"Cadence" as written by and Darrell Hyde Nathan Gray....
In this culture I am just the meat for vultures to pick until
My beauty shows for your glossy covers and in the classy circles smother
Have I nothing more to give And I would rather starve than lose this body
I would rather starve than lose your acceptance I need your love I just need someone's approval
To put me back again
Is this skin all you want
Are aesthetics all you need
Is this where I stand
My eyes will always show my empty soul
As you divert you eyes to my body
(It's nothing to you, but it matters to me)
I'm nothing to you but this shell that you see
Rotting flesh for your eyes
Wilting beauty for every goddamn girl to compare to
Dear god, why can't I be
Dear god, why can't I be more like him, more like her
More or less like you

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"Cadence" as written by Darrell Hyde Charles W. Istvan


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    General Commentbeing mocked by the so called "normal" people who are "perfect" and how they with they were so much more like them, but aren't and take the abuse of them.
    BoySetsFireon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song for all the girls (or boys) that want acceptance in this world of fake beauty.
    thisgirlcankillon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it goes a little deeper than the above. The subject of the song battles anorexia "i would rather starve than lose this body/your acceptance" to keep up with the appearance that the others expect them to have. "rotting flesh" and "wilting beauty" point at this as well, as the human body will deterioate with lack of food. The song pretty much describes the plight of many young people who develop eating disorders trying to live up to the high standard of beauty in today's society.
    Rjg237on January 06, 2006   Link

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