"Syndicate" as written by Joseph King, Isaac Slade and David Welsh....
Halfway around the world
Lies the one thing that you want
Buried in the ground, hundreds of miles down
First thing that arises in your mind while you awake
It's bending you 'till you break
Let me hold you now

Baby close your eyes
Don't open til the morning light
Baby don't forget
You haven't lost it all yet

Don't know what your made of
'Till the one thing that you want
Is coming with the dawn and suddenly changes
Monday, syndicate me, it's everyone the same
But all we've lost to the flame
Listen to me now

[Chorus]
Baby close your eyes
Don't open 'till the morning light
Don't ever forget
We haven't lost it all yet
All we know for sure
Is all that we are fighting for
Baby don't forget
We haven't lost it all yet

Someday when this is over
We mix it up, no answer
For now it's when I hold ya
We are closer, we are closer
We are closer, we are closer

[Chorus]

We are closer
We are closer
(We haven't lost it all yet)
Now we are closer
(We haven't lost it all yet)
We are closer


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"Syndicate" as written by Joseph King, Isaac Slade, David Welsh

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    MemoryHe's saying half way around the world lies the one thing that you want.She wants him but he's distant his love she thinks and him physical.Buried in the ground hundred of miles down .His Love for her is buried deep down in his heart and she feels it still and its true its still there.First thing that arises when you awake.When she wakes up she thinks if him how she wants to be with him and if he still loves her.Bending you till you break.Her heart and her head are at war on if he loves her or not she thinks about it constantly day and night she cant sleep.Let me hold you now.He wants to give her comfort so he imagines holding her.Baby close your eyes dont open till the morning light.Go to sleep im with you now.Baby dont forget you haven't lost it all yet.He's telling her his love is always going to be there have faith and keep praying.Dont know what your made of till the one thing that you want is coming with the dawn and suddenly changes.They had a love so real and it was coming on strong and fast but then something happened and they both lost hope in one another they had insecurities and abandoned everything like it didn't exist till they realized they abandon love the other part of themselves.Monday syndicate means everyones the same all we lost to the flame listen to me now.Means everyone had no hope for them the Singer and his love
    MariesMusicon August 02, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat fucking opening to the album.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on February 03, 2009   Link
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    MemoryHis love were talked about how they will never make it a weekly discussion on how its not ment to be and the Singer and his love believed it.Baby close your eyes.Repeats himself as to say all that doesn't matter its in the past close your eyes and go to sleep I still love you.All we know for sure is All that we been fighting for.They been praying fighting their mind and hoping the love they still feel is real praying to God they can be together again and love each other forever.Baby dont forget we haven't lost it all yet.He says to her dont give up hope you still have my love and I still have yours keep fighting the good fight and praying we will unite.Someday when this is over we may still have no answer for now is when I hold her we are closer.Two things that are different the Singer is manifesting ,they both have in commonThe future so the Singer is thinking the two things that manifest into one we dont know what the future holds but they know even if their old and gray they have each other or dont they will still have no answer why did this happen? And if they dont have each other they'll have two why did this happen and did they ever love me or still do.As for now when I hold her we are closer .He's saying when he holds his girlfriend or wife he will imagen its her and in that way they can be closer and maybe she can feel it thinking when he feels her inside him will be the samething.While all this is happening the singers is laying in bed being either awoken from a dream or just a pure feeling that she's thinking about him and want to be with him again so he's explaining all this to her mental and towards the end we get back to telling her everything is going to be alright he's holding her mentally comforting her so she can get some sleep tells her he still loves her and at the end he tells her he feels closer to her and being with her again <3
    MariesMusicon August 02, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Someday when this is over
    We erase to find no answer"

    I am pretty sure this is actually
    "Someday when this is over
    We may still have no answer"

    Anyways, great great song. Can't wait for the new album.
    yearinlaon December 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHmmm, this song seems to go together with the new You Found Me. Intriguing. I cant wait for February.
    hopeful_canyonon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOooh, just wait, I found this: hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/music/news/…

    NEW YORK -- The Fray has unveiled the track list for its self-titled sophomore album, arriving Feb. 3 from Epic. Lead single "You Found Me" has already sold 278,000 copies in three weeks of U.S. digital release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    That track stemmed from crises among friends and family that prompted singer Isaac Slade to confront the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people. Another song, "Enough for Now," tackles the fallout from the death of Slade's grandfather.

    The sound of "The Fray" -- produced like the debut by Epic vp A&R Mike Flynn and Aaron Johnson -- is "a little more extreme than the last record," Slade tells Billboard. "The quieter stuff is a little quieter than our last record and the rock stuff is a little rockier. It definitely spreads the spectrum a little bit."

    The new album will be previewed with a handful of club dates early next year, beginning Jan. 6 in the Fray's Denver hometown and wrapping Feb. 4 in New York. The latter show will be cybercast on the band's Web site.

    The Fray is also playing a free outdoor show Wednesday in Los Angeles as part of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." An extensive North American tour is likely to begin in June.

    The new album is the follow-up to 2005's "How To Save a Life," which has sold 2.34 million copies in the U.S.

    Here is the track list for "The Fray":

    "Syndicate"
    "Absolute"
    "You Found Me"
    "Say When"
    "Never Say Never"
    "Where the Story Ends"
    "Enough for Now"
    "Ungodly Hour"
    "We Build Then We Break"
    "Happiness"
    hopeful_canyonon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a couple going through a tough time, comforting each other, holding on to each other's love.
    azncravin08on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is playing on their website right now, thefray.net it sounds great.

    I'm a little puzzled as to the meaning of the "syndicate"... Monday's syndicate means everyone's the same...

    Syndicate: a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations

    Maybe it means that together they're gonna work together to fix the problem in their relationship. Both of them are equal, both of them have the same responsibility to the relationship, each other, and themselves. I don't know, what does else could it mean?
    hopeful_canyonon January 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentreally great album!!! love it! great opening song too.
    donnyz89on February 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have the official lyrics booklet, and it's actually "haven't lost IT all", not "AT all".

    Also:
    "And though we know for sure "
    It's still "All we know for sure"

    And "For now is when I hold her"
    Is actually "For now IT'S when..."

    So you might want to correct that :)

    Anyway, this is one of my favourite songs from the album :)
    60_miles_an_houron February 09, 2009   Link

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