"Faces" as written by and Cat Power Chan Marshall....
Looking out across the next few days
I can see, nothing
Looking out across the next few year
I can see, they're gonna go by fast
Looking out across the next few days
Smoke's gonna clear slowly
Looking out across the next few days
I can see, they're gonna go by fast
They're gonna go by
Lying for, me
So I won't hear a thing
To bat me back
So I'll notice some grave thing
I'm not made of successful things
I'm not made of successful things
I'm not made of success
I've got what it takes
I've got what it takes
To rest
To rest
To rest
But I'm still around
Looking across the faces I've know
I can see
Nothing
Looking out across my family members
I know they miss me
I know they must miss me
Never had a lot of fun
Better things to do around the house
Never had a lot of fun
Better things to do without
Lying for, me
So I won't hear a thing
To bat me back
So I'll notice some grave thing
I'm not made of successful things


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"Faces" as written by Chan Marshall

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about having a pessimistic view on life -
    "Looking out across the next few days
    I can see, nothing
    Looking out across the next few year
    I can see, they're gonna go by fast"
    -and-
    "I'm not made of successful things"

    And ultimately being so depressed that you isolate yourself from the rest of the world -
    "Looking out across my family members
    I know they miss me
    I know they must miss me
    Never had a lot of fun
    Better things to do around the house"

    surprised no one commented on this song yet. it's one of my favorite Cat Power songs.
    PantherPantheron January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm agreeing with PantherPanther's post, this song has a theme of pessimism and even existentialism.

    "Looking across the faces I've know
    I can see
    Nothing"
    Maybe the narrator has an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or perhaps shows how the narrator has no meaningful relationships.

    Excellent song, though.
    tangytacoson February 17, 2014   Link

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