"Fair Fight" as written by and Isaac Slade....
Made it fourteen city blocks without breathing
Light breaks from the left and hits between the buildings
Stoplights change their name from green to red to green again
Love has its critics but they never keep many friends
It’s alright this could be a rough night
So hold tight this is not a fair fight
She up and died and left you in a fall you cannot forget
You were too young you said “not yet, not yet, not yet”
That year the cherries choked from pretty pink to red to brown
You looked around but she was nowhere to be found
It’s alright this could be a rough night
So hold tight this is not a fair fight
It’s alright this will be a rough night
So hold tight this is not a fair fight


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    General Commenti think this is about losing the person you love, and those next few years/months when you are just in that fog. You are simply walking around and seeing life pass you by but you don't know how to get out of that funk.

    it's a sad song, but very relatable
    frayeddollson February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen i heard this song i thought of September 11th and how the he walked all these city blocks barely breathing cause he didnt know if the one he loved was still alive. And the stoplights went from red to green and back again but nobody was moving and that was kind of what it felt like for him like nothing was moving because he still was unsure of her situation. Eventually he finds out she didnt make it and now hes broken. Hes saying that it wasnt a fair fight because she didnt have a chance to live or fight for her life, it was taken from her unwillingly.

    This is what i got out of it, any thoughts?
    jnydnon April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjnydn you are spot on with your thoughts of 9-11...they played this at their last concert and explained that this song was about the attacks on the world trade centre. Terrorism isn't a 'fair fight'. Like all songs though, it has a different meaning to everyone who hears it.

    I love The Fray!!! Everything they do is amazing!
    scottfrayon October 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think jnydn has it pretty spot on. That's the vibe I'm picking up on too
    guitar4ever777on August 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is clearly about losing a loved one. However, I think the first part is talking about the trip to the hospital in the back of an ambulance.
    camfire3on September 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI get the same vibe that frayeddolls is getting. How time just keeps crawling by after losing a love, and you don't really notice because you're in such a daze. I think the "chorus" (It's alright this will be a rough night, so hold tight this is not a fair fight.) is saying that it may not be easy to do, but you will eventually get over the heartbreak. Great song!
    Immecoon January 26, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI kinda think its about the guy losing his virginity and how he was mature enought o know he wasnt ready and after he had done it the girl had left him and was gone and it just wasnt fair that she did that to him
    onsmdc51on July 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about losing the person you love, and those next few years/months when you are just in that fog. You are simply walking around and seeing life pass you by but you don't know how to get out of that funk.

    it's a sad song, but very relatable
    frayeddollson February 04, 2009   Link

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