Blame it on what you've been through
Blame it on what you're into
Blame it on your religions
Blame it on politicians

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition

I have no generation
Show me my motivation
One world one desperation
One hope and one salvation

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition

Look what a mess we've made of love
Look what a mess we've made of love
Look what a mess we've made
We've got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we've made of love

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and the ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and ammunition
Ammunition


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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song, the guitars are so intense. I think this song means that we shouldn't just blame our sins on things, when we're the problem(we're the issue). It says that we shouldn't also blow up because of our problems ( we are the fuse and ammunition.) The message is that we should take our problems to God (one hope and one slavation.)
    CHLfan20on June 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm i kinda thought it was about wars...
    "Blame it on what you've been through
    Blame it on what you're into
    Blame it on your religions
    Blame it on politicians"
    like those r the reasons y wars happen so thats y i thought it was about war... i dunno hey
    clairpatraon April 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentum im gonna piggyback off of pyro. this song is saying stop blaming the government, stop blaming the minorities, your past, and so on and so on but really if we wanna see change it's up to us...we are the powerkeg to cannon...like Gandhi said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world"

    also i think it's sorta politely condemning what our society is like today and how corrupt it is.
    "Look what a mess we've made of love
    We've got ourselves to blame
    Look what a bomb we made of love"
    piecesxofxyouon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs about when sometimes we are guilty with sin and try so hard to escape when soonly we relieze we are just human
    GusTer34on May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with pyro, it's about looking at yourself to see why you r in a situation that u shouldn't be, u can blame everyone else for your problem but it is ultamitely your fault.
    marxsuxon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpiecesxofxyou really REALLY hit it on the nail.
    Way to go. It's awesome that some people actually listen to switchfoots lyrics and understand them lol.
    blissfuldoubton March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with PyroPenguin, but I also feel it is addressed to all of us, not just the youth. The chorus, "we've been blowing up / we're the issue", says that it's not other problems that have been blowing up, not other problems that are the issue: it's humanity that is the issue. We are ammunition with a short fuse.

    So long as we keep trying to find other reasons (such as religion, politics, current trends, etc.) for the state of the world, and ignore that we are the root of it all, we will remain ammunition for further destruction.

    The bridge ("look what a mess we've made of love") reminds me of the movie The Green Mile (didn't read the book, sorry), when John Coffey says "He killed them with their love for each other. That's how it is, every day, all over the world." We abuse love, we corrupt it, we use other people's love as leverage to control them.
    japhyon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with PyroPenguin and japhy. I don't think it is just the youth of our nation though. Who are we learning from. Love now days it just about sex not what really maters. No one cares about each other anymore we all just want everything for nothing. We blame averyone else for aour problems with out looking at the source. As kids we blame our parents as parents we blame our athourites as athourites we blame God. However you want to but it we are pretty messed up!!!!
    Swimingforwardon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Shoe" me my motivation? Hee hee! Does that mean give me a kick in the rear?
    bobbyramseyon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI almost agree with PyroPenguin, but "Look what a bomb we made of love" seems to make it seems that we've forgotten all about it, that as Christians our message of love has bombed. (not done well, as in bombing a test)

    We've been too wrapped up in the issues to "love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

    This applies to our schools too, so I agree but that's not what the song is about. It's about the idea of love to heal the world where we've lost all ties to each other, no real motivation, and such a desperate state:
    I have no generation
    Shoe me my motivation
    One world one desperation
    One hope and one salvation
    thegoodtofuon April 12, 2007   Link

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