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OneRepublic – All The Right Moves lyrics

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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    robinvanik
    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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    Kujicakes
    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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    tulipsx2
    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 s** 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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    WakingUp
    I think this song is about a couple who have ended up together despite all odds (I know things are looking up, but soon they'll take us down), and I think it documents their struggle to be as good as other couples, maybe money-wise or something ("I know we've got it good, but they've got it made"). Although it's a struggle they can't win (Everybody knows, everybody knows where we're going, yeah, we're going down), they're not bothered because they have each other.
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    ineedphotos
    I think this song is about the holy grail. And the one talking here is the priory of sion. The queen of hearts is the holy grail and the soldiers are the priory. Well that's the main job of the priory is to protect the holy grail from the ones who wants to destroy it. But the enemies have got stronger. They got all the right friends in all the right places. So yeah they're going down. Hhhmmm. My mind's been running wild.
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