"Identity" as written by Ryan/wanninger Jordan and Douglas/armstrong Randall....
identity is the crisis can't you see identity identity when you look in the mirror do you see yourself do you see yourself on the t.v. screen do you see yourself in the magazine when you see yourself does it make you scream when you look in the mirror do you smash it quick do you take the glass and slash your wrists did you do it for fame did you do it in a fit did you do it before you read about it


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    Song MeaningIt's partially based on Poly seeing a girl slash her wrists in a club bathroom.
    shaylaaajaneeeon August 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm the first person to say something for x-ray spex! woo hoo!

    i love this song.
    goodbaron March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like this song a lot too...it kind of exposed some of our realities....people should listen to more of the X-ray Spexs
    renegade electricxxon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis my my faveourite X ray spex song. I did read some where that this song has something to do do with Poly Styrene being multiracial (if thats a word) but I cant remeber it to well so it could just be a fuddy source.
    qyolaon September 06, 2006   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionEugh, can we please sort out the formatting of the lyrics to this amazing song?

    Identity!
    Identity is the crisis can't you see?
    Identity, identity
    When you look in the mirror do you see yourself?
    Do you see yourself on the t.v. screen?
    Do you see yourself in the magazine?
    When you see yourself does it make you scream?

    Identity is the crisis can't you see?
    Identity, identity
    Yeah

    Identity is the crisis can't you see?
    Identity, identity
    When you look in the mirror do you smash it quick?
    Do you take the glass and slash your wrists?
    Did you do it for fame?
    Did you do it in a fit?
    Did you do it before you read about it?

    Identity is the crisis I can see
    Identity, identity
    Yeah
    cosmichandson June 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentshaylaaajaneee was correct; this song was written after she saw a girl cutting her wrists in a club bathroom.
    VerbalVeNomon February 19, 2014   Link

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