Album: Soviet Kitsch (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about that time when you just realized that the world is not what you thought when you were young, you see you're living in a den of thieves trying to find the answers to your problems. We never find them until we die and are at peace. At this time, people finally know you were meaningful and remember you. Once you realize that the world can be evil you can find happiness in the little things like bubble gum and photographs while you still have time. The song is telling us to enjoy our lives.
    Despite everything that happens, and everything we see and hear on the news, there are always good things happening too. Even if it is just the smallest thing that makes a person smile even for a second then it was worth doing. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    alex - pompton plains, NJ

Comments: 4

  • Mariah from New York, NyI think this is just a beautiful love song about how their love is so strong, it's contagious.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is played in the opening credits for the film (500) Days of Summer. Beautiful, intense song!
  • Elaine from Sydney, AustraliaI always thought it was about the immigrant experience, coming to New York for a new life where the consensus eventually turns on you - "and later say it's all our fault". The statue of us always equated the statue of Liberty to me, the first thing seen by those coming in on ships from Europe, which symbolised the new hope of those who had immigrated.
  • Olivia from Chicago, IlI don't know that that's what this song is about. I always thought it was about saints, Christian saints, how people make statues out of them you know.
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