"Fake a Smile" as written by and Alexander/espenaes Krull....
Living souls around me
They don't see
Just staring, closed faces
Fake a smile

Shaking hands, shake their heads
But they don't speak
Only demanding the right numbers
Of me, breaking into pieces
I'm breaking into pieces

My world is turning too fast
I can't get off this spin
I'm moving somewhere I don't want
But all I do is fake a smile

It's so cold around me
I hurry to the next stop
I'm waiting, for something
For someone, to steer me back to my life
Steer me back to my life

My world is turning too fast
I can't get off this spin
I'm moving somewhere I don't want
But all I do is fake a smile

When will I break
When does the ice break
When will I dare to press rewind and start all over


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    General Commentsounds like she's obviously covering up pain with a plastic grin.
    flaminmofoon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreading a bit into it, and taking a Weberian angle of analysis...

    sounds almost like a lament of the over-rationalization of our world --
    shake their hands
    but they don't speak
    only demanding the right numbers (rationalization)
    of me, breaking into pieces (rationalization breaks and reifies everything into pieces)

    it's so cold around me
    I hurry to the next stop

    My world is turning too fast

    She hides the burden she feels from the steel shell of rationality by "Faking a Smile". In reality she wonders when will it all break --

    when will I break
    when does the ice break
    when will I dare to press rewind and start all over?

    but 'breaking' is irrational. all she can do is Fake a Smile.

    well that's my two cents. Thematically it fits with her N. European heritage though too.
    Windjammeron February 09, 2008   Link

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