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Song Released: 2016


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Father tell me, we get what we deserve
Oh we get what we deserve

And way down we go
Way down we go
Say way down we go
Way down we go

You let your feet run wild
Time has come as we all oh, go down
Yeah but for the fall oh, my
Do you...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 10:05pm report


    It’s no secret that there are deep underground military bases built for the specific purpose of avoiding an apocalyptic armeageddon. The Elite and The Powers That Be communicate in cryptic phrases rite underneath our noses played on the radio or TV and I believe this is a code song for time has come to get to your bunker. I believe Greendays’ “Good Riddance”
    Rolling Stones “Gimmee Shelter” is another along wth Basteiles “Pompei” which speaks of the firey destruction that they know is coming to our planet.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 1st, 9:47am report


    It's credible to consider this song I'd simply about a childs mental death over the fact that he didn't listen to his fathers warning however in a more ambiguous and deeper meaning, this song is about an unrighteous person, questioning himself if he will get what he deserves as we cleary see that his shame even as he can't look into his father's eyes is so deep. So in a more exterior depiction the singer shares his sins, unrighteousness and mental guilt through his song.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 7:04pm report


    The beauty of music resides in the fact that music is art and can be interpreted in many lights. My interpretation is as follows:

    "Oh Father tell me, do we get what we deserve?
    Oh we get what we deserve"

    - It seems this is a rhetorical question he is asking himself in his head. He is directing this question towards God, but since God is not in his head, he gets his "mind's response". That response is, "we get what we deserve". It seems he may be feeling guilt about something he has done or is about to do (possibly with others).

    "And way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Say way down we go
    Way down we go"

    - This is his statement letting the audience, including God, know that he has brought someone else along with him down a path that seems to be unrighteous.


    "You let your feet run wild
    Time has come as we all oh, go down
    Yeah but for the fall oh, my
    Do you dare to look him right in the eyes?"

    - This is him addressing the audience (not including God). He is suggesting that the audience has committed these unrighteous acts for a while now and has been running from their repercussions. However, eventually the repercussions of their actions will catch and they will fall. This is metaphor for their 'morality' in God's POV. Then he asks the audience if they dare confront God when their sins catch up with them and they begin to sink further into more and more moral unrighteousness.

    "Cause they will run you down, down til the dark
    Yes and they will run you down, down til you fall
    And they will run you down, down til you go
    Yeah so you can't crawl no more"

    - Now it seems, he is letting the audience know that it is best to confront God and face the repercussions of your actions early on and not run from them. He does this by stressing that the immorality will continue to follow behind you, regardless of any effort you make to run from it. Then eventually your own immorality will have ran you so far down that you can no longer escape from the repercussions and at that point, the artist suggests that he believes it is too late to repent.

    In my opinion, this is a relatively spot-on assessment of how many people act, when it comes to moral righteousness, regardless of whether or not God was included.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 7:40pm report


    There is a battle.. there is a Way ,



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 7:54pm report


    My first thought reminded me of Hoziers "Take me to church", and that he is a homosexual male that is being chased by homophobes, and that he questions religion and hell "Father tell me, do we get what we deserve?" I feel like he is accepting his choice "Way down we go" and decides to go to hell if he must.

    Just my interpretation, surely people will disagree but I thought I'd post this



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 7:31am report


    what I understood is that the father tells his child that "we get what we deserve" which is a fact. However the child doesn't listen and does whatever he/she wants. In the second part of the song,
    "Time has come as we all oh, go down
    Yeah but for the fall oh, my
    Do you dare to look him right in the eyes?",
    what it means is that that the child didn't to his father and the it's time to fall or basically the child's life is getting fucked up and that's when the song arises the question "Do you dare to look him right in the eyes?" while him refers to the father who warned his child before everything happens.
    To conclude, I would say the main meaning of the song is summarized in the first sentence which is "we get what we deserve".



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 7:38pm report


    My interpretation about this song is that this is a song about a child who had to endure the hardship brought upon him/her by his/her father's past demons. And the father could only watch in torment and regret.

    This song gets me thinking about Laura Mckinney who had to endure the "curse" inherited from her father: Logan Howlett



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 6:55pm report


    I believe this song talks about burying something from the past that is possibly full of regret.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 6:24am report


    Karma



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2017 4:53pm report


    All that I can think of is the movie Logan's Trailer#2.

    Seriously, I think that its about your personal demons finally catching up to you and hounding you until you finally die of spiritual exhaustion.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 20th, 2017 3:45pm report


    Sounds like a song sung at a KKK meeting in a movie I saw. Was this the intention?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2016 8:03pm report


    The composer and band leader of Kaleo is named "Jokull", which means 'glacier'. Some may remember 'Ejnafjallajokull' ('island mountain glacier'),the volcano that blew its top in 2010, sending a plume of ash to a height of 11km and disrupting air traffic over Europe for several months.

    Way Down We Go
    Kaleo
    Produced By Kaleo & Mike Crossey
    Album: A / B

    Oh Father tell me, do we get what we deserve?
    Oh we get what we deserve

    And way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Say way down we go
    Way down we go
    You let your feet run wild
    Time has come as we all oh, go down
    Yeah but for the fall oh, my
    Do you dare to look him right in the eyes?

    Cause they will run you down, down til the dark
    Yes and they will run you down, down til you fall
    And they will run you down, down til you go
    Yeah so you can't crawl no more

    And way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Way down we go
    Say way down we go
    Cause they will run you down, down til you fall
    Way down we go

    ...

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    Oh bab-bab-yeah
    Wow baby-a-aha
    Baby
    Bab, down we go
    Yeah

    And way down we go-o-o-o-o
    Way down we go
    Say way down we go
    Way down we go

    The song evokes the descent into a volcano called 'Thrihnukagigur' in the rugged country south of Reykjavik, where it is possible to descend 120m into the now dormant magma chamber. Synonymous with a descent into Hell the experience instills awe, fear and exhaustion in the singer. At the start, he asks if this is a penance to him: "Do we get what we deserve?" he asks. He likens their descent to the Fall of Man, which prompts another question, "Do you dare to look him right in the eyes"? in reference to Satan whom he envisages presiding over their descent. The haunting vocalisation that follows evokes dark, frightening images, "They will run you down, til the dark/ ...til you fall .../ ...so you can't crawl any more ..." With haunting vocalisation the song dwells plaintively on this meditation until the close.




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