"Surrounded By Your Friends" as written by and Noel Heroux....
I’m walking in, and greeted with a smile
I keep my bottle to my chest
I know you, and them and she is fine
I might offer her the rest
Scan the crowd
Every face in a quite familiar place
Tomorrow’s free and so are drinks

As far as I know
I hope, at least, in the end
You’re surrounded by your friends
And they all know, that you’re all right.

The things they do are really not so new
You're better off to just have a blast
Oh the shoulder that you got the last
Oh the comfort

So close to your home
That it hurts
Not a hundred yards from work
Everything all around
And still familiar

In the end, you’re surrounded by your friends
In the end, you’re surrounded by your friends

I hope that they heard what you spoke
For a hundred bowls of grow
What'd he say what he'd seen

Boy I'm afraid that
I hope at least in the end
You’re surrounded by your friends
They all know that you were right

You’re surrounded by your friends
In the end, you’re surrounded by your friends


Lyrics submitted by dancinstars, edited by mandapop

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    General Commentthese guys are awesome. I hope they become really successful, I wouldn't doubt it
    good lyrics too, thanks dancinstars
    yesmanjunioron January 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'd say this song is about someone who did something that his or her friends didn't agree with, for whatever reason, and it led to the friendships dissolving. The person still longs to have a relationship with his former friends, and the song suggests that maybe, in the end, they will understand.

    "The things they do are really not so new,
    You're better off just to have a blast"

    Forget what they think. Just do your own thing.

    "So close to your home that it hurts
    Not a hundred yards from work
    Everything all around
    And still familiar"

    Sounds like it's a small town. So even though this person has had to cut certain elements out of his or her life, they are still reminded of their loss every day.

    "I hope, at least, in the end
    You're surrounded by your friends
    And they all know that you were right"

    I think 'in the end' means in some sort of life after death where you'll meet up with these people and all the prejudices will be gone.

    However, I think there is a second meaning to the line, "in the end, you're surrounded by your friends", which is more threatening. It seems to suggest that no matter what we do, what our friends think of us has a huge effect on our behaviour and how we live our lives, for better or worse.

    I may be overthinking this.
    thebluecaton January 26, 2011   Link
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    General Comment12>>The things they do are really not so new
    13>>You're better off to just have a blast
    14>>Oh the shoulder that you got the last
    15>>Oh the comfort

    lines 12 and 13 seem to reject the culture of novelty and cynicism (also known as hipster). rather than seeking new pursuits and experiences at the expense of pleasure and companionship, the writer asserts it is preferable to stop trying and enjoy simple things such as alcohol (line two) and the company of women (line four). lines 14 and 15 reinforce this; they are sung to the joy of temporary, yet familiar companionship.
    v0xhumanaon June 17, 2011   Link
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    General Comment16>>So cuss to your home
    17>>That it hurts
    18>>Not a hundred yards from work
    19>>Everything all around
    20>>And still familiar

    these lines seem to invoke images of leaving home to find work. "cuss to your home, that it hurts." you call home and feign homesickness to the friends, even despite the overarching familiarity of your new surroundings.

    throughout the song there is the idea of return and the feeling of familiarity.
    v0xhumanaon June 17, 2011   Link

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