I am washing my hair with soap
I am sitting down in the shower
It is this dirty type of clean
That keeps me trapped in here for hours

Still I scrub and scrub until my body bleeds
Convince myself I am coming clean
Forget and ignore who I used to be
That kid is never coming back

Relax my muscles
And all of a sudden I am scared.
All of a sudden I can't breathe.
All of a sudden I am nothing
In this moment
You are everything

She says can you feel that?
Oh, what a marvelous sensation
She says could you please take me off speaker phone
This is a private conversation

And I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap, with soap

But there is air inside of my lungs
And it is keeping me afloat
He says his grandpa's in the mafia
He is the nicest guy I know.

So I will run and run
Maybe drive my car
Baby, look at me now, I have come so far
And I don't know where my family's from
But I've got this stereotypical temper
I cannot shake

Relax the muscles in my face
And all of a sudden I am scared.
All of a sudden I can't breathe.
All of a sudden I am nothing
In this moment
You are everything

She says can you feel that?
Oh, what a mervelous sensation
She says could you please take me off speaker phone
This is a private conversation

And I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap
Yes I am washing my hair with soap, with soap


Lyrics submitted by sshaannon

Bathtub song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentHe wants to change who he is and is trying too hard to do so (scrubbing his body til it bleeds, washing his hair with soap, running and even driving away from where he is now).

    He's questioning if he can really become a different person, though. This girl he loves makes him feel like he isn't this great person he wants to be. Yet, it's not always so black and white. Maybe you can't or don't have to drop the bad parts of yourself when becoming who you want to be.

    Kind of like his friend's mobster grandfather who is actually a really nice guy.
    Reasonlesson October 25, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General Commenttrying to feel clean but the bath tub isn't helping that dirty feeling go away?
    mjsos53on March 27, 2012   Link

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