I feel like a subsitute sittin’ on the sideline,
Clickin’ every single finger, waitin’ for the right time.
I feel like a subsitute sittin’ pretty in my prime,
I’m about to play the game ‘cause I’m runnin’ out of time.
Drop your knees to the floor, hands to the sky,
Give a round of applause for the great Miss Y!

I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here,
Only to feel like nobody, I’m Miss why am i here?
I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here,
Only to feel like nobody, I’m Miss why am i here?
And the lights stay. the stronger, the longer that you have to wait.
For the honour, the honour, to be great.

I feel like I’m stuck inside a race,
Feel like I’m catching up.
Oh Marina, what a shame you didn’t make the other cut.
I feel like I’m stuck inside a race, Feel like I’m catching up.
Oh Marina, we’re so sorry but you didn’t make the cut.
Drop your knees to the floor, hands to the sky,
Give a round of applause for the great Miss Y!

I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here,
Only to feel like nobody, I’m Miss why am i here?
I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here,
Only to feel like nobody, I’m Miss why am i here?
And the lights stay. the stronger, the longer that you have to wait.
For the honour, the honour, to be great.


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy., edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    My Interpretationi think this song really connects to the electra heart era; if i'm not mistaken it was released after it.

    During the electra heart era, the theme was dealing with identity crisis and depression and not giving love a chance. There were many references to living in the "dark" during the electra heart album/era:

    "Take advantage of my heart, and i'll go back into the dark" -Lonely Hearts Club
    "I'm electra heart, only living in the dark" -Electra Heart

    also in the Electra Heart song, there was a line that went "Lights they blind me" where as Miss Y is the complete opposite "And the lights make me stronger"

    so i think this song may be about finally finishing through most of your identity crisis and basically getting over depression, but then still not being able to find love. 

    "I walked all night long in the dark just to be standing here."
    And i also think that although she may be mostly over with the identity crisis, she still feels it sometimes, questioning herself, and maybe why she came out of the dark "only to feel like nobody i'm Miss why am i here"
    She sounds as if she's waiting for love in the first verse saying "I feel like a substitute waiting for the right time"

    Also in the second verse, again referring to finally being herself again but maybe not completely: "I feel like i'm stuck inside a race, feel like i'm catching up. Oh marina what a shame, you didn't make the upper cut"

    and finally, back to the first verse, she says "I'm about to play the game cause im running out of time"
    marina has referred to love as a game in her song power and control, singing "Love will always be a game"
    and although she is giving it a chance, she may still believe that it's all a game, just another part of life practically required by mainstream society. And now that she realizes it's been three years, and that she's almost going to reach an age where finding love is more difficult, she really needs to find somebody to try and settle down with.

    But although she may have escaped the darkest parts of her life, the feelings always somehow manage to find their way back to her, leaving her questioning everything about herself. She may not be electra, completely consumed by sadness. Maybe she realized there's no point to it, so you might as well move on. But nevertheless, she still lost a lot of time, not making the "upper cut" becoming the great Miss Y. 

    You can get rid of the sadness, but you'll never get rid of the questions. There will always be a source of energy feeding her, darkness or light. So maybe you can't escape the lonely hearts club after all.
    deceptionperfectionon October 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song I feel is about feeling like you're falling behind in life, she's feeling so lost and behind that she doesn't know who she is anymore, a shadow of her former self. She's going nonstop, long into the night in fact, and still can't catch up to the life she feels she's supposed to be living.
    It reminds me of my health problems and how even though I'm in my early adult years I spend about 70% of my life on tending to those problems and preventing further problems instead of doing what I want and taking care of my education or anything. and while I'm doing these things I'm thinking 'why the fuck am I here, this isn't where I'm supposed to be at all'. I've dreampt about this situation as being in a race in fact. The nighttime imagery and running ties in perfectly to the kinda health problems I have, I keep odd hours and used to run for it. so anyways, I'll have this on repeat whenever I can for the next few years, very catchy.
    Foggypebble2on February 25, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it means not being able to keep up with her competition in the music industry. Exactly the same with dancing, very relatable. You have to sit there and watch the kids who got more than you because your dance teacher prefers them and they are a better dancers because they got pushed and you didn't. Marina probably felt the same when she was doing just as well or even better, but was still not having the viral fame of which she wanted and deserved.
    LuluTutuon April 24, 2014   Link

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