What does Fired mean?

Ben Folds: Fired Meaning

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Fired Lyrics

Lucretia walks into a room.
Because she does it's not the same room
The one she wanted to be in
She says, everywhere I go, damn! There I am.
And I just want to walk away
Won't you let me walk away sometimes?
Won't you let me walk...

  1. AquaMunkee
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    Jul 30th 2022 !⃝

    I interpret this song to be about how we spend our lives running away from ourselves/ our judgements/ our emotional baggage only to realize we are bringing all our baggage in tow:

    “Everywhere I go damn there I am!”

    We keep changing our scenery - walking into a new room - only to realize by entering the room “it’s not the same room, the one she [we] wanted to be in”

    I love the message behind this song, it helps remind me that the BS I get worked up about is nonsense and the only thing keeping us from being happy is our judgements and the recurring drama we bring along until we find a way through the door to be free of it.

  2. anonymous
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    May 27th 2006 !⃝

    The girl in the song obviously hates herself. Maybe the 'fired' is her taking out that hatred on her subordinates at work? She's pissed, so she fires everyone.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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