If you need to change your style sometimes
To please and satisfy
They'll call you a hypocrite
You're giving birth to all new trends
Visions they'll never comprehend
Because they're all so selfish

chorus
Everyone look at me
Chasing sirens
Demanding their attention
So selfish
Trying to discover what's wrong with my mind
So they started the upheaval
But you prompted the war
You're still a hypocrite
Snapping the sleepers into motion
So their systems will change
Right now you're giving up but let me show you

chorus

You like to be the center of attention, don't you
Under the spell of another phase
So pretentious
Plastic uninvited
Don't you find it strange
How they wear their egos on their sleeves
Until they see your face
Chorus
This day should last forever
Stuck on the merry go round
Keep spinning, never want to come down
So selfish


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Chasing Sirens song meanings
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    General CommentShut up, penix. I was only being sarcastically unreasonably literal, you gullible loser.
    Emmelstoneon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is extremely arrogant and brags to everyone. They are always proud of their work, to a very extreme degree.. "Snapping the sleepers into motion" = maybe they want to show people how great they are SO badly that they wake people up from sleep? I know my system would change and I'd give up... ;-D
    Emmelstoneon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the arrogance but i don't know about that waking people up shiz, emmelstone no one needs you, just go die. :)
    Penixon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH BOY! Girly fight!!!
    simiankolyaon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, I think this song it's about how people call you a fake and a hypocrite if you try to change your clothes, your hair and stuff like that. And that's because they are jealous and selfish. I think it'sd pretty clear.
    Deadon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of makes me think of an attention whore in addition to an arrogant, selfish person..Pretty much what Dead said.
    pseudocaineon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song reminds me of how everyone used to run to the fence on the playground when a firetruck or police car went by....
    Nin172004on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought Emmelstone's second comment was pretty good... I laughed at it.

    Anyway,

    I always thought the sirens to which Mr. Gordon refers were the beautiful womantypes who lure sailers to their death; it would be a good metaphor. Although the sirens could very well mean that someone is willingly following things like police/ambulance/tornado/fire sirens, and of course finding trouble every time.
    Hraesvelgon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is about pretentious barbie dolls such as Paris Hilton who think they reinvent the wheel everytime they start a new fashion trend...they think their shit doesn't stink and that we should all bow down to them cause they're so original, when really all those barbie doll, models and screen sirens are all the same..blonde, bimbos with plastic parts who have money but zero in terms of intelligence..another great example is that anorexic Nichole Ricci...
    You like to be the center of attention, don't you
    Under the spell of another phase
    So pretentious
    Plastic uninvited
    Don't you find it strange
    How they wear their egos on their sleeves
    Until they see your face

    She's always doing stuff to grab our attention..for example starvin herself, getting a DUI, drugs and such.

    Oh and I can't not mention Lindsay Lohan....she complains why the media is always invading her life and paying so much attention to her, when she does all this crap to draw attention to her, liife sleeping with every women chaser in hollywood including all of Paris' exes. I mean they always do things to signal sirens, drawing attention to themselves and then complain that the media won't leave them alone...they are hypocrites - hence this line
    (But you prompted the war
    You're still a hypocrite)

    they prompt the swarm of the media, then they are stuck in the media war...if they didn't keep feeding the media so much maybe they'd leave them alone more.
    Moonlapse_Vertigoon January 29, 2007   Link

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