"Playing God" as written by Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York...
Can't make my own decisions
Or make any with precision
Well, maybe you should tie me up
So I don't go where you don't want me

You say that I've been changing
That I'm not just simply ageing
Yeah, how could that be logical?
Just keep on cramming ideas down my throat

Woah
You don't have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

If God's the game that you're playing
Well, we must get more acquainted
Because it has to be so lonely
To be the only one who's holy

It's just my humble opinion
But it's one that I believe in
You don't deserve a point of view
If the only thing you see is you

Woah
You don't have to believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

This is the last second chance
(I'll point you to the mirror)
I'm half as good as it gets
(I'll point you to the mirror)
I'm on both sides of the fence
(I'll point you to the mirror)
Without a hint of regret
I'll hold you to it

I know you don't believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
Or break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror

I know you won't believe me
But the way I, way I see it
Next time you point a finger
I might have to bend it back
And break it, break it off
Next time you point a finger
I'll point you to the mirror


Lyrics submitted by MashyPoo, edited by shikofan

"Playing God" as written by Hayley Nichole Williams Hayley Williams

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song has to do with someone, perhaps a friend, who acts critically of you and your opinions, and points fingers at you for it. Then does the same thing and considers it alright. Sort of like a "Holier than thou" complex.

    "Because it has to be so lonely
    To be the only one who's holy"

    "Next time you point a finger
    I might have to bend it back
    Or break it, break it off
    Next time you point a finger
    I'll point you to the mirror"

    This part I think describes that you've taken a lot of beating because of it, and done nothing about it. But you're now fed up with it and intend to end it by "pointing the persons finger to the mirror". Aka, making them take a good look in the mirror and realize they're not as holy as they think they are.

    Just my two cents.
    PostImaginationon December 26, 2009   Link

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