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SCARECROW
i've got the ragged clothes and the matted down hair and the cold dark eyes to provide that icy stare someday's i'm so weak i feel i'm made of straw but, unlike a real scarecrow, i do have a heart i'm feeling like a scarecrow and the people are the crows i've got to look like a menace so that they don't come too close but there's one thing that these crows can't see sometimes i'm just as afraid of them as they are of me everyday these crows rip at me, but i don't budge i've become so used to them, to their actions i am numb but somedays ignorance is oh, so hard and then i wish i lived in the cartoon land of oz


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    General CommentI found this song on one of those random lyric things on the side of this site. Reading it, it felt like this song was written for me. This is how i feel day in and day out. "someday's i'm so weak i feel i'm made of straw".

    I hide myself away from the world and i dont let many people in and the few that do dont know that much.
    "i'm feeling like a scarecrow and the people are the crows i've got to look like a menace so that they don't come too close"

    I put on masks so nobody can know the real me
    "but there's one thing that these crows can't see sometimes i'm just as afraid of them as they are of me "

    And i have done this for so long that sometimes i dont even know who i am anymore
    "but i don't budge i've become so used to them, to their actions i am numb "

    And sometimes it just gets so hard that i wish i was someone else or somewhere else or that i didnt exist at all
    "but somedays ignorance is oh, so hard and then i wish i lived in the cartoon land of oz"



    Pagan_Butterflyon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti remember this as being one of the first truly nuanced depictions of punk identity politics. most often, punk's antiestablishment style ethos ("the ragged clothes, the matted down hair") was presumed to be rooted in anger -- specifically the working class anger of punk's british roots. in the us and canada, where snfu is from, the rejection of mainstream values seemed just as often rooted in fear and alienation, a fear of nuclear devastation, say (this was the '80s after all), or an alienation and self-abnegation born of middle-class malaise (the rejection of materialist values of preceding generations) or racial otherness (mr. chi pig, snfu's vocalist, who wrote these lyrics, is of chinese descent). when i was growing up, it came as a welcome contrast to the one-dimensional rage of a lot of punk, post-punk, and hardcore bands, and one that still seems rare today.
    scooperon January 27, 2007   Link

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