Right in front of me dropping another game
Now I watch your face as your eyes look down
Away from my glance
Backstabbed as I hear the cracks drop smack
I count the ways your little whispers swell to greet my daze
Underground, so down, your scene above me
But now I see so clearly
I'm not down, I never could be
And it's long past time for me to show you

Speak my mind in response to your condescending way
Of placing me below your feet
"It's not what you know, it's who you know"
But all I know now is you live for the show"
Smiles in my face with smirks in your eyes
And I understand what it means to be
"Legit" in your eyes, not I
Nor none of my "attempts" to be on the inside
I'm not down, I never could be
And it's time, this time I'll show you

Set me up
Knocked down
Knocked down from your clique, you
Understand how you rejected me
I look at your face and weep for your "scene"

So I ask myself what needs to be said
What now, what light can I shed?
As I battle to fight down the angry thought
That's swelling to escape my head
So it's plain as day and you can see
that I have a right to explain my self to you
So don't look away or turn away or laugh away
Because your "scene" is dead today
We can't bring ourselves back down to this level
Because you are no better than me
Down with all that took us away from standing as one and living as one
Am I so different from you that you cannot dispel with your status
and look at my face?
Am I so distant from you that I cannot break free from this stereotype today?
Am I so separate from you that you cannot regard me as equal
and clean this stain?


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Set Me Up Lyrics as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    project had a lot of trouble with their local music scene when they first started, kids in the hardcore scene wouldn't listen to them, and gave them a lot of crap for their brand of music and their christianity. the song reflects their reaction and thoughts about the attitudes of some of those people who talked badly about them.

    VenusBlackon August 02, 2002   Link
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    Its about someone who thinks they are better then you. "Cause you live for the show... Your no better then me... am I so different then you that can not dispel with my status and look at my face..." and you know you have something to say... Its based on Christians in the church that think they are better then you. You can never go by what Andrew says at a show he will say something different each time

    crepers86on May 07, 2009   Link
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    To me it sounds like he is talking about prejudice from the other music scenes, and how his band doesn't really fit into any of them and are stuck as an underground band. Could also be talking about racism and prejudice in general...

    TheSpyHunterP86on February 12, 2020   Link
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    Tells of how this person was rejected and put down but how he would never give up no matter what.

    Protoon January 12, 2002   Link
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    badass song, i could never get tired of it

    BKirbs34on March 24, 2002   Link
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    badass song, i could never get tired of it

    BKirbs34on March 24, 2002   Link
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    p86 are so freakin great

    glassjaw713on April 15, 2002   Link
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    When i saw P86 in concert, they said that this song was about prejidism or however you spell it, but i could be wrong, i dunno....but this was the best song they played...by far

    xUnderoathxon August 25, 2002   Link
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    This song seems to me to be about unnecessary elitism, arrogance, and hostility within the Christian community.

    wraizyron October 22, 2004   Link
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    Aw. I always thought he was saying "I wanna feel you rejecting me!" which was so much better because it was like him saying, "bring it on, b****es!"

    Why is it, when you've got the lyrics wrong in your head, the correct lyrics are never as good when you're finally told them?

    kickmagneton April 10, 2006   Link

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