It's a deep, red wound, enough to stare
It's a beautiful rose and everyone's aware
You squeeze it tight enough to bleed
But suicide is something we'd rather not mention here
In our beautiful world of saving face

So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you
And as we stand here waiting for the sound

Get me out of this hell before I'm sucked in
But you're the beautiful one
And everyone is painted on singing scripted songs
And your seizure-like finger is dead on the trigger
And then, it's all blown away
With you or us all
And they had you in their targets
They're smiling with you in their targets

So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you
And as we stand here waiting for the sound
So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you
And no one says a word from there on out

Oh I knew she was beautiful, you're the ones with the flaws
Oh I knew she was beautiful, she should have had this all
You're killing your heroes, you're killing them one by one
But I knew she was beautiful, something here's got to die

So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you
And as we stand here waiting for the sound
So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you
And no one says a word from there on out


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    General Commentother then the fact i love this song; it's abundantly clear this song is a reference to suicide, or a mass murder. i'm bad at this shit..
    STIFFNECKon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnot sure what this song means either but it is my favorite song from dead poetic
    Aobe27on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like this song is about a girl who dates people only to break up with them.
    "Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you" means (to me) that she breaks up with them in "new" ways or something to that effect.
    "and everyone is painted on, singing scripted songs" is kinda like the guys give her same lines/things all the time. The next line then means that she's so quick to let go of them. I'm probably wrong with this, but some of these lines seem like they might deal with such a situation
    yanksrok27on May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with yank, i think this girl is very shallow... and manipulative, stupid stupid girl... but DP rocks a lot of face
    Limpeton May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI reckon this song is about how peoples vanity, and peoples judgment of others leads to suicide - "So Vanity's got this new gun that she wants to try on you." but im probably wrong. meh, awesome band tho!!!
    falloutboyon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfall out boy, i think ur pretty close actually
    i dont believe its about a girl being shallow at all, in fact i think its quite the opposite, its about how the shallowness of others drove her to hate herself. in the bridge it talks about how she was beautiful, but nobody noticed her because it wasnt physical beauty, and they said she was flawed, and drove her to kill herself. he says that its the others who are flawed, because of their insensitivity.

    i also think this song is about how suicide is covered up and forgotten, and how nobody tries to find the reason why she killed herself.
    thats said pretty explicitly
    "But suicide is something we'd rather not mention here.
    In our beautiful world of saving face. "

    this is one of my favorite DP songs, and i think ive got a pretty good interpretation of it, but if theres more to it id like to know.
    nothingmatterson June 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell i totally agree with nothingmatters on this one, "and as we stand here waiting for the sound" i think this is saying how when people didn't even care about her feelings as they are waiting for the sound of the gunshot
    pyroboy2424on June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with nothingmatters... that looks and externals have become so important in our society that it can make people kill themselves over it...
    L-Kyneon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who kills herself because everyone tries to change her and she can't take it anymore and she feels like she is not loved but the guy singing really knew she was beautiful and never got a chance to tell her how much he loved her and how beautiful she really was because she killed herself. This is my favorite DP songs and thats what i got out of it.
    BaysidexDeadPoeticon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with nothingmatters, the 1st verse seem to start the story, telling us she's already dead, and the 2nd expalins why. people made her feel she was useless and so her responce was a gunshot to her head.

    "And then, it's all blown away. With you or us all." meaning she died and everyone was blown away, shocked by the result, and they speak of the incident no more: "And no one says a word from there on out."

    all the time he knew she was really beautiful on the inside and everyone else is messed up, killing their heroes, the people with great potential, whatever.

    but yeah, awesome song! DEAD POETIC ROCK!!!! and their already working on their 3rd CD!!!!WOOO!!!
    OneStepTooManyon February 17, 2005   Link

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