Imperfection she's been told
The positives are undersold
A gain of envy, loss of health
Preparing to consume herself

She does not see the pulsing veins
She does not feel her own restraint
Before the eyes her beauty is wasting away
Reflections placed
She's dressed in decay

You see the struggle flood the skin
From promises to paper thin
She turns a blind eye, will of stone
From stunning smile to flesh and bone

She does not see the pulsing veins
She does not feel her own restraint
Before the eyes her beauty is wasting away
Reflections placed
She's dressed in decay

She does not see the pulsing veins
She does not feel her own restraint
Before the eyes her beauty is wasting away
Reflections placed
She's dressed in decay


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    General Commentits not about drugs, obviously its about an eating disorder... "Preparing to consume herself" is a hint and... "From stunning smile to flesh and bone" obviously means she used to be beautiful but now shes 2 skinny. "She does not feel her own restraint" means that she cant tell that her body is dying. maybe its about a model who let her expectations get the best of her
    HCCougars025on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think HCCougars is right about this song. At first I thaught it was just about a girl who is really depressed but now its easy to see that its about an eating disorder.

    "Imperfections shes been told, the posotives are undersold" - Someone has told her there is something wrong with her body, like she needs to lose weight.
    "A gain of envy, loss of health" - She wants to be skinnier, like someone else so, she develops an eating disorder.
    KornOfTheStoneAgeon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously a women who is on drugs and is decaying away metaphorically great structure to the song and really good that its on the nu album
    parabola 17on June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits either about drugs like yous said or it could also be about how shes fake and how shes fake its just so moronic how she is fake and how she is slowly decaying from being a fake, but drugs seem verry possible.
    oldskoolpunker23on July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHCCougars is prolly right...All the signs lead to an eating disorder. A song I will have to play for my friend who is anorexic. Plus a song all ballerinas can relate to.
    In_the_garageon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn Deron Millers website this what he put for song meaning based loosely on Karen Carpenter of "The Carpenters" and everyone else that starves themselves to achieve that one shallow goal visual perfection.
    Ckyrockson August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHCCourgars read Deron's site
    clamumon September 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHCCougars read Deron's site
    clamumon September 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl who has been put down and hurt her whole life so thats all she believes about herself and in reality she is more than all that. She doesn't see the good in herself or the beauty she possess but because of everything she is just killing herself in a way.
    3Libras_APCon July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis has to be one of the best cky songs ever if you ask me.

    I agree with the eating dissorder theory because I know a lot of people who have them and it is like they cant see how they are fading away. It's scary what fashion can do to people.
    dex-ckyon February 18, 2007   Link

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