In this act I’ll disguise those dead eyes, stretch tight the lips, a glistening gum line
Mouth curtains pulled I shine

My yellow stage light smile distracting
Dancing puppets on short saliva strings
So you’ll find comfort in a lie

My overbite clenched, set in place
Like a stack of polished bright white dinner plates
Hand in my pocket, straight jacket mind
It’s getting easy

I wish I had a single thought the least bit legitimate enough
To open up my mouth and spit accuracy
It’s getting easy

In this act I’ll disguise those dead eyes, lay flat the tongue
Let the supplement slide down
Everything is fine

And my brain is cloudy, leveled out
The pill dissolved
It’s flushing out everything I care about and not replacing it with anything substantial

So I’m on my hands and knees
Like a martyr calling out his final plea
The executioner looks exactly like me, it’s me
It’s getting easy

My overbite clenched so tight
Like a stack of dinner plates all polished white
Hands at my sides, straight jacket mind
It’s getting easy

I wish I had a single thought the least bit legitimate enough
To open up my mouth and say anything I mean, I don’t mean anything

I wish I had a single thought the least bit legitimate enough



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    General CommentTo me this song has nothing to do with suicide. Its about him holding in his feelings and thoughts during a time when he should be healthily expressing them such as in an argument with his girlfriend. Instead he is focused on not saying how he feels by "My overbite clenched, set in place" and enforcing it with his "straight jacket mind" and as hes done it so many times "Its getting easy" for him to do it Also he's lacking for anything to say "I wish I had a single thought the least bit legitimate enough" and he knows its killing him to keep his feelings hidden hence "The executioner looks exactly like me, it’s me"
    ball1420on June 12, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about self destruction. (The executioner looks exactly like me, it's me)
    He's playing a part he knows off by heart, an act to disguise what he's really feeling and conforming it to what you want to see.
    It's getting easier each time, to be this person he plays in front of other people.
    To tell people what they want to hear, to conceal everything and horde his feelings/emotions inside.
    To feel out of control, but to contain himself (Hand in my pocket, straight jacket mind) for your benefit.

    He's protecting himself from being vulnerable and real to prevent being hurt by other people,
    but destroying himself by depriving himself being open and genuine, he's depriving himself of letting other people see his sincerity; disallowing acceptance and love.

    It's not about suicide.
    It's about depression.
    Trying to fight it, (I'm on my hands and knees, Like a martyr calling out his final plea) resisting the urge to disclose himself in his bubble, but it's so much easier to just continue playing this act he's so familiar with.
    Struggle.
    ROFLmeganon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh i love the piano in this song, it's very upbeat.
    Tylercwxzyon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"In this act I’ll disguise those dead eyes, stretch tight the lips, a glistening gum line
    Mouth curtains pulled I shine"

    meaning smiling but it means nothing.

    "In this act I’ll disguise those dead eyes, lay flat the tongue
    Let the supplement slide down
    Everything is fine

    And my brain is cloudy, leveled out
    The pill dissolved
    It’s flushing out everything I care about and not replacing it with anything substantial"

    taking pills (most likely an anti depressant)
    and not making him himself.

    i love the whole "straight jacket mind"
    to me it symbolizes that he isnt himself and has to have somthing to control himself.

    it means EXACTLY what im going through.
    aliciasaidsoon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe he's trying to convey that he was/is having suicidal thoughts. It also could be that he's tried to commit suicide, because in the lines

    "So I’m on my hands and knees
    Like a martyr calling out his final plea
    The executioner looks exactly like me, it’s me
    It’s getting easy"

    I believe he's saying he regrets ever taking whatever is killing him, and he now realizes who killed him. It was himself.

    "I wish I had a single thought the least bit legitimate enough
    To open up my mouth and spit accuracy"

    also seems to be saying that he feels there is no thought worth living for, and that he can't say anything that seems to amount to anything at all.
    tucanwarrior13on April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttucanwarrior, agreed

    wow, these guys went by totally unnoticed.. their debut album was awesome and i'm sure the few people who checked it out will agree.
    vulgaron April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about taking pills. I dont think as much about suicide.. just the feeling that hes being retrained and not able to say or act how he legitimatly feels, you are taking the executioner line wrong.
    thew_maticon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree to an extent with the anti-depressant thing, but I personally think the song is more about lying. he's destroying himself, but not with suicide, he's living a lie and it's getting easier and easier because he's getting used to it.

    and I LOVE this song. the Jay E remix is even better.
    ex.pafilyzon.on November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone identify the song that sounds just like this?

    I knew this song sounded familiar when I first heard it. I think it is because the vocals mimic a somewhat-poppy song that came out a few years ago.

    It's on the tip of my tongue but I still have no idea.
    kasparon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey ball.

    In this act I’ll disguise those dead eyes, lay flat the tongue
    Let the supplement slide down
    Everything is fine

    And my brain is cloudy, leveled out
    The pill dissolved
    It’s flushing out everything I care about and not replacing it with anything substantial

    You sort of skipping over that in attempt to make your theory seem more accurate.

    I'm not very sure what the song is about. Your theory could have explained it correctly until he goes onto that verse completely about swallowing pills.
    The executioner thing seems a bit fishy to me, too.
    If anyone can explain it, go for it. :)
    stuckatseaon December 23, 2007   Link

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