"Mascara" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Stephen Carpenter and Abe Cunningham....
I feel soon
I will sink
Into you
What do you think?

'Cause there's still blood
In your hair
Got the bruise
Of the year

But it's something about her
Long shady eyes
I'm all about her
Shade tonight

I hate your tattoos
You have weak wrists
But I'll keep you

'Cause it's something about her
Long shady eyes
I'm all about her
Shade tonight

Well it's too bad
It's too bad
It's too bad
You're married, to me


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"Mascara" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +3
    General CommentOk I think this song is about an abusive relationship. He says "I feel soon I will sink into you", this implies that he's going to a abuse her in some way. But then again she abuses him too becasue he says "cause there's still blood in your hair and i've got the bruise of the year". It also shows how the girl has no self esteen because he says how she has "weak wrists" ....maybe from self inflicting wounds or attempted suicide. I think basically this song is about a man and a woman that abuse eachother yet still remain together. He says" it's too bad you're married to me". I think this means that he's being abused and he's abusing her but he can't help it becasue that's how the relationship is and how it works.
    *Iris*on May 25, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI've been listening to this song for years and every time is sexier than the last.

    It's on my "sex" playlist. Like so many other deftones songs.
    Holyrolleron March 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentKillja, he doesn't hate his girlfriend, he loves her so much he's willing to overlook her faults.
    Harry Manbackon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit's obviously about his wife...

    through all the ups/down of their life together, they cannot be seperated in their love/hate relationship.

    my fav. track on ATF
    deftonesgrlon February 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo! No! No! It's about how much he loves his girlfriend and he's willing to overlook her faults because he loves her so much. Also, there's something about her that he loves, but he just can't pinpoint what that is ("Cause theres something about her long shady eyes") And also, he thinks she deserves someone better than him even though she loves him and is with him ("Well it's too bad your married to me")
    Harry Manbackon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it is much about physical abuse in a relationship, but more likely just emotional anguish and the need to cause it. I might sound like an asshole, but I can relate on a personal level, and I know it is one of my biggest flaws, but there is something gratifying about knowing someone cares about you so much that you can make them cry. It's a feeling very terrible yet very sensual at the same time. I've fallen for many girls just watching them cry. To me it's about being in a relationship with someone you really care about. He loves her yet causes so many fights and arguments and bullshit just to see if she loves him enough to cry. She cries, and the mascara runs, and there you have it.
    necrocideon September 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti will put in my two cents
    i saw an interview with chino say what the song means to him and he basically said its about his wife and theres surtain things that he likes about her and stuff that he doesn't like. and he said that there is something about her that will keep him with her forever and when he says "its too bad your married to me" it's like saying that he problay worse than her
    Captain Christmason January 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningPretty sure this is about the fact that he hates that he's in love with someone. It just makes sense.
    DestroyerSixxon December 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is sure about a man who slaves his girlfriend. But I love these words and song:)
    zendaon January 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a man who hates everything about his girlfriend, but stays with her because it seems thats all he has left and all he really wants. and keeps complete possession of her.
    Killjaon April 30, 2002   Link

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