill676on October 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm... pretty sure this song is actually quite sad...

    a bunch of empty fake people trying to make themselves be something they aren't. so much so that it becomes obsession. i.e. as minuteman said, "clubbing" or maybe working for a company that makes a TON of money but is never really happy... you go through the motions and do the dance because it is what everyone expects, but on the inside you know that its just a cover-up for people trying too hard to fit in...
    trustkill676on October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with trustkill and minuteman. It's not meant to be positive encouragement, telling you to live it up. It's almost scary. The people they're singing of have lost control of their lives, because they've just been faking it the whole time.
    "You can feel the plastic
    Dripping off your face
    We may not all be pretty
    But we feel pretty fake"

    That's why they have no regrets. It's almost as if they're not real people anyway. They're plastic fabrications of people. And it's almost as if they've taken "Live Life To The Fullest" a step to far - it's like they're living too hard, too severely. They have nothing going for them, and nothing to live for - except partying and pushing the limits, that is.
    "Nothings too excessive
    When you've got nothing left"

    "If this night should take my life
    We got nothing left
    If we should all die tonight
    We got nothing left"

    Though sad and unnerving, this song is amazing. It really, really reminds me of the movie Party Monsters. The movie basically has the same idea.
    CurtneyIsASuperher0on October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentExactly exactly curtneyIsASuperhero0 and all the others. You stole the words from my mouth, "It's almost scary." That's the same freaking thougt i had! It makes life seem pointless the way we die and just fade away into nothing, and yes it's good to live life to the fullest, but when you forget why you're living or maybe i should say who you're living for the other extreme is what they've become, they've made living to not have a regret overcome them completely, to avoid the emptiness. but then, how would they know if it's about them? they can't realise it, who analyses themeslves anymore?
    Karma666on May 12, 2009   Link

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