"Set to Fail" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
You want to hate me for the way you hate yourself
You think you can find who you are in someone else
Criticize who already found their positioning
You've got a long way to go

So go and weave your tale of woe
Convincing yourself it's so
You're so set to fail
Somewhere you finally lost your way
Only yourself left to betray

A needless ir-repair repairing your despair
You take great measure to appear like you don't care
The decision and persuasion must deceive thee properly
You lost it before you began

So go and weave your tale of woe
Convincing yourself it's so
You're so set to fail
Somewhere you finally lost your way
Only yourself left to betray

Only yourself left to betray

So go and weave your tale of woe
Convincing yourself it's so
You're so set to fail
Somewhere you finally lost your way
Only yourself left to betray

Somewhere you finally lost your way
Only yourself left to betray


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"Set to Fail" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    My InterpretationPersonally, I think it relates to a person who blames everyone else for their problems, when really they know that they are the cause or root of everything they feel.
    Kira-chanon March 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso,

    "Criticise those who already found their positioning" is actually "Criticise to better your relative positioning"

    and

    "The decision and persuasion must deceive thee properly" corrected is "Precision and persuasion must precede the proper lie"

    I think it's about people who criticise others to make themselves feel or appear better, idolise others for all the wrong reasons/use them as a vessel to portray themselves and people who are defeatists towards their own obstacles of life are set to fail from when they begin. Just my opinion of course.
    ADTRon March 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't wait for Friday, they're releasing the music video for this song!!! WOOT!!!!!!!!!
    SPuckett36on February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, this album is going to be amazing. I can already tell. I will be buying it DAY 1 unless I can pre-order it somewhere haha.
    mrhandon February 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow! LOG really outdone theirselves with this song. everything about it is just amazing. i think this song is about a person, no matter what he does, fails at everything he tries.
    csimpson1990on March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn...

    "so go and weave your tale of woe
    connecting yourself into
    your so set to fail "

    "connecting yourself into" is actually "convincing yourself it's so".

    And csimpson, you sort of have it. It's more about someone having a negative mindset about anything they do...and they set themselves up to fail at whatever they're doing. Technically, they are their own worst enemy.

    XBFNoodleson March 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how you will never succeed in life if you convince yourself that you are someone you are not.
    pusvomiton February 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me this song is describing how somebody is ultimately never going to succeed at anything if they cannot take responsibility for their actions, positive or negative. By blaming and criticizing others actions, but never your own, you are both betraying others and yourself. A mind set like this will have you "set to fail" from the start.
    TheAnt1Christon March 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYeah... I totally feel like Randy Blythe (vocalist of LOG) is shouting at me here because this song describes me totally! Taking great measure to appear that I don't care that I'm failing everything I do, pretending it doesn't matter and making excuses (weaving a tale of woe). Setting myself up to fail by not giving problems the attention they deserve
    Fuckthisguyon August 05, 2012   Link
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    General Comment"You want to hate me for the way you hate yourself
    You think you can find who you are in someone else
    Criticize who already found their positioning
    You've got a long way to go"

    this verse talks about someone who hates people because they are insecure ("Criticize who already found their positioning")

    "So go and weave your tale of woe
    Convincing yourself it's so
    Your so set to fail
    Somewhere you finally lost your way
    Only yourself left to betray"

    this set of lines talks about how that person lies about bad things happening to her to get attention, but in reality, they're only betraying themselves.

    "A needless ir-repair repairing your despair
    You take great measure to appear like you dont care
    The decision and persuasion must deceive thee properly
    You lost it before you began"

    (same meaning as chorus)
    KoRnmunkyon May 24, 2013   Link

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