"What You See" as written by and Danny Elfman....
What you see is what you get
Don't relax you're not home yet
What you see is what you get
Don't relax you're not home yet

Put your life into my hands
Look around you'll understand
Put your life into my hands

It's the '80's idiot
What you see is what you get
It's the '80's little fool
Don't forget the golden rule
What you see is what you get
What the hell did you expect
Pretty red roses, wet puppy noses
Men with rubber hoses is more like it

What you see is not always what you get
A lesson we must not forget
One never knows what to expect
So close your eyes and what you get
Is what you see and what you get

Open up your eyes and look around
Then close them tight and kiss the ground
You better be thankful you're alive
And how much longer can you survive
Underneath the mask there's something brewing
Underneath the ground there's something moving

It's the '80's idiot
What you see is what you get
It's the '80's little fool
Don't forget the golden rule
What you see is what you get
What the hell did you expect
Pretty red roses, wet puppy noses
Men with rubber hoses is more like it

Patrolling the street with all of their friends
Bashing you around trying to make you like them
What you see is what you get





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"What You See" as written by Danny Elfman

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    Song MeaningSeems to be about the superficiality of the '80s "me generation." What you see is what you get because there's nothing under the surface. Everyone is superficial. This is no longer the decade of flower children and pretty red roses, but the age of greed.
    Invictus2012on June 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites because he sings it gorgeously! I heart you Danny E!
    squirrely_hellon January 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentClose them tight and kiss the grou-ow-wound!

    Pure genius, as is the entire album.
    zenith2134on March 11, 2011   Link

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