The Fray is a Denver-based rock group best known for their singles "Over My Head (Cable Car)", "How To Save A Life", and their piano-rock style of music.

The current members are:
* Isaac Slade: lead vocals, piano/keyboard
* David "Dave" Welsh: lead guitar
* Joe King: guitar, backing vocals
* Ben Wysocki: drums, percussion
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!!The band's songs contain examples of:
* AngstySurvivingTwin: The main character of "Run For Your Life" is one.
* BerlinWall:
** Referenced in "Hundred"
** More obvious in "1961", where it's used as a metaphor for walls we build up to not let people in.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Minor example in "Absolute":
--> Yet man was born to trouble, like sparks fly upward... [[note]]Job 5:7[[/note]]
* BlitheSpirit: Of the girl in "Turn Me On", Slade said, "She's like a belly dancer almost in a very rigid, stiff, kind of regimented, legalistic world. She comes in and kind of upsets the food cart."
* CrowdSong: "All At Once" references a crowd bursting into song.
* DespairEventHorizon:
** A number of songs seem to be written from the wrong side. Examples include "Trust Me," "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "You Found Me."
** "How To Save A Life" has someone else going over this.
** "Run For Your Life" is about a girl with a dead twin sister and trying to keep her from crossing it.
* DisappearedDad: The father in "Enough for now", who "left my mother's mother without so much as a kiss", and while it's unclear exactly what happened the first verse says he's "no longer with us" and later lyrics suggest he's dead.
* DownerEnding: "Happiness" (see below.)
* DrivenToSuicide: It appears that "How To Save a Life" is a song about someone who was driven to killing themselves.
* GriefSong: "How To Save A Life" is about being unable to save someone from themselves, though it's officially open to interpretation.
* {{Hikikomori}}: "Little House" seems to be about one.
* InTheBlood: "Turn Me On".
* IWantSong: "She Is"
-->She is everything I need that I never knew I wanted, she is everything I want that I never knew I needed
** "Without Reason" from the ''Reason'' EP is another.
* NeverTrustATitle: "Happiness" is nothing like it sounds. It's an extremely sad song that puts some of {{U2}}'s [[DownerEnding album closers]] to shame.
* NotChristianRock: A special example since all the members are Christians and their songs tend to feature some very spiritual imagery. Although they've decided to brand themselves as a secular band in an attempt to reach out to a wider audience, some of their songs are still played on Christian radio.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: "You Found Me" is addressed to God with the question "Where were you?" Also a bit of SmiteMeOMightySmiter involved. Fairly mild, though, given that Isaac Slade is a Christian. Note that, even if He was "just a little late," God showed up anyway, and although the song is very emotional, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it does have a slight air of gratefulness]].
* RagsToRoyalty: In 2006 Isaac Slade was named heir to the estate of Sir Baron Benjamin Slade, a distant cousin of his.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Oddly enough, their ''second'' album was this.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: "Trust Me" plays around with this; the speaker seems sad that the addressee will understand "when you're older," but equally despairing at the idea that they never might.
* StarCrossedLovers: According to Slade, "Turn Me On" is about a ''RomeoAndJuliet'' style love affair.
* TrainStationGoodbye: "Vienna"
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Isaac. Naturally leading to the occasional:
** {{Mondegreen}}
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: "Enough For Now" is about a man who wanted a son to inherit his name, [[InadequateInheritor but had a daughter instead]]. The lyrics suggest that it's about the grandfather of a band member.
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