Jane, be Jane
You're better that way
Not when your trying
Imitating something
You think you saw
So Jane, be Jane
And if sometimes that might
Drive them away
Let them stay there
You don't
Need them anyway

You're worried there might not be
Anything at all inside
But that you're worried
Should tell you that's not right
Don't try to see yourself
The way that others do
It's no use

You're worried there might not be
Anything at all inside
But that you're worried
Should tell you that's not right
You've had it harder than
Anyone could know
So hard to let it go

But it's your life
You can decorate it
As you like
Beneath the pain and armor
In your eyes
The truth still shines
Jane, be Jane

Jane, be Jane


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Jane Lyrics as written by Ben Folds

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    General CommentAs much as I don't want it to, this song really reminds me of myself. I hate it but I am the type of person who just wants others to like me and for as long as I have remembered I've had a fascination with how others view me. My close friends know that I am funny, goofy, and fun-loving..but if you aren't one of my very close friends you would never have guessed it. Around others, I just get really shy and don't talk at all in fear that others won't like me. I guess it is just the insecurity that comes with being a teenage girl but I feel like I've been in this exact situation that is described in the song.

    I think this is about a guy who is frusturated over the situation with the woman he is in love with. He knows her true personality..how she is when they are alone..but around others he notices she tries to be someone else because she thinks that if she acts like the person she is that others will judge her..think she's weird..whatever.
    liza212on January 05, 2006   Link

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