Loved ones tell stories about me to me,
But I already know what it's like to die,
And to pluck at my ghost's sad eternal.
I wrote an apology on the mirror,

And one forget-me-not to yours truly.
Another ideal sculpted frame

To Love
To Want
To Fear
To Blame

We all hate to look,
We all love to picture.
Alone we seek shadows to hide in,
As statues mark these days.

I know nothing of delicacy blossoming beneath flesh
Tickle my fancy with visions of "Perfection,"
On infinite wings I fly from affection.
Syllables, images, deny self-worth;

The pain of convention.
There's a desire to validate this body.
There's a need to eradicate this paradigm.

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    i can't believe no one has said anything about this one. it's such an awesome song about body image and social pressure, etc. the imagery is awesome. who doesn't want to scream along "alone we seek shadows to hide in, as statues mark these days" ?

    xorexon April 26, 2003   Link
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    i love this song. i interpret it as being about not being able to accept yourself as you are. (as you look) most wish they could change themselves into what society would call "perfection". that's so sad.

    marble deVoson June 09, 2003   Link
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    The speaker is angry at the fact that he's been overshadowed by a model, a theme, a "sculpture." Something that only exists in our mind's eye has, seemingly, to his perception, defeated him finally in the struggle we all face, our perceptions versus ourselves. We all want to destroy what we actually cherish. Our visions of "beauty" lead us while also leaving us to our own dismay.

    nerdfileson February 22, 2005   Link
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    "I know nothing of delicacy blossoming beneath flesh"

    It isn't whats inside that counts in a place like this.

    Greeny341on September 23, 2006   Link
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    wonderful song. it has all the elements to a great song. it's also got nice guitar breakdowns and great lyrics.

    fakeliarcheaton April 27, 2003   Link
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    i always thought it was, 'undone forget-me-nots (knots) to yours truely.' i guess that's just me though.

    orderbyborderon December 02, 2007   Link
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    Greatest song ever written on guitar.

    hasboon May 28, 2010   Link

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