You never take
Take the time to really look
Look at the one
The one I really am

You try to fit
To fit me in a perfect box
You let me slip between the cracks

[CHORUS:]
Now I've faded
into someone else
Made me someone I don't wanna be
Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees

I'll bet you don't
Don't even know my favourite song
You tell me how
How I should wear my hair

You wanna change
Everything I ever was
Try to erase me
Till I'm not there

[CHORUS:]
Now I've faded
Into someone else
Made me someone I don't wanna be
Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees

Now I've faded
Like I never was
Till I don't even know myself
Yeah I'm faded
Into what you want
But I'm not takin' it too well

I don't wanna be your little picture perfect pretty girl
Who's got nothing to say
I'm not gonna wait around
Let you run my whole life down
So you can watch me fade away

(Faded, Faded)
You try to fit
Fit me in your perfect box

(Faded, Faded)
You try to fit
Fit me in your perfect box

You try to fit
Fit me in a perfect box
You let me slip between the cracks

[CHORUS:]
Now I've faded
Into someone else
Made me someone I don't wanna be
Yeah I'm faded
My true colour's gone
Like a picture nobody sees

Now I've faded
Like I never was
Till I don't even know myself
Yeah I'm faded
Into what you want
But I'm not takin' it too well

I Faded
(Faded, hated, slippin' away as I disappear in the dark)
I Faded
(Faded, hated, so far away from who I was at the start)

Faded, hated, slippin' away as I disappear in the dark
Faded, hated, so far away from who I was at the start


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    General CommentI can totally connect to this song because this happened to me just recently. It's about a guy who tries to make the girl perfect and only focuses on what he wants to see rather than who she really is. He doesn't accept who she truly is and just wants her to be the way he wants her to be. She realizes that she's happy with who she is at the end of the song but by that time, it's too late and he has morphed her into something she's not. The best lines that automatically draw me into the song are
    You never take
    Take the time to really look
    Look at the one
    The one I really am

    You try to fit
    To fit me in a perfect box
    You let me slip between the cracks

    [CHORUS:]
    Which basically mean that he doesn't appreciate who she is and is only focused on trying to make her perfect. He seems to not accept flaws and only settles for perfection.
    beautifulletdownon January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^You are so right with that one! Exactly what I was going to say.

    I just love this song, its so meaningful.
    Nikki--xoxoon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentummm am i the only person who realizes that this song isnt sung by the veronicas but sung by cascada?
    deathbychocolateon January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOriginally, this song was written by the Veronicas, but passed the song onto Kate DeAraugo, which Cascada covered later.

    I can see a similarity to Everything I'm Not in this song, the difference being that she actually did change into what the guy wanted and her individuality and real self has 'faded'.
    Exogenesison October 12, 2009   Link

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