Don't stand around
So far, it's empty
Just pull close these witnesses
That follow, so trusting
There they go

By the way
We last because we're colorful
And as for fools, just play the opposite

Cause quietly, you're overrated anyhow
And currently, you spread yourself so thin

Climb up your pedestal
To hang yourself from it
A cold day without the praise
I used when I never ever meant to change

By the way
We last because we're colorful
And as for fools, just play the opposite

Cause quietly, you're overrated anyhow
And currently, you spread yourself so thin


Spread yourself so thin

His straight jacket fashion
Can't believe he could
But I cry denial
To say that it should
This straight jacket fashion
I can't believe he could
Stab myself just the same
You know that you should

By the way
We last because we're colorful
And as for fools, just play the opposite

Quietly, you're overrated anyhow
Currently, you've spread yourself so thin

Quietly, you're overrated anyhow
And currently, you spread yourself so thin
Spread yourself so thin
Spread yourself so thin
Spread yourself so thin



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"Straight Jacket Fashion" as written by Peter/loeffler Loeffler

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  • +3
    General Comment:Chevelle is NOT a christian band
    aniiwhooon June 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Couldn't you look at this in a different light. Like their take on society. a straight jacket doesn't allow you to move. There for straight jacket fashion, is the conformity of people. now i'm not emo at all to clarify.
    "quietly your over rated any how" -- how over rated other music and how they are funneled to have people like them. it kinda goes with trexaur's thought.

    along with
    "By the way we last because were colorful" -- they are still in the business because they are different and they are not in the "straight jacket fashion".
    WiscMusicon October 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Wow. This is not only my favorite Vena Sera song but my favorite Chevelle song as well
    At first I thought this was about crazy people or something. Whenever I listened to it I thought of Hannibal
    but I looked into the lyrics more.
    I believe it is about religion and how people may rely on it too much or let it ruin they're real lives and turn them into Jesusfreaks. It's pretty much exactly my view of religion. It's a waste of time, no offense to those who disagree
    and in the title, straight jacket may refer to how religion is only putting restrictions on your life
    Cloud432on February 11, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:i dont know how to interpret this song, it can be taken in many ways but i see it as how people try to do anything to get attention. how people even act or go crazy trying to get attention the other "colorful" or normal people who are happy with what they got survive because they dont put their lives in danger craving for attention. yet everyone gives attention that shouldnt be there (overrated) to the people who are crazy
    Screamlineon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think its talking bout not following what others do but to do things for yourself, "we last because were colorful" guess that means that people will remember you if ur different
    GA bass masteron April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm getting a vibe that it could also tie into being about somebody that thinks very highly of themself. To the point that they are going insane with it. I like the line:

    Climb up your pedestal
    To hang yourself from it
    midwesta65on April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i dont know how to interpret this song, it can be taken in many ways but i see it as how people try to do anything to get attention. how people even act or go crazy trying to get attention the other "colorful" or normal people who are happy with what they got survive because they dont put their lives in danger craving for attention. yet everyone gives attention that shouldnt be there (overrated) to the people who are crazy
    Screamlineon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I have no idea what this song means but I like IT! lol
    One of their better songs off Vena.
    E
    LatinAssasin07on April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:After the verse
    To hang yourself from it
    A cold day without the praise
    I used when I never ever meant to change

    he says...

    SCAB!!!!

    sounds cool.
    chevyfanon May 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Currently in running as my favorite song from this album, but antisaint is helluva hard to beat.

    Alright opinions aside. I love Chevelle because they don't preach, but rather they show you the process. They are explaining the science of religion.

    IF you don't voice yourself and take your life back immediately, you are losing your value. And losing your life.

    "Cause quietly, you're overrated anyhow
    And currently, you spread yourself so thin"

    Us spiritual types believe we are exceptional people in this rat race of a world, yet without a voice we are weaker then the next asshole. And energetically we must take back our lives, because currently we do not allow enough of ourselves out to create the beautiful dreams that we want to make come true.

    That's Straight Jacket Fashion. Good people tend to tie and bind themselves up in their own perceptions, because they care far too much about what others think. It's kind of cliche, the push to think for yourself, but perhaps some of us needed it to be beat in our head multiple times. I for one certainly am.

    "We last because we're colorful
    And as for fools, just play the opposite"

    Don't forget that a person who has delved within and learned to become their potential survives through everything because of that richness (color) we have inside of us.

    As it says, as for the fools or assholes in the world, those that detest and want to ruin life in any way, just do your thing. Don't get sucked in and go on. Erase them from your lives, and end things with a smile. No matter a bloody-knuckle fist fight or the causation of job stress, you stand up for yourself against these people and end it with a smile. When hurt is all they feed upon, its the simple act of disregard that is the best weapon against them.
    chino69on May 13, 2007   Link

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