If you want to be great when you're not even good you got to strive to be misunderstood.
You must appear to know what no one else could know.
You gotta put on a show.
Reality, it just don't sell.
Please don't broadcast your personal hell.
If you really want to make it don't be afraid to fake it.
Nobody seems to care.
You've got to keep them to yourself - all those things that drag you down.
All the vibes you're putting off - they just keep coming back around.
Memo is out.
If you're just tuning in stark honesty is a social sin.
Don't give yourself away.
No one should ever say what they really want to say.
And I know you've got your reasons but everyone's pretending.
And it's not like this is ending.
Adjust. Adjust. Adjust.

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Stark Honesty song meanings
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    General Commentamazing lyrics.
    nuumbon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't see how nobody has commented on this song. the lyrics are so true and straightforward about people these days. don't take my explanation word for word, it's hard to put this song into words. but i think if you really look into the lyrics you'll get it.

    anyways, it's 2 types of "shows" here.
    the beginning is about people who fake being "misunderstood". to appear to know what no one else could know. the second is about people who have to hide their feelings, nobody seems to care- please don't broadcast your personal hell.

    opposites. he is stating what everyone knows, what everyones doing.
    nuumbon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDitto on the above, and I also love the ironic twist the Broadway-jazz-hands-musical feel gives the song. Brilliant.
    fnordon July 19, 2006   Link

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