"Naked" as written by and John Rzeznik....
Yeah I'm fadin' And I call out No one hears me
Never been, never felt, never thought I'd say a word

Weighed down, Say it now

You're naked inside your fear
Can't take back all those years
Shots in the dark from empty guns
Never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone

Yeah I'm hiding in the fallout
Now I'm wasted They don't need me, don't want me, don't hear a word I say

Weighed down, Say it now

You're naked inside your fear
Can't take back all those years
Shots in the dark from empty guns
Never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone

Inside your head
No one's there
And I don't think I'll ever be
And I don't care

You're naked inside your fear
Can't take back all those years
Shots in the dark from empty guns
Never heard by anyone
Never heard by anyone



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"Naked" as written by R. Takac J. Rzeznik

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    General CommentI think this song is about being alone, as most of the things mentioned in the song point to this.

    People who are alone are often not noticed and fade from the world, like the shots in the dark from emptied guns they are not heard and their attemps are pointless, you can't take back what you have become and how you got there.
    Shezzieon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think Shezzie is right. It is about being lonely. It seems like the person tries to bond with someone, but he/she keeps being rejected and ignored, to the point he/she gives up.
    bee_happyon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah... i think he really likes someone who doesnt even know he exists... i love how he writes "inside your head, no ones there and i dont think ill ever be. and i dont care." it interests me because he says "and i dont care." so i guess he doesnt care that hes nearly invisible to her. ~Me
    PrincessMu5icon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think this song is about being alone as well... Alone and insecure... It is known that dreaming about being naked represents insecurity so that definitely relates... But the fact that it's about someone that's just dying to be noticed and screaming for attention.. Especially the "inside your head- no one's there- and i dont think i'll ever be- and i dont care" i think that's amzing because it's just a complete turning point for the entire song... The guy wants t be noticed throughout the whole song and at the end its almost like "who cares if u dont notice me? screw you!" i can definitely relate... but i dont think it's necessarily about a boy and a girl.. i mean it could be about friends or family or anything really.. that's what i love most about the goo goo dolls... not all their songs are love songs if u know what i mean... ;)
    angel457non August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing song :) I'm going to see them tonite for the 2nd time & I can't wait :D!
    sweet catastropheon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, it sounds like he's been rejected by everyone. It reminds me of high school, with those who didn't conform to the social groups of high school were rejected and ignore. And no matter how this person tries to fit in, these people still reject him. It's like he's crying out for help to these people but they ignore it. I get that bit from the part that says, "shots in the dark from empty guns, never heard by anyone". It sounds almost as if this person can't catch anyone attention, no matter what. Of course, that's just my thoughts. I could be wrong.
    CB2001on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is simple about a person thats lost inside them self. there lost and there afriad, hence there naked inside there fear.
    trinasianon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont think it has to do with other people. I think its all about someone lost within themself. and how they are nothing to themselves, not necessarily the world. Through the song how he whispers some of the lyrics... its like hes fading out in his own words, and that makes him lonley. To know that his own words can not be heard my himself therefore no one else can hear them. On the outside he puts up a front and hes 'clothed' to prevent people from seeing the real him. and when hes naked inside of himself he can see through everything and see the bare and true him. and that is scarey. It seems as though toward the end of the song hes giving up. whether or not its on himself or on listening to what others say i cant tell. but either way- excellent song. i love it.
    ForeverInADay416on April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a little bit of both. This song is very personal to me because I know the feeling of what it's like. You try so hard, do anything to get attention. But people just see you as another face in the crowd. You put so much of yourself out there that you have nothing left. You fade away from yourself because you given all you can, and all that you gave gets pushed aside in the world. It's like being an empty shell.

    Never been never felt never thought I'd say a word

    You've been silent for such a long time that it amazes you that you snap. And then no one does anything. They think it's generic. Because of that, I take the line about an empty gun both literally and metaphorically. You use that gun to get attention, to get someone to see your pain inside, but it's failure leaves you empty inside. I agree with other people about that line. To me, he's referring to both other people and himself in the lines that use second person. He's not himself anymore, and he's looking at what he really is.

    Heh, sorry if that made little sense ^_^''. I love this song so much, it's one of the few that make me cry.
    sixnothingon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a little bit of both. This song is very personal to me because I know the feeling of what it's like. You try so hard, do anything to get attention. But people just see you as another face in the crowd. You put so much of yourself out there that you have nothing left. You fade away from yourself because you given all you can, and all that you gave gets pushed aside in the world. It's like being an empty shell.

    Never been never felt never thought I'd say a word

    You've been silent for such a long time that it amazes you that you snap. And then no one does anything. They think it's generic. Because of that, I take the line about an empty gun both literally and metaphorically. You use that gun to get attention, to get someone to see your pain inside, but it's failure leaves you empty inside. I agree with other people about that line. To me, he's referring to both other people and himself in the lines that use second person. He's not himself anymore, and he's looking at what he really is.

    Heh, sorry if that made little sense ^_^''. I love this song so much, it's one of the few that make me cry.
    sixnothingon May 13, 2003   Link

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