"Pins and Needles" as written by Paul Meany, Tedd Tjornhom and Dennis Craig Herring....
Paper thin conviction
Turning another page
Plotting how to build myself to be
Everything that I am not at all

Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles
Facades are a fire on the skin
And I'm growing fond of broken people
As I see that I am one of them

I'm one of them
I'm one of them

Oh, why must I work so hard
Just so I can feel like the nobles ones?
Obligations to my heart are gone
Superficial lines explain it all

Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles
Facades are a fire on the skin
Oh, I'm growing fond of broken people
As I see that I am one of them

Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles
Facades are a fire on the skin
Oh, and I'm growing fond of broken people
As I see that I am one of them

I'm one of them
I'm one of them
I'm one of them
I'm one of them


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"Pins and Needles" as written by Paul Meany Dennis Craig Herring

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    General CommentAfter listening to it once, I feel like this song is about people who just talk about how broken the world is but don't really care about it. Or like, talking about nobles, like people who will donate to charity or something, but they aren't really living their lives humbly.
    Christa426on September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProper lyrics:

    Paperthin conviction,
    Turning another page,
    Plotting how to build myself to be
    Everything that I am not at all.

    Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles,
    Facades are a fire on the skin.
    And I'm growing fond of broken people,
    As I see that I am one of them.

    I'm one of them. [x2]

    Oh, why must I work so hard,
    Just so I can feel like the nobles ones?
    Obligations to my heart are gone,
    Superficial lines explain it all.

    Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles,
    Facades are a fire on the skin.
    Oh, I'm growing fond of broken people,
    As I see that I am one of them.

    Sometimes I get tired of pins and needles,
    Facades are a fire on the skin.
    Oh, and I'm growing fond of broken people,
    As I see that I am one of them.

    I'm one of them. [x4]
    blondy269on August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhh, facades! I couldn't for the life of me figure out what that word was when I heard this song. It makes a lot of sense now.

    This song is an excellent disillusioned critique of the false identities we let rule our lives.
    Seikeon August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno more wwjd? I guess ;)
    Christiaan33on August 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationYou my mp3 player has had a recent kick of mutemath and after a long excruciating day at work I can really relate to this song. I'm trying to find a new job, and the first verse nails it... "plotting how to build myself to be - everything that i am not at all" really shows how hard i want to move out of my job and yet the experience that I lack in where I want to go. With the statement "why must i work so hard..." is a great parallel to the thankless job that I do yet I still like to get my paycheck and enjoy spending some money (wishing I was making more in my mind though)... all in all - i'm just one of them, those broken people, in a rut trying to get out.
    plastiqmanbon June 28, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it is about living in the rat race and trying to be successful with anxiety and depression.

    Pins and needles may be a direct reference to feelings of anxiety, depression. Many people with these disorders (I am one of them) explain the physical feeling of pins and needles and compression. Also many people with high anxiety will think themselves as broken. The focus on becoming successful can become a disease as well.
    AllinFPVon January 13, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYeah facades are an illusion to something else. Seems like this song is talking about pretending to be something that you arent and the danger it is to do that. Such a good song!!!!!
    Chaseallen7on August 19, 2009   Link

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