She shadows me in the mirror
She never leaves on the light
And some things that I say to her
They just don't seem to bite
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She tricks me into thinkin'
I can't believe my eyes
I wait for her forever
But she never does arrive
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She says to leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright

She's always out makin' pictures
She's always out makin' scenes
She's always out the window
When it comes to makin' dreams
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She says to leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
She says to leave it to me, yeah
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
If you leave it to me
(leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
Yeah, if you leave it to me
(leave it to me)
(be alright)
(be alright)
(be alright)
(be alright)



Lyrics submitted by Xpretox

"All Mixed Up" as written by Ric Ocasek

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Comment:another cover I enjoy! fancy that! i think the soft tone of red house painters goes well with this song.

    these parts make my heart ache:

    "some things that i say to her / they just don't seem to bite"
    "i wait for her forever / but she never does arrive"
    "she says to leave it to me / everything will be allright"
    "she's always out the window / when it comes to making dreams"

    it's all mixed up is an understatement.

    catherineks, "she wants his love and devotion, but fails to return it" is exactly the feeling i get from the lyrics, too...
    delialon July 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:she says to leave it to me
    and everything will be allright

    this part makes the hairs on my back stick up
    the music and the way he sings it and everything is just PERFECT. and I did not even know this was a cover until I looked up the lyrics on here.
    prettywhnsedatedon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:she wants him to commit to her, but she won't return the courtesy. she wants his love and devotion, but fails to return it.
    a beautiful song.
    catherinekson April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I agree, very beautiful.... A perfect chorus for the not so perfect story.
    blacktigermusic.comon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:has any one thought that maybe the girl in this song doesn't exist and that she is possibly a figment of his imagination? The girl of his dreams seems so real, it's confusing and getting him all mixed up. Also, if my memory serves me correctly, I do believe i remember the girl in the music video for this song. She strongly resembles what i would call a fairy.

    good song. better cover.
    border142on January 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:Yeah, whatever "she" is in this song is not real, it refers to a concept, an idea, not a real person. There are two other "things" in the song other than the singer, the "she" idea and "it". I interpret the "she" idea to mean love, or perhaps the perfect woman/relationship, some thing ethereal at least like that. I think the first line is a very strong reference to Plato's idea of the "shadows in the cave", you can't see the real thing itself, only a poor reflection of it. The final thing then is the "it" which is the singer's experience of love in the real world, and like most people's, "it's all mixed up".
    sjonnieon March 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I also don't think there's an actual "she", I remember in the video "she" gets ran over by a bus. I wondered if that meant he had given up any hope of ever having "her".
    dbutterson November 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Memory:The song is from a movie - Excess Baggage, Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Torro, Cristopher Walken ... it's a 90's movie, I enjoyed it, the song really fits it ! "All Mixed Up" that seems to sum up relationships these days, you want one thing, your lady doesn't, it gets all mixed up innit :-)
    RedRoyon December 09, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:this is a cars song.
    gregisgregon October 16, 2004   Link

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