You crave attention
As if it's due to you
You want permission
To behave as badly as you do

You want respect, but
You don't act respectable
You want fame to fill the void
Where you once had a soul

CH
But you haven't earned it
You haven't walked long enough in these shoes
You don't deserve it
You have'¹t nearly paid your dues

It's so pathetic
This image you portray
Shatters like crystal
And slowly fades away

You want the world's eyes
You need the accolades
You want the money
And all the empty praise

(CH)

When it's all over
What will you have left?
You'll still be incomplete
Forgotten and depressed

You want acceptance
It's all you wanted all along
You want forgiveness
From those who you have wronged

(CH)


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    My InterpretationI think this song is about anxious people and the actions they take by adopting a fake (exploitative to own self) facad to gain acceptance..
    I know who he's talking about. After being a pickup artist for awhile, I realized I have anxiousness issues and I have broken my own heart to have sex with and leave forty to fifty women just to prove i'm awesome because I can't believe it, I have to prove it to everyone... usually in a way that is painful to watch..
    This song reminds me of me unfortunately.
    At least assemblage soothes this attack out with the other songs of theirs.
    systemhate09on October 09, 2012   Link

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