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It's just like you to contest
you wear it like a label on your breast
don't you see what this takes of me?
A certain callousness complies
with your charm & in your pride
a hopeful look draped in despise.

I want to give you
whatever you...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2016 report

    I believe the title refers to the tragic arch surrounding the nature of Ender's coming into his roles at both battle school and command school, and even as a third child, with the empathy of his sister Valentine and the cold, pragmatic violence of Peter, his Brother. As those who have read the book or seen the move may recall, Ender Wiggin was recruited specifically for his capacity to understand, love, and then ultimately destroy his enemies, silent encouraged by Col. Graff through years of isolation and agitation.

    As such, I believe the song is written from Ender's perspective, while he is in battle school and command school. And when he asks, don't you see what this takes of me, he's referring to the potential loss of his humanity as he is shaped into a weapon of war, a child soldier in a war he never knew he was fighting. The general contests Ender's softer side, wears it like a label, or a medal, on his chest.

    Meanwhile, Ender wonders how he can get by with so little affection, but at the same time wonders if the people around him understand that he struggles with both the weight of their expectations and whether or not he can realize the potential he fears he may or may not posses to defeat the buggers at cost to his conscience.

    Just as easily, the song reads as a troubled romantic relationship, as do many of the songs on the album. But, for me, the title "Ender Will Save Us All" makes the most sense if the lyrics are read this way.

    Shouts to Orson Scott Card for the book. His political views, not so much.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2012 report

    Little Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is one of my top favorite fictional characters of all time. But, its not clear to me how these lyrics are connected to Ender or Ender's game.

    Anyway, if you enjoy reading fiction (especially science fiction), I highly recommend reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. The book is a treasure.

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    Sep 3rd 2012 report

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  4. anonymous
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    May 28th 2012 report

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  5. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2012 report

    I thought he changed it to ender because of the book. I heard that his birth name was andrew

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 26th 2011 report


    Chris was born in 1975. Ender's Game was written in 1985. You might want to do a bit of research to back yourself up.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2011 report

    Wow. Before you start cursing everyone out, I think that maybe you should take the NAME of the song into consideration...Idiot. Lol. Yes. His middle name is Ender. But what parent in their right mind would be able to come up with that name? Other than with the help of a GENIOUS AMONG GENIOUSES, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin. Pretty sure that even though everyone is saying this is a love story, its the relationship between Ender and the buggers. Think about it. And before you start throwing hissy fits over the internet, maybe do a little research to back yourself up. If you haven't read the book, then you can't argue that the song isn't about the book, because how would you know if you haven't so much as even glanced at the front cover? Research. Maybe then you won't look like a complete d***.

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    Oct 13th 2011 report

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  9. NicoleN
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    Jan 12th 2011 report

    I highly doubt this song is about the book "Ender's Game" I don't know where the title comes from, but it might be attributed to the fact the Chris(the songwriter and singer)'s middle name is Ender.

    I think it's about how he is sort of admiring a girl from afar. She doesn't give him attention, and he has doubts about if they could even make a relationship work, but he wants her anyway.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2009 report

    Hahah this song is about me. It's just a tribute to guys everywhere who are deeply in love with a girl who won't acknowledge their love, and how they can't ever get over it.

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2009 report

    Idiot. Of course it's about Ender's Game.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2009 report

    Fuck that book!! You stupid idiot! this song is not about that stupid book you are saying. Not about that fucking kid, "who is genius among genius?" In your face!! This song is simply about a boy who loves a girl that is above his level... He was trying to give everything the girl wants but then maybe he can't give what the girl wanted so he ask if the girl instead wants his love that he desire to share with her... But the girl's expectations are too high for him that it made him feel that he cannot give it and his always been wrong... The more he push himself to the girl, the more he fell down and breaks apart... but still he tries to prove himself and never give up until he satisfy the girls expectation......

    Thats it you moron!! Damn I love this song so don't mess it up with that fucking book with that kid you said that was fucking stupid genius among genius!! LMFAO! Bastard!

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  13. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2008 report

    The song is about two friends who shared a book, enders game by orson scott card. They went there separate way's, and later reunited having little in common. The guy who wrote this gave his friend a copy of the old book, which helped them reestablish their friendship.

    The book itself is about a young kid who is a genius among geniuses and learns strategy and tactics to defeat an enemy race of bugs. It's more of a study of human nature, how to connect and how really smart people think.

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