She lives the glamour days
The Euro-fashion phase
So set another trap some other way
Cause she's not biting
And oh no, she's getting wasted again
Iagine that
Hooked on saving face
What are you thinking?
What are you doing here?

(Chorus)
You pretend you're safe inside
But i know what no one knows
We're the same
Undefined by you as you're living through my eyes
You pretend you're safe inside
But i know what no one knows
We're the same
Undefined by you as you're living through my eyes
Always living through my eyes

She's taking over the game
And always running away
They've tried to tug her in so many ways
Still she's inviting
And oh no, she's playing bastard again
Imagine that
Hooked on pointing fingers
Are you breathing?
What are you doing here?

(Chorus)

Cause it's a union of androgyny
That lingers like the plague
Know it's still a question of gender
Imagine she's pretending that she's hooked on saving face
What were you thinking?
What are you doing here?

(Chorus out)


Lyrics submitted by b0x

Saving Faces Lyrics as written by AMIR DERAKH, JAY GORDON, PAIGE HALEY, BOBBY HEWITT, RYAN SHUCK, ANTHONY VALCIC

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Faces song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    some of these lyrics are wrong...but its still good

    psychotic_oneon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    people who try to control you, and decide things for you, and asking who the hell do you think you are?

    digitalstitcheson May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah...i think this song is about people who like to control others and make them be something they arent until one of them breaks.

    psychotic_oneon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well, if you really want to know what this song is about, or at least a perfect example, see Zoolander. Actually, this song was written for, or at least used in, the movie soundtrack. They played only about 2 seconds of the song, but what can you say, they should have put more!

    Emmelstoneon September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The beginning of Zoolander is about conflict between male model Derek Zoolander and his rival Hansel, and if you listen to this song, you will see- er, hear that it's about a conflict between two people, competing for fame.

    simiankolyaon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    In fact, when he says "when you're slipping in and out of time,/who are you to decide,/which one of us winds up broken, for a lifetime..." he probably means the rival model is having trouble keeping up with the fashion trends (slipping in and out of time) but is more popular than the singer, who considers themself a better model or pop star. Since Jay is a fashion model anyway, it makes perfect sense!

    simiankolyaon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    ok sorry some mistakes in the lyrics

    did you think that id play these games with you did you think i couldnt help it im strong enough ive been good enough shut(step) down shut(step) down youre the big mistake im losing all control and this is my fate from here on out you can always count on me count on me to be your enemy count on me

    these are the faces thats what youre living through this is all about you

    (when)youre slipping in and out of time who are you to decide which one of us winds up broken for a lifetime and so(still) youll never be satisfied until one of us falls apart ive had enough of this and these are the faces

    youve lost your gold dreams(golden reigns) you failed to read the signs yould(you'll) find out theres no answers to your stupid ass questions you can try and tell yourself that everythings alright when someone is taking all your fame thats what youre living through

    these are the faces and i think that theyre all coming after you when youre slipping in and out of time who are you to decide which one of us winds up broken for a lifetime i know(and no) youll never be satisfied until one of us falls apart ive had enough enough of this and these are the faces

    (and nothing can go away ((the way you do)))

    two faced and pretentious

    thats what youre living through these are the faces (when)youre slipping in and out of time who are you to decide which one of us winds up broken for a lifetime and so youll never be satisfied until one of us falls apart ive had enough of this and these are the faces youre slipping in and out of time who are you to decide which one of us winds up broken for a lifetime i know (and still) youll never be satisfied until one of us falls apart ive had enough enough of this and these are the faces

    this song is clearly about two people competing to maintain their life goals. he is like saying you know what dude we're both caught up i done about the hidden faces that people put up. even though it's really just to get back at that person.

    northern_lightson February 27, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

More Featured Meanings

Album art
Siberian Kiss
Glassjaw
its amazing how far music can come.. 24 years after it released and its one of the most heartfelt songs ive heard
Album art
Spirit Within
Bertoldi Brothers
Warren wanted a Beach Boys thing for this one, and Carl Wilson and Billy Hinsche came in, with Carl arranging the vocal parts. The other harmony vocalists (credited as the "Gentlemen Boys") were Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Zevon's longtime backers Waddy Wachtel and Jorge Calderon, and Linda Rondstadt/Stone Poneys guitarist Kenny Edwards.
Album art
The Spy
Doors, The
Like a lot of the other comments are saying, I think this mainly about voyeurism. If the song was about his girlfriend, then why would he use the word spy. If you are a spy it means you shouldn't be caught, that is kind of the whole point, and if you are a voyeur, the whole point of the pleasure you get from it, is the fact that the other people don't know you are watching them. See a bit of a connection there?
Album art
Light Up The Sky
Van Halen
The song lyrics were written by the band Van Halen, as they were asked to write a song for the 1979 movie "Over the Edge" starring Matt Dillon. The movie (and the lyrics, although more obliquely) are about bored, rebellious youth with nothing better to do than get into trouble. If you see the movie, these lyrics will make more sense. It's a great movie if you grew up in the 70s/80s you'll definitely remember some of these characters from your own life. Fun fact, after writing the song, Van Halen decided not to let the movie use it.
Album art
Cajun Girl
Little Feat
Overall about difficult moments of disappointment and vulnerability. Having hope and longing, while remaining optimistic for the future. Encourages the belief that with each new morning there is a chance for things to improve. The chorus offers a glimmer of optimism and a chance at a resolution and redemption in the future. Captures the rollercoaster of emotions of feeling lost while loving someone who is not there for you, feeling let down and abandoned while waiting for a lover. Lost with no direction, "Now I'm up in the air with the rain in my hair, Nowhere to go, I can go anywhere" The bridge shows signs of longing and a plea for companionship. The Lyrics express a desire for authentic connection and the importance of Loving someone just as they are. "Just in passing, I'm not asking. That you be anyone but you”