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Fun. – Some Nights lyrics

Some nights, I stay up cashing in my bad luck,
Some nights, I call it a draw.
Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a castle,
Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost,
Oh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for, oh
What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
Most nights, I don't know anymore...
Oh woah, oh woah, oh woah oh oh.
Oh woah, oh woah, oh woah oh oh

This is it, boys, this is war, what are we waiting for?
Why don't we break the rules already?
I was never one to believe the hype - save that for the black and white,
I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked, but here they come again to jack my style.

And that's alright; I found a martyr in my bed tonight,
She stops my bones from wondering just who I am, who I am, who I am
Oh, who am I? Oh, who am I? mmm... mmm

Well, Some nights, I wish that this all would end,
Cause I could use some friends for a change.
And some nights, I'm scared you'll forget me again,
Some nights, I always win, I always win...

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh Lord, I still not sure what I stand for
What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
Most nights, I don't know... (come on)

So this is it? I sold my soul for this?
Washed my hands of that for this?
I miss my mom and dad for this

No. When I see stars, when I see, when I see stars that's all they are.
When I hear songs, they sound like this one, so come on,
Oh, come on. Oh, come on, oh come on!

Well, This is it, guys, that is all - five minutes in and I'm bored again,
Ten years of this, I'm not sure if anybody understands.
This one is not for the folks back home;
Sorry to leave, mom, I had to go.
Who the fuck wants to die alone all dried up in the desert sun

My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she called "love".
Man when I look into my nephew's eyes...
Man, you wouldn't believe
The most amazing things that can come from...
Some terrible nights... ahhh... oh woah, oh woah, oh woah oh oh
Oh woah, oh woah, oh woah oh oh

The other night, you wouldn't believe the dream I just had about you and me.
I called you up, but we'd both agree:
It's for the best you didn't listen,
It's for the best we get our distance... oh...
It's for the best you didn't listen,
It's for the best we get our distance... oh...

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    This song has nothing to do with soldiers or the war in the mid-east. It's an internal struggles he's had for 10 yrs. With the music industry and continues to have now that he's famous (the people he left behind). The martyr in his bed is a woman who slept with him only because he's famous, not because she likes him or even knows him, just so she can tell her friends she did it - but there is one woman he really loved and she left him, probably because he was so focused on his music and making it big. Now he's looking back on the sacrifices he made to get where he is know and wondering if it was worth it.
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    "Some Nights" is a song by American indie rock band Fun. It was released on June 4, 2012, as the second single and the title track from their second studio album of the same name. The song was written by Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff. Musically "Some Nights" is an indie pop song with elements of power pop and afrobeat. The song lyrics speak of the protagonist's feelings of self-deprecation and loneliness.
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    A brave young man, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, answering the call and making the ultimate sacrifice, he desperately wants and craves the simple things that most people take for granted? Forgetting that their freedom isn't free. The song sounds like a cry out to the lord for more guidance, strength, and perseverance. He knows what he has to do and he also knows all the things he has to put on hold. Brilliant song? Powerful lyrics. This is just how I interpreted the song, only the person who wrote this truly knows.
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    The first time I heard this song I thought it was the most fun sounding song in the world, then I listened to the words and now it pretty much makes me cry every time I hear it. It resonates with me because my dad is also a con and I guess I'm hoping I may be one of those amazing things that came from a lie. And if I'm not I'm sure my children are inadvertently.
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    First off I believe this song is about how some nights can bring good things and some are just bad. Trying to figure out who you are. Then it switches to mainly about nate reuss (lead singer) who used to be the lead singer of the format. He says ten years of this (trying to make it in the music industry) no one understands what he has been through. Not for the folks back home (arizona) I think refers to his fans of the format. He is sorry to leave az to carry on his music career, who wants to die in the desert sun I believe is referring to arizona's heat. Then to his sister who was in love with a bad person but he see's his nephew and realizes the good that did come out of the relationship.
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