"Absentee without leave" as written by Christopher Marc Butcherine, Andrew Jay J Atkins, Benjamin Whitney Windsor, Matthew Peter Gore and Mark Edward Warner....
Are you so low in confidence,
That you take the next passer by?
Don't want to be alone;
Don't want to be seen cry?

The happy face mask that you wear,
Doesn't cover up the colour of your hair.
So is the right thing to do,
Tell somebody that you don't have, you don't have a clue.

And I'll use misfortune, to your advantage.
And I'll wrap up the white feather, all in a bandge.
The people are catching on, to your passion.
And grab the attention fast, because it's going out of fashion.
(It's going out of fashion) Because it's going out of fashion.

The happy face mask that you wear,
Doesn't cover up the colour of your hair.
So is the right thing to do,
Tell somebody that you don't have, you don't have a clue.

Runaway, to where the sun shines,
Slip away, never looking behind.
Yet days of old, follow the trail,
To where your head rests,
On the pillow of feathers, you keep so close.

Whatever you have misplaced
It cannot be retrieved,
Swallow the pride, and believe.

The happy face mask that you wear,
Doesn't cover up the colour of your hair.
So is the right thing to do,
Tell somebody that you don't have, you don't have a clue.


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    General Commentim probably wrong but this song seems to have a link with mirror mirror except i recon its directed at a girl. shes conforming... but "the happy face mask you wear doesnt cover up the colour of your hair" makes it as if everyone can see beyond the act, and see who the person really is. thats all i can analyze from this song
    luke_gon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno I think you're right. I think it's about someone who is so afraid of who they are they try to be just like anybody else- even "the next passerby." They'll do anything so long as they're not alone, not isolated. That's why this song has so much meaning, everyone has seen it happen, so many have had it happen to them. sad truth about the human race i guess.
    joAKAmegalomaniacon May 27, 2007   Link

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