She was done before the start, always mending broken hearts
Making others miserable not knowing who she's hurting
Father said, "This day will be, one for everyone to see"
Is it true you'll follow suit and have you learned a thing?
It's just a selfish way to go, it's safe to say she'll never know

For every person there's a whole life story waiting to be told
When she is happy it's OK, but then these people start to fade
Then we'll just watch her self-destruct as she gets old

She put up defensive shields, to walk through all of life's minefields
All defined by make-up and a car behind she's hiding
"Father do you have to go, left me questions I dont know"
Any answers or even close the life time lie was true

She's gonna move on with her life, and take it one heart at a time
And watch the little girl inside her wait behind as she goes on
But with this black heart she decides, who she'll take in and shove aside
Until the day she sees that everyone is gone

Getting used to people leaving, thinking true love is deceiving
Soon she'll know how lonely it can be

Now was it really worth the pain? A couple pills make her feel sane
While she lives out the story written for the part she is to play
With so much shame for her to hide, there's no more dignity, no pride
Then there will only be dark in her light of day

And she will only see a reflection, of her father's rejection
Nothing will change until she breaks this life, this life-size mirror


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    General CommentWhat's with this? This song's been out for about a year and still no one has commented? This song is sooo great... Download it/Buy the CD/Do whatever you have to do to hear this song... It's like my new favorite song... Anyway, I think it's about the obvious... Some girl is deserted by someone (possibly her father, or a metaphor for other people, friends, family, etc.) and she's stuck in a stereotype (the story written for the part she has to play), which she has to break (the life-size mirror). In other words, the message is that you have to break away from what people want you to be and go off and do your own thing...
    kon104on March 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentword
    Mofoismon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe hardly anyone has commented.. this song is so awesome, mostly the sound since i cant exactly relate to these lyrics.. but i have a feeling i will sometime, because i do that they're talking about in the song.. i shove people aside and only keep the people close to me that i want to, and i can be really selfish and inconsiderate sometimes.. "soon she'll know how lonely it can be.."
    weezergirlon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song is great! i think of it just the same as what other people do...about someone who has been deserted, and is confused and wont let people into their heart...my question is, who is it really about? it it really about some random girl...or could he be talking about himself in another context? hmmmmm......
    EndIsForever98on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song..i dont wanna start getting into my problems but i can really relate to that last line
    Daddyslittle defecton July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a sad, sad song, and it happens to so many kids, thats the terrible thing. one of my favorite punk songs.
    justanotherkyddon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgahd, ever since the second my friend said "download this, laurajane, its soo you" i have loved it. maybe that wasnt a compliment from him, but that doesnt stop me from lovin it. we both decided that "She put up defensive shields, to walk through all of life's minefields" was the most appropriate line in the whole song for me. (self explanitory) anywayz, just had to add a comment to tha list of comments following my favorite song. :) -laterz
    laurajane07on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsomeone the other day told me this songs reminds him of me...
    deadpoeticskyon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdont you love that? makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    laurajane07on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite NUFAN song.
    JenJen127on August 30, 2002   Link

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