"Somebody Else's Child" as written by and Arni Hjorvar Justin Hayward Young....
I'm alright,
Why'd you ask?
I'm uptight, I guess.
Let it pass.
I've never had much in common with you.

You brought me up,
Gentle and mild.
But I'm somebody else's,
Somebody else's child.

Full head of hair,
Bright blue eyes.
I get my nose, I'm told,
From my Mother's side.
She took a lover that she barely knew.

I let you down,
Wayward and wild.
But I'm somebody else's,
Somebody else's child.


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    General CommentIts about his relationship with his father. He has always felt that he cant live up to his expectations and he has now discovered that he isnt his fathers child (whether this is literal or figurative im not sure)
    millypipon May 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJustin Young (Vaccines' frontman) said this about "Somebody Else's Child"
    "I think you should always put your best songs on a record but this didn’t really work stylistically so we decided to make it a hidden track."

    (Source: craveonline.com/music/articles/…)
    tracyjackson June 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is absolutely stunning. reminds me of jay jay pistolet. to me if engulfs the relationship with my mother. the inevitable 3rd world-ness, knowing you will never live up to her expectations/never want to. the total feeling of alienation where differences are standard procedure.
    StadiumSoulon May 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe constant alienation between a son and someone who is not his biological father. He does not know his father "She (mother) took a lover that she barely knew"
    "I'll let you down" He'll never live up to his father-figure's expectations, because he's not his real child, and feels like it.
    martinacal95on October 27, 2013   Link

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