You put on
your make up just right
For Something and I guess
that you accidently fell into that dress

You'll show up
on every radar screen tonight
my baby
with the echo strength
and rejection circuitry
So gracefully
unaware that she
is the brightest girl
this boy has ever seen

and our bodies talk
even if we don't want to
but your eyes say that you want to
like right now

so if that's true
all you want is someone to talk to
well i will be right here
listening for you

she explains to me
her whole story
how she was stuck in the desert by the hands of forty theives
and then released
because even theives believe
that if you find love you gotta set it free
honestly im not so sure that she
thinks i'm being the man that i deserve to be
so gracefully
unaware that he
is the brightest boy
this girl has ever seen

and our bodies talk
even if we don't want to
but your eyes say that you want to
like right now

so if that's true
all you want is someone to talk to
well i will be right here
listening for you

because your perfect
just the way you are made
and i wouldn't want you any other way

those boys will lie to you
but you won't believe

and our bodies talk
even if we don't want to
but your eyes say that you want to
like right now

so if that's true
all you want is someone to talk to
well i will be right here
listening for you

You put on
your make up just right
For Something and I guess
that you accidently fell into that dress


You put on
your make up just right
For Something and I guess
that you accidently fell into that dress

You'll show up
on every radar screen tonight
my baby
with the echo strength
and rejection circuitry
So gracefully
unaware that she
is the brightest girl
this boy has ever seen



Lyrics submitted by jbandy10

Body Talk song meanings
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song that tells an awesome love story from a guys point of view!!!

    You put on
    your make up just right
    For Something and I guess
    that you accidently fell into that dress

    *He's obviously going to a party with a girl. It's something formal like a prom. He is talking about how beuatiful she is*

    You'll show up
    on every radar screen tonight
    my baby
    with the echo strength
    and rejection circuitry
    So gracefully
    unaware that she
    is the brightest girl
    this boy has ever seen

    *by the radar screens he means that every guy at the party will be checking her out cause she's so hot.
    Though he knows that she loves him and not the other boys. The girl however does not know that this guy loves her so much.*

    and our bodies talk
    even if we don't want to
    but your eyes say that you want to
    like right now

    *He's simply referring to body gestures and how they will tell somebody what a person is feeling even if they don't want them to.*

    so if that's true
    all you want is someone to talk to
    well i will be right here
    listening for you

    *just the guy telling her that he will be there for her always*

    she explains to me
    her whole story
    how she was stuck in the desert by the hands of forty theives
    and then released
    because even theives believe
    that if you find love you gotta set it free
    honestly im not so sure that she
    thinks i'm being the man that i deserve to be
    so gracefully
    unaware that he
    is the brightest boy
    this girl has ever seen

    *so she decides to tell him her story, which goes like how she's been with so many boys before but none of them were good enough. He isn't sure that she sees his potential, but he thinks she loves him.*

    because your perfect
    just the way you are made
    and i wouldn't want you any other way

    those boys will lie to you
    but you won't believe

    *he's just refferin to all the guys that have said she's not perfect and how he thinks she is beuatiful*

    So that's about it. i could go a bit deeper but i'll leave this one short.
    jbandy10on September 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song
    my epiphany are awesome

    and i guess that the song meaning is pretty clear
    fashion fauxon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyricist, lead-singer John, is clearly inspired. Everyday artists can't come up with lines like:

    "she explains to me her whole story
    how she was stuck in the desert by the hands of forty theives and then released because even theives believe
    that if you find love you gotta set it free"

    When asked about the meaning of those lines, John was passionate about responding, "she was so loving that she tamed the wildness out of murderers [...] she is so full of real love, it was impossible for the evil of those men to put their hatred and confusion on her."

    The lyrics leap out from this page, but you should hear it to really feel it. Body Talk is just one of the amazing songs on the Mirabilia album. Go pick up a copy today, you won't be able to get these songs out of your head easily, but then again you won't want to.
    bunnygrey84on December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy absolute favorite from these guys.

    I honestly have listend to this song all night, clear into morning, and into the afternoon. I never got tired of it. =]
    Whoa Its Joseon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    FallOutBoyGirl4Lifeon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "And I guess / you accidentally fell into that dress". Maybe it's the delivery? I'm not sure.

    Bah, this song is always going to make me think of Autumn, though. I wonder how she's doing.
    shikonaorion January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI got this song as well as Final Battle on a sampler CD from Eyeball...I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.

    so gracefully
    unaware that he
    is the brightest boy
    this girl has ever seen
    ^ this is one of the best lyrics I've seen...maybe ever? They're simple and it feels like a lot of layered meaning...maybe it's just me and my own tendency to be intensely struck by those I love...
    mypersonalsunon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite song in the world. I'm not sure if it's the instrumentals- how melodic and original they are, or the vocals- just his amazing voice in general, or the lyrics- which are beautiful and expressive in very non-cliche ways, but I'm thinking it's a mix of all three.

    Here's my analysis of the song:

    You put on your makeup just right
    For something, and I guess
    That you accidentally fell into that dress.

    -I agree with jbandy in that he is obviously stating how beautiful she is, but I don't think it is necessarily for a dance. It could just be for a date, or even an average day, which in my opinion makes the statement even sweeter.

    You'll show up on every radar-screen tonight
    And my baby, with the echo strength
    And rejection circuitry,

    -Everybody will be aware of her beauty, but she won't let the others' attention take away from her feelings for him.

    So gracefully unaware that she
    Is the brightest boy this girl has ever seen.

    -Self-explanatory, and one of the most simple, but creative ways I've ever heard that feeling of "you're the best person I've ever known, etc" put into words.

    She explained to me her whole story,
    How she was stole in the desert by the hands of forty theives
    And then released, 'cause even theives believe
    That if you find love, you've gotta set it free.

    -For whatever reason, every time I listen to this song, I've always pictured that stanza literally, which in retrospect seems really stupid. SO after reading these comments, I agree with jbandy about how she's been with other guys before who "stole" her love wrongfully, but they let her go on with life when they realized what they were doing...or something like that.

    Honestly, I'm not so sure that she
    Thinks I'm being the man that I deserve to be.

    -He's in doubt of her feelings for him.

    So gracefully unaware that he
    Is the brightest boy this girl has ever seen.

    -Possibly my favorite lyrics of all time- this is exactly how I feel about the man I'm with now. And though jbandy got the "she loves him" statement right, I think this couplet of lyrics is said from the girl's point of view rather than the main speaker in the song. Sort of like an aside to the listener, that the main speaker is, well, gracefully unaware that he is the brightest boy that she has ever seen.


    --ughh, I'll have to finish this later. Sorry! /:
    girlmodelaon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentANYWAY! I forgot to include the chorus in my comment above, so here it is:

    And our bodies talk,
    Even if we don't want to,
    But your eyes say that you want to,
    Like right now.

    -This could either be taken innocently, as in body language in general (movements, gestures, facial expressions, glances, etc.) or slightly less-innocent, as in the body physically expressing love for a person in whatever way the persons involved see fit (could be small things like kissing or bigger things like sex). This statement says that sometimes our bodies can better express what we're feeling or thinking than our words can. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, basically.

    So if that's true,
    And you want someone to talk to,
    Well I will be right here
    Listening for you.

    -Again, this could be taken in an innocent way- that the boy will always be there for the girl to talk to, that no matter what, he will always listen to her. OR it can be taken, again, in the less-innocent way- the metaphoric way- that if the girl really wants to "talk" (physically express her thoughts/emotions), that he will be right there "listening" for her (right there to reciprocate whatever she's willing to do).
    girlmodelaon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Cause you're perfect
    Just the way you were made
    And I wouldn't want you any other way.

    -Pretty self-explanatory, no hidden meanings that I can uncover. Just a boy telling the girl that she's perfect in his eyes and he loves her the exact way that she is.

    Those boys will lie to you
    And you won't believe
    I wouldn't want you any other way.

    -Maybe because of her previous negative experiences with guys who've lied their way into relationships with her, she won't believe that this one is being honest, though he is. It doesn't say more about this though, so maybe I've just mis-heard/read (if I remember correctly, that's what it reads in the booklet with the cd) and it really does say "BUT you won't believe. I wouldn't want you any other way."


    Anyway, like I said, this is my ultimate favorite song and is closely associated with some of my most beautiful memories, so I hope my analysis of it was pretty dead-on and provided some new insight to those of you who read it. (:

    Allison
    girlmodelaon October 01, 2008   Link

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