Baby thinks he looks just like the face he makes in mirrors
Only once or twice a month
Does the mirror do him justice
Every other time he looks a mess
He expects a lot from it
But then barely notices

Baby knows we all create the world from in our skulls
Everything you think of is just as real as you make it
Now he only focuses on dreams
Can you make a thing exist just by focusing on it?
Yeah?

I been around a mirror enough to know it's hard to change
We're like magicians when we dream
But we wake up and nothing's different
Cover up with jewelry or pierce all the parts you've got
If the packaging design can fix the contents

I might distort myself a bit
I doubt that I'm the only one
To hope their features smear
Warp the face that's stuck to my skull
It's just a mask
Peel the skin away and we'll trade
I'm not so attached to this face


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    General CommentLOVE this song. The lyrics are so powerful
    album drops tommorow!!! ahhh
    musicoverdoseon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this song. The lyrics are so powerful
    album drops tommorow!!! ahhh
    musicoverdoseon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe battle between what WE see in the mirror and what is actually there. Tragic superficiality and the painful realization that we cannot change who we truly are, no matter what trendy jewelry we wear or what disgusting place on our bodies we choose to pierce next.

    The last verse makes me think of the classic poem by Dunbar, in which the first line is "We wear the mask" and that pretty much goes hand-in-hand with this song. Your face is just a mask - you may be a perfect ten but one of the ugliest of God's science projects on the inside.
    OKRadiohead97on August 11, 2008   Link

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