"Failing The Rorschach Test" as written by Matthew Good and Dave Genn....
Hey Alice
I'm caving in, I'm caving in
I know it's not allowed
But sometimes I fantasize
I'm peeling off my skin
Enough to fill it up again
Hey rabbit
Into the pavement
I'm caving in

Mother told me to be something
So I'm afraid
Enough to stay wide awake

Hey rabbit
I came to win, I came to win
I know it's not allowed but sometimes
You might find
It's feels like nothing is
And it's everything you've been
Hey Alice
Into the pavement
I'm caving in

Mother told me to be something
So I'm afraid
Enough to stay wide awake

This ain't real baby
I've got a better excuse for myself

I'm always here


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"Failing the Rorschach Test" as written by Matthew Good Dave Genn

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    General Commentdrugs? I dunno, but that's the 1st thought that came to my mind. All the Alice and rabbit references, and the "I'm caving in" and wasn't there a guy who took LSD and thought he was an orange and peeled off his skin? I dunno, it's possible, prolly not about that though.
    evil_killer_phoneon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a quote from runningforhome.net "Matt had this to say about the song : "Failing The Rorschach Test is an amalgamation behind the whole Alice and Wonderland thing," The "Hey Alice" reference is referring to the Alice character in Alice In Wonderland. The "Rabbit" is also a reference to the same film and childhood story. The Rorschach Test, or commonly known as the Inkblot test, is a test given by health proffessionals to diagnose people, and begin to understand how they interpret things. The patient is given vairous ink "pictures", and told to tell the doctor what he sees. Picture here"
    supermatthon October 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"...thought he was an orange and peeled off his skin?"
    dear god. no.
    amnesiafakeron October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm almost positive this song came from the Play entitled: Flowers For Algernon. It's about a mentally challenged boy who miraculously gets better and falls in love with Alice, his caretaker. It's obviously problematic for her since he was her patient, and all of a sudden there's an attraction. It doesn't work out in the end, and he ends up in the same mental state as when he started.
    TheRaptureon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFurther to that. The title of the song is Failing the Rorscharch Test, which in this story is the main test that Charlie (the mentally challenged kid) has to take. It's a big part of the story actually. Give that's the title of the song, it's got to be from that play.
    TheRaptureon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnot to mention Alice is the other characters name that he falls for, when its obviously 'not allowed'
    TheRaptureon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"hey rabbit
    i came to win"

    turrtle and the hare?
    trist_pon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"hey rabbit
    i came to win"

    turrtle and the hare?
    trist_pon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRorschach is also a character from Watchmen who's insane, and Alice in Wonderland is insane in itself.
    laasenon March 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh and like Matt Good, Rorschach was bullied as a child.... interesante
    laasenon March 13, 2009   Link

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