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Wires Lyrics

We talked about making it
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
You knew...


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    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.


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    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 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.

  4. anonymous
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    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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    Mar 19th 2020 report

    I kind of think of it as he is in a mafia and he gets caught and has to work for the government ,a special ops group or a gang where they say he needs to work for the gov. and infiltrate it and become part of the corrupt system where he has to make his way to the top. He is offered horrible jobs about assassination and other such jobs where he is involved with gangs and VIP. I really don’t know but this is my guess. I’m also not even in high school yet so I’m prob not interpreting it correctly but whatever. For anyone who haven’t heard this song y’all should go check it out!

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    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.

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    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.

  8. anonymous
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    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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