"Internal Dialogue" as written by and Arvid/mena Solvang....
It must have been hard; staying in line
Knowing your influences insisted all the time
It must have been strange; living in blue
And see me shut down as though
It was an easy thing to do

But you could tell where I had been
By the way I held my gun
Trying to write anything
While being mocked by an off beat drum.
But I was not honest
I was not healthy
I was not honest, honest

You did the right thing
Covered your scars
Challenged your faith
And closed your eyes driving cars
For all that they knew
You were safe home
But you went through hell
Whenever you were left alone

But you could see where I had been
From the pictures that they took
I tried to look positive at things
Faced myself but didn't look
That was not honest
I was not healthy
I am not honest, honest

I wish you could see
Yourself through my eyes
There's no need to cling
To unnecessary lies
The voice in your head
Whose spirit you stole
Left you for dead
But you dug the hole

And I can tell where you had been
From the marks around your wrists
The red water washed around your sins
But are you as pure as this?
No, you are not honest
You are not healthy
You are not honest, honest

No, you are not honest
You are not healthy
You are not honest, honest

Lyrics submitted by underdrama

"Internal Dialogue" as written by Arvid Wam Solvang Maria Mena

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General Comment,,songs like this make me wonder..
    is honesty really what we want?..
    maaik_e89on May 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think:

    "knowing your influences insisted all the time" must be "knowing your influences DID all the time"

    She herself said that after her second (?) album she got really depressed and was under much pressure. So this line would refer to her idols/influences who she thinks never had these problems of lack of confidence. They always stayed in line and became successful.

    All in all i thinks the song is not only about her eating disorder but her being so much under pressure in general.

    Ah and "The red water washed around your sins" sounds more like "The red water washed away your sins"
    shanjion March 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutly love this song. one of my lyrical dances this year is to this song.
    I love maria mena, she is absolutly amazing.
    Dancerneh90on January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaria Mena herself said this song is about her eating disorder she had a couple years ago...
    i really look up to her...her music helps me so much!
    butterflygirlon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so dark and sad, but with verses like "There's no need to cling to unnecessary lies" it is inspiring and encouraging as well. This is my favorite track on Apparently Unaffected.
    beautiful_&_awkwardon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. It totally is my favorite one on Apparently Unaffected.
    In my opinion this song is about lying to yourself. I know Maria wrote it about her eating disorder, but I think it's about lying to yourself in every situation possible. This song is about finally opening your eyes and being honest to yourself. I guess that's the most important thing in life, keeping yourself honest.
    lika08on December 31, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDoes no one notice that she stole the whole "shut down as though it was an easy thing to do" thing from Ray LaMontagne?
    IndeediKidon June 18, 2009   Link

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