"Silicone" as written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Roy Budd, Virgo Martin and Siobhan Louise Meehan....
So many times,
I've tried to make you understand.
You never try to see behind my smile.

If I didn't know you like I do,
I'd let you into the secret in me.
Just because I'm good at fooling you,
When no ones around I'll walk in your shoes.

I'm smiling while lying to you
I'm smiling while lying to you
If you only knew.

I always try,
To hide behind a painted smile.
So many things the public never sees.

If I didn't know you like I do (I do),
I'd let you into the secret in me.
Just because I'm good at fooling you,
When no ones around I'll walk in your shoes.

I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
When will you see through?

(Day day day)

I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
If you only knew.

I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (and you don't see through)
I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
I'm smiling while lying to you
If you only knew.

I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (but you don't see my smile).
I'm smiling (I'm smiling)
While lying (while lying)
To you (to you)
If you only knew.


Lyrics submitted by nicole

"Silicone" as written by Hal David Burt Bacharach

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    General CommentIf I didn't know better, I'd swear this song was written about me. It's basically, in my opinion about someone who has a huge secret (or maybe even a whole secret part of their personality) that they just plain don't show to anyone. Ultimately, I think it's a song about someone who is struggling, maybe even sad, but they plaster a smile on their face and show that part of themselves to the world.

    Hence the "I'm smiling while lying to you," because, in effect, the smile IS the lie. I think they "smile" because that is what has come to be expected of them. I get this from the line that says "if I didn't know you like I do, I'd let you into the secret in me." Meaning that the speaker knows the people around her EXPECT and maybe even NEED her to be happy. Therefore, she can't be anything else to them, or let them into the secret in her (her sadness).

    However, the speaker clearly wants someone, mostly these people that she is supposedly close to, to really understand her. They don't really KNOW HER. They know the her that she shows them, which we have already stated is a lie. Her desperation is shown by the lines of "When will you see true," and "if you only knew."

    She feels empty because she is so filled with these feelings that no one will ever know, because she'll never let them out.

    The only lines I struggle with are "Just because I'm good at fooling you, when no one's around, I walk in your shoes." I think this means, that she feels like this person or people that she fools feel like she's happy and doing fine just because she seems happy. However, when all the people she lies to are gone, she spends her time imagining what it would be like to be them, or anyone else besides herself. I'm not sure, though, that's the best interpretation I can come up with for that line.

    -Kari
    AlairaKasimeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you Kari, but I also think that she may be saying that her identity is something ENTIRELY different and something that may be socially unacceptable. She may be singing about the essence of living a "fake" life. Hence the name "Silicone". I like your interpretation though.
    thePsychoticFunkon April 17, 2006   Link
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    this song is also in la femme nikita
    claesnion June 23, 2013   Link

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