It was mid-july
in the late evening
hurricanes came from the south
and this started bleeding

west texas alone
is far few between
tonight was record
you'll see just what I mean

at fences down
we fell in love
you set me up
to knock me down

this world in clouds
brought sky to ground
you set me up
to knock me down

distraught by fortune
debranded by fame
you searched the world over
and found it's all the same

west texas alone
is far few between
tonight was record
you'll see just what I mean

at fences down
we fell in love
you set me up
to knock me down

this world in clouds
brought sky to ground
you set me up
to knock me down

this river grew too big for walls
they skated north
it seemed too good to be true

for it's getting you no where
it gets you no where
and it seemed too good
it seemed too good
it seemed too good


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    General CommentNo interpretation so far? OK, i'll give it a try. Not that easy for a non-native speaker, though...

    I believe this song deals with Jim's mixed feelings about his home town El Paso when he decided moving back after the split of ATD-I and settle down. After travelling the world to find that at the end "it's all the same" and being in different places is not making him happier, he returns and falls in love with his hometown, "at fences down" - being in an emotionally weak disposition ("distraught by fortune, debranded by fame").

    He feels lonely as there is not much around and many of his friends "skated north", left the city to find their luck somewhere else. But he knows, for him it was just an empty promise ("it seemed to good to be true"), and despite feeling lonely from time to time, this is the place where he wants stay.

    Does this make sense to you? Can the term "fences down" be understood like this?

    Best regards from Germany!
    guitarlexon December 23, 2013   Link

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