"Perfectly Flawed" as written by and Jennie Cruise Henry Gorman....
If you do this
If you do this you'll never have a chance to try again
If you do this you'll never have a chance to try

It's the same sound
Same sting
The same collapse
Of every thing

It's the same size,
Same blade,
The same lie

My way
My face
My heart
My race
I'm a mistake

My way
My face
My heart
My race
I'm such a disgrace

[Chorus]
You're perfectly flawed
You're perfectly incomplete
Like cracks in the glass
And flames full of grass

You're perfectly flawed
You're perfectly incomplete
Let them come near when
Perfection's the key you need

Let the... Loose, just try again
Let the... Loose, just try again

Its the same doubt,
The same dream
It's the same sabotage
'Cause I'm the enemy

It's the same night
Same day
It's the same parasite,
Feeding on the betrayal

My way
My face
My heart
My race

I'm such a disgrace

[Chorus]

You're perfectly flawed
You're perfectly incomplete
A work in progress
Perfection is killing me

A disguise of self-deception
Hides my secrets perfectly
I'm injecting my reflection
'Cause I hate the way it judges me

Don't you do it
You're not healing you, yeah
Don't you do it
You're not healing you, yeah

[Chorus]

You're perfectly flawed
You're perfectly incomplete
A work in progress
Perfection is killing me...


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"Perfectly Flawed" as written by Jackie James Henry Gorman

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    General CommentThis could be about a body image disorder, such as BDD, "my way, my face... im such a disgrace/mistake" and "injecting my reflection cos i hate the way it judges me"

    Also, BDD is an OCD related disorder, and striving for perfection that the song alludes to is common characteristic of BDD/OCD. It's impossible to reach the perfection they strive for, hence it is sabotage, "same day, same night... its the same sabotage", as well as, "perfection is killing me".

    Your perception of yourself is the enemy, "'cos I'm the enemy."

    I think this song also touches on perhaps using drugs or attempting suicide as a way to cope, "injecting my reflection"

    That is what the song seems to mean to "me."
    INTJon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong. way wrong.
    iselfammadeion November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong. way wrong.

    my way
    my face
    my heart
    my race

    is really...

    my weight, my face
    my height, my race

    and

    It's the same slice,
    same blade,
    the same lie,
    same old (OLE) vein

    .............

    like cracks in the glass
    and flames full of grass

    is..

    like cracks in the glass
    & faded photographs

    Let them come near when
    Perfection's the key you need.

    is...

    let them condemn
    imperfections make you unique

    Let them, let them loose
    just try again
    Let them, let them loose
    just try again

    is really...

    [nothing left to lose just try again]

    it's the same night
    same day
    it's the same parasite,
    feeding on the betrayal.

    is actually..

    it's the same night
    the same day
    it's the same paraites
    feedin' on the betrayed

    A work in progress
    perfection is killing me

    is..
    a work in progress
    imperfections make you unique


    there are so many mistakes in the current lyrics posted.. i think you should re-interupt your view of the song with the RIGHT lyrics.
    iselfammadeion November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOL!! thank you iselfammadei, i've been trying to find a good lyrics web site all day and not many have had the right Otep lyrics. thank god for leaflets that come with the RIGHT LYRICS WHEN YOU BUY THE CD! i wish i could figure out how to write the lyrics on here so i could correct them.
    annerabioloon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaaahhhhh i luv this song...
    evil_angel6969on January 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits bad asss
    redstrikekiller22on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably one of the best otep songs in my personal opinion mostly because she doesnt just scream...i LOVE her scream but this has a really deep meaning and her voice just really connects to it. I'm am very lucky cause i am an mexican/american but i DONT get made fun of that. i have a 'good' body figure. so im not so "ugly" but we all are beautiful. i belive that this song gets that through. You can almost understand each word so you dont have to look up the lyrics..just the best song in the world...i DO get fun of cause i decide to be the unique one of the school. I do go astray of what other people think is "cool" i do follow my own drum and i am proud of it...so this song is great and very infectious
    :)
    love you all
    jasmine
    genocide_hallson March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics posted are accurate for the version I'm listening to...
    xshexwillxfallxon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've been hearing rumors floating around that this might be used for the TV show Dexter...
    bbuckykkatton July 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere's my take on it:

    "if you do this...
    if you do this...
    if you do this you'll never have a chance to try again
    if you do this you'll never have a chance to try..."

    It starts off with her trying to talk someone out of commiting suicide.

    The first verse and the tunnel is the persons response. Saying that the're continuouslt suffering and don't see things getting any better. And that they have very low self esteem.

    The chorus is her reponse saying that the fact that they're flawed is what makes them perfect. But the person remains unconvinced:
    "a disguise of self deception
    hides my secrets perfectly

    i'm rejecting my reflection
    cause i hate the way it judges me"

    So she pleads with them:
    "don't even do it
    YOU'RE NOT EVEN YOU YET."

    Well anyways it's a pretty amazing song. I love it.
    HunteroftheDuskon October 18, 2008   Link

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