Today I walked through the door and fell down on my floor
Got all of my papers out and read them
Seems that I have been wandering for a little too long
Yeah, the desert can be hot if you're wasted
Took a stab in the dark and missed again, I believe
The hardest part is not seeing what I used to see
My faith grew to adult, but worry does all it can
You whisper in both my ears make believe stories

Where are my friends now?
They're not around when I need them
I cannot pretend
Yeah, I've found myself against all the odds again

I like to think I am strong, and them I'm proven wrong
Grab the keys to my car and go to work again
Yeah, I showed up late, got screamed in my face
Turn around, I'm punch-drunk but I'm laughing
Got some thoughts in my chest, they're playing games with my head
10 hours of sleep, I'm in my bed again
Scream out to my God and say I do what I can
How am I going to move on from this circumstance?

Where are my friends now?
They're not around when I need them
I cannot pretend
Yeah, I've found myself against all the odds again

Yeah, yeah
I'm against all the odds again
Yeah, yeah
I'm against all the odds again

Yeah, yeah
I'm against all the odds again
Yeah, yeah
I'm against all the odds again


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    General CommentI salute Foster The People, for writing songs that actually have a point to them.
    Love this song! Really catchy, and if what I think it means is correct, then relatable.
    I think it's basically about someone going through a pretty tough time, and everything's not going their way. They're makin' mistakes, feelin' pretty down... But they're trying to get through it. They're not giving up. Though, I also think that it's trying to say that just one guy going through all this alone makes him a hero. The part where he says "Where are my friends now? They're not here when I need them" shows that he's not getting much support, or basically when things get tough, his friends leave. And he may feel like he's not doing so great, but he doesn't realize that he's a hero ("Unsuspecting Hero") for trying to make it through and get past it.

    Pretty incredible, if ya ask me. If you didn't ask me, then it's still incredible. Anyone who faces difficult situations with a good head on their shoulders and a positive outlook is, in my opinion, a "hero". Especially if all their friends run and hide because something got tricky or tough. This song is relatable and motivating :)
    HEYItsEurekaon March 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!!! Not all that sure what the song is about but i think this song sounds like its about a man who is having a shitty day and not being able to do anything about it but hes keeping his head up through it all.
    joshbl56on August 15, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionToday I walked through the door and fell down on my floor
    Got all of my papers out and read them
    Seems that I've been wanderin' for a little too long
    Yeah, the desert can be hot if you waste it
    Took a stab in the dark and missed again I believe
    The hardest part is not seein' what I used to see
    My fifth route to endeavor where it does all it can
    To whisper in both my ears make-believe stories

    Where are my friends now?
    They're not around when I need them
    I cannot pretend
    Yeah I find myself against all the odds again

    I like to think I'm strong and then I'm proven wrong
    Grab the keys to my car and go to work again
    Yeah showed up late
    Got screamed in my face
    Turn around, I'm punched drunk
    But I'm laughin'
    Got some thoughts in my chest, they're playin' games with my head
    Ten hours of sleep, I'm in my bed again
    Scream up to my God, say "I do what I can"
    How am I gonna move out from this circus dance?

    Where are all of my friends now?
    They're not around when I need them
    I cannot pretend
    Yeah I find myself against all the odds again

    Yeah, yeah
    I'm against all the odds again
    [x4]
    Insecureon September 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThree words: Recession Theme Song

    I'm not even on my own yet and I can still feel this song. Mark Foster is brilliant lyricist as well as songwriter and musician. His words make such connections with me and I'm sure many other people.
    epitoMEon March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonThe piano part is very similar to Ruby.
    ShadawgScon December 30, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentReal lyrics here:

    Today I walked through the door and fell down on my floor
    Got all of my papers out and read them
    Seems that I've been wanderin' for a little too long
    Yeah, the desert can be hot if you're wasted
    Took a stab in the dark and missed again I believe
    The hardest part is not seein' what I used to see
    My faith grew to a top but worry does all it can
    To whisper in both my ears make-believe stories

    Where are my friends now?
    They're not around when I need them
    I cannot pretend
    I find myself against all the odds again

    Well I like to think I'm strong and then I'm proven wrong
    Grab the keys to my car and go to work again
    Yeah showed up late, got screamed in my face
    Turn around, I'm punch drunk, but I'm laughin'
    Got some thoughts in my chest, they're playin' games with my head
    Ten hours of sleep, I'm in my bed again
    Scream up to my God, say, "I do what I can"
    How am I gonna move on from this circumstance?

    Where are my friends now?
    They're not around when I need them
    I cannot pretend
    I find myself against all the odds again

    Yeah, yeah
    I'm against all the odds again
    [x4]
    Vladimirron December 20, 2012   Link

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