She walks into the outhouse
The cold night breathes into her face
The flies are standing still now
The cold wind blows through the place

She starts wondering what it's like
To be liked by everyone
And like everyone be just like anyone
And just wants to be so just like anyone, just like anyone

She reaches through the darkness
Her fingers touch the porcelain seat
She spins and pulls her pants down
The cold air holds her like a thief

She starts wondering what they mean
Do they just mean to be mean
And thinking about the scene
Do they just want to be seen
And trying not to seem so just like anyone, just like anyone

The door comes screeching open
She walks into the evening air
She disappears in the darkness
All that's left's the faint smell of her hair

She's done wondering what it's like
To be liked by everyone
And like everyone be just like anyone
And just wants to be so just like anyone

And wondering what they mean
Do they just mean to be mean
And thinking about the scene
Just want to be seen
Trying not to seem so just like anyone (just like everyone)

Just like anyone (just like anyone)
Just like anyone, like anyone
Like anyone, like anyone


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Just Like Anyone [Live at First Avenue, Minneapolis] Lyrics as written by David Anthony Pirner

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    she thinks about society and how she wants to be like everybody else, or maybe everybody pretends to be different for attention, and she ponders all of this while she's alone in an outhouse.

    RebelPancakeon March 05, 2003   Link
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    this is the best soul asylum song ever

    smalltownhopeon July 30, 2002   Link
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    Um what is this song about? What exactly does the girl do in the outhouse? It wasn't too clear to me.........

    Silent_Hitman009on August 22, 2002   Link
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    Outhouses huh? I don't see too many of those. Maybe she's wondering what it's like to be other people because everyone else has indoor plumbing.

    stoolhardyon December 28, 2004   Link
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    This song will forever remind me of Claire Danes. Who didn't want Danes in the mid 90's?

    Foundation4lifeon February 28, 2006   Link
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    Wow, if all she does in the outhouse is THINK then I guess I've been listening to way too much shock-rock...

    Silent_Hitman009on March 28, 2006   Link
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    she goes to the outhouse to piss or sh*t and thinks of some things at the same time

    tzovason May 13, 2007   Link
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    I hope you're all joking. Haven't you ever heard the saying "They shit the same way like everyone else?", in other words as badass as your hero's are, well imagine them on the toilet. It makes them human doesn't?

    ThePepsiPiperon September 21, 2009   Link
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    “Sometimes we have the absolute certainty there's something inside us that's so hideous and monstrous that if we ever search it out we won't be able to stand looking at it. But it's when we're willing to come face to face with that demon that we face the angel.”

    ― Hubert Selby Jr., Last Exit To Brooklyn

    andie71534on September 25, 2014   Link

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