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This song is about a fight that Fray singer/pianist Isaac Slade had with his brother Caleb - who is nicknamed "Cable Car" - back when Caleb still played bass for The Fray before getting kicked out in 2002. Isaac wanted Caleb to leave the band because Caleb wasn't so great. This song is about a conflict told through Caleb's eyes. "Everything falling through" refers to the band coming apart because of the conflict. In the song, Caleb wishes that someone had just been honest with him earlier and told him that they wanted him to leave. He then feels apathetic about the band and resigns himself to run away. The second verse is where Caleb calls out the rest of the band and says that they will find a new bass player ("another friend") but will just mistreat him like they did him. Caleb is in over his head because he thought he could be a great musician, but it turns out he wasn't good enough. (thanks, Maci - Sylacauga, AL)
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