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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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    Mar 19th, 3:18pm 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, 3:00am 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 5:30pm 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.


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    May 9th, 2019 5:36pm 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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