"Fa Fa" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner and Brian A. Rosenworcel....
When you look in the mirror, wish you were somebody else
Just a perfect reflection, you and no one else
Minutes run into hours, hours run into days
You're still waiting for someone who never ever came

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Never be the same again
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Never be the same again

You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again
You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again

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Never be the same again
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Never be the same again

Go and run through the hallways, and find your way to the door
You will end up like always, back where you were before
Can you look in the mirror, wish you were somebody else
But it's still your reflection, you and no one else

You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again
You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again

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Never be the same again
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Never be the same again

No matter where you go, you'll never find your way home
You'll never find your way home no matter where you go
You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again
You were always saying something, you swear you'd never say again

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Never be the same again
Fa fa-fa fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Never be the same again


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"Fa Fa" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who always thought that they would be a better person when they got older. Now that they are older, they are not the person they thought they would be. Their regret about this is very apparent.

    "so you run through the hallways/and you run through the doors/and it's gotten you nothing/back where you were before" - they try to escape from being this person they become but they always end up the same anyway.

    "you've been waiting for someone who never ever came " - the "someone" is the person they hoped to be. Instead of trying to become this person, they simply waited for it to happen but obviously it didn't. There are plenty more examples, but if you agree with me then I'm sure you can figure them out for yourselves. Peace.
    thejameson September 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"when you look in the mirror
    wish you were somebody else
    But it's still your reflection
    you and no one else..."


    i can relate to that so much.
    creedspazzon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis makes me so sad. "never find your way home/no matter where you go/you'll never find your way home/no matter where you go" thats so depressing. i think its about being insecure and trying to find who you really are. its hard. i can relate.
    happyfrappyon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought that this song reflected the ultimate insecurity and lack of self confidence that causes someone to just try and escape themselves and be someone else. However, I see the final line as saying that when you try to be someone else, you'll never fit in where you did before. It also makes it seem like once you change yourself, i's permanent and nomatter how hard you try you won't be able to go back to who you were before, whether you would like to or not.
    PJRocker41on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just saw them in concert with john mayer and this song was awesome... they are great live :)
    shannienicholeon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song....its reality and exactly true.

    ~mollyc~
    mollycon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow.. coming home from the Guster show in grantham, me and my father were talking about the same thing.. we said it was about insecurity and being someone else
    GusTer34on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know a lot of people who think this song is about eating disorders. Personally I don't think that's the band's intended meaning, but it fits perfectly:

    I guess the part about looking in the mirror is pretty self-explanatory. But beyond that, the part about "waiting for someone who never ever came"--that could be the "perfect reflection," which you are never able to see no matter how thin you get. And there's so much about the repeated attempts to escape: the "run through the hallways..." verse, and the idea of "saying something you swear you'll never say again." As in, "OK, that's it, I'm never going to purge (or whatever) again."

    I think the saddest part is, "Never be the same again..." because it's true. You can recover, more or less, you can gain weight and act reasonably normal, but hardly anyone is ever really able to get rid of the ED thoughts completely.
    gravity_defianton June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first song of Guster's I've heard and I immediately fell in love with this band
    gusterswonderfulon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe music video is really funny. I don't think it was supposed to but it was anyway.
    gusterswonderfulon October 24, 2004   Link

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