"Adversity" as written by and James Dustin Payseur....
Will you tear it down
Will you decide
We put up a fight for the other side
We raise up our arms to show we're strong
Then we break our bones, but we'll carry on

All that you see
Do you want to be
Adversity
All that you see
Do you want to be
You and me
Adversity

Oh, the clouds are moving in
Oh, we're all so new to this

All that you see
Do you want to be
Adversity
All that you see
Do you want to be
You and me

Adversity

All that you see
Adversity
All that you see
You and me

All that you see
Adversity
All that you see
You and me
Adversity


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"Adversity" as written by John PeÑa James Dustin Payseur

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    General CommentI adore this, I think it may be one of my favourite songs. I spent a whole summer listening to it, it always brings back so many good memories :-)
    oceanicon October 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSame thing for me, oceanic. I LOVE Beach Fossils, and this is definitely one of my favorite songs off the "What a Pleasure" EP.
    NirvanaStrokesluvon March 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOn a personal note, everything seems to be encapsulated in these two lines:

    "Oh, the clouds are moving in / Oh, we're all so new to this"

    Inexperienced, caught up in the novelty and excitement of love. Fighting to make something work, but it proves to be futile for whatever reason. The difficulties and pain overshadow everything else that once seemed blissful. There is a refusal to let go because it's all you know (which can seem frightening), yet you realize that it's the only viable option as things seem to get worse the tighter you cling.
    alltheshipson January 02, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI think is like one of those moments when you realize that we are missing what's all around us and what that means, there's no need to set things apart, to create adversity.

    This song brings peace in a very catchy way... good
    samuson March 31, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWill you tear it down
    Will you decide
    We put up a fight for the other side
    We raise up our arms to show we're strong
    Then we break our bones, but we'll carry on

    Really Beautiful lyrics, and the harmony is enchanting during these first few lines of the song.

    These first few lines almost remind me of Romeo and Juliet and the idea of star-crossed love. it's devastating but the final line "we break our bones, but we'll carry on" shows some sort of optimism for feeling like you're on the side of love in a world cloaked in hate, greed, evil, etc.
    leok16664on April 08, 2016   Link

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