I'm a mess of insecurities
Attention starved with a narcissistic twist
Don't you think that I'm amazing?
Please tell me I'm worth dating
I have every reason not to leave home today

Mirror, mirror
How amazing is my figure?
Your visitors they fall apart before my pictures
Mirror,
How amazing is my figure?
Your visitors they fall apart before my pictures

Please don't believe my words are lacking honesty
I'll be the boy you can't resist
You'll be the tenth girl on my list
I'll write your name upon my chest
These less than three's will never rest
Please don't believe my words are lacking honesty

Mirror, mirror
How amazing is my figure?
Your visitors they fall apart before my pictures
Mirror,
How amazing is my figure?
Your visitors they fall apart before my pictures

You'll be the last girl on my list
Action's just a click away
These things photographs could never say

You'll be the last girl on my list
Action's just a click away
These things photographs could never say

Please don't believe my words are lacking honesty

Please don't believe my words are lacking honesty


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Failure By Designer Jeans song meanings
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    General CommentSuch and amazing song, by and amazing band.
    pat_720on October 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHOW DID NOBODY ELSE GET THAT THIS WHOLE SONG IS ABOUT PEOPLE PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE THEY AREN'T VIA THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING E.G MYSPACE AND FACEBOOK!?

    It's so obvious it's unreal!
    lozenger1on June 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...it is my general opinion that this particular song is about all the beautiful people, and how they look so happy...but what they really want is to be left alone and be like everyone else... for example:

    "So you think that I’m amazing
    Please tell me I’m a turn off
    I have every reason not to leave home today"

    mm hmm...other than that..FFTL is amazing...underrated...and sonny is amazing...

    ~Michael
    AFIncinerate337on September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell xJordanx (clever user name by the way) what the fuck gives you the right to come here just to insult the band...for the love of god keep it to yourself...if you dont like from first to last, thats fine...go back and clench youself on mommy's nipple and stay the fuck out of here...people like you make me sick and the only thing more that i can say is get a life..thanks bud...
    AFIncinerate337on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about being insecure. "Please tell me i'm worth dating" etc. also he says he's a mess of insecurities haha. Well i think it's about being insecure but also being an egoist at the same time.
    sleepingsuicideon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a sick song.. and those lyrics are wrong its I’m a mess of insecurities
    Did you start with the narcissistic twist
    So you think that I’m amazing
    Please tell me im worth dating
    I have every reason not to leave home today

    i guess its about dude whos insecure witha narcissistic twist to his peronality and this girl i asume he likes thinks hes full of himself.. he tells her "please dont belive my works are lacking honesty"which probably means hes full of shi*. hes probably on those pretty boys hooks up with bunch of girls I’ll be the boy you can’t resist
    You’ll be the tenth girl on my list" but all in all incredibly insecure about himself... neways thats my interpretation
    surf4lyfe50on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin my opion this issong is good, well at least it sounds good, but the lyrics i dont know...its like he's being cocky, and concited....and although he makes it sound like he is insecure, and feels un-worthy, i doubt that, but on another note sonny is very hot :) a great song by brand new is "okay i believe you, but my tommy gun don't" and its about making fun of people who think that they are the best or the best....my opion, but surf4lyfe50 has a very good idea there...nice job
    music*ismyboyfriendon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHello all,
    Great song, lyrics are wrong tho. In the screamed bit;

    You'll be the last girl on my list
    Actions just a click away
    These things photographs could never say
    You'll be the last girl on my list
    Actions just a click away
    on February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like from first to last, this is the first time i've read the lyrics and it kind of made me laugh and wonder as to whether or not it's a joke, or a sarcastic view at a certain issue? for one, the song title is 'Failure by Designer Jeans'. I'm wondering if FFTL needed to set up a mood through choosing something like that for their title? I think the only serious, honest part of the song is:

    I’m a mess of insecurities
    Did you start with the narcissistic twist
    So you think that I’m amazing
    Please tell me I’m a turn off
    I have every reason not to leave home today

    It stands out because it contradicts the rest of the song, about how the guy is a player, how he wants to be irresistable etc. The line that I find the most interesting is:

    Mirror, mirror, how amazing is my figure

    Don't you think it reminds you of Snow White and the wicked stepmother who would go 'mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all'?

    I think you could take this song in two ways:
    One way is that you can take most of the song as this alternate viewpoint that contrasts with the first five lines of the lyrics.. people do this so that people would pay more attention to those lyrics?"
    Another way is that the song could be talking about two guys - one is terribly insecure, the other is terribly vain... but i think that this isn't the actual concept, since FFTL could have written more on the insecure guy.

    xox
    sainton February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit may just be a coincidence, but the name is similar to a brand new song.. failure by design.. not sure if theres any connection.. but could be possible~
    mirrorxxmirroron March 18, 2005   Link

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