"Fences" as written by and Mazzalai Christian Croquet Thomas Pablo....
Fences in a row
Fences in a row
Wired and protected
In a row

If only
Your necessary silhouettes
Unknown, join the dissidents

Got carried away
Now hiding from their lies and discords?
Once remembered now forgotten

Come roll the dice for me
Roll the dice for me

Hold on better undone
If really on your own
Thinking this is fun?
Feathers fallen from drapes
Fold her into pieces
Tied up and lace

Fences in a row
Fences in a row
Wired and protected
In a row

Got carried away
Thought I would've let you know
Did you miss a message?

I know you still
Would rather mess with me than get going
She's been building up a castle in la

Roll the dice for me

Hold on better undone
If really on your own
Thinking this is fun?
Feathers fallen from drapes
Fold her into pieces
Tied up and lace

Fences in a row
Fences in a row
Wired and protected
In a row


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"Fences" as written by Mazzalai Christian Croquet Thomas Pablo

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  • +3
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are (taken from the CD sheet):

    If only
    Your necessary silouhette
    Unknown, join the dissidents

    Got carried away
    Now hiding from their lies and discords?
    Once remembered now forgotten

    Come roll the dice for me
    Roll the dice for me

    Hold on better undone
    If really on your own
    Thinking this is fun?
    Feathers fallen from drapes
    Fold her into pieces
    Tied up and lace

    Fences in a row
    Fences in a row
    Wired and protected
    In a row...

    Got carried away
    Thought I would've let you know
    Did you miss a message?

    I know you still
    Would rather mess with me than get going
    She's been building up a castle in la

    Roll the dice for me

    Hold on better undone
    If really on your own
    Thinking this is fun?
    Feathers fallen from drapes
    Fold her into pieces
    Tied up and lace

    Fences in a row
    Fences in a row
    Wired and protected
    In a row...
    Dombilepetitlutinon June 01, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think it might be about protesting. It makes the most sense in the first verse. The fences might be protecting them from the lies that they (from what i dont know, maybe the government, or even possibly the media) are telling them. And the person who the song is directed at is probably a important person in the lies being told to the population

    If only
    Your necessary silouhette
    Unknown, join the dissidents

    They need another person to make the resistance strong, but it doesn't matter who it is


    Got carried away
    Now hiding from their lies and discords?
    Once remembered now forgotten

    The person (who joined the dissidents) was taken away from the lies that are brainwashing them, and the lies that were once remembered are now forgotten.


    Come roll the dice for me
    Roll the dice for me

    It's talking about how whoever told the lies and trying to take control of there lives


    Hold on better undone
    If really on your own
    Thinking this is fun?
    Feathers fallen from drapes
    Fold her into pieces
    Tied up and lace

    The first part is telling the person to actually think about what the lies are, and asking them if the person actually thinks that it makes sense. the second part is about how pieces from fact are taken and manipulated into something its not, and then covered up.


    Fences in a row
    Fences in a row
    Wired and protected
    In a row...

    Got carried away
    Thought I would've let you know
    Did you miss a message?

    Talking to the same person, its saying you got carried away by the lies and he thought that he would've been able to save them, but they must have missed a message.


    I know you still
    Would rather mess with me than get going
    She's been building up a castle in la

    He saying that the person still is attached to the lies told to them and would probably rather stay with them then face the truth and try to change. The last line makes me think it have something to do with the entertainment industry because that is what la reminds me of.


    Roll the dice for me

    Hold on better undone
    If really on your own
    Thinking this is fun?
    Feathers fallen from drapes
    Fold her into pieces
    Tied up and lace

    Fences in a row
    Fences in a row
    Wired and protected
    In a row...

    SO basically its a guy trying to get a person to think straight and ignore the media. Well thats what i think
    pianton June 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe imagery puzzles me.
    Fences separate things and are barriers. In this case, since there are "in a row" might represent a divide between reality and the expectations society has of the speaker, or perhaps between the speaker's desires and the expectations of the speaker.

    The first verse seems to reinforce this idea--the speaker talks to another person and challenges their loyalty. Will the other person stand by the speaker, or will they go join the dissidents--those who are against the speaker. The next part speaks of the past conflicts or relationships once remembered (by society, I presume), now forgotten (but not by the speaker).

    Rolling the dice seems to speak of gambling or of other risky behavior. Perhaps the speaker is fed up with making decisions because none turn out correctly, so he just wants somebody else to tell him what to do.

    The next verse should be important, since it is repeated, but for the life of me, I have no clue what it means. In the first half of it, the speaker seems to question whether he is making he right decisions, though he wonders why anyone would think his situation fun.

    The last verse seems to return to the relationship between the speaker and someone else. It seems very rocky, and as though they are having an argument. "I would've let you know..." and "I know you'd rather mess with me than get going" seem especially like parts of an argument.


    My other idea is that the speaker is struggling with schizophrenia. The fences would represent the divide between reality and fantasy. The nonsensical lyrics contribute to this sense of disorganization to us, though the speaker finds them perfectly sensible, and the imagery could be images the speaker (the schizophreniac) is seeing. Furthermore, the first verse would show the speaker's paranoia that the one person he trusts will join the conspiracy against him, as would the last verse. Rolling the dice could still represent risky behavior, or rather it could represent the speaker's anger that another person is controlling them as springflowers has suggested.
    Musician1012on July 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm beginning to think he's saying "fences in a row" instead of "in rome". I know these words aren't completely right, hoping to get some help!
    sevenstarson March 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's not "hide them from the line of dischords?" but "hide them from the lies and discord"

    And I agree with "fences in a row" rather than "in rome".

    And it's "hold on better I'm not, really on your own, thinking this is fun" not... whatever you have :P
    4barbelaon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with "in a row"

    loving the new album, particulary this one. soooo good.
    pablodearon April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat acoustic is real nice.
    LADYFINGERSon May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe only "fences" i know in Rome are those of people nailed to crosses leading the road to Rome...
    xlagwagonsk8ron December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love to just put this on and chill out..
    ajsatxon December 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes I like to listen to the lyrics the way I heard them the first time even though it's wrong. Like when he says, "roll the dice for me", I heard "nobody dies for me". I thought maybe he was expressing a profound guilt for someone who sacrificed his/her life for the writer's life that failed to produce anything good. A lot of their lyrics are highly ambiguous often sounding like they could be saying two different things. I wonder if this was an accidental ambiguation because of their accent or an intentional device? I don't know these guys come off as pretty smart hehe..
    gulliblemeon January 20, 2010   Link

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