I have let you melt me down
Into a plastic rainbow
And I have left myself to hang
In a Halloween sky

I let you tattoo a frown
Onto a face of white snow
Now I see footprints of a man
Running through my eyes

Do I despise these perfect lies
I tell myself each night and day
Go kiss by blackened heart goodbye
I'm running out of things to play

Hey, see I need to forget
That I've become a plastic rainbow
And I'm melting in the sun
And I have fallen from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies

I've had enough of your ideals, ideals yeah

I'm gonna break her like a Barbie Doll
Push her face down in the dirt
Blue Maybelline mascara
Is running down my favourite shirt

And whoever thought that messing with me
Was ever gonna hurt?
Your plastic swords, too many times
Her black suspenders and a mini-skirt

Do I despise these perfect lies
I tell myself each night and day
Go kiss by blackened heart goodbye
I'm running out of things to play

Hey, see I need to forget
That I've become a plastic rainbow
And I'm melting in the sun
And I have fallen from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies

I've had enough of your ideals, ideals yeah

Yeah, I became a plastic rainbow
Yeah, I fell from the sky
In a million multi-coloured lies
Your commerce helped for a while
But now all I seem to do is...
Smile

Do I smile.


Lyrics submitted by jo_taylor_joe, edited by Radioactiv

Plastic Rainbow song meanings
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    My InterpretationTo me these lyrics are a bit scattered and it's hard to find the core concept of this song.
    I think what she's saying is that someone (maybe a boyfriend, an aquaintance, or possibly even her father) has turned her into a fake, cheerful girl even though she is quite negative on the inside. She's tired of being the positive one in everything, but now it's sunk in and she can't help it ("Now all I seem to do is smile"). That's all I can get from the song right now. I'll listen to it a few more times. I really like this song and all of Marina's early demos. ♥
    Radioactivon July 17, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me these lyrics are a bit scattered and it's hard to find the core concept of this song.
    I think what she's saying is that someone (maybe a boyfriend, an aquaintance, or possibly even her father) has turned her into a fake, cheerful girl even though she is quite negative on the inside. She's tired of being the positive one in everything, but now it's sunk in and she can't help it ("Now all I seem to do is smile"). That's all I can get from the song right now. I'll listen to it a few more times. I really like this song and all of Marina's early demos. ♥
    Radioactivon July 17, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me these lyrics are a bit scattered and it's hard to find the core concept of this song.
    I think what she's saying is that someone (maybe a boyfriend, an aquaintance, or possibly even her father) has turned her into a fake, cheerful girl even though she is quite negative on the inside. She's tired of being the positive one in everything, but now it's sunk in and she can't help it ("Now all I seem to do is smile"). That's all I can get from the song right now. I'll listen to it a few more times. I really like this song and all of Marina's early demos. ♥
    Radioactivon July 17, 2013   Link

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