Just like cellophane,
you try to cling so tight to me,
but your attempt's in vain.
You've less sincerity than the plastic.
Paper in rain.
The print appears so bright to me.
The words remain.
I hold it to the light,
I see right through.
So eager to say,
"hello", but you don't know me.
You just know what you see.
Pay the price to see the show but you don't own me.
Before you knew would you have felt the same?
Just when I'm inspired,
you drain the drive right outta me,
and even when I'm tired you push me to perform for you amusement.
Just like raging fire,
you burn what's left inside of me and to fulfill your desire,
I'd give you light till I burned out.
Just when you start to smile,
I look into your eyes
and see your veiled denial to express any real emotion.
Just wait around a while,
you'll lose what you once had for me.
I'll be out of style,
I'll be discarded with the warmth you once feigned.


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    General CommentA friend told me this song was about Davey dogging at his fans.. and it's true..
    Fufuon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ................... everybody. im sure everybody has felt like this, for example, most people can relate this to thier parents. thier never happy with what you give them, they 'burn what's left inside of me andd to fulfill your desire." parents just want us all to live up to thier standards. And im sure theres somebody in the world that wants to be like you, or wants to know you, and they try to say hello, but they dont really know you. Nobody knows you, but they all act like they do. this song is the truth. i cant really explain it all..... but heck, i tried.
    fancyfeaston June 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPRETTY SURE THATS RIGHT
    AXFIREXINSIDEon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat was the impression I got from the song. Similar to 'Who said you could touch me?' One of my favourites.
    TheAlmightyMagzon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a girl that thought she was something that she wasn't like where he says "pay the price to see the show, but you dont own me" that's a perfect example of this
    fallchild5on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentstraight from Davey's mouth... "its about hugs" this is the only song that he really ever talked about the meanings too, in one of their many interviews
    RoyDrowsyon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS ABOUT FANS WHO THINK THE KNOW DAVEY JUST BECAUSE THEY KNOW A LOT ABOUT HIM FROM READING SHIT ON THE INTERNET.. PRETTY BASIC PEOPLE..
    DiEForTheMon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think its a lot about punk culture, how people almost claim a band is theirs and believe a band should stick to punk principles. I think Davey is basically saying that they can do whatever they feel because no one owns them.
    collyon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite afi songs..who am i kidding i love them all. anyways yah i agree with dieforthem and anyone else who says the same thing, i dunno i dont think this songs as hard to understand as some as the others. one of my friends used "so eager to say hello but you dont know me you just know what you see.." etc as his grad quote it will be sweet~
    star_9on April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentarrghh i like the idea of fallchild5, i know so many girls like that, tell them to grow up,spit on them and then play a bad ass AFI song like this one

    "its all about hugs" hugs? RoyDrowsy please explain further i missed that interview.
    P.S PUNK SHOULDNT BE MAINSTREAM & I LAUGH AT BOPPY GIRLS THAT THINK BEING "PUNK" IS WEARING LOTS OF BAD ASS BANGLES AND WEARING WEIRD CLOTHES.I DONT LAUGH AT BOPPY GUYS THAT DO THAT EITHER...I HIT THOSE
    JC55on June 15, 2004   Link

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