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Hello again, friend of a friend, I knew you when
Our common goal was waiting for the world to end
Now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend
You crack the whip, shape-shift and trick the past again

i'll send you my love on a...


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    Sep 5th, 2015 9:50pm report

    Well since this song is apart of the whole Scott Pilgrim saga and stuff, I think this song is about Ramona, and her promiscuous past.

    The line "..shape shift and trick the past again" could be a hint at how Ramona tries to keep her past a secret from everyone, and doesn't ever willingly tell someone about her secrets until it comes up, like with her revealing the backstory for each of her Evil Ex's, but only when they show up to attack Scott. It also could hint at the fact that whenever one of Ramona's relationships failed, she'd leave town, and start anew, and keep all her mysterious proceedings to herself, ignoring the past for the time being.

    Another example is the line "Now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend", is probably hinting at the way Ramona didn't really tell the truth about her past to Scott, and how she also lied to some of the people she was involved with. (The Katayanagi Twins)

    "It's a mechanical bull at number one, you'll take a ride from anyone" I think is a personal dig from Envy,trying to say that Ramona will date almost anyone, and that she's infamous for it. But that's just my take.


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    Nov 16th, 2011 11:51pm report

    I think this song is about a woman meeting up with her ex-boyfriend. She tells him all the things they could've done together but he had to ruin it by making up lies about their relationship
    (Now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend).

    She says that he hits on every girl he sees (Mechanical bull, the number one
    You'll take a ride from anyone, everyone wants a ride)

    Her life is better than what it use to be when she went out with him
    (Got balls of steel, got an automobile, for a minimum wage
    Got real estate, I'm buying it all up in outerspace)

    She gives him so much but now she's tired of having to clean up after the mess he makes and having to pull him together when he's dealing with things
    (i'll send you my love on a wire
    Lift you up, everytime, everyone, ooo, pulls away, ooo
    From you)


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    Sep 30th, 9:02pm report

    I think the song is about confronting an ex when you two were fit for each other, but then ended in fidelity and arguments. And "crack the whip/shapeshift and trick the past again" Is a reference to how controlling and manipulative the guy was. And the "everyone pulls away from you seems to be the loneliness of the person who felt that way after they parted.


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    Jul 26th, 2014 7:40am report

    This song means nothing.
    Emily Haines said it herself in an interview. It's just random lyrics.
    Stop trying so hard.


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    Nov 17th, 2011 11:58pm report

    The song does seem to be about someone who is manipulative and selfish. The writer felt a strong connection to them at one time but doesn't like the games the other person played by bending rules and tricking them. The person has not been truthful. The writer notes that the person is probably going to continue to do what they want.


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    Nov 17th, 2011 11:09am report

    It is about someone in a relationship trying to rewrite history "trick the past". Saying the relationship was different then what it really was. Perhaps in denial about the truth of the relationship.


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    Nov 17th, 2011 11:21am report

    Sounds like a girl who broke up with her boyfriend and is done with him. she suspects there were other women.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    May 13th, 2011 5:26am report

    I think this song is about an African American sheep. His name is Sean, but only after he was taken from his home, where his name was Uplektak.

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