"Acrobat" as written by and Scott/preven Cutler....
Pretend you're an acrobat
And you're being thrown
On top of the world

Do you still wish you were beautiful?
Because you will always be beautiful...

Pretend you're a cigarette
And you're being smoked
By a picturesque girl

Do you still wish you were beautiful?
Because you will always be beautiful...

And you will always be beautiful,
You will always be beautiful.

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"Acrobat" as written by Scott Cutler Anne Preven

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    General Commentguys thats all pretty good
    and yourdramastory, good take on it.

    but, it seems you all only focused on the first part about the acrobat.

    the second part about the ciggarette, leads me to think that its not about what yourdramastory said.

    if it was, the whole song would need to be about an acrobat.

    sorry if you guys think im wrong..

    but i think maybe its about someone who thinks so little of themselves.

    thinking about being an acrobat, being thrown on top of the world, being amazing, flying, being beautiful, the object of attention.

    thinking of being a cigarette, smoked by a picturesque girl. being special in a way, you're in a classic scene, a scene that is so classic it has a sense of beauty to it.

    then its backed up by the do you still wish you were beautiful?
    as in after thinking of yourself like that, do you still disagree you're not beautiful and not see the beauty inside you?

    and then the coz you will always be beautiful, is saying you're wrong if you dont think that. you are beautiful.

    and the acrobat and smoking lines, is to me representing thinking of yourself in a dfferent way, having confidence. like the old lines about if you're scared, think of yourself as being home safe in a warm bed. or if you're feeling like a loser, think of yourself as a brick wall. i think its saying that.

    sorry if that didnt make sense, but thats my take on it.
    fuckthepainawayxoon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentor not. some metaphors were possibly strewn from the circus; expressed in its lingo.
    this is my very specail song.
    shellson July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the song isnt to do with a circus at all, but more dealing with the harsh nature of life being thown around like an acrobat.
    Puppetton December 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song obviously has nothing to do with the circus aside from the metaphor about being an acrobat. my take on it is that it's about this girl who thinks so little of herself that she throws herself around from guy to guy to make it feel like she's beautiful and wanted. this one guy obviously sees her for her real beauty that she herself doesn't see and doesn't understand why she does that to herself. again, this is just my take on it.
    yourdramastoryon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like yourdramastory's take on this.
    daredevil1on January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, drama. You have it nailed.
    Puppetton January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"What dies this song mean to you?"

    A hell of a lot :)
    harriboon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry, "does"
    harriboon June 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"do you still wish you were beautiful?
    because you will always be beautiful"

    simply beautiful lyrics
    tegan23on January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitely not about a circus. it's two metaphors describing different types of beauty...

    imagine an acrobat soaring through the top of a circus tent. as a kid that's the most amazing beautiful thing, but being the acrobat, you're risking your life, you're living on a limb just to be that center of attention? Do you still want to be beautiful? even if it means always having to be on display? you're always beautiful, no matter what you do.

    think of the cigarette. for a long time, the smoker was a glamourous thing. so many people love cigarettes that they become addicted, but what do they do with them? they smoke them, they use they and they throw them away and let them burn to ash. Do you still wish you were beautiful, even if it meant someone was going to use you for a minute? He's saying you'll always be beautiful, no matter what.
    AMonet27on March 31, 2008   Link

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