you were better than. a fallen star. these late nights. and nothing more. and nothing less. nothing less. one day. you'll see the show. with fancy cars. and expensive clothes. and one day. you'll be in the crowd. watching all the lost and found

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    General Comment(sigh) i think it is saying that so-and-so, whomever he is speaking to, is going to make it...maybe in show business or just in the world.
    juliashopeon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a personal reminder to the lyricist that one day he will be in love. At least thats how i read into it....but music is cool like that, because you always have the opportunity to put your own life into other peoples work.
    Loveonpaperon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat I took it to mean, and this is purely personal interpretation, is that sometimes the best of us deserve more than the best of life. This is something that tends to sound very contradictory and ironic, but you often see, being in the crowd, the fancy cars and the expensive clothes of others...but SOMETIMES it is better to be in the crowd, knowing that you are not part of an ongoing facade, a show built around entertainment and indulgence. To me, the "watching all the lost and found" communicates that even with all of lifes expensive accessories, one can still be lost and in search of something more than merely "a show". I would rather hold on to reality than be wealthy and jaded.
    WhiteTideon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy interpretation:

    since im in college, im seeing this song a different way, first 'you' is someone who has wasted their earlier years staying up nights playing games or whatever, and has accomplished nothing (these late nights...and nothing more)

    and said person will wake up one day to see all his/her friends successful, making money and enjoy fruitful lives (one day you'll see the show...fancy cars etc.)

    and lastly (you'll be in the crowd watching all the lost and found) - meaning he/she will be in the middle there, among the people who are 'lost' and found. in search of a particular goal.
    NutzenBultz312on May 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me this song was always about a poor or misfortuned friend who could never have what they wanted in past years, but with faith, one day they will accomplish their goals, become successful, and see what it is they wanted to see.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think" all the lost & found" refers to the experiences you gain from being really alive. The more involved you are with your life, the experience you gain and therefore you lose and find more sometimes than others.
    So perhaps this person was not yet involved with their life - but the lyricist obviously holds them in a regard which shows the potential to be truely better, and burn brightly if only the effort is made.
    However I think a certain amount of respect is being given to the character just for existing at all by the tone of the song.
    starshinesMoneton March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe there is a bit of disdain the the lyrics "with fancy cars. and expensive clothes." You can be materialistic, and waste time on trivial things instead of improving your personality and how you treat people, but then you'll be like everyone else ("in the crowd.") no thing more, and nothing less.
    ikickedagirlon November 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was something like 'then one day they'll put you in the ground" in reference to dying...something about the fancy cars and expensive clothes failing to save you from the inevitable ending that everyone faces.

    i know those aren't the words...but have you ever read the lyrics to a great song and found out they weren't what you wanted them to be? i still love this song.
    lagwagon182on December 16, 2009   Link

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