Fan Theories

Name: Jonathan

i think this song is about is how everything is good can turn bad.and vice versa. its about being ture to one's roots. being wild, being free.

Name: vini

my, this song just gets to me. i think it's one of their greatest. there isn't (i don't think) a single concrete idea expressed in these songs..but more of a compilation of past experiences that stephan has gone through, it seems like he is reminiscing about events in his life..about shit that he's been through..but in the end he knows that everyone is messed up inside, "no one is fooling anyone..everyone struggles inside, and everyone has lied"'s just that feeling that we're all in this together. and the main line of the song, "i always laugh when i'm hurting", is a line that i love to death for some reason. from this line, i think that stephan is saying how everyone needs to get over everything. laughing when you're hurting is an attempt to find happiness in your sorrows. .. this line means a lot, and i think it can be interpreted in various ways, but for me, it's like an inspiration to shrug off your worries or forget about things that are getting you down, b/c everyone has problems, but you have to learn to laugh about then..and then you can be able to say "i am fine"...just my thoughts


Name: Chris Mitchell

The first four verses of Scattered talk about the peace after the devil pulls a person's wings off (suicide). That's what this song is basically about--being frustrated and wanting to committ suicide ("Spit out the taste of gunpowder."). Everyone has felt this way at one time or another, but its about putting on a front that everything is fine. ("No one's fooling anyone........When you say how ya doin We'll say We are fine.")

Name: Sabrina

This song is eerily similiar to parts of my own life. I think this song is about someone who is struggling with some pretty nasty personal demons, and maybe ones inflicted by outside forces/people. "....and the devil smiles as he pulls the wings off of the one who wrote and forgot the song..." > I think that pretty much describes what depression can feel like. You feel helpless, hopeless, and pinned down, and that you can't find the voice for all the strong, good, hopeful parts of yourself. I think the song also says something about someone who is messed up and is experiencing conflicts with their relationships... " ...whateve happened to our little tribe, on a tombstone it inscribed.." Maybe they are not being accepted because of the problems they face by their " normal friends/partners/family" , but the rest of the world is just a little messed up too and has maybe helped tip this person over the edge.... " ...And I didn't know my friend s would leave me too, when i sold out, i thought my lies out through and through..." " Everyone struggles inside, everyone has lied...fooling anyone . No one is fooling anyone..." People do the same things that they condemn people who struggle for. " I always laugh when i'm hurting" I think this means they try to be strong and survive and gloss over the pain, even though it hurts so much. " When you say, how're you doing? We'll say we are fine, yeah we're fine. I am fine..." this is just the desperate wish to be happy again and leave the worries behind, maybe with a little bit of denial mixed in. You want so much to healthy and happy again, you try to tell yourself you are without really believing it...


Where the dragon flies float on
And little kids go chasing them
Til night time comes along
And the prophet of a discontent is gone
And the devil smiles as he pulls the wings off
Of the one who wrote and forgot the song
Well it's not my fault what you did
And it's not my fault we're young and stupid
Still I'm stuck in this nightmare joke
No company
My strings are broke
So I go out lookin for the right one
A nice, fat girl with a tight one
Cuz I, I, oh I always laugh when I'm hurting
When I was punk I was way more punk than you
What happened to our little tribe
On a tombstone it inscribed
And I, I didn't know my friends would leave me too
When I sold out I thought my lies out
Through and Through
Cuz I, I, oh I always laugh when I'm hurting
Is anyone sick of being nervous
And annoyed?
Don't play with pens to fill the void
And I'm paranoid
And the legacy that we've become
To the hard rock and see the shotgun
If we're good leading on the play
Holding out for a different fate
No one's fooling anyone
Everyone struggles inside
And everyone has lied
Fooling anyone
No one is fooling anyone
No one is fooling anyone
No one is fooling anyone
Turn the music up louder
Spit out the taste of gun powder
We'll have a bonfire
Burn it all down let's take it higher
That ugly word that makes my throat feel thick
She said love
I won't feel sick
When you say how ya doin
We'll say
We are fine
We're fine
I am fine
Cuz I, I, oh I always laugh when I'm hurting
Oh and I, oh I

Song Info


Kevin Cadogan
Brad Hargreaves
Stephan Jenkins
Arion Salazar

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1999 Demo

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