And If I could teach the world to be..
I’d teach them all to be something just like me.
Frustrated, bitter, depressing.

Perfect – As if my wings were like yours
But I’m falling down.

And if you could hold your tongue long enough..
You’d see that all I am is love, but I don’t like me.
I despise me.

Perfect – As if my wings were like yours
But I’m falling down.
Perfect – As if my wings were like yours
But I’m falling down.

It’s a disease they’ll never have a cure for.
You’re the only way to dry my eyes.
It’s a disease, they’ll never have a cure.
But I’m the on whose wrong. I’m the one who cries.
It’s a disease, they’ll never have a cure for.
It’s a disease, they’ll never have a cure.
But I’m the on whose wrong. I’m the one who cries.

I cry – I despise me.


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August Winterman song meanings
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    General CommentActually this song is about the lead singer who wrote the lyrics. And the one that dries his eyes is God and the comfort he brings.
    "August Winterman is about my biggest fight - which is with myself. See - I am a perfectionist - which means if everything isnt exactly the way I want it to be or how I think it should be, then I get frustrated - to the point that it's just not healthy. Perfectionism reaches a point where it is very harmful to your mental health - with me, sometimes it reaches that point. The beginning of the song states "and if i could teach the world to be, I'd teach them all to be something just like me.." this is me wanting everyone to do things like I would do them. But the way I do things only makes me "frustrated, bitter and depressed." The Chorus is "perfect -as if my wings were like yours" is like i begin to think that i am godly - as if my wings were like Gods.. but theyre not, and I'm falling down (because I have no wings)

    the second verse is about when my loved ones get frustrated with me - because i'm this way. but really all i want to do is love people, but my flesh and my selfishness gets in the way of that. I only want to love people - but sometimes thats hard.

    the end is about how god is the only one who can cure this disease. and how sometimes I hate who I am when I'm at my worst... "-Brandon (the lead singer of DP)
    Outkaston August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn, this song is so...amazing. i think it's about a guy, who is very depressed and sad and the only hope for him is the love of a girl. she's "the only way for dry his eyes". everything this guy feels is love, but he cant show it to the outside and he hates himself for this. so, he cant get the girl, which would be the only way to get out of this mess. dunno, this interpretation could sound a bit confusing, but in my eyes thats pretty much what this song means. i can really relate to it.
    dead poetic rulez
    earthsickon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThank you very much for straightening out those people who didn't know what this song meant, Outkast. I couldn't have done it better myself. I adore this song...it's so beautiful.
    pinkspideron August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta song isnt always what the musician writes it to be. just like poetry. a good poet/lyricist will write so his words can be interpretted personally by each person who reads/hears them. so saying your wrong about what someone thinks its about, means your wrong too. to the singer, it means one thing. to earthsick, it meant something else.
    EmoPoeton September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song.. so depressing. but i love it.
    Air*non September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so.... GOOD... you can't like this song...
    x_overlordz_xon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDead Poetic is good what the hell is up with the squares. Well anyways i really like this song they sound like my band..final exit
    Final___Exiton March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy band isn't on this sight, theres another band on here already that seems to have our name...final exit
    Final___Exiton March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the "I DESPISE ME" part at the end. It's amazing.
    TakingBackSundayyon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song fucking kicks ass. I think all their songs kick so much ass. The only thing I find that I do not like about this band (I am not trying to offend anymore, it just my personal preference, so please do not take this comment personally) is that they are Christians, and the fact is that all of their songs are faith-based.

    Here I am thinking they got fucked over by chicks over their past years, you know? But they are talking about God. Now...I don't know..I am an atheist, though I can see where they are coming from...but God has just not done shit for me. (in my opinion,obviously)...but this, just as their entire album is gr888!!
    I_Cry4Youon April 02, 2003   Link

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