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...
EduardoSilva 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Mar 7th, 3:47am report
I think this song is about cum stained whores.
anonymous Feb 23rd, 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 15th, 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.
anonymous Feb 12th, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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?
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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, 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, 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?
For me it's a song about the government she can't say that for god :
(What about all the plans that ended in disaster?)
(Sticks and stones, they may break these bones
But then I'll be ready, are you ready?
It's the start of us, waking up come on
Are you ready? I'll be ready
I don't want control, I want to let go
Are you ready? I'll be ready
'Cause now it's time to let them know
We are ready, what about us?)
I think for the presedent
anonymous Dec 28th, 12:57am report
Pink explains us very clearly what it's all about in a very clear TV interview. It's about governments in general and specifically the Trump administration that has failed its people. Everyone around the world understand the lyrics perfectly clear (except American) and there is no need to bring God, gun control, immigration or the communist in the picture. (So typically American again)
In a democratic country, We the people vote for ideas and leaders that have the power to translate people wishes into actions, and when they don't, they fail us. She reminds us that the power was given by the people and we will be ready to take it back anytime from those who abuse our trust .
When examined critically, This clearly is directed to God. But it is entirely possible that Pink herself thinks that it's about the government.
In my experience, liberal minded people tend to have a communistic or a collective way of thinking about their personal lives; where others, namely the government, are held responsible for their actions, self protection, and lives in general, and not them. This is why they tend toward big governments with massive control of individuals; which run the risk of becoming a dictatorship. State run schooling over home schooling, welfare programs and wage equality(also welfare), huge child welfare programs, and the removal of the right to self defense with lethal force.
So with that in mind, it makes sense that pink somehow thinks that the government has something to do with the individuals lives. "We are problems that want to be solved. We are children that need to be loved"
Now that aside, it needs to be said: that God does have rules that need to be followed, starting with the Ten Commandments, and ending with, Love God and "Love thy neighbor as thyself". But Pink and every one else, has no time for God's rule in their lives. But boy do they love to accuse him when they screw up, and reap what they sow. God's promises apply to those who love him, not hate him: and to those who do what the bible says.
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