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Oh oh uh

All the right friends
In all the right places
So yeah, we're going down
They've got all the right moves
In all the right faces
So yeah, we're going down

Let's paint the picture
Of the perfect place
They've got it better then when anyone's told ya
They'll be the King of Hearts, and your the Queen of Spades
Then we'll fight for you like we were your soldiers

I know we've got it good
But they've got it made
And the grass is getting greener each day
I know things are looking up, but soon they'll take us down
Before anybody's knowing our name

They've got...

All the right friends in all the right places
So yeah, we're going down
They've got
All the right moves in all the right faces
So yeah, we're going down

They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down
They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down

Do you think I'm special?
Do you think I'm nice?
Am I bright enough to shine in your spaces?
Between the noise you hear, and the sounds you like
Are we just sinking in the ocean of faces?
It can't be possible... the rain can fall
Only when it's over our heads.
The sun is shining everyday, but it's far away.
Over the world that's dead.

They've got, they've got...

All the right friends in all the right places
So yeah, we're going down
They've got
All the right moves in all the right faces
So yeah, we're going down

They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down
They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down

It don't matter what you see
I know I could never be
Someone that'll look like you.
It don't matter what you say
I know I could never fake
Someone that could sound like you.

All the right friends in all the right places
So yeah, we're going down
They've got
All the right moves in all the right faces
So yeah, we're going down
(Repeat twice)

They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down
They say
Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going
Yeah, we're going down

Yeah, we're going down(repeat twice)

All the right moves... heeey
Yeah we're going down
They say
All the right moves... heeey
Yeah we're going down



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    insolentsmirkApr 6, 2010 at 8:42 am
    One Republic is talking about how hard it is to rise in the music industry without being just like everything else in there...
    They've got all the right friends in all the right places...
    The other people in the music industry that have "got it made" weren't because of talent or originality, but were because they've got the connections, "right friends in the right places". So how can One Republic compete with them?
    Even though One Republic has "got it good", they're far from being a Rihanna or Lady Gaga for example, whose "grass is getting greener each day", but its not like they want to be like them, because "I know I could never be someone that'll look like you" and "fake someone that could sound like you". One Rep. will be themselves.
    In the end, light pop/rock bands like OneRep are "sinking in an ocean of faces", "so yeah, we're going down"...
    So they ask people in the music industry, "Do you think I'm special? Do you think I'm nice? Am I bright enough to shine (like a spotlight) in your spaces? Between the noise you hear and the sounds you like (bad vs. "good" music) are we just sinking in the ocean of faces"?
    In the end, most bands like them are going down...
    In the beginning, they had to depend on Timbaland to even get their name out there. It's hard shit to make it in the music industry when they've got all the right friends in all the right places and you don't.
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    KujicakesMar 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    I think it tries the actual society in regards to religion. "Going down" refers to the act of condemnation to Hell and by saying, "everybody knows where we're going" it signifies the religions condemning each other for minor differences. "They got all the right moves in all the right faces" indicates their way of following religion. There are more examples as well. HOWEVER! I can also see it trying the actual society in regards to couples living in sin while trying to achieve salvation through a conservative religion, and they give up and attempt to try what THEY believe is right. However, everyone is telling them that Hell is their final destination regardless. "All the right friends in all the wrong places" I personally think signifies the bigotry and condescending hypocrisy within the hearts of those who condemn that which they do not understand . It don't matter what you see. I know I could never be Someone that'll look like you. It don't matter what you say, I know I could never face someone that could sound like you. This stanza is what forces me to part my beliefs into two. Hehe.. Kind of long I know, but let me know what you all think!
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    robinvanikMar 3, 2010 at 5:03 am
    I believe this song is referring to the pitfalls of popularity, and I believe the lyrics are meant to inspire people to be grateful for what they have instead of always thinking that the grass is greener elsewhere. This song may be a statement about how many of us make popularity and acceptance our highest priority, which can lead us down the wrong road. In any case, as many have already said, this is a great song, no matter what the meaning. This band is extremely talented, and I wish them all the best.
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    decemberkMar 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    i think that this song is about never being good enough. it is about the silence you feel, you breathe when you know that no matter what you do, someone is always better
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    tulipsx2Feb 10, 2010 at 4:29 am
    I don't think this song has any political meaning to it. He is talking about celebrities and their overly exaggerated fame (distinct metaphor). When he says "all the right moves in all the right faces" he's talking about how celebrities get more famous by hanging around people with higher/equal status than them. Essentially, once you're seen with Paris Hilton, Rob Pattinson, or Nicole Richie, everybody starts to get curious about you and want to know more. He also talks about people being "fake" and "sounding just like you do" as in specifically calling out artists in the music industry (the metaphoric theme of the whole song). What I really think the song is about is how artists have changed the music industry and how people who can't sing is able to get record deals by using autotune and computerized vocals to make hits just because they may be famous or has the right sex appeal (Paris Hilton, Vanessa Hudgens, etc). Essentially, when he says "yeah, we're going down" he means that the public will get the idea that wait, this artist's voice is totally fake and lipsynchs (example). And what's interesting is that he uses "we" as in he includes himself rather than isolating "you". I think he emphasizes "we" because the people he's calling out will affect him as a real creative artist in the music industry. They will eventually ruin the reputation of music for everyone.

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