"Less Cute" as written by and Maxim Bemis....
Never thought that I could feel such a slap in the face
Since my semester in New York where I drank it away
Social strategies were taught to bohemian crowds
And my love was like a food stamp handing it out

Oh then I fell in love with you all faded grizzled and mature
You left me naked pining whining on your bathroom floor
If it makes you jealous, tell us just which boy we should adore
And then we talk about myself so I don't mind that he's a bore

He's like a less cute version of you, but he'll have to do
He's like a Wal-Mart version of you, but he'll have to do
Have to do

Mountain man brag about your band to me
You've got me hot with all those snide remarks about my poetry
But he gobbles up every single line about the stars
And how they scar my slightly chubby arms like brightly lit cigars

[Chorus x2]

Every time I see your face, I die inside
Every time I see your face, I die inside

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"Less Cute" as written by Maxim Bemis

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  • +4
    General Commentin an AP track by track thing, this is what max bemis said the song was about:

    "It's about a college-age girl who is infatuated with a college-age guy who doesn't love her at all but sleeps with her all the time. So she finds an easier, more submissive guy to use to make this other guy jealous. It's a terrible love triangle. In society, we see this happen all the time. I've seen this happen so many times: people pursue what is not healthy, including myself when I was younger. I could have played any of these roles in my life. We pursue that which is not healthy for us or gives us what we want. It's what seems viable based on what society's standards are, such as being attractive. In reality, it is just a lie that we're pursuing and we are willing to hurt anyone to get that. In that process, everyone gets really screwed over. Even though society says this is dating, this is what it's about: people get jealous of each other and people date people they don't like that much. All of these things are acceptable in society, but they are demeaning and make people feel terrible. I wanted this song to illuminate what we think is normal for your love life is actually sometimes a really destructive process."
    ludoloveon November 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is about a girl who was in a bad relationship and is now in a new one, but still pines after he abusive boyfriend [i miss the day you spit on me] except this dude isn't perfect either...apparently he brags about his band & makes snide remarks about her poetry? and then eventually her ex comes back to town and she leaves her new boyfriend to meet him.

    But that's just a guess.
    RinseRinseRepeaton October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"everytime i see your face, i die inside
    everytime i see your face, i die inside"

    is what's being sung in the background at the end
    AllChokedUpon January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite off the new album
    y2jayjkon October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably my 2nd favorite off of the new album. I love the beginning.
    porteron October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone analyze what it means?
    y2jayjkon October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is with the theme of the album: settling for less than what is actually your potential. The girl is with a guy that pales in comparison to what she really wants.
    Jayemelon November 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw it as a guy who wants a girl who is already taken, and in the song he speaking with her boyfriend. The boyfriend is putting him down but he hangs around because he can sorta feel the girl in the boyfriend, like a less cute and cheap version of her.
    find my placeon November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut teh biggest thin about this song that strikes me if that interview is real, is that max wrote a song from adifferent prespective. i think thats great but its very different from recent songs but tis refreshing
    ParkerA87on February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's pretty stellar how Max switched perspectives to write this song. That's a great song-writing device, but I'm glad that it didn't suffer to lose any of his personal flair. It's nice to see Say Anything mature while remaining true to themselves musically. This album is fantastic.
    hines182on April 01, 2010   Link

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