You did one thing wrong
You woke up.
You look better before
More - more

And the stomach turns...
Say nothing without wasting a word
I know exactly what you meant

I know how it feels
You starve without missing a meal
Look in the mirror...

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning!

When the headaches gone
The sun's not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on

It doesn't matter how much you think
Or the number of hairs in the sink
I did it to myself again

I know how piggy it feels
He starves without missing a meal
Look in the mirror...

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning!


Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by Bigsby

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  • +2
    General Commentyep a hangover, lookin' in the mirror, regretting the night b4
    screaming
    Don't look at me im ugly in the morning!!! to maintain your sanity :P
    Calculator Joseon May 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's "say nothing without wasting a word".
    gramster95on October 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first verse reminds me of waking up after a one night stand and realizing the person you hooked up with isn't as attractive as you thought they were the night before
    donniedarko28on February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSelf loathing YAY!!!!
    Calculator Joseon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of a ton of times being hung over
    EBAon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about anorexia
    chessdoggon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut that doesn't explain the biggest mystery: what exactly IS he doing at the end of the song? I mean, there's completely falling apart and going batshit insane, and there's the outro.
    drjayphdon December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the outro is pretty out there huh?
    necrophageon August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about self loathing and regretting a one night stand (which unfortunley we've all been there at least once lol) but with "You say nothing without wasting a word" could be actions speaking louder than words, and "You looked better before, more more" would be the alcoholic haze clouding his judgement and "I did this to myself again" is an ongoing pattern of behaviour, the going out, getting drunk, picking up a stranger, waking up not only resenting the person next to you but yourself for what you've done
    megsie81on March 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo fugly folks hooking up in a drunken frenzy?
    The Honest Liaron March 29, 2010   Link

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