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Song Released: 2017

What About Us Lyrics

La-da-da-da-da, la-da-da-da-da

We are searchlights, we can see in the dark
We are rockets, pointed up at the stars
We are billions of beautiful hearts
And you sold us down the river too far

What about us?
What about all the...


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    Oct 10th, 18:52 report

    I instantly thought, oh its about God. I was surprised because I first heard it on a Christian radio. I have heard all of the other interpretations people have had and they all have a lot of meaning but I think this translation about God makes most sense.
    Overall I think its about people realising that this Christianity thing isn't all we are told it is and we are asking God whether He really cares because we are now willing to let go. Personally I believe in Christianity and I have seen this same theme in my life. It seems like God something's cares, sometimes heals. But it seems he cares about others more than me or is not fully in control. I see no problem in the Christian moral system shown in the Bible and I can't seem to understand a world complex as ours existing without God but I can't understand how he really cares.
    Below is a verse by verse interpretation I have made.

    Verse 1
    We are people that are searching for answers. It seems like we have accepted Christianity an have gone deep into understanding it but we realise that it seems hypocritical after we're are too deep into it or "sold down the river too far."

    Directly addressing God.
    What about the relationship we have (or had).
    What about the answers you said you have for us.
    We are broken but you said we would have a happy ever after.
    What about that plan (called earth and Jesus) that seems to have ended in disaster.
    What about the love and trust between us?

    Verse 2
    We all have problematic lives that we want to solve.
    We are children (whether of God or people) that are looking for love.
    We were willing for this love and solving our lives so we came when God called.
    It seems God fooled us and we are now realising this and saying "enough is enough."

    Seems almost like a taunt to God.
    Things in this life (sticks and stones) may hurt us. Is God ready for us to Be hurt?
    We are waking up to realising God doesn't seem to be there. Is He ready for this disbelief? We will be.
    We dont want control of our lives, we want to let go so God can take control. (Or we want to get away from Gods control). We will be ready, is God ready?
    It is now time to let them (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit) know we are ready to let go of them.

    Tag (what about us?)
    What about us could be understood as what about our relationship.


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    Oct 3rd, 10:55am report

    For me it is obviously about God.

    She directs the song to somebody who "sold down the river" billions of people, not millions. The whole mankind then, is "us".

    It is about somebody who did it repeatedly, over and over again. Trump did not have time for that and the song was composed too early for this.

    Other hints: It is someone who told He "had the answers", and against whom we are "children, who need to be loved". The citizens of a country are not the children of their President. Mankind is often considered children of God, and God his Father.

    And whom can be blamed for just everything, for all "broken happy ever afters", not only the aspects a President is responsible for.

    And "billions" did not "come, when Trump called". They did when "God called".

    It is an anti-theistic song, a common form of Atheist criticism which says "if this is the solution, I want my problem back": "if there were a God, he would not be to blame about so much, that it is cool that he does not exist".

    I am sorry but I think this song is pretty obvious, and also obvious why the authors decided not to make a big deal about it in (very religious and very divided) America.

    Best regards.


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    Sep 29th, 9:05pm report

    "Children needing to be loved"...definitely talking to God. Feeling like He has forsaken us.


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    Sep 28th, 9:56pm report

    Sounds like she was talking about Obama. Everything he said and failed us.


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    Sep 25th, 9:58pm report

    There could be several meanings to this song. It's all about interpretation. It could be talking to God. It could be talking about a specific problem in society. It could be about politics. It could be towards the President which I may not agree with. I believe Pink might have meant this to be a song for a person to take it how they need to take it. It should mean what a person wants it to mean rather than it be one specific thing. It could also be something with many meanings for the song to cover a variety of subjects.


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    Sep 24th, 9:45pm report

    This song is about the 8 years of Barack Hussein Obama.


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    Sep 21st, 9:47pm report

    Because of the rising lgbt concerns and the teen depressions and suicides ect. I think she's asking what about the care for us since you're supposed to treat everyone equally


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    Sep 17th, 9:07pm report

    My first reaction was political and about the current administration too but after seeing part of the video I think it could be so much bigger. I could be the homeless population, Parents of teens they have lost to drugs, suicide or just to life. It could reflect the mentally ill, the middle class who work, pay taxes and are losing the battle, senior citizens....the list goes on and on.
    Great song to make us think about so many needy groups!!!!


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    Sep 14th, 9:35am report

    I think she's talking to God. There's a feeling God's abandoned us.


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    Sep 7th, 9:09pm report

    It's all about this bastard Trump. Lying to get followers,... asking us to trust him,... and ruining the spirit of this country. "Sold us down the river, too far". "Enough is enough".


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    Sep 7th, 9:52pm report

    Political matter of what is going on to America right now

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