Pink: What About Us Meaning
Song Released: 2017
What About Us Lyrics
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...
anonymous Feb 15th, 2018 2:04am report
I think it is about society in general, and those that abuse their power to lead. We have been lied to and taking advantage of. This rings true, in almost every corner of the globe. I don't think the song was written by Pink so it is not related to her personal views, however she does own it. Great song that I think makes most people say hell ya, I feel you.
EduardoSilva Oct 3rd, 2017 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.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2017 11:24pm report
She said Billions of people, so that would be the human race and is talking to one. Therefore i think it's God.
anonymous Dec 19th, 12:59am report
I think this song is about all of the above. About the evolution from an innocent, naive and trusting child to bitter, tainted and skeptical adult. Bad fathers, bad mothers, bad leaders, bad teachers, bad heros, etc, bad anything or anyone that dissolves the spirit of youth. I believe it’s about the dissipation of dreams and promises in any capacity. It’s a call for society as a whole to wake up and think about the next generation.
anonymous Sep 15th, 9:36pm report
For me, this is abou how we felt when our dad left us as young children to start a new family with a woman whom he'd had an affair with. It's about betrayal.
anonymous Jun 12th, 2018 6:48am report
If it truly is about God, It is the cry of a Heart wanting an answer.
He is a God that will answer. I think there was a time i could have written this thought provoking Song. Nice Beat...Makes you Think!!!
anonymous Apr 27th, 2018 4:41pm report
Nope. It’s about the political environment. She has said that.
anonymous Mar 7th, 2018 3:47am report
I think this song is about cum stained whores.
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2018 2:21pm report
For me, it is about the Catholic Church and my upbringing in that church. Needless to say, I no longer practice.
anonymous Feb 12th, 2018 2:20pm report
This song is obviously about former President Barack Obama. He took office and was the hopes and dreams of billions of people across the world. He squandered his power and "sold us down the river" to what end. 8 years later and we are no better off. "We were willing, we came when you called.
But man you fooled us, enough is enough. oh What about us?"
The people who claim it's about Trump are obtuse, Pink never came when he called, she was never willing for the Donald, she was however willing about Obama.
anonymous Feb 6th, 2018 2:07am report
I think this is to the mothers and fathers that are putting everything before their children- Men/Women, fun, drugs, ect. I think she is asking these moms and dads "What about us?"
ChristianVibe Jan 31st, 2018 1:19am report
Book of Habakkuk. This song provides an example of how we should be honest in our desire for Love, Faith, and Humility. Don't pretend you haven't been hurt by God. Share with Him your heart, the pain you feel, and what you want. He needs to hear a good argument from the one's who truly need His Love. For He loved us first, hears your pain, and just say the words, and let nothing stop the Human heart. A jealous and angry God, is coming to help...
anonymous Jan 26th, 2018 1:15am report
It is about politic
Where politicians are working to promote their (name, interrest etc..)
And fooling us
Like trump want to promote his name in thing that he doesn't know it outcome. Think about his retoric with Kim
anonymous Jan 25th, 2018 1:24pm report
I think this song was written to express that P!NK is fed up with the current political climate in the USA. Not just Trump, but all of the dishonest and bigoted politicians and our broken system. she was an active supporter of Hillary Clinton and said regarding Donald Trump, "there are no words for this shameful person"
problems that want to be solved- healthcare and the whole repeal-and-rip-off debacle and how we were depending on our "leaders" to help us.
children who need to be loved- I think this is a reference to Dreamers.
came when you called- the many who were convinced that Trump was in their best interests.
that's my interpretation. what's yours?
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
The people who are suggesting this is about President Trump clearly didn’t pay attention to the lyrics. Pink says billions of people, and there aren’t billions of people in the United States. More obvious than that, this song came out right at the beginning of his presidency, so how could there have been failed promises when he had only been president for a few months? If you want to say this is about a president, the song could’ve been written about President Obama. Many, many people “answered the call” to campaign and vote for him. He had eight years in office and his promises of bringing racial relations together, improving the economy and getting us out of Afghanistan were not kept. So it’s more likely about Obama than Trump. But in general, I think this song is about leadership or religions or whatever you want it to be about. It’s not about one specific person.
anonymous Jan 8th, 2018 1:42pm report
In a way, this song can pertain to God as well as failed governments(Trump Administration). It's not Anti-Theism, it's more of a God where are you, we are dying. In another way it could be a government you have failed us, what are you going to do about it?
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2018 1:31am report
I came to love this song the first time I heard it and another time when the trailer for the new movie "Every Day" came out. But after hearing it almost every hour in my earphones I started doubting the lyrics. I think the meaning is directed towards God, blaming Him about their pain and all things that dont go their way. It's like they are seeing God as the one to be blamed for their suffering. But I dont know, when all they can see is their suffering they lose sight of God's love and goodness, right?
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