And you're riding in back
Laying here on your back
You're as serious as a heart attack
All those picturesque moments
The sunsets glowing
Through the back of the van

And the water is diamonds
There's something you're hiding
It's just your fatal flaw
And you're trying to compose
But just being this happy
Is like walking around
In somebody else's clothes

And you all think I'm stupid
Too nice, to aloof
There's no winning here at all
Been on the road for so long
Singing self-obsessed songs
I'm always coming as I'm going

And the water is diamonds
There's something you're hiding
You wish you could just shout it out
"Just fucking love me
I'm tired of leaving
And waking up
In somebody else's clothes"

My dad's been in jail
For two halves of a year
I got my first letter today
It was simple and sad
It was painfully clear
And this is how it read

"My daughter, this time, well
The water's not diamonds
I'm a fraud and I am old
And they found me out
But just being your father
Is like walking around in
Somebody else's clothes
I'll be out by the first snow
Wearing somebody else's clothes"

Lyrics submitted by shanarxb

Somebody Else's Clothes song meanings
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    General Commentgreat song. i think it's talking about how people are forced to adapt to their circumstances and thus become a new person in order to cope with the a result, they evolve into somebody else and have to deal with the strangeness of being a different person in order to meet the needs of their new situations.
    jadedgypsyon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    PigTailedVandalon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. there isn't much to say, but that it is wonderful.
    my_own_parasiteon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jadedgypsy. i think it's about forcing yourself to act unnaturaly, to hide your feelings just to avoid pain (which is kinda ironic, 'cause keep in silence is a form of suffering). It's also about the need to scream out loud everything you think, and feel, but you know, like poeple say "it's easier not to think", so you wake up every morning trying not to think about whatever that matters you, feeling in somebody else's clothes.
    ramirinnnon February 02, 2007   Link

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