"What Were We Made For?" as written by Butch Walker, Chris Sorenson, Beau Bruchell and Cove Reber....
I imagine we were made, I imagine we were made,
I imagine we were made, I imagine we were...

Woke up again, sweating out all the poison.
And then I feel it again, I know it's coming again.
So I try to make it for an hour or two.
But I know in the end, I know in the end...

This place will hit me so hard.
This face will end up so hard.
Because of you.
It's all because of you

I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I don't remember anything
And I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I can't remember anything

Feels like a bomb going off in my conscience.
and I feel it again, I think it's coming again
How can I run away from all of the sadness?
When no one's around to tell me where to begin.

These steps I climb up so hard.
Your voice will hit me so hard.
Because of you.
It's always because of you.

I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I don't remember anything
And I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I can't remember anything

Now I know the hardest part is letting go (I can't let you go).
I just cannot be afraid of what's below.

I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I don't remember anything
And I can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
'Cause I can't remember anything (can't remember anything).

And you can't carry this all, I can't carry this on my own
Tell me what did I do wrong?
I just can't remember anything.

I imagine we were made.
I imagine we were made.
I imagine we were made.
I imagine we were made for...


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    General CommentThe new CD was so amazing to me, every song on it screamed to me.
    I loved it!
    And this song, is definatly one of the best off of it
    saveloveon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentis it me or does the melody of the verses sound almost identical to freak of the week by marvelous 3
    bertskarzi196on December 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWoke up again, sweating out all the poisons.


    Than its

    But I just cannot be afraid of what's below.

    Not

    But I just cannot be a phantom once beloved
    CoolKat88on January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomeone please post the meaning! I'm dying to know!!
    I love this song.
    Although I wish Cove would tell us what he imagines we were made for at the end of the song...
    lovelyalex3on July 21, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay I'll take a swing at it...
    Maybe it's about depression?
    "Woke up again sweating out all the poison
    and I feel it again, I know it's coming again."
    He could be referring to alcohol - usually in songs when they say poison, they are referring to alcohol. He's possibly gone on the bender again after something or someone has affected him somehow. It's dragging him down and making him depressed again.

    "I try to make it for an hour or two,
    but I know in the end, yeah I know in the end...
    This place will hit me so hard, this face will end up so hard."

    Maybe he means stay off of the booze for an hour or two but in the end he knows he'll have no choice simply because he's so depressed about the whole situation and it won't get off of his mind. Dunno what he's referring to when he says "this face". Maybe the face of the situation? Or his face will end up hard, written metaphorically, like he'll become so callus from the depression?

    "Tell me what did I do wrong, 'cause I can't remember anything."

    Maybe it's a bit over exaggerated. He's saying he can't remember how he got in that situation and why - how he got in that state. Maybe he just feels he hasn't done anything wrong and he doesn't understand why he's dealing with the world weighing so heavily on his shoulders.

    "How can I run away from all of the sadness when no one's around to tell me where it began?"
    So he may be going through depression but he's struggling to deal with it simply because he feels he's alone, and he's got no one to support him. He's finding "life" hard because he feels he's stuck on his own. "..to tell me where it began." He means he's got no body to talk it over with - no one to trace back the steps and realise where he went wrong and how he can fix it. He's got no one to reassure him about the whole situation.

    "These steps I climb are so hard. Your voice will hit me so hard."
    The steps, meaning life. He's realising life is a massive struggle, and the steps we climb are very difficult. I think he's referring to this person, maybe a girl that he's just broken up with, and maybe she's the reason he's in this state. He may be referring to someone else...I have no idea.

    "Now I know the hardest part is letting go.
    But I just can not be afraid of what's below."

    I think he's saying people are afraid of death/falling down and having to end their lives/happiness. But because of this depresssion or state that he's in, he's not afraid to die. He doesn't really care about what happens with him next. ("..what's below." - referring to death/the afterlife)

    And when he says, "I imagine we were made for..." I'm not sure. Maybe he's just questioning life itself and what our purpose is. And whatever that purpose is, why do we have to go through all these struggles on our own? How do we make it on our own when there's no one around to help us? He feels through this experience, he may have learnt the meaning of it all, but in the end he fades out, because maybe he just can't figure it out?

    I don't know. That was just my wild guess. And maybe they put some irony in the song, becasue if it really was about depression, the music is in a very upper key with a joyful tune. It's almost like they're making it sound like, this is life. You go through all of this, but it's life. It happens. You need to learn from it, become happy out of it and as you throw it behind you, you'll learn the purpose of it and the importance of it, and how it has taught you a lesson.

    Everyone will feel this way at some points in their lives: "I can't carry this all on my own.".
    It happens. And we grow strong from it.


    lovelyalex3on July 31, 2010   Link

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