When you fought
You sunk like a stone
But that's not why you came here
And that's not while we'll go

You were sold
And you were bought
And you were blamed
When they forgot

But you can choose
Just how you fall
You can choose how to lose it all

But it's nothing I miss
But I liked how you hit me
And I liked how you quit

But you're not the same
You changed your name
You didn't just switch teams
You left the game

And now we're done
With shaking hands
Because we're strangers now and we'll just have to pretend


We're honest
We're honest
We're honest when we tell lies

We're lying
We're lying when we don't mind

We're tired
We're tired of all the jokes

Our progress
Our progress is too damn slow

I left my home and woke up cold
The floors were pale, the walls had holes
The air was thick, the beds were wrecked
I tried to call, but there was nothing left
I wish I could say that it was all okay
Okay
Okay
Okay
Okay


I was finally told
That's not why you came here
And that's not why you'll go

You were taught to turn them down
To make the most of what you found
But I was raised to pave the way
And to spend whatever it takes


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    General CommentWhen you fought
    You sunk like a stone
    But that's not why you came here
    And that's not why we'll go
    MichielDeanon August 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Probably my favorite by Electric President. I know a lot of Electric President's song are about dreams, But for some reason it reminds me of a failed relationship.
    theordinaryoneson September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Probably my favorite by Electric President. I know a lot of Electric President's song are about dreams, But for some reason it reminds me of a failed relationship.
    theordinaryoneson September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI may be projecting, but I feel like the singer's lover sold out to corporate america and failed / was scape-goated for a failure. In other words, the singers lover sold out to support them, but the fact that things went bad in business was not the actual reason things went to shit between them. The real reason was that the lover lost his passion and became bitter.

    You were sold
    And you were bought
    And you were blamed
    When they forgot

    But you can choose
    Just how you fall
    You can choose how to lose it all
    JackFrostZZZon April 29, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationSomehow this makes me think of politics.

    To begin with, a failed candidate sold out by his party, but in losing can craft the narrative as he fails:

    When you fought
    You sunk like a stone
    But that's not why you came here
    And that's not while we'll go

    You were sold
    And you were bought
    And you were blamed
    When they forgot

    But you can choose
    Just how you fall
    You can choose how to lose it all

    Next, I think the singer is recounting debates -- he likes how the subject debated him and respected him for choosing when to hold back:

    But it's nothing I miss
    But I liked how you hit me
    And I liked how you quit

    After which, the subject left politics and denounced the party -- didn't just switch teams but left the game. After that, the singer describes politics by being honest when he tells lies, and ends up describing the singer's downfall/betrayal by explaining he was raised to spend whatever it takes (ie selling out the subject in the first place).
    JackFrostZZZon May 29, 2015   Link

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