"Plastic Man" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey....
I am a plastic man, wish I can be the one you could be proud of.
I'm losin' heart again, wish I could show you what you think I'm made of.
Someday I know I'll find my place, someday I know this pain will fade.

I am a perfect sell, just wrap me up with a bow and flowers.
I will neglect to tell, I'll sell your story that we love each other.
Someday I know I'll find my place, someday I know this pain will fade.
Someday I know I'll find my place, someday I'll sing my last refrain.

Why don't let me be, and I'll pretend I'm well.
'Cause you're blind to see, and I'm too tired to tell.
And in your apathy, your head begins to swell.
Another tradegy, but you're too cold to feel.

Someday I know I'll find my place, someday I know this pain will fade.
Someday I know I'll find my place, someday I'll sing my last refrain


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"Plastic Man" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey

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    General CommentThis song - and band - is absolutely brilliant! I have been a huge fan from way back when they were still Saron Gas and Shaun Morgan was still only known as Shaun Welgemoed. The lyrics given here aren't quite correct, I think..."...someday I'll sing my last reFRAIN" and "Why don't YOU let me be"
    The meaning of the song? I get the feeling its about a lost and broken relationship between a parent and his/her child...the child feels that he/she can't live up to the expectations of the parent, but the parent is actually indifferent to the child's feelings and struggle with finding him-/herself!

    Just have to add that I think the bonus track that is sung in Afrikaans is a cool touch and shows at least that Seether still remember South Africa!
    Numpomoleloon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also think the song is about a lost or broken relationship.

    "I Am a perfect sale, just wrap me up with your bow and flowers
    I will neglect to tell, I’ll sell your story that we love each other"

    ^These lines are like when people buy each other gifts to show love. Flowers, for instance, neglect to tell all the bad things that have happened. They fake a story that those people really love each other and all is well, when in reality all isn't well.
    SR65on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually Numpomelelo he says rePHRASE not refrain. Why would he say sing my last refrain?
    MySelfAfflictionon September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually Numpomelelo he says rePHRASE not refrain. Why would he say sing my last refrain?
    MySelfAfflictionon September 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment?Huh? When I posted that on the 6th of May the lyrics were wrong, but its been updated since then...and if my eyes don't deceive me, it says my last refrain! It does actually make sense MySelfAffliction Let me throw the question back at you...why would he sing rePHRASE...doesn't make sense! I would think that even an 18-year old would be able to figure that out for himself! It makes sense that he would sing about singing his last refrain, because it a refrain is a line in poetry/music that is repeated at regular intervals! Henceforth it is easy to surmize that he - being a musician - would refer to his death as "...I'll sing my last refrain" Comments?
    Numpomoleloon September 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis made me cry... i think its about someone who is STILL in a relationship but the love has died...or possibly never existed at all but for some reason or another he cant leave.
    Lady_Xon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so damn deppressing....gotta love it.
    I think thats the proper meaning about the neglect.

    But to me it means trying to fit up to other peoples standerds and being lost... or it could be about break up
    Big-Mikeyon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrephrase? huh? why the hell hell would he sing that? of course its reFRAIN, dammit. beside the fact that 'rephrase' would be completely fuckin senseless, you can even hear clearly that he says REFRAIN. its a song, man. he's a musician. duh.
    vici0uson June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Lady X is right on. I love this song and what it means. When he says wrap me up with a bow and flowers, I will neglect to tell. Ill sell your story that we love each other. The couple put on a face in public
    and looked like the perfect couple.
    Secretlyl knowing they were unhappy
    the_one_who_knew_iton June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe way his voice goes up when he sings the chorus is absolutely awesome. The best 'nice sounding' song on the album.
    Kamonon June 28, 2006   Link

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