And they don't see
That my smile is stitched
And it's peeling off
Inch by inch
When it goes
My whole disguise
Will slither off
Before your eyes
And I'll stand nude
My eyes roll out
Reveal my skull
A cave of doubt
My surgeries done
You gave the knife
I need you here to save my life
So please stay in tonight
Pull the soul from my eyes and say goodnight
Just stay at home strip me down to the bone
I can't be alone
And they don't see the nagging stress
That beats and beats inside my chest
Encase my heart
To keep it safe
Where no one else can make it break
And all the schools they sent me to
The upper class ants march two by two
A 4.0 for each brave boy
Well I won't fuck with them anymore
And the days go by
I still believe
There is someone who
Can comfort me
And the days go by
I still believe there's a lonesome place for me


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    General CommentHere is my line-by-line interpretation:

    And they don't see
    that my smile is stitched
    And it's peeling off,
    inch by inch
    (He pretends to be happy, but he's really just sinking into a deeper depression.)

    And when it goes,
    my whole disguise
    will slither off
    before your eyes
    (When he finally gets so depressed that he can't bear to pretend to be happy, people will finally see just how he feels.)

    And I'll stand nude
    My eyes roll out,
    reveal my skull;
    a cave of doubt
    (This can be thought of in two ways, though those two ways could act as one:
    He'll simply reveal everything, especially his pessimism.)

    My surgery's done
    You gave the knife
    I need you here to save my life
    (I'm not so sure about this part... maybe he's saying he feels like this because of who the song is addressed to, or that he got stabbed in the back but the only one who can make him feel better is the one who did it?)

    So please stay in tonight
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    and say goodnight
    (Again, interpreted in two ways:
    Basically, he's begging whoever to just stay with him for once, so let him tell them everything/have meaningful sex with them and to stay through the entire night. Could be talking about one-night stands, maybe?)

    Just stay at home,
    strip me down to the bone
    I can't be alone
    (Again, the same thing, two interpretations:
    This is the meaningful sex versus one-night stands thing along with revealing everything about himself and him saying he can't be without the addressee.)

    And they don't see the nagging stress
    That beats and beats inside my chest
    (Living is difficult and almost unbearable.)

    Encase my heart
    to keep it safe
    where no one else can make it break
    (He reverts to keeping to himself so that no one else can hurt him.)

    And all the schools they sent me to
    The upper class ants march two by two
    A 4.0 for each brave boy
    Well I won't fuck with them anymore
    (Hmmmm... another tricky one. This is too interpret-y for me.)

    So please stay in tonight
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    and say goodnight
    Just stay at home,
    strip me down to the bone
    I can't be alone
    (Same as before.)

    And the days go by
    I still believe
    there is someone who
    can comfort me
    (He still has hope for someone to save him.)

    And the days go by
    I still believe
    there's a lonesome place for me
    (That hope is somewhat lessened, but still there.)

    So please stay in tonight
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    and say goodnight
    Just stay at home,
    strip me down to the bone
    I can't be alone

    So please stay in tonight
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    Pull the soul from my eyes
    and say goodnight
    Just stay at home,
    strip me down to the bone
    I can't be alone
    (Samee.)

    Idk. That's what I gather. I guess that's on a more personal level for me, though. :/
    ohemgasmicon April 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWe're going streaking!
    fucknuton April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe nobody has commented this song. it's beautiful lyrically, and i love how it starts all slow and sad, then he goes to almost shouting.
    max is my hero.
    best_day_everon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really beautiful. its cute how he lets her see everything, figuratively speaking. letting her into his soul and not just his pants.
    luvxisx4everon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song.
    jokerispokeron October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseriously, one of their best songs.
    BashTheFashon February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely one of their best.
    Say Anything are incredible.
    brookeisspiffyon April 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*EDIT: Lyrics corrected. next time please submit corrections. thanx!


    One of my all time favorite songs. Like luvxisx said, it's about letting someone see who he really is behind the mask. That's something I think it's easy enough for anyone to relate to.
    Icarus13on January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow...not Kylie M's song, but that's OK since her's is playing on lots of other music sites :D Have a WONDERFUL evening, boys. (I bet when I check back 5 years from now it will still be playing;) LOL
    wholelottawomanon December 03, 2011   Link

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