The Neighbourhood: Wires Meaning
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Im sorry that you never made it
And it pains me just to hear you have to say it
You knew the game you and played it
It kills to know that you have been defeated
I see the wired pulling while your breathing
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 15th 2022 report
I think wires is written about the way the world corrupts people. The "main character" is towards the end of his life realising how he lived it. The "wires" are the general effects life has on famous people and all the flaws success comes with.In the first verse the lyrics "you knew the game and played it" suggest he knew what the cost of fame is and might of even made a deal with the devil."You knew you had a reason it killed you like diseases" we see him painted as someone who at least in the beggining did it for a reason maybe money. At the end of his life he realizes that all the work and money go "straight to hell" and he can't bring them in the afterlife.The song is directed to someone else - a friend or a child. In the second verse he is trying to convince them to take the same path. "I can tell the wires pulled" is a comment from the other person who can visibly see how insane someone corrupted by fame may sound. For me killing the president is a metaphor for being gready for fame and control and how desparate he is going as far as killing the president. The wires got the best of him suggest he lost a lot of himself for the fame that could be as little as personal space or as big as family or character.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 3rd 2021 report
Someone the writer knew has committed suicide due to his “wires” (depression). Hes thrown everything away because he committed. They could always tell he was losing though because of how he would talk about crazy things like “kill the president” thats why they say “id say he needs medicine” (depression meds). “sick of screaming let us in” hes depressed and acting like hes fine; they want to help but hes refusing and theyre tired of him not allowing them to help. “the wires got the best of him” his depression beat him. “all that he invested in goes straight to hell” he commits and everything he ever put effort into or had plans for ends because hes no longer. “we talked about making it.
Im sorry you never made it” they had plans for the future and he committed. “you knew the game and played it.” he knew he had depression and still went along with whatever. “it kills to know that you have been defeated” lost to depression. “i can hear it in your voice while youre speaking you cant be treated” theyre remembering him saying that meds and treatments wont help him. “all he ever wanted was a job” showing that some normal experience could have led to his depression. Hes starting to lose all belief later on. Hes starting to hallucinate. See things like “the light at the beginning of the tunnel” and hes hearing his voice in his dreams. “i just pray the wires arent coming” the writer is starting to worry that the loss of this friend could be affecting him harshly or even driving him to getting depression as well.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 30th 2020 report
I think it's about 2 friends with career aspirations. They both worked their assets off but one didn't make it and went crazy. Maybe he caught schizophrenia. That's why he's talking about killing the president and that his friend thinks he needs medicine. About the wires maybe he's referring to either his schizophrenic friend tried to kill himself or that the friend feels that as a schizophrenic he is controlled by forces not within him.
anonymous Mar 19th report
I think it is someone saying goodby to someone dying from a disease.(It kills to know that you have been defeated & admits to every little flaw). (kil the president & I think he needs medicine.) Who has been living on life-support. (Wires)(I see the wires pulling while your breathing). Someone who worked really hard but that it doesn’t matter cause he’s gonna die. (All that he invested in goes straight to hell.) and now the other person is grieving. (When he talks I hear his ghost & I just pray the wires aren’t coming.
anonymous Jan 26th report
I think the song is about two friends, one who’s a narcissist, and one who genuinely cares about the other friend. In one of the earlier lines “we talked about making it, I’m sorry that you never made it” is the friend feeling sorry for his friend who couldn’t reach his dreams. “Mr Know-it-all had his reign and his fall, at least that’s what his brain it telling all” could be the narcissist friend saying he was at the top, but he had fallen because of someone else. The lyrics “if he said help me kill the president” could be the narcissist friend believing that the other friend would do anything he says on a whim. “Sick of screaming let us in” is the good friend tired of trying to help the narcissist friend, and overall giving up. The line “he told me I should take it in, listen to every word he’s saying” is the narcissist believing everything he says is the right thing, therefore should always be listened to. “The wires getting older I can hear the way they’re creaking” is the lies the narcissist has been telling others, and how they’re getting old and not making sense. “He tells me to be raw, admits to every little flaw that never let him sit upon the top, won’t tell me to stop” is the narcissist telling the friend why he failed and that he should keep going despite knowing full well that he is going to fail too. “I’m having trouble believing and I just started seeing light at the beginning of the tunnel but he tells me that I’m dreaming” is the good friend realizing he’s being lied to and starting to drift away but the narcissist friend wants him to still be under his grasp. “When he talks I hear his ghosts, every word they say to me I just pray the wires aren’t coming” is the good friend being lied to but thinking of the other people who warned him the the other guy was a narcissist, and him hoping not to end up like the narcissist. And the line “all that he invested in goes straight to hell” is the good friend seeing that all the stuff he did for the narcissist was pointless.
anonymous Aug 4th 2022 report
I believe this song is about 2 guys in asylum one guy takes the medicine and is totally brainwashed by the treatments and pills of the unhealthy hospital and other guys doesn't and has schizophrenia that's why he wants to kill the president and makes plans and shares with he's friend and after finally he does something dangerous and hurts someone his friends tells asylum assistants everything( id say he needs medicine ) the wires got the best of him andddd about the wires I believe wires are the microphone's and hidden cameras controlling him and after he spoiled his friend he's assured that the wires will control him better just to calm his guilt feeling.Also mr know it all means he did his plans so recklessly and without asking for any help
anonymous Oct 25th 2021 report
In the beginning he states "We talk about making it" and the word (We) could mean he's talking about himself in general but with his dark side so it would be him and his dark side. What he couldn't achieve was probably getting a job with an important elite group because he wasn't cut out for it. When he talks about wires he goes insane so wires could indicate his sanity. When he talks about wanting to kill the president he probably wants to kill the company he wanted to get a job at because they couldn't hire him so he basically goes insane, aka his wires.
anonymous Jun 24th 2020 report
I think this song might be about selling your soul to the devil. This would make sense since a lot of artists make songs like this. When he says making it maybe making it to heaven wires could be the strings that are around his soul controlling him. He was desperate to make money and be famous but in the end looses himself. when they refer to “the president” in the chorus it could mean the devil as in trying to escape. then when he dies everything he worked for goes to hell with him. In the second verse he’s trying to convince his friend to sell his soul as well and he’s slowly getting weaker unable to resist the control. He admits all the things that were wrong with him and holding him back that the devil helped “fix”. His friend almost makes a deal but when the first guy dies he realizes it’s not worth it and backs out.
anonymous Apr 2nd 2020 report
I think its about a world where 'elite' people get wires in them, so they can get controlled. The person with the wires is a government or elite gang person. He wishes to kill the president so he can take over and get rid of the wire policy thing. They plan to kill the president with a medicine, probably going to poison him. They start a riot, but it lasts for days and they get sick of screaming 'let us in' as it says in the song. The president invests in a lot, but majority of the stuff he invests in goes down or turns bad. The person with wires is explaining the plan to him, and ends up confessing everything and revealing everything to him, like how they never gave him a choice in anything, even though he is elite. He then dies from the wires and the fact that he could outwit them. The other person then decides to continue with the plan for him and does it by himself. He repeats everything the wire guy said and he can hear his voice in his head, telling him what to do. He can see a light at the beginning of the tunnel, which makes it seem as he is dying. The wire guy tells him thats not true and that he is dreaming, and has to keep going on with the plan. The wires have heard of him joining with the wire guy and they are coming to put wires in him because he is now elite. He then carries out the plan and ends up killing him.
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anonymous Mar 9th 2020 report
Honestly this song reminds me of spies or a mafia, conspiracy theory-style. The second verse especially, “All he ever wanted was a job,” makes me think that he went into it thinking it won’t be too much to handle, but it was. The wires make me think of the wires hanging off of you in a hospital when you’re connected to a bunch of these machines. So maybe it’s someone who worked in the mafia their entire life and now they’re passing their knowledge onto their new recruit before they die.
anonymous May 16th 2019 report
I think this has something to do with a career, maybe about a high school couple who wanted to live their lives together, and the girl was inspired by the boy to be successful, but it didn't work out. And she had a sudden emotional or financial crash and her grades dropped. All of the sudden her career was ruined and her dream job was well out of reach. The smart, successful boy ditched her and pursued his career. Meanwhile, "I'm sorry that you never made it, and it pains me just to hear you have to say it." Refers to how bad he knew she wanted the career and loved him. She did it all for him. "All he ever wanted was a job." and "Admits to every little flaw, that never let him sit upon the top." Could connect to the whole career idea too, because i mean she doesn't have her job. And she probably is revising all she did wrong that never let her be with him and be successful over, and over again in her head. Now, why I assume the jobless one is the female is because it sounds like the guy singing it is talking to her, or telling the story of her. As proved by, "I can see it in his jaw" (his) and "I'm sorry that you never made it". (you) It sounds like hes telling a story that is not his own because he doesn't say "I", He doesn't say "All I ever wanted was a job." But rather, "he". "If he said help me kill the president, I'd say he needs medicine" Might indicate that the President had gone through years of college and law school and political drama to get his job, so whoever wants to disregard his years of work to get to his dream job by just killing him, would clearly need medicine. Because no matter how bad he is, he worked for that position, and anyone who is willing to disregard all his work and his dreams to just kill him would need medicine because they are so cruel. Which also relates to careers. "I can tell the wires pulled", could indicate the pressures put on us by society to get good grades, and be perfect little citizens, and get jobs and blah, blah, blah. We're like puppets on a string, so we might as well make the most of it and try to be successful because for most, there is no escape from this system. But when people try so hard to be successful, and a slight slip of a grade happens (or a huge one), or a promotion becomes far out of reach, people feel like their lives are over. They feel like failures, and although work is not that important they feel like its everything. That they will die miserable. Therefor, I believe "I can tell the wires pulled" refers to the state in which one believes that the only way to not be miserable and to be sucessful in our puppet lives is to have a good job in our society, and anything below that makes you a failure. And if the wires pulled, then you think you are a failure.
anonymous May 9th 2019 report
I love this song so much an I itch for people who haven’t heard this song to go check it out on YouTube and or any other sight you can listen to music on ps you won’t regret it at all.
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