"Built This Way" as written by Dallas L Austin and Samantha Ronson....
Did you ever feel like you wanna be
Someone else for just one day,
Did you ever feel like you wanna
See through another pair of lies,
Did you ever think I'm a wannabe with
Anyone else just one day,
Did you ever you really think of me when i walked away?

You look, you don't sound apologetic,
You smoke your subjects at my eyes, like you think,
You know where you think you'll find, you think you'll figure me out tonight,
But you'll never know what i won't share,
Cause I don't care and I don't care,
You think you'll figure me out tonight,
But I don't care,

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way,
Cause every man that I know, makes me feel like'I'm too plain'
When it's over and my selfish ways,
Go back to start again, go back to start again.

Did you ever feel like you should have said
Something smarter at that time,
Did you ever feel like you should have kept
In all to yourself,
Did you ever think it might be your fault
And never promise anymore,
Did you ever think it might not be me
Now it was always me?

You look, you don't sound apologetic,
You smoke your subjects at my eyes, like you think,
You know where you think you'll find, you think you'll figure me out tonight,
But you'll never know what i won't share,
Cause I don't care and I don't care,
You think you'll figure me out tonight,
But I don't care,

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
Cause every man that I know, makes me feel like'I'm too plain'
When it's over and my selfish ways
Go back to start again

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
Cause every man that I know, makes me feel like'I'm too plain'
When it's over and my selfish ways
Go back to start again, go back to start again

You look, you don't sound apologetic,
You smoke your subjects at my eyes, like you think,
You know where you think you'll find, you think you'll figure me out tonight,
But you'll never know what i won't share,
Cause I don't care and I don't care,
You think you'll figure me out tonight,
But I don't care,

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
cause every man that I know, makes me feel like'I'm too plain'
When it's over and my selfish ways
Go back to start again,

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
cause every man that I know, makes me feel like'I'm too plain'
When it's over and my selfish ways
Go back to start again, go back to start again

Go back to start again.




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  • +3
    General CommentI like this song a lot, but these lyrics are wrong:

    'See through another pair of lies' = 'See through another pair of eyes'

    'Did you ever think I'm a wannabe with anyone else for just one day' = 'Did you ever think I might wanna be with anyone else for just one day'

    'You look, you don't sound apologetic, you smoke your subjects at my eyes like you think' = 'The look the dunks and the bottle of Jack, the smokes the slouch and my eyes back'

    'You know where you think you'll find' = 'You think you know what you think you'll find'

    'I'm too plain' = 'I'm to blame'

    'When it's over and my selfish ways' = 'When it's over me and my selfish ways'

    'Now it was always me' = 'No, it was always me'
    Prisoner.I.Wason August 13, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwow, these lyrics are seriously inaccurate

    what i think this song is about is basically the same theme we get from 'mean girls' - a girl is labeled as a slut or a mean bitch or something, and everyone is convinced that's what she is and they keep telling her that, and eventually she believes it herself because that's how she acts and that's how everyone sees her. people assume they know her right away, but there is always more to her. there is always something under the surface that nobody bothers to discover or accept, because she's just a typical bitch, slut, etc..
    it's almost like she's saying, "i would escape from this stereotype i've been trapped into if i could, but my society won't let me. no matter what i try, they continue to label me in a narrow-minded fashion. so, i just submit, and act the way they believe i should."
    sugar0magnoliaon November 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Did you ever really think of me when I walked away?" I'm not sure there is a person who doesn't relate to that line...It's almost as though when you walk away you do it just to see if anyone runs after you and when they don't you wish you hadn't run so far so fast.
    Jules***on August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song but i think it's "I'm to blame" not "i'm too plain"
    prettyinpunk8177on March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song as well. It's fits perfectly in that movie "Mean Girls" when that guy that Cady liked looks at the picture of Cady when she is riding on the elephant as a little girl. The sweetest moment in that movie...

    Anyways, it's pretty obvious what this song's about. The guys always think that they know what she's about because she seems to be like a normal average girl, but she's not.
    The_Dragon_And_Emuon June 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMean Girls is cool
    pass_the_crackerson July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWicked song..even though I'm like..a year late.

    ..this song is about a girl who wants to prove everyone wrong..and that beauty is not skin deep.
    shelovesbrandnewon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWicked song..even though I'm like..a year late.

    ..this song is about a girl who wants to prove everyone wrong..and that beauty is not skin deep.
    shelovesbrandnewon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this is great when it comes in during Mean Girls
    AmberAmeliaon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics correction!! I got these lyrics off the artist's official Myspace. The second verse should be:

    The looks, the dunks and the bottle of Jack
    the smokes, the slouch and my eyes down
    you think you know what you think you'll find
    you think you'll figure me out tonight...etc
    Ails123on September 15, 2006   Link

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