Remember when I believed in something
When I would believe in my art
And all the in crowd would say they know me
Those cats, they don't know they are born
Equals's official lyric explanation
This song is quite cynical, in a way. I think when you first start out as a musician or an artist you, kind of, have a romanticised idea of what it might be to be an artist and that you would believe in your art and that it’s somehow pure and special.
Then as you go on through the process of being a musician or an artist, you realise that maybe that romantic notion isn’t quite as accurate as perhaps it’s made out to be or you might want to believe at the start of the process.
So, it’s just about that realisation that it’s not quite as pure as it’s made out to be.