"Friendly Fires" as written by Garret Lee, Brian Aubert, Christopher Guanlao, Joseph Lester and Nicole Monninger....
Oh, the things we see
Through connected wires
Are the people that flee
From friendly fire?

When they separate me
Into being stored
With all the recessed genes
That are left ignored

Getting naked all the time
Why dodge the friendly fire?

So who could ever break you down?
And what could ever freak you out?
If you can carry this around
Then you will never break down

People like me
On the weekend, run
For all the weekday freaks
That are free and fun

Like they physically
Stormed into homes
They like to revel like me
Just to feel employed

A little wasted on desire
A minute later, friendly fire
A little wasted on desire
A minute later, friendly fire

So could ever break you down?
And what could ever freak you out?
If you can carry this around
Then you will never break down

Getting naked all the time
A little wasted on desire
A minute later, friendly fire

So who could ever break you down?
And what could ever freak you out?
If you can carry this around
Then you will never break down
Then you will never break down
Then you carry this around


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"Friendly Fires" as written by Christopher Guanlao Brian Aubert

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    General CommentYeah, I have no idea. "If you can carry this around".... what is he referring to when he says "this"?
    kotraenatoron March 05, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationMy take on this song is that he's talking about what it's like to be young (or young adult) living in this techno-centric culture.

    "Oh, the things we see
    Through connected wires
    Are the people that flee
    From friendly fire"

    The internet, and being able to escape the pain and discomfort of your real life, and connect to online communities where you can commune with others feel at home.

    "When they separate me
    Into being stored
    With all the recessed genes
    That are left ignored"

    Being marginalized because you don't fit an expected norm of society.

    "Getting naked all the time
    Why dodge the friendly fire?"

    Opening yourself and just letting it all out, which can cause "friendly fire" when you clash with others ideals and/or misunderstanding with the people physically around you. Also, an attitude of "who cares if i lose people in real life, I can escape online and find people who understand me."

    "So who could ever break you down?
    And what could ever freak you out?
    If you can carry this around
    Then you will never break down"

    With enough curiosity on the internet (smart phone) we become jaded, and it takes excessive disturbance to really get to us.

    The rest of the song is pointing out how those that are referred to (by some) as normies. Us poorfolk trying to scrape by and not have a rich man's paycheck, we still try to live a life of fun and excess as though everything is ok.
    DallasLeighon October 12, 2017   Link

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