What does Ready to Start mean?

Arcade Fire: Ready to Start Meaning

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Ready to Start Lyrics

If I was scared, I would
And if I was bored, you know I would
And if I was yours, but I'm not

All the kids have always known
That the emperor wears no clothes
But they bow down to him anyway
It's better than being alone

If I was scared, I...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2011 !⃝

    He's been dumped by her. She wants to stay friends. He says something like "You're asking if we can still be friends" and she asks "Please come out with us tonight" but he replies "I would rather be alone than pretend I feel alright". But he does seem to be feeling more positive by the end of the song when he says "Now I'm ready to start". I take this to me start living again. I love this song!

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