We started out as little kids believing things were hidden
Straight surfaces no cracks beneath
I wanted to believe it

We realize at the time there isn't much of a burn
Wait 'til your turn

Don't try to fool yourself
You're sweating all around your smile
Under civil disguise
Those senses were a human voice

There is another side to all this pressure under your suit
Here on the losing end look at them based on how they looked at you
Such a slave on this chain until the day we are done
Isn't it fun?

Don't try to fool yourself
You're sweating all around your smile
Under civil disguise
Those senses were a human voice

You will find that the fly's based on nothing
Just a way to hide from the fear
You kept avoiding

Don't try to fool yourself
Under civil disguise

Put out my hands to the delusion
When I look at you I'm a fool
I've got one too
I try to fool myself
By wasting time at this fork in the road
Under civil disguise
Those senses were a human voice


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Civil Disguise song meanings
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the ego... The identity everyone has created from their environment, rather than their true self.

    From this theory, I can say that the lyrics are narrated by a person who knows of this ego in others, and tells the listener about this ego, this mask, and how to identify it. Of course, the narrator herself is affected by this natural facade, and attempts to come to terms with it.

    A "Civil Disguise" itself could be thought of as one's way of conducting themselves among other individuals to achieve what they wish to do with the face they've put on, but is not who the person truly is; it is a disguise.
    Kaydjeon August 03, 2010   Link

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