"Odds" as written by Paul Meany, Tedd Tjornhom and Dennis Craig Herring....
Back and forth, the same
Be careful how you frame
Your arguments, your arguments
We've been given all we can
And we finally show the end
Of our tolerance, our tolerance

I know it's hard to say, "throw it all away
But the odds are we'll be better off
It's a painful thought, to try another start
But the odds are we'll be better off

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Cast another vote in our sad terminal
Democracy, democracy
The word is out on us, we have gone delirious
The floor is falling out from under us, it always does

I know it's hard to say, "throw it all away."
But the odds are we'll be better off
It's a painful thought, to try another start
But the odds are we'll be better off

Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh

I know it's hard to say, "throw it all away."
But the odds are we'll be better off
It's a painful thought, to try another start
But the odds are we'll be better off
But the odds are we'll be better off
But the odds are we'll be better off


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"Odds [Live]" as written by Paul Meany Dennis Craig Herring

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song might be about the band and all the stuff they went through to create Armistice. I mean, they almost broke up and scratched all their original songs that they've written over the years of touring and created almost completely over.
    bduperon August 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is about a breakup, almost guaranteed. It's about a couple who've reached the end of their tolerance with one another, and while it's scary to think about going back into dating and trying to find romance again, it's more likely that they'll each find a better situation than the one they're currently in.

    The "sad terminal democracy" is not literal - it's a metaphor for the arguing the couple's been having - as a couple they both have a say in decisions concerning them - the "vote", so to speak. Reading commercialism into this is overanalyzing.

    If it was about the band, the story wouldn't end with the "odds" being that they're better apart.
    MarquisMarkon September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately about the band. This song sounds like a Dido song.
    Christiaan33on August 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI guess this would be considered more of a personal opinion of the song, basically how I interpret it.

    "The odds are, we'll be better off."

    I've been having my problems with addiction of cigarettes, and I've been in a constant mindset of trying to quit and it's the hardest thing to do.

    It's cheap measured pleasure, and I know in my mind that I would be better off without smoking but my flesh craves the nicotine. That's just how I see it I suppose.
    starfoxteam2006on December 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHonestly, I think this song is about trying to find a voice in a world supposedly run by consummerism. By casting our votes, we think we're making a difference, but sometimes one voice doesn't really matter against a tide of false prophets. People say "We'll be better off" choosing between the lesser of two evils, but sometimes we're fighting a war that we really can't win on our own.
    Phantom_causeson September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has grown a lot on me. I can relate to it recently as well with a relationship i had that withered away.
    LuNaTyKon January 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Marquis in that it's about a breakup. After all the arguments, tolerating as much as they could of each other's shit and democratic compromising, they realize it's better if they just move on. It's painful to start over, but it's what they must do
    poz52000on February 03, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentHmmmm.... I believe Paul is speking of America in this song... how we ruined our nation's morals AND reputation with Democracy...
    dmedinaon August 19, 2009   Link

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