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"What? What's that?"

Another day,
Of painted walls and football on the TV
No one sees me
I fade away,
Lost inside a memory of someone's life
It wasn't mine

I was already missing before the night I left
Just me and my shadow and all of...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 1st 2018 report

    Tbh this song is like a last cry for help. The 5SOS fam for sure knows that Calum, Ash, Mikey, and Luke have been through a lot. This song must have been a tough one to write because it showcases a lot of raw emotions. (Let’s pretend it’s 100% about Cal) He has left his home behind to be a part of a band and has changed so much that he doesn’t recognize himself. He then realizes how much people don’t miss him, so he’s just there. These kind of thoughts are like when people describe they are separate from their body, so they’re physically there, but they’re not there. This has a lot to do with loneliness and neglect (not just physical but also emotional) and he feels like no one will notice if one day he just runs away, or goes to sleep and never wakes up.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 2nd 2016 report

    I see this song as a suicide note. These are her journey entry's. That's why there is a typewriter at the beginning of the song.
    "Another day of painted walls and football on the tv, no one sees me."
    She lives at home and isn't paid any attention to. It's the same thing everyday.
    "Fade away. Lost inside a memory of someone's life. It wasn't mine."
    She's drifting away from her old self and dreaming about becoming someone she's not.
    "Who am I? Who am I? When I don't know myself. Who am I? Who am I? Invisible."
    She doesn't recongize herself anymore. She's changed so much trying to please everyone that she has no idea who she is anymore. She sees herself as invisible.
    "Waste days. Dreaming of the times I know I can't get back. It seems I just lost track."
    She doesn't find joy anymore. She longs for the old days when she accepted herself. She lost track of time since she last loved herself for who she really was.
    "Looking on. As all of life's colors seem to fade to grey, I just walked away."
    She has no joy or happiness. She stares at nothing and feels empty inside. She eventually decided it's too much.
    "Who am I? Who am I? When I don't know myself. Who am I? Who am I? Invisible."
    She's reaching her breaking point. She can't hold on anymore so she decides it's just best to leave.
    "Who am I? Who am I? When I don't know myself. Who am I? Who am I? Invisible."
    It repeats over in her head while she slices her wrists, hoping to end her silent suffering.
    "Another day. The walls are built to keep me safe. I can't escape, it's too late..."
    The walls are referring to her sanity. She couldn't escape he own thoughts. She tried to stop hurting herself, but it was too late. She was gone...


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 25th 2018 report

    It is Ashton's suicide note, at the begining you can hear someone say "Whoa, what's this?". That is Michael and then Calum reads it because he is ashton's best friend.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2020 report

    i think it’s ashtons suicide note. at the start you hear michael say “whoa, what’s that?” and then calum starts reading it out. you also hear typewriter noises which could indicate the making of the letter, and at about halfway through the song, when they are singing “who am i, who am i?” you can hear someone faintly crying in the background if you listen hard enough

  5. aubrey5sos
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    Sep 14th 2020 report

    I think this song is about ashtons struggle with self harm and depression. At 16 he almost died because he tried to kill himself.This song has a really big pice of my heart cause it desribes my life.

  6. anonymous
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    May 31st 2020 report

    I think it could be Ashton or Calum’s note, because Ashton has struggled with his mental health before and Calum almost didn’t end up in the band (after a really bad argument with his mother) and struggles with the fame.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2020 report

    I think this is Ashton’s suicide note, and when Michael finds it, he shows it to everyone else. Calum reads it out because he’s Ashton’s best friend.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2020 report

    It could be a suicide note yes but i also think they're talking about past issues, from what ive heard they all had tough times growing up, ash mainly. Maybe they wanted this out to show fans that we arent the only ones that feel like this?

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2019 report

    it is ashtons suicide note to me this song makes me sad but happy sad cuz just knowing ash thought this was but happy knowing that he got passed it and us fans got to help i honestly love these durps sp much and if anything ever happend to them i'd die

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 23rd 2018 report

    It’s a suicide note.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2017 report

    it's about calum himself. It might have something to do with hate or whatnot but we all know that the boys have got problems. This song could be a suicide note that he has written for himself. In the beginning you hear mikey saying something along the lines of "hey, what's this?" and then a typewriter, which suggests that calum is writing this to him for him to show the others. it's a suicide note sung out loud.

  12. anonymous
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    May 19th 2017 report

    Suicide letter.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2017 report

    The song is about someone who runs away from home but no one realises that they have left. " another day, painted walls and football on the TV no one sees me". The day is just a normal day for everyone else except for the runaway. This song is a sad song about no one realising you are there.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2016 report

    "Another day, of painted walls and football on the TV. No one sees me"
    It says that even though she's at home and with her family, they don't care enough to notice her.

    "I was already missing, before the night I left. Just me and my shadow, and all of my regrets. Who am I? Who am I, when I dont know myself? Who am I? Who am I? Invisible."
    This says that before she was already gone before she actually left. It was only her and her shadow because no one else cared. She had so many regrets and they followed her. She didn't know who she was anymore.

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