You keep on sayin' that you want to know me
but you never show me your true self.
How can you ever expect someone else to know you
when all you're going to do is just pretend that
you're someone else?
You keep on sayin' that you want to show me
that you're really different, but your just the same.
If you're really mindless then there is no way
that I can win,
maybe you're just one of them,
or maybe it's just a game.
You lie to yourself and remain alone.
I'm not exactly sure of your motivation.
I'm not exactly sure what you're tryin' to do.
All I'm really sure is that you're not too impressive
and you're wearin' a mask
that I can't see through.
Maybe you're not looking for acceptance,
maybe you're striving for something more.
If it's status that you lust then why try to be one of us?
You're someone we'll never trust 'cause we know the score.


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Yurf Rendenmein song meanings
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    General CommentI don't know if this is what Davey meant by it (or did Geoff write this song? I forget...) but I took it to be like this situation with a couple of girls I know. They really didn't have difficult lives at all; they had friends and money and worshipful guys at their disposal. I've always pretty much been a loser hermit. And suddenly, they started trying to act like me--borrowing odd fashion statements of mine, alienating people and being antisocial. I don't try to alienate people or be antisocial, it just happens. I'm a shy person, but I know they aren't. So their personality makeovers are strange to me. I know it's not really them. And why did they change? I used to get so much grief for it, and it will only cause them problems. I can understand pretending you're popular when you're not, but pretending to be unpopular when you're not? I'm not exactly sure of their motivation, I'm not exactly sure what they're trying to do.
    quoth_the_ravenon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah yeah..i agree...it's about someone doing something just to be cool and act like someone else to get with someone they like...it's fucked up
    fallchild5on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSimple as that. Trying to fool yourself and others about what you really are. It's human nature (generally) to try to fit in, and if someone likes how someone else looks or acts, they're more likely than not going to try to copy them in some form or another, even if it's against their nature.
    SexierThanSoxon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a poser punk who is trying to be seen as a true punk by other punks, but all he cares about is the image, not the underlying philosophies or goals of the punk scene.
    Madcappunkon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEh..I'm not all that smart..but what's with the title??
    XXSTOMPTHEBUNNIXXon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is cool. I brought my answer that and stay fashionable cd to my german teacher to find out what the title meant. She had no clue so she wrote it down. She said she looked for an hour and a half before she said it out loud . The title says Your Friend And Mine. Thanks for reading my boring story.
    XHybridMomentsxon July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDude! Your Friend And Mine! Christ your teacher just made me feel like an idiot.
    JanieCrashon April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOK everyone's already said everything I was going to...
    Puppeton June 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcan anyone but me hear a slight difference in the Yurf Rendenmein from Answer That and Stay Fashionable and the one from Very Proud of Ya?

    i don't know...maybe I'm crazy...
    xxTheNephilimxxon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe bass line in the begining is the difference I believe. I don't have them on this cpu at the moment so I can't listen to them, but they are two different recordings so you're not crazy. And once I started wondering what the tilte mean, I got it right away. However, I didn't really bother wondering what it meant for quite some time though.
    Demonomaniaon March 08, 2005   Link

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