She felt comatose waiting for this thing to grow
She's impatient 'cause she wants it now and so it shows
She can't be bothered by the ties that bind her
She's seen ivy when it strangles everything it holds

She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end of her telescope
Turn it around, turn it around

She closed the door with the intention of not looking back
But missed her step because she didn't have a steady track
She can't be bothered by the mistakes she's made
But she's forgetting that's what guides you to the rightful path

She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end of her telescope
Turn it around, turn it around

As suspected back at home it grew out of control
Well that can happen when you leave things to a little girl
So now she's left without an option at hand
She better tend to it or she won't have another chance

She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end of her telescope
Turn it around, turn it around

She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end
She's looking through the wrong end of her telescope
Turn it around, turn it around


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    General CommentThe video for this song is thought provoking. Does the meaning of the video correspond exactly to the song? I don't know. But it shows an attractive brunette idolizing a famous blonde whose persona is manufactured behind the scenes. The brunette's attempt to emulate backfires because her friends know she isn't being genuine. Meanwhile, the famous blonde's effort to appeal to fame similarly backfires, and in the end they have the same fate. So, is the TV in the video a metaphor for the telescope that needs turning around? Is it saying that believing what you see of stars on TV can distort one's perception of reality like a telescope can if you look through the wrong end, because in either case, you aren't seeing the whole picture? I am not sure if this is what the song is trying to say to, but in either case, I think its an excellent commentary on self-image.
    geebertoson December 27, 2013   Link

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