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Jem They Lyrics

Last updated: 10/25/2009 11:00:00 AM

Who made up all the rules?
We follow them like fools,
Believe them to be true,
Don't care to think them through

I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry it's like this
I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry we do this

And it's ironic too
'Cause what we tend to do
Is act on what they say
And then it is that way

I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry it's like this
I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry we do this

Who are they?
Where are they?
How can they possibly
Know all this?
Who are they?
Where are they?
How can they possibly
Know all this?

Do you see what I see?
Why do we live like this?
Is it because it's true
That ignorance is bliss?

Who are they?
Where are they?
How do they
Know all this?
I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry it's like this

Do you see what I see?
Why do we live like this?
Is it because it's true
That ignorance is bliss?

And who are they?
Where are they?
How can they
Know all this?
I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry we do this

Thanks to black_shakira@inbox.lv for submitting They Lyrics.



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enlioghtening | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/5/09

Im 100% sure what this song is about and what all her other songs are about. Shes a very enlightened individual . She understands the rules , politics and beliefs that religion , the government and society has enforced on us. Its pretty sad that most people blindly follow what society tells them too . They stray away from their life purpose to fulfill some psuedo-need ( fame , populairty , or keeping up with the jones's ) . Jem has made her career an expression of her true divinity as a person . She sings form her soul and not from her ego .
10 stars



Great Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/17/08

I love the song, as i do all of Jem's songs.

and interpret the political standpoint on the lyrics,

If anyone's interested in the whole "Blindly Following" cult mentality, check out Zeitgeist-(2007) takes a look at society as a whole.




Skw@TheWorlD | Reviewer: Skw@TheWorlD | 3/24/08

This song is about governments and the people "leading" us.
What do they know about people? They do make all the rules and some people follow them like fools.
You never see politicians come in the street, talk to the poor, the citizens, they just decide what's best for themselves and not really for the people, everybody should see that, it's becoming more obvious year by year.
We don't like what's happening to this world, pain, destruction, money but nobody's doing anything about it, why do we live like this?
Ignorance is a bliss for those happy to be part of an unfair system. People who know, reject the system but at the same time feel the pain of witnessing how people are like puppets.
I'm not a puppet, people wake up!!! This planet is ours not just the richests'.



my thoughts | Reviewer: WhiteCrane00 | 1/9/08

yeah, i would definitely have to agree with Shabeer Ali ....but i also think she is also talking about government and such and how we are used to tradition and such that we dont think twice when we do it.
i really like this song - Jem's implicit message is amazing!



My Interpretation of the Song Jem Finally Woken They | Reviewer: Shabeer Ali | 11/12/07

I got the Song pre recorded in my Sony ericson Mobile. usually i don like so many English songs.
But this one.. I still hear it repeatedly.. The lyrics is soo Cathing....

Well In my opinion its not about a Frustrated Girl frustrated due to a Guy. Its about Societies and RELIGIONS imparting Laws upon the ignorant People Like anything..

Who made up all the rules?
We follow them like fools.
Believe them to be true;
Don't care to think them through/

The Rules made by the Religion we follow them without any Proofs.. As though we are fools.. and We believe that its the Truth without caring much to research the truth Out of it.

I'm sorry, so sorry.
I'm sorry it's like this.
I'm sorry, so sorry.
I'm sorry we do this.

Still This is What we do.. We follow the rules blindly..


And it's ironic too...
'Cos what we tend to do
Is act on what they say,
And then it is that way.

We are made to do all those acts and rituals without any substantiating proof for what is to be done.. We dont know where all these rules came from..


I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry it's like this,
I'm sorry, so sorry
I'm sorry we do this,

Who are they?
Where are they?
How can they possibly
Know all this?
Who are they?
Where are they?
How can they possibly
Know all this?


Who are they who wrote these Religious Texts. How can they know about all these things they talk about including Heaven Hell Etc.. How can they possibly know all these things..


Do you see what I see?
Why do we live like this?
Is it because it's true:
That ignorance is bliss.

Do You understand what I'm meaning or wot? Why do we have to live like this in this age of Science and Technology. Is that true that Ignorance is a Bliss and we can continue to do what we did till yesterday..


Who are they?
Where are they?
How do they
Know all this?
I'm sorry, so sorry.
I'm sorry it's like this.


Its still like this. Most of the people are misguided by Religion. I'm sorry for the PRevailing situation. They follow their Religions without any Proof or Scientific Evidences. So I'm sorry for the Condition.

Do you see what I see?
Why do we live like this?
Is it because it's true:
That ignorance is bliss.

Who are they?
Where are they?
How can they
Know all this?
And I'm sorry, so sorry.
I'm sorry we do this.

So.. Don think that I'm an Atheist.. I believe in God because I've Physical Proof for the Existence of God. Who else could Mathematically encrypt a Whole Book Using the Number 19 centuries before when computers did not exist.And Who else could arrange the Earth moon System in such a way that the Distance travelled by moon in 1000 years is equivalent to the distance travelled by Light in One day.And Write it down in a Book Centuries before. He did not create any religion that we see today. But for Mankinds advance in Science and Technology He gave us a Book which is 100% Scientific.Which gives information about the Purines and Pyramidines. The Embryological Stages of Man,The Evolution of the Universe. The Evolution of Man. And in that Book Revealed by God HE Commands us that Human Beings are not in a Position to make rules on their Own.And Rules are to be made only by God.
If you liked my review please mail me your comments at shabeeraly@gmail.com



wtf | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/15/07

this song is about ignorant people, and how they dont question anything and just follow blindly.
so What she is saying is im sorry people are stupid and she is sorry ur stupid
so i love it



Puzzled | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/29/07

Great song but I'm fascinated by the interlude bits. What are they (presumably children)singing? Anyone know



Awesome song | Reviewer: AJ | 8/30/07

I love this song, and I think it's a statement about society and conformity. My friend and I used this song in an English project, to show the importance of literature to society. We focused heavily on Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and other books involving censorship. The words to the song really seemed to fit with the idea that we blindly follow along with society, never questioning. We don't try very hard to find out what's being kept from us, unless it's on a superficial level, such as celebrity gossip.

Anyway, we got an A, and I really think it was the song that did it, because the rest of the powerpoint wasn't that impressive. It's such a catchy song that the teacher was actually humming the tune as we left.



love it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/29/07

actually, my take on this song is more of a political stance, and saying sorry to everyone else. i don't really think it has to do with a guy messing with a girl's head... but i absolutely love this song



adaption | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/11/07

is it an adaption?
cos i heard a japanese version of the song
by utada hikaru.
not sure what's the title though.
anyone enlighten?