I've got a pocketful of words in my brain
I pull something out when I think I should
I feel like I'm going insane
I'm not I just said it cos I thought I would
I always feel the need to profane
I've always said fuck when I thought I could
To me this seems so inane

I don't need an attitude
Rebellion is a platitude
I only hope the verse is good
I hate verisimilitude

I've got a reason to think of your name
I always feel good when I look at you
I never feel the need to defame
Irony is something I mistook
In you I know our needs are the same
I'm thankful for not overlooking you
Still I need to declaim

I don't need an attitude
Rebellion is a platitude
I only hope the verse is good
I hate verisimilitude

I don't need an attitude
Rebellion is a platitude
I only hope the verse is good
I hate verisimilitude

I've got a pocketful of words in my brain
I'll try to find something I can give to you
I feel like I'm going insane
I know I'll calm down when I live with you
You always feel the need to profane
I guess that's something I'll forgive of you
Still I need to explain

I don't need an attitude
Rebellion is a platitude
I only hope the verse is good
I hate verisimilitude



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    General CommentVersimilitude means "the appearance of truth". Why would anyone hate that, as the singer says he does? I've pondered this for years. It's a great song, off a great album, but I've never really figured out why the guy hates the appearance of truth. Actually, when you read the lyrics over, you realise they're pretty rubbish, with some really banal rhymes. And the guy professing to always having said fuck when he thought he could... well, so what?

    But I think the clue to the song's meaning lies not in the Oasis-ish platitudes of the verses (which aren't as good as he hopes) but in the chorus. He's saying that rebellion is bollocks, an attitude means little. These things are just on the surface. The act of rebellion is just about trying to be cool - trying to appear "real" (ie. represent "the truth", or appear to do so). Therefore, he hates verisimilitude, because the appearence of truth, of course, is not the truth itself.

    Mind you, isn't saying fuck whenever you like it some sort of act of rebellion, and therefore, by his definition, versimilitude?
    RHon February 13, 2008   Link

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