I know this much
I can't stand me
When I become him

I know this much
I don't feel free
When I'm repentant

Tell him this much
You don't want him
Due to extra skin

Tell him this much
You forsake him
Due to pretension

And now we have everything we need
To come up to where you're pristine
We believe
We believe
We believe

Tell him this much
You can't withstand
Taking it upright

Tell him this much
You felt dirty
Because it was tight

I know this much
That old feeling
I'm done hanging on

I know this much
Stop pretending
What was had is gone

And now we have everything we need
To come up to where you are seen
We believe
We believe
We believe

We believe (repeat to end)


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    General CommentI think this song is about someone trying so hard to impress someone they have feelings for that they try to become the ideal thing they think that person wants.

    the first four lines are about how he hates who he has to become to try to impress this person. the next four is begging this person to leave who they are with - the "extra skin" symbolises him - cut the old to accept the new, as it were.

    the chorus is how he thinks he would feel if his plans came to fruition - "now we have everything we need".
    "we believe" is him reassuring himself that it will work.

    the second verse is the bitter feelings felt when rejection sets in, and the first half is about raw sex - he is trying to degrade this person beyond his attentions, and the second is his attempts to justify him walking away - this leads into the chorus again, symbolising that this is an ongoing problem - he tries over and over again and gets caught up in more and more of hate.

    Also, great song, like most of AHC's stuff. Martin definately has some serious issues with women, but if you're a guy who's just been rejected or neglected by a girl, then these guys are the band to listen to - emotional, intelligent anger.
    Latchesison March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think by "him" they mean Jesus or a supposed god and basically they're saying if you make him a part of your life it will just be a crutch and make you a different person than who you really are and maybe you're just making it all up to yourself that he even exists just so you will feel better about yourself.
    SilentAenimaon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentExcellent Song, i love the way AHC isn't textbook throughout all of their songs. i think the "Him" in this song refers to himself, speaking to a woman. the way i interpret it is that he's telling whomever to come clean with how they feel
    MushroomheadJuggaloon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentClassic guitar,have faith in the power of maverick.
    Razormasticatoron July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe bass slides at the beginning are awesome.Chad is class at his talent.
    Razormasticatoron July 01, 2003   Link

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