"Posters" as written by and Trevor Powers....
When I was only nine years old
I had a poster
And with that alone I had the education
The motivation
I knew what I wanted to be
Wanted to be
Never was the same

Started getting older
I took it on myself
To find out why
I'm the way that I am
But I cant find a conclusion
No I think I'm gettin' closer
Yeah I know I'm gettin' closer
My whole wall is filled with posters
My whole life if filled with posters

I used to be outspoken
Doin' anything for someones attention
And when that changed I guess you thought
That I was no longer me
Although I finally found me
So take the other bodies
And put them by the TV

You make real friends quickly
You make real friends quickly
But not me

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"Posters" as written by Trevor Powers


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  • +4
    General CommentFucking love this song, all about self awareness and perception versus reality. I'd love to hear Trevor speak on the significance of posters in general, as the word shows up in a couple of his songs.
    unclebengion November 06, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the lyrics, but holy mother of god, when the instrumental starts and then the beat kicks in, I'm shattered.
    lostatlimboon January 13, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf I ever had to pick a song to define my life and my goals, this would be it. Love it!
    edinmon January 31, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree
    this song speaks to me
    most of the album does though..
    thepurplebottleon November 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about seeing those stupid motivational posters as a young person and thinking they can change you and that they actually work but then as you get older you realize thats not how real life works and even if you try to be the person on the poster, you will never be that person
    dirtpeopleon April 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment************* = Though each year it was never the same location
    lgarveyon July 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song was obviously written as a tribute to the late Hugh Neutron.

    R.I.P. Hugh, that damn aggressive pizza.
    Rivfruifvon September 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think Trevor is writing about growing up and how much a person changes between their teenage years and early 20s. At 9, he had a poster, doesn't matter what kind of poster it was, just that it was an inspiration for him, something that he wanted to emulate or become. As he grows up, he accumulates more posters on his walls, which represents more goals, ambitions, and dreams to drive him. Yet, with all these ambitions and idols that he wishes to emulate, Trevor still felt like he didn't know who he was as a person, and what drove him to be the way he is. When he says "my whole wall is filled with posters, my whole life is filled with posters", I think he's moving forward in his life again to the period when he had become a musician and was starting to play organized shows, and the "posters" he's referring to are all the flyers from his shows and other artists shows that he looks up to. He's basically saying that his interests and desires have become his life.

    As for the last part of the song, I think he's talking to a family member or former childhood friend. He was brash in his youth, doing anything to garner attention, but he's grown out of that now, and is much more self reflective. So that person he's talking to wonders what's happened to the Trevor they knew, and he's telling them that he's different now, and that he's finally found himself (aka comfortable with himself, does not need others approval).
    tvginncon August 06, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI´m looking for the real meaning of this song but I think that it´s about a guy who admire someone or wanted to be, but he was older or maybe didnt knew about him. I dont think that this song is about love. I think is more the desires and motivations that could have a person in life.
    LuckyLighton February 01, 2013   Link

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