I will dive into my sleep
And I dream of the pretty buildings
Wonder what she's doin' now
And whether she's still livin'

Telegraph your points of view
And shepard me from silence
Sitting in this fit of rage
I fall down from my pedestal

I don’t want to feel this low again
I aint goin’ to steal your flame again
I don’t want to feel…
`Cause you know it hurts like hell
So come out of the closet
Let’s talk about it
`Cause you know it hurts like hell

Flowers bloom in harmony
And mixtapes from the sixties
Fueled by the LSD
He looks into his future

I don’t want to feel this low again
I aint goin’ to steal your flame again
I don’t want to feel…
`Cause you know it hurts like hell
So come out of the closet
Let’s talk about it
`Cause you know it hurts like hell

Morning came and I was dead
Before I left for school
We paint the smiles onto our heads
But keep away from the animals

And you know it hurts like hell
So when you reach the top
Just throw yourself off
And you know it hurts like hell
That's you in a nutshell
That's you in a nutshell

And you know it hurts like hell
So come out of the closet
Let's talk about it
And you know it hurts like hell, Ooooh
That's you in a nutshell
That's you in a nutshell


Lyrics submitted by fivesixnine

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    Song Meaningi reckon this song.. is about the way the world has become deaf dumb and blind. in the way that we give our ears, we give both ands and we gibe both eyes. we are so brainwashed by all these people in power.. brainwashed by the globalization of want and need. that we have become blind to what really matters.. all people care about today is Money and Power and they will mostly do whatever they must to ruthlessley get what they want no matter how hard the opression can get.

    "Telegraph your points of view --(literally, propaganda?)
    And shepard me from silence ---(we have no voice in todays society)
    Sitting in this fit of rage --(so we complicate our lives with all that they have given us while they make us slaves to them)
    I fall down from my pedestal" ----(can we take anymore?)


    aaaand i could go on

    this is my take on the lyrics.. lol X x x
    autumn_love_xon November 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I can't believe no one has commented on this song. It's beautiful, just like everything PIP has done
    BizarreDayDreamson April 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song but im not sure what it means. But there are some mistakes
    mixtapes is actually mystics and "if you buy" is actually "fueled by"
    relientkon May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, it most definitely says "mix tapes". I think this song has a lot to do with someone who has a friend who is trying to find themselves, and is holding back secrets. I heard this song on TV the other day and fell in love with it automatically. Great talent =D.
    omgduhfaceon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust a great song, im so connected with it, just stunning, and a greta video to. I totally agree with all the above comments (Cept it is "Mixed tapes" not mystics). See em live when u get the chance to, take it from me, their simply awsome!
    Solus Taivason June 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing.

    my take on the song is that it is about people in life that are depressed or are missing out. those who are caught up in what they are doing that they are really missing out or hurting that or those who are really important in his or her life.

    from the video:
    you have a man who is caught up in his work.
    a man who works all day inside.
    and a depressed girl.

    at the end of the video you see that:
    the man casts aside his work. (computer) for his wife.
    the outside comes to the man inside. filling up his house.
    im not quite sure about the girl. but the words come off the page and she seems to be surprised at what they say. so maybe a realization of what is going on.

    amazing song.
    Nosson July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, Ive listen to this song hundreds of times in my car. And Ive fallen in love with it lol. But the point is, the song has meaning to anyone who is afraid to be themselves. Whether it be the man who works to much and doesn't come home, or the a gay man hidden in the closet needing to come out and talk about his problems and his life, letting loose. Not always being afraid of whats to come.... Like most people do... Song is very inspirational to me.
    ophsjon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI changed "If you will buy" to "Fueled by".
    But I do think I got the "Mixtapes" part right. :]
    fivesixnineon January 08, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is amazing ..I absolutely love it.
    It really makes me think about a lot of the aspects of my life.
    I can't even express how great this song is.
    In my opinion, it applies to a lot of people. I think it's about someone who is struggling with depression ..and someone who is hiding a lot of things ..I don't know. That's how I interperet it anyways. =).
    Kaysha7on January 25, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"And you know it hurts like hell
    So when you reach the top
    Just throw yourself off
    And you know it hurts like hell
    That's you in a nutshell
    That's you in a nutshell"

    i firts thought, " wait are they really telling people if they want to comit suicide do it?"

    then i really thought about it and actually to me its more of like a provoke type like " go ahead once reach the top, jump" and then this part is right after it:

    "And you know it hurts like hell
    So come out of the closet
    Let's talk about it
    And you know it hurts like hell, Ooooh
    That's you in a nutshell
    That's you in a nutshell "

    means that instead of resorting to suicide, just talk about it... atleast thats waht im getting, a very positive song i like it. Its what the world needs at this point.
    Splendoron April 28, 2009   Link

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