Housewife, Beauty Queen, Homewrecker, Idle Teen.
The ugly years of being a fool, ain't youth meant to be beautiful?

Queen of no identity
I always feel like someone else
A living myth

I grew up in a lie
I can be anyone (Anyone)
A study in identity & illusion
An Ode to Cindy (Anyone)
A living film
A Real fake
And you will never know, and you will never know

Electra Heart, are you faux...real?

"Through others, we become ourselves" - The Archetypes

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    My OpinionThis song struck such a sensitive place with me. I was raised by two narcissists, and truly was [in some manner] all of the four archetypes of the mentioned "ugly years". I still feel fake, like a "living myth", and I'm sure many people have felt the same way.

    I have no solid interpretation to offer. This song, for me, represents being my father's "jewel" for all my life; a beautiful, cold object which people could only gaze upon. And people never knew how lonely I was, though I fit in and got along with anyone I came into contact with. I was never a whole person, I was just what everyone [especially my father] wanted me to be.

    Aside from all this, the song itself is genius. The robotic voices mixed with Marina's voice and the eery melody is...just something beautiful and haunting. The message and feelings I felt while first listening to this will not go away, and somehow just sharing this online has become therapeutic.
    giddyfoolon August 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIn the context of Electra Heart this is a dreamy and melancholy song about the fall from grace you experience after losing yourself in what others think of you. For me, it accurately describes how I feel everyday.
    frostbyte1on September 22, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionMiddle school me was really frustrated because I tried very hard to be who I am inside, but when I mentioned that to friends they would put me down as being critical of others because it's natural to care what people think of you, or whatever. And it is, and maybe I WAS more critical of people who change themselves for others than I am now.
    The point is, "through others, we become ourselves" is sort of what they, the Archetypes, said. And they were implying that they were better than me.
    I love looking back and realizing that I am growing into the person I want to be.
    LotusCalmon January 05, 2013   Link

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