"Face to Face" as written by and Lou/jones Gramm....
What's going on?
Could this be my understanding
It's not your fault, I was being too demanding
I must admit it's my pride that made me distant
All because I hoped that you'd be someone different

There's not much to know about you
Fear will always make you blind
But the answer is in clear view
It's amazing what you'll find face to face

I turned away 'cause I thought you were the problem
Tried to forget until I hit the bottom
But when I faced you in my blank confusion
I had to see it was just a mere illusion

It really didn't make sense
Just to leave this unresolved
It's not hard to go the distance
When you finally get involved face to face

What's going on?
Could this be my understanding
It's not your fault, I was being too demanding
I must admit it's my pride that made me distant
All because I hoped that you'd be someone different

There's not much to know about you
Fear will always make you blind
But the answer is in clear view
It's amazing what you'll find face to face

I turned away 'cause I thought you were the problem
Tried to forget until I hit the bottom
But when I faced you in my blank confusion
I had to see it was just a mere illusion

It really didn't make sense
Just to leave this unresolved
It's not hard to go the distance
When you finally get involved face to face


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"Face to Face" as written by Guy Manuel Homem Christo Thomas Bangalter

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +5
    General CommentI've always thought this song was about online relationships for some odd reason.
    chrismartinxfreakon February 10, 2007   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionI think now a days this song can be applied almost perfectly to the whole social-networking/facebook fad (hopefully it's just a fad). As lame is it sounds, I know so many people, guys and girls, that are interested in someone but see something on their myspace/twitter/facebook and are instantly turned off by them. I think the lyric: "All because I hoped that you'd be someone different" perfectly describes that.

    "There's not much I know about you, fear will always make you blind" is a great lyric as well I think Daft Punk is trying to tell us that we need to stop judging people over the internet because "it's amazing what you'll find face to face"...No matter how good an online relationship/friendship can be it'll never be as good as a relationship that is face to face or in person.

    I don't know why you are trying to say the Beatles suck in this forum but, I hate to break it to you, they don't. The Beatles do drugs?? So What! So do most musicians electronic artist, rock stars, hip hop stars, pop stars, etc.

    Also, relephora, I completely disagree with you 100%. Yes, the Beatles do have poetic lyrics but so does any artist that has very good lyrics because they are almost the same thing. These are amazing lyrics and I think Daft Punk's are often shadowed by their amazing live shows and electronic dance music because no one really listens to the "deeper" meaning into a song when they are at a live show with flashing lights everywhere.

    Daft Punk > Beatles? Come on, why can't we appreciate both? I'm sure they both appreciate eachother.

    GreenMan2388on June 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentVivy...

    "daft punk is the art of combining real instruments with electronic ones and fusing it all together perfectly to hit you with a feeling."

    A-f**king-men!

    The spilt-second samples on this song are used so incredibly. This is a masterfully composed song for dance.
    kingspredon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIn my interpretation,

    I know exactly what this song means. And... to be honest, not a lot of songs can have that connection to me. Basically, I can have some connections, and understandings of songs, but no song has ever struck such a chord with its lyrics, hit so deep, as this song.

    No one word or sentence can describe the song.

    But to show you my interpretation, I must first give you my story.

    A few years ago, I met the love of my life on the bus. I got to know her, talked to her, and then, as what was the most popular way to connect with people back then, and even now, I added her on Facebook. We'd talk a lot. But one day, she stopped responding. I was in surprise, I was desperate to keep her, desperate to get a chance. Mind you, this was the girl of my dreams, just a perfect being in my mind. She was Katrina. And she meant everything to me. So, I responded back, tried to get her attention, however, my attempts to talk to her through our most common form of communication, Facebook, was unsuccessful. She would not respond, despite her seeing my messages. After three or four messages I sent with her not responding, she unfriended me. I had other girls in my life, ones that liked me back, and ones that rejected me, there were other girls in my life. But none like Katrina. She was a goddess to me. When I heard this song, I immediately related, because I learned one thing. The only way I would be able to confront her, was in person. Looking her in the eye and asking her why she hid from me would be the only way I'd figure out. To this day I still don't fully understand why she did what she did, and I can't easily summarize what happened in this comment. But it was much more deep and complex.

    1* "What's going on ?
    Could this be my understanding
    It's not your fault I was being too demanding"
    This Relates to my surprise and attempt to gather what had happened.

    2* "I must admit it's my pride that made me distant
    All because I hoped that you'd be someone different"
    This relates to my idea that I still had the chance, that she was still the one. That she'd be the girl.

    3* "There's not much I know about you
    Fear will always make you blind"
    I never knew much about Katrina, she would hide these things, sadly from us never having much of a connection.

    4* "But the answer is in clear view
    It's amazing what you'll find face to face"
    The only way I'd talk to her... is face to face.

    5* "I turned away because I thought you were the problem
    Tried to forget until I hit the bottom"
    After rejection, I looked away, I felt that it wasn't true that I had done wrong. That it was impossible. She was to be at fault. But the pain of heartbreak was unbearable.

    6* "But when I faced you in my blank confusion
    I realized you weren't wrong, it was a mere illusion"
    When I finally confronted Katrina, I realized, she was never wrong. I was at fault. I was too demanding, too pushy, I wanted love. She wanted friendship. And because I went too far, I lost everything. I lost Katrina.

    7* "It really didn't make sense
    Just to leave this unresolved
    It's not hard to go the distance
    when you finally get involved face to face"
    During that unbearable pain of trying to forget, it didn't at all make sense for me to leave this 'unresolved'. But it was never too hard to reach a conclusion, all I had to do was get involved 'face to face'.

    Nevertheless, that is my story. I lost the girl of my dreams, and no matter how many women I have met and dated. No one will ever compare to Katrina. She was everything to me. And to this day, my heart remains in pain. But at least now I know the conclusion, the reason, what I did wrong, the answer. And I found it face to face.
    LMichaelon April 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah you tell em vivv! To me this song is about overcoming prejudice by getting to know a person - but that could just be cuz I've been biased by Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5olar 5y5tem which was a wicked awesome music/anime slice of kickass!
    rockman_exeon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a good song, leave your opinion of the beatles out of it.
    Vroomfondellon January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJUST A FOOTLONG. JUST A FOOT. JUST A FOOTLONG.
    jaydougieon May 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't know what the song means exactly but it is one of the best on the album!
    radicaledward76on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think is about a guy who was in love with a girl and, you know, when you are in love, you think that person you love is perfect, when maybe the reallity is quite diferent.
    When this guy realize that the person he love is not exactly like he thought, he feel disapointed and turn away. Then, he think hard, and take the desition of talk with her face to face to resolve things.
    Deadon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell it is possible to combinate great house end lyrics with deeper meanings
    ENion January 28, 2006   Link

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