"The Real Me" as written by and Natalie Grant....
Foolish heart looks like we're here again
Same old game of plastic smile
Don't let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I'm empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

[Chorus]
But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Reveal me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Oh, cause you see the real me

Painted on, life is behind a mask
Self-inflicted circus clown
I'm tired of the song and dance
Living a charade, always on parade
What a mess I've made of my existence
But you love me even now
And still I see somehow

[Chorus]

Shadows of shattered dreams
They followed me
They haunted me
But you've taken the broken pieces of my life
And help me to believe

[Chorus]


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"The Real Me" as written by Natalie Grant

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    General CommentLove this song, so laid back, beautiful, and relaxing.
    I'm not sure what this is about?
    An idea is:
    He has just been hurted, his girlfriend broke up with him, and he tries to hide his feelings, and pretend that he's fine. But he's not. But then he finds this girl, who makes him forget those things, because she can see his "Real Me".
    Just an idea, tell me what you think.
    Allimacon May 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI've loved this song for a really long time now, and it only just dawned on me that this song is likely unromantic. I mean, it still could be, but to me it sounds more like something directed towards a child. Whoever it's about is someone extremely forgiving, open and blindly accepting. Also, this part (which is missing from the lyrics above)

    Shadows of shattered dreams
    They follow me
    They've haunted me
    But you've taken the broken pieces of my life
    and helped me to believe.

    It seems like a calling to the future and maybe a general lack of care for anything that happened in the past--which is every characteristic of a child. It could be more introspective, too, and in Clay's case, perhaps the child that wasn't born yet.
    clamanityon March 20, 2010   Link

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