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Song Released: 2017

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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 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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    Oct 22nd, 10:26am report

    It's obviously about God, but here's a question you might want to ask yourself, what if God was one of us, he would probably be pretty fed up himself, with us, and maybe being in a human body, he would find it pretty hard being everything to everyone, not to mention everywhere at the same time.


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    Nov 2nd, 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.


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    Dec 8th, 12:28am report

    I thought she was addressing Hillary And the DNC for their loss and the feeling of being left to fend for themselves.


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    Dec 4th, 12:20am report

    It's about marginalized people in the US. The song is talking about how minorities of all kinds are promised things and the government never delivers.

    It's about Native Americans having treaty after treaty broken. It's about African Americans never getting appropriate reparations. It's about antiquated view about consent, healthcare, and pay for women. It's about respecting everyone's right to love who they want to love. It's about taking care of our sick, disabled, and veterans.

    It's about giving everything to the US and it still not being seen, heard, or cared for.

    When she sings we came when you called she is referring to all who help the US (serving in the military mainly) and coming home to the same lack or rights.


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    Dec 2nd, 12:48pm report

    God by definition is the essence of good. God cannot do evil to creation. Evil comes from the forces of evil. What about us is a plea to all those people and institutions that cause pain and suffering through their selfishness and self promotion to change their ways. It applies to presidents and paupers, poets and priests, prostitues and professors in short all of us when we neglect to care for those around us. In fact if we all loved good and our neighbour the world would be great. X


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    Dec 2nd, 12:06am report

    I believe it's about the africian nation, the entire nation is singing "what about us" as first world countries continue to exploit there natural resources, without a second thought of the consequences for its people. they've been promised time and time again again for change and equality from their leaders but it seems to always fall through "plans that ended in disaster".


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    Nov 30th, 11:49pm report

    She tells us...



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    Nov 28th, 11:51pm report

    I think it is about realizing that god is either indifferent about the pain of the human kind or powerless to do anything. She is singing to him, and is beginning to doubt his goodness asking why does he get all the glory even when most people are suffering "What about us?"


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    Nov 26th, 11:13pm report

    This song makes me think about the disappointment children feel in their parents when they don't meet their expectations. Also maybe a retrospective thoughts of a person trying to move on from an emotionally abusive relationship...


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    Nov 26th, 11:53pm report

    I honestly thought it was about love as a couple and deception in general in a relationship asking God about us (couple, marriage), oh wow how people have a different opinion.


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    Nov 26th, 11:39am report

    This is about the lobster industry on the East coast, and the was promised to them and the losses and hardship they are going through.
    We are searchlights lights...fisherman on the dark water with the lights of their boats.
    We are rockets pointed up to the stars....the beacon of the northern star guiding them, the boats travel o. The horizon pointed to the stars.
    We are Billion beautiful hearts....are the fish in the sea looking upwards that remain.
    The reference to the river are the specific salmon struggling to get to their spawning olacewe they began.


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    Nov 25th, 11:59pm report

    I thought of this in many forms. One of which was about prostitution.


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    Nov 24th, 11:36pm report

    Wow...I've been trying to figure out the meaning of this song for weeks. If nothing else Pink has definitely gotten our minds racing...I would love to hear her interpretation. Regardless it is a hauntingly beautiful song added to my Playlist.


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    Nov 23rd, 11:43am report

    As a Canadian, I think about our First Nations peoples. All of the promises that have been made to them, from the first time white folk arrived on our shores... and all of the ways in which we have broken the trust and promises over the hundreds of years. And, btw, I am not First Nations, I'm caucasian.


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    Nov 21st, 11:58am report

    Oh dear. I thought it was about love and a beoken relationship haha


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    Nov 20th, 11:57pm report

    i think she is directing the song towards Obama and all the whoppers he told to the American people .

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Nov 20th, 11:24am report

    She’s definitely talking about Trump. The lyrics are way to literally human to be talking about God.

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