3's and 7's

Album: Era Vulgaris (2007)
Charted: 19
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  • This song is about lies and deception. The title does not appear in the lyrics, but it's a reference to a bad poker hand. The singer, without much to work with, tries to bluff his way through life to get what he wants. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jeremy - Cypress, CA
  • 3's and 7's upside down almost spells "LIE" with the 7 being the "L" and the 3 being the "E". This also relates to the meaning of the song. This interpretation has been discussed by many fans, however whether it was intentional is unknown.
  • The video for 3's and 7's was directed by Paul Minor and is very similar to the Grindhouse movie Death Proof by Quentin Tarantino. It is a fake trailer for the fictional movie "3's and 7's" and features a gang of dominant women driving fast cars and fighting villains. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Marc - United Kingdom, for above 2

Comments: 7

  • Trenton from Oklahoma City, OkI noticed the gun one of them uses is an MP-40. And Hunter from South West, I also noticed the differance.
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiThe song is on Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock and is also on Rock Band.
  • Jude from Denver, CoBen, you just HAD to mention guitar hero, didn't you?
  • Ben from Scowtown, IdBest song on guitar hero. Hands down.
  • Hunter from South West, MiThe video has a different meaning than the song
  • Matt from Pittsburgh, PaThe riff is great. I hear this song played at many sporting events.
  • Bert from Pueblo, Nmawesome riff. josh homme is a genius.
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