Can you tell I'm faking it?
But I want to be myself
A counterfit disposition
Can't be good for my health
So many different faces
Depending on the different phases
My personality changes
I'm a chameleon
There's more then one dimension
I can fool you and attract attention
Camouflage my nature
Let me demonstrate...

Makeup's all off
Who am I?
Magic's in the makeup
Who am I?

If you bore me then I'm comfortable
If you interest me I'm scared
My attraction paralyses me
No courage to show my true colors that exist
But I want to be the real thing
But if you catch my eye can't be authentic
The ones I loath are the one's that know me the best

My makeup's all off
Who am I?
The magic's in the makeup
Who am I?

The makeup's all off
Who am I?
If the magic's in the make up
Then who am I?
Magic's in the makeup
But I want to be the real thing
But the magic's in the makeup
And I want to be the real thing

My makeup's all off
Who am I?



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  • +1
    General Comment:This song means so much to me. Imagine Gwen sitting down after a show and taking off all of her makeup, asking herself if the fans love her or the image she projects. Truly moving.
    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is aobut putting on a front.. and wondering is this really me? Would people like me if I didn't wear this.. would guys like me if I decided not to wear mascara today? Just simple things like that you know? It sucks wondering who you really are... and having no clue about the real you.
    Vinakachickon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:It may not even be about make-up literally, but more about the 'face' people tend to put on daily to impress others. Once all is said and done, they have to wonder if people like them for what they appear to be or for what they are. I'm an actress, so the song makes a lot of sense to me.
    shikonaorion September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:this is my favorite song in the whole entire world. it's so beautiful and it means so much to me. it makes me cry. it's the only song that does that to me.
    my makeup's all off.. who am i?
    so amazing. no doubt's best song. although all the songs off return of saturn and tragic kingdom are incredible.
    ill stylieon September 14, 2007   Link
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    My Opinion:I think this song can have different meanings to everyone, obviously. It's a song plenty of girls and women could identify with in their own way. To me, it seems like it's talking about putting up some sort of security wall through our make-up; it makes us feel safe and accepted. When it all comes off, we can't help but wonder who we really are and if we really express our true selves. Make-up can be a very important thing for a girl but sometimes it can really make us feel trapped and like we're not showing who we really are inside.
    Frenchedon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I think a loy of people can relate to this song... i mean u have to wonder, what happens wen the makeup comes off?
    NoDoUbTgUrLion June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sometimes at the end of the day, I feel the same......
    Without the "front" of makeup, who am I?
    nietzsche_66on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:wow... the first time i heard this song i started crying. as lame as it sounds, but i could totally relate. we all put on "makeup" sometimes and fool people into thinking that were something were not. i cant even put into words how much this song means to me...
    asilbaby23on June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:ya'll have said just about everything that i was gonna. i actually saw the lyrics b-4 i ever heard the song, and its one of the few songs that means something. the lyrics are perfect, and like SO MANY other no doubt songs, i think that i subconciously wrote the lyrics and used telepathy to send them to that oh-so-awesome gwenny.

    ~RoCk StEaDy~ ;)
    *~LaUrAjAnE~*
    laurajane07on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song i can totally relate to it. Man this band is fantastic....im just a bit disappointed in there recent selling out.
    Fallentarzzz8on March 18, 2003   Link

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