"Creep in a T-Shirt" as written by John Baldwin Gourley and Brian Joseph Burton....
I'm sorry Mr. Policeman,
If I wanted to talk I woulda called a friend
Don't worry when I get back home
I'll just stay in bed, I'm better off alone

I wake up to my boring days
Never was a child, I was born this way
Always there but always out of place
Feels so alien

I don't know what I know
But I know where it's at
Just because I lost it doesn't mean I want it back

You don't get it
'Cause it the world I'm living in
You don't get it
I'm just a creep in a t-shirt, jeans, I don't fuckin' care

Sorry but I don't recall the crime
My memory has left me behind
May have been a man, maybe a friend
Or maybe aliens

I don't know what I know
But I know where it's at
Just because I lost it doesn't mean I want it back

You don't get it
'Cause it the world I'm living in
You don't get it
I'm just a creep in a t-shirt, jeans, I don't fuckin' care

It's not because the light here is brighter
And it's not that I'm evil, I just don't like to pretend
That I could ever be your friend

'Cause it the world I'm living in
I'm just a creep in a t-shirt, jeans, I don't fuckin' care

You don't get it
Just a loser in a t-shirt, jeans, I don't fuckin' care
You don't get it
I'm just a creep in a t-shirt, jeans, I don't fuckin' care


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"Creep in a T-Shirt" as written by Brian Joseph Burton John Baldwin Gourley

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  • +2
    General Comment"I woke up to my glory days" not boring days.

    and for the chorus pretty sure it's just "Is it the world I'm living in?" not cause it the world i'm living in...that's not english.

    should just wait for the album to come out before posting lyrics, they can be tough to decipher.
    myherson June 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLets examine it verse by stanza shall we?...

    the first one talks about how he wishes for solitude, a solitude that only exists mentally for him, because physically he can`t escape from the company of others.

    the second one talks about how little he has changed since he was a child, the only issue being that when he was a child he already had his current ideas burned in his brain and didn`t act as a child since he never truly was one so he felt different as an outsider since he couldn`t connect with the other kids.

    The third one says that he doesn`t know why he turned out to be the way he is now but knows what he is and what he isn`t. And he is pretty confident with whom he is and wouldn`t change because he is happy with himself.

    then comes the chorus which specifically points out that nobody else undertands him since they practically live in two different worlds and the only things they have in common are a shirt and a pair of jeans, the ones that himself, the creep, is wearing.
    lucasmucason May 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites on the record...Seems like it follows the same theme I commented on the first track...Hes tortured, and if you dont fucking like it, too damn bad...also i dont know a huge amount about John but the lines:

    Never was a child, I was born this way
    Always there but always out of place
    Feels so alien

    seem to suggest sexuality issues is John gay? I have no problem if he is it would explain some of his lyrics
    mbaliyaon June 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthes giving up his fight against evil. thats what this song is about. remember sleep forever? "dont wanna know what i know" now he doesnt know it anymore and doesnt want it back. i get it.
    PrQmetheuson June 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think at the chorus instead of "Cause it the world I'm living in" he says "Look at what I'm living in" just what I hear anyway. Great Song!
    Modestishon June 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe character being described in first person isn't necessarily John. It's a "creep in a t-shirt", i.e. a drug dealer.
    He's probably being questioned by the police and he's claiming his "innocence" by saying that he doesn't "recall the crime." By saying "I don't know what I know, but I know where it's at," he's claiming that he doesn't know what the police are talking about, which is the first thing an accused criminal always says.
    "I just don't like to pretend that I could ever be your friend" means he really doesn't like the interrogators' company.

    Very catchy song!
    toebongon August 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm almost positive he says "woke up to my glory days, never was a child I was born this way" boring doesn't make sense. He is saying that he was born a man, fully grown and mature and never needed growing up. Kinda like "born this way"
    Mskhamodion November 04, 2015   Link

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