"All Mixed Up" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
She shadows me in the mirror
She never leaves on the light
And some things that I say to her
They just don't seem to bite
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She tricks me into thinkin'
I can't believe my eyes
I wait for her forever
But she never does arrive
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She says to leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright

She's always out makin' pictures
She's always out makin' scenes
She's always out the window
When it comes to makin' dreams
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up
It's all mixed up

She says to leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(Be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(Be alright)
She says to leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(Be alright)
She says to leave it to me, yeah
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(Be alright)
If you leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
Everything'll be alright
(Be alright)
Yeah, if you leave it to me
(Leave it to me)
(Be alright)
(Be alright)
(Be alright)
(Be alright)


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"All Mixed Up" as written by Ric Ocasek

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    General CommentI think this song is about a particular relationship that Ric had. He was known to date models and I think that the fact that he was a muscian and she was a model, that the relationship faltered. It is hard for two people in show business to make it. One always seems to be doing their own thing which greatly affects the other. Fears that the other might become more popular also weakens a relationship. The lines "she's always out making pictures--she's always out making scenes" surely fits. I think she was so busy with her career that Ric often felt unwanted. This made hi life seem ALL MIXED UP.
    Scifiboy2002on May 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBen Orr sang this i believe.I actually preferred his singing to Ric's. though very similar. great tune.
    dooglepopon May 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't the first line "She shatters me in the mirror"?
    Mickyfinnon July 31, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationthe woman in the relationship is socially important, cagey and elusive, unreachable emotionally...yet also reassuring/placating...leave it to me, everything will be all right...
    rsrs1491on September 23, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMy favorite Cars song.

    I don't know if the writer intended this, but I always hear it as a man with gender identity issues. He sees himself as a woman.
    outsidelookinginon August 22, 2014   Link

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