He likes to act like he's all grown up
He wanted to grow up to be an actor
But he never told anybody
He likes to spill all of his guts
On the top of a well stocked bar
And then swallow them bit by bit by remembering every scar
It's a valid reason for every drink
And a new tattoo is a new reason to think

He likes to pretend that he's all sewn up
It makes for a much stronger case
But there is blood underneath that skin
That scar is not so easy to erase
He walks with a glass cane now
He's careful when holding his body up straight
Can't go outside anymore when it's raining
Can't smash up that beautiful face
Another innocent girl just made his list
That self pity shit is just too hard to resist

Yeah when we get home you'll see
That this part of him is now part of me

He likes to act like he's all grown up
He wanted to grow up to be an actor
But he never told anybody
He likes to spill all of his guts
On the top of a well stocked bar
And then swallow them bit by bit by remembering every scar

It's a valid reason for every drink
And a new tattoo is a new reason to think

Yeah when we get home you'll see
That this part of him is now part of me

And its way too easy to fake this smile lead you on
Maybe I'm wrong but everyone gets bored once in a while


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    General Commentseriously. hey, i talked to you today! thats crazy.... . . . . . . . . . . .
    dr.jacobon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think Emo_ezralite is more on to something. He's not violent. He's a schmuck who blames all of his problems on other people -- specifically girls who he thinks have fucked him over.
    bb72on June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if it's about him being violent. I think the guy in the song is trying to get people to pity him. He tried to commit suicide by hurting himself (the scar, the hurt back). The thing is, he never really wanted to kill himself, he just wanted attention. The innocent girl is the one that pitied him. She's being drawn in because he is lying to himself, and to everyone else about his depression.
    Emo_ezraliteon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. the vocals totally grabbed at my heart. as for meaning loserdork up there pretty much nailed it. i love the lines:
    "He likes to pretend that he is all sewn up
    It makes for a much stronger case
    But there is blood underneath that skin
    That scar is not so easy to erase"

    he's tryin to fool everyone, including himself and forget the past. pretty relatable.
    teen_spiriton September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like to take songs line by line but i think this song is about the kind of guy that is well into college or out of it but he hangs on to everything he learned in HS by watching sleezy guys hit on girls. he goes to a different bar every night trying to be a dark depressed figure drinking and smoking.

    He likes to act like he's all grown up
    (he likes to act mature)
    He wanted to grow up to be an actor
    But he never told anybody
    (he feeds something like this to every girl he meets, "you know i never told anybody this before but i always wanted to grow up to be an actor " OR maybe he did want to grow up to be an actor and that's why he can run lines on girls so good, probably the 2nd one)
    He likes to spill all of his guts
    On the top of a well stocked bar
    (he likes to drink and "tell everything" to the girl)
    And then swallow them bit by bit remembering every scar
    As a valid reason for every drink
    (as he remembers his old psychological scars he uses them as an excuse to drink, "i deserve this after what i've been through")
    And a new tattoo is a new reason to think
    (he defines himself through an image he projects onto people)
    He likes to pretend that he is all sewn up
    It makes for a much stronger case
    (he pretends his past is behind him and that he doesn't let it get to him)
    But there is blood underneath that skin
    That scar is not so easy to erase
    (but he's human, he can't let all of his past go)
    He walks with a glass cane now
    He's careful when holding his body up straight
    Can't go outside when it's raining
    Can't smash up that beautiful face
    (he's careful now that he has his own image, he chooses to not let anyone know him)
    Another innocent girl just made his list
    That self pity shit is just too hard too resist
    (some girl falls for his self pity act)
    And when we get home
    you'll see that this part of him is now part of me
    (this lines a little harder can't really tell who's perspective this is since he isn't the "barguy" or the "innocent girl" unless the perspective changes for the final lines but i'd assume it's after the bar guy "takes the girl home" she realizes what happened )
    And its way too easy to fake this smile lead you on
    Maybe I'm wrong but everyone gets bored once in awhile
    (it's all the bar guy knows what else would he do?)
    Dante Sinton June 22, 2003   Link
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    Song MeaningYeah, this song is about how keeping up appearances corrupts and fucks us up.
    Very, very sad song. But I love the trio. They kick serious ass!
    EddyOaklandon April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song... but honestly i'm not really sure w/ its meaning
    sixstringson April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome parts, not all of them kind of remind me of me. Because though I am fifteen, I can act so childish, [like my obsession with toys, and cartoons]. And sometimes when I am sad my only comfort is drinking coke out of a burben glass..hehe, but like..I dont know why, I just like this song alot.
    imthecootieon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song...talks about how he is so down and he turns to alcohol and how he is hurting people by this. "he likes to pretend he's all sewn up"
    is.this.good.enoughon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is baout how people let the other people they are involved with blind them from what they really want to do with their life. he didn't pursue his real dreams because he was too busy screwing around
    beggingtobeusedon June 07, 2002   Link

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