You never need your American
You never take what you say seriously
You're on the bay
You're on the late of things
You've got it made
And when you wake
It's all in there

You never said you'd do anything
You made excuses for your mind
Objected core the collective
Don't you dare forget it
Don't you forget it
Don't you forget
Don't do it

In the age of the military
You are engaged with such fanfare activity
Let them do things as they please
In our grace you now can afford
If you were red, you'd be spoken for
Your color blue it's great

In the arms of the one you love
You feel safe, your feel so above
The hunger of the streets
With your safe and your document
In its place your money, your gun
Your conscience sweet like honey

You forbid yourself to things
See where you are as you begin to sink
In your mirror, in your mirror
In your mirror, in your face
In your mirror, in your face

Lyrics submitted by MarsTheStrange

"In Your Face" as written by Chan Marshall


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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about having a pessimistic view on life -
    "Looking out across the next few days
    I can see, nothing
    Looking out across the next few year
    I can see, they're gonna go by fast"
    "I'm not made of successful things"

    And ultimately being so depressed that you isolate yourself from the rest of the world -
    "Looking out across my family members
    I know they miss me
    I know they must miss me
    Never had a lot of fun
    Better things to do around the house"

    surprised no one commented on this song yet. it's one of my favorite Cat Power songs.
    PantherPantheron January 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm agreeing with PantherPanther's post, this song has a theme of pessimism and even existentialism.

    "Looking across the faces I've know
    I can see
    Maybe the narrator has an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, or perhaps shows how the narrator has no meaningful relationships.

    Excellent song, though.
    tangytacoson February 18, 2014   Link

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