"Six Different Ways" as written by and Robert James Smith....
This is stranger than I thought
Six different ways inside my heart
And everyone I'll keep tonight
Six different ways go deep inside
I'll tell them anything at all
I know I'll give them more and more

I'll tell them anything at all
I know I'll give the world and more
The think I'm on my hands and head
This time they're much too slow

Six sides to every lie I say
It's that American voice again
It was never quite like this before
Not one of you is the same

This is stranger than I thought
Six different ways inside my heart
And everyone I'll keep tonight
Six different ways go deep inside


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"Six Different Ways" as written by Robert James Smith

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    General CommentI'm sure I read that it was about making up contradictory stories to tell to journalists to relieve the boredom of being asked the same questions in interviews.
    Davroson June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love how the movie Rules of Attraction uses this song. It makes me think of Paul doing yoga whenever I hear it.

    I dunno, it feels like a romantic song, (i.e. six ways inside my heart) but Davros' thought is interesting.
    sakeboxon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about multiple personality disorder or thats what lie Robert told that day.Yet one could argue that it's about someone coming into another person's life and the 6 steps it took to get there.
    beehauson December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSix different ways might also allude to the time signature - 6/8. But it's most certainly about lying to the press about their inane questions, the same ones he would always have to answer.
    Dejah Thorison April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've hear the same thing as beehaus - that it was about multiple personalities...
    nsjdogon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthigh fidelity - dyou mean like 6 degrees of separation? yeah i thought about that but doesnt quite fit. i think its about having special unique connections with many different people, and its unsettling cause conventionally we're supposed to fall in love with one person.
    venus in furs 28on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of having a revolver put to your head, i.e. six different ways, six chambers in a revolver, hence the "I'll tell them anything they want" if somebody puts a gun to your head, you'll tell them anything they want, "They think I'm on my hands and knees" again, gun to your head, six different ways deep inside my heart, getting shot with the bullets, I'm sure that's not what its about, but that's what it makes me think of, then again, i don't think its about multiple personalities either, but who knows Robert did way too many drugs for anyone to really know what this song is about

    Post Script - Rules of Attraction wasn't that bad of a movie, it wasn't very good, but not bad either
    Leif Eriksonon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was about meeting six different people that find six different ways into your heart, and the struggle that comes with trying to keep them all. but i also see it as some guy that enjoys juggling affairs with six different women. he knows not one of them to be the same as the other so he believes he's entitled to a relationship with each at the same time.
    i thought the movie was an okay adaptation of the book. and i thought the soundtrack to the movie was pretty damn good too :)
    playgroundloveon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmultiple personalities
    nic-ckon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsome bret easton ellis readers here i see.
    washingtonbulletson September 01, 2008   Link

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