You can't trust anyone
'Cause you're untrustable
How can you trust someone you know can't trust you?
You won't help anyone
'Cause you're unusable
No one can tie you down
No, you're nobody's fool

And I'd love to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real
And God is whoever you're performing for
And God is whoever you perform for

You don't like anything
'Cause you're unlikable
All because you're not interested in you anymore
It's so unthinkable
'Cause you don't think of it
How many ideas can fit in your reality

And I'd love to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real
And I'd love to see it but it's something you just feel
And I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real
And God is whoever you're performing for
And God is whoever you perform for

I know you
Feel the things you see
You know they're true
What are you gonna do?

Why can't you
Empathize with Jesus' point of view?
What are you gonna do?

Can you feel the darkness shining through?
What are you gonna do?

Why can't you
Move yourself like other people do?
What are you gonna do?

I know you
Wouldn't be the way you feel if you could choose
What are you gonna do?

Can you feel the darkness shining through?
What are you gonna do?


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Untrustable/Pt. 2 (About Someone Else) song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentTrabsitionally speaking, this song is so layered and textured and the tonal chnages coalesce into eachother so well. Built to Spill has a wonderful capacity of allowing their songs to be lofting and than all of a sudden come to this dynamic, memorable climax. This song works on so many levels for me.
    A_Raging_Bullon September 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on this album. does anyone else appreciate this as much as me?
    noisetothetapeon September 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on this album. does anyone else appreciate this as much as me?
    noisetothetapeon September 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow, no comments yet?! I think this song is a follow-up to "Randy Described Eternity."

    I'm torn between thinking that the title is saying that this entire song is "part 2" and thinking the song is split into two parts---the untrustable part until the last "God is whoever you're performing for and the second part where the instrumentation and vocals change. In that case, is the second half of the song about someone different than the untrustable part?

    Overall I feel the song is about blind belief, or blindness of vision in general---about one's self, about one's religion, or about other people. One of the last lines, "I know you wouldn't be the way you feel if you choose" sums it up. If people could just push past their emotions and see theirselves honestly, or see their god rationally, the world would be easier and/or better.

    It occurs to me that the song may be one hypocrite talking to another---maybe part 1 of the song is the Christian guy telling this other guy what an asshole he is, and how he can't see the truth about himself. Then the second half of the song is the Christian guy doing the "christian" thing and trying to save the first guy, but reveals his own hypocrisy, in that he (the christian guy) is oblivious to his own asshole-ism. It's a great f-you song, in any case.
    Mendalusa77on September 30, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1 comment,..... i think this is the best built to spill song

    "And God is whoever you're performing for
    And God is whoever you perform for"
    *Modest_ Mouse*on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really amazing the lyrics are awsome
    Sunset Rubdownon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is simply beautiful. It calls at you to explain yourself. "You can't trust anyone 'cause you're untrustable." It's so fucking true.
    JohnKoon August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's great.
    slartibartfasson September 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*Transitionally, changes. Cheers.
    A_Raging_Bullon February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*each other. Okay, so I may have been a little intoxicated when the comment was posted.
    A_Raging_Bullon June 12, 2009   Link

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