"Don't Fake This" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
(oh oh oh)

Erah!

Ignoring,
A loss of sight,
Afraid,
To blink,
I might,
Lose the sun.

But don't,
Make this out,
To be more,
Than it is,
I'm behind,
Every lie,
There's a bird song within,
Yes you're my sight!

The suffering,
That's kept within,
Dispose of the men,
Lost,
Inside,
He was negative.

This place,
Once more was underground.

So look,
And connect,
We're refusing to rust,
Healing has to begin,
In the past.

So don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't!

(oh oh oh)
The suffering,
That's kept within,
Dispose of the men,
Lost,
Don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't!
Fake!
Fake!

(oh oh oh)
The suffering,
That's kept within,
Dispose of the men,
Lost,
So don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't fake this,
Don't!
Fake!
Fake!


Lyrics submitted by flashflatliner

"Don't Fake This" as written by Peter Loeffler Joseph Loeffler

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  • +2
    General CommentJust wanted to inform everyone that these lyrics are ass backwards. I don't know who the hell listened to this while writing down what they thought they heard, they need to listen harder next time maybe. Here is what it actually says:


    Ignoring a loss of sight,
    Afraid to blink, I might lose the sun.
    But don't make this out, to be more,
    Than it isn't behind every lie.
    There's a burden within.
    Yes you're my son.

    This suffering,
    That's kept within.
    Disposable men, lost.

    Inside, he was negative.
    This place, once more was underground.
    So look and connect,
    we're refusing to rust.
    Healing has to begin, in the past.

    So don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't...

    This suffering,
    That's kept within.
    Disposable men, lost.

    Don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't...

    Fake, fake, fake.

    This suffering,
    That's kept within.
    Disposable men, lost.

    So don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't fake this,
    Don't... fake.
    Fake, fake.

    My point being IF YOU DON"T KNOW THE RIGHT F*CKIN LYRICS DON"T POST THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Frankwashereon June 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThematically, this song seems similar to Comfortable Liar. Someone lied, or misled and it causes pain and suffering.

    "refusing to rust" and "healing has to begin in the past" are references to the fact that time doesn't seem to change anything. The hurts stings just as bad now as it did then.

    The thing I really don't understand is the begining.
    "Afraid to blink, I might lose the sun" and "Yes, you're my son."

    A reference to God? He's losing his faith (in God/ humanity?) because people are phony.
    dirkstein41on May 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSeeing as no one has really hit the nail on the head, I took the liberty to create an account here just so I can take this song apart and explain why it has to do with their father.


    Ignoring
    A loss of sight
    Afraid to blink
    I might lose the sun


    Hinting that they're losing reason ("sight") but their father ignores this. Yet still they try to take every opportunity they can to find their reason (the "sun"). The images of sight and the sun are metaphor relating to their light in life.


    But don't
    Make this out
    To be more
    Than it isn't

    Behind
    Every lie
    There's a
    Burden within


    At this point the perspective is now in the eyes of their father. Thus showing that the father thinks they're being too ambitious and naive ("more than it isn't"). Then he explains that their life as musicians is a lie with too much of a burden for them to handle.


    Yes, you're my son!


    This line pretty much solidifies my interpretation. At this point the brothers have already disowned their father, but their father is still trying to force his existence onto them.


    This suffering
    That's kept within
    Disposable men
    Lost


    Now we go back to the perspective of the brothers. This is pretty self-explanatory in that it shows that they keep try to keep their suffering to themselves and that their father disposes them as if they are not useful and “lost”


    Inside
    He was negative
    This place
    Once more was underground


    This is one of the brothers (or all of them) looking inside themselves about their feelings towards it. Everything is “negative” but kept away hidden, or “underground”


    So look
    And connect
    We’re refusing
    To rust

    Healing
    Has
    To begin
    In the past


    With the refusing to rust line, it shows that they are beginning to stand up to their father and his unsupportiveness. The healing line has to do with it being way too late for them to warm up to their father now.


    So don't fake this
    Don't fake this
    Don't fake this
    Don't


    This is pretty much the brothers saying they really are living and won’t accept their father’s disapproval or “faking” of their life.

    Well this is still merely my interpretation, but I find it to be the most correct in that it actually links every single lyric together into a finished puzzle. Most of these interpretations only seem to last for one or two lines until there’s nothing else that really supports it.
    Netheroon January 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery odd lyrics. The opening to the song is so beautiful, and the ending is so angry. Whatever Chevelle writes about, they mean it 600%
    Vacheon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about superficiality, and how nobody seems to be themselves anymore. "Disposable men" could signify that people can throw away their entire personas and build new ones at any given time, if it will gain them more popularity.
    Whatever this song means, it's a masterpeice.
    onemanorgyon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song and the cd is sweet! its worth every penny
    12_Omega_21on March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow about the line "The suffering That's kept me filled"...i think its "the suffering thats kept within"
    Dekkeron July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow about disposable men referring to soldiers? suffering kept within, then lost inside
    "healing has to begin in the past" could refer to the emotional scars they have
    Dekkeron July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby the way it says "healing has to begin in the past" not "He made the past"
    your all silly
    Dekkeron July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this is definetely one of my fav songs off of Chevelle's new album... yes I agree with how the lyrics are odd and hard to put together as a whole... but I kinda got an idea of what it means.

    When he says "The suffering, that's kept within, disposable men, lost" he's referring to people who bottle up their emotions (particularly anger), and just decide to ignore their feelings all together... to avoid the hurt and suffering attached. But in doing so, they lose themselves and become "disposable", not knowing who they really are. It's like they can change and control who they are for a certain moment - "don't fake this."
    kelbelbaby17on June 12, 2004   Link

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