"Around the Fur" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Stephen Carpenter and Abe Cunningham....
Hey vanity, this vile's empty, so are you
Hey glamorous, this vile's not God anymore, yeah

Speak, I don't get it
Should I ignore the fashion or go by the book
I don't want it
I just want your eyes fixated on me
Coming back ah
Coming back around the fur

Prostitute, climb back down from the floor
Please don't fuck around and die like this
'Cause I love her

Speak, I don't get it
Should I ignore the fashionOr go by the book
I don't want it
I just want your eyes fixated on me
Coming back ah
Coming back around the fur

Take, it takes my eyes again
The fur, the fur, around, to me make it fine
Speak, speak, you're so bad to me
I don't wanna get pissed off, but anyway
Come on, came so far
I'm innocent, drop your weapons and come on
Speak, you're a liar, you're lying
I don't care about ah

Lyrics submitted by sean, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Around the Fur" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +8
    General CommentThe fur coat interpretation IS a metaphor, and it's the way Chino described the song in an interview. He actually got the idea for this song while looking at a fur coat in a store.

    It's actually half a metaphor, and half an example. On the outside it's beautiful and soft, but on the inside ("around the fur") it's the dried out skin of a dead animal. He's comparing the fur coat to vain people--pretty and nice looking on the outside, but dead and ugly on the inside. That's what he means by "around the fur." He's talking about what's on the other side of the fur coat.

    "Should I ignore the fashion or go buy the book?" This line means just what it sounds like. He's asking himself if he should do what's "normal" and accepted, or be creative and do his own thing at the chance of being ridiculed.

    "I don't want it, I just want your eyes fixated on me." This one means what it sounds like, too. He decides that he doesn't want all that glamorous crap, and that he wants people to see him for who he is as a person.

    Panochita, you shouldn't call people stupid shits if you don't know what you're talking about. I'd call you a bitch, but I'm a nice guy, so I won't.
    Ben0008on May 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about fucking superficiality, vanity, shallow little bitches with perky tits and shit for brains.
    Galactic Cactuson April 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is about eating bush
    incuon May 12, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGuys, this one is pretty simple...it's Chino's torment about becoming a big star. Remember, this is the first album written after their fame exploded from Adrenaline.

    He's bemoaning the shallow, ugly and soulless characteristics of celebrity status (Hey Vanity...). Then he's questioning whether he should do his own thing (ignore the fashion) or fall in line and act like the rest (go by the book). All he wants though, is for people to watch him and his art.

    The prostitute line is another line about the shift from normal to celebrity life. The prostitute (the rock star side) is tripping out on something (climb back down from the floor). He doesn't want her to OD or die because then it'll ruin his "normal" relationship with his wife/gf.

    Again, it's all about Chino's internal struggle with the transition to rock star status.
    morodrimon April 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about a girl or something... one very shallow and slutty lady by the sounds of it.
    excellent song too
    deftones0i0i0on April 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how infatuated he was with hollywood and the overall glamour of being a rock star. Then, after a while, he realized it's not all that it's cracked up to be. That's what I think.
    Finchdawgon April 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how fur coats are really nice on the outside but on the inside they're really shitty looking which is how Chino sees some people
    Harry Manbackon April 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about vanity, and fashion, and all that shallow shit that everyone's so fucking infatuated with nowadays. Great song, but that shit makes me sick to my stomach.
    Galactic Cactuson April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll I heard was this song is about sex.
    walking-catastropheon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentacid comes in books and viles. -bibles too- maybe think about it with the song
    blurr69on August 20, 2002   Link

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