View Full Version : My take on this song

08-31-2009, 06:04 PM
Lying, cheating, and stealing are intolerable. These are the intolerances that cause society not to function. The law in essence (not saying that in today's society this is what it actually does) is supposed to prevent lying, cheating, and stealing. These are the disgraceful acts that are selfish and serve to better yourself at the sacrifice of others. Basically, lying, cheating, and stealing are the qualities of an intolerable asshole who wants to take the easy road. We are not innocent for tolerating these people either. The breakdown occurs when people are selfish and they don't keep in mind that you should treat others as you would want to be treated. The glue that holds society together is trust.

The translation of the song basically comes down to Maynard wanting to have faith in humanity but when he does, he get's taken advantage of by liars, cheaters, and thieves. He doesn't want to be hostile but being far too sympathetic leads to gets the short end of the stick.