you can't hide
behind social graces
so don't try
to be all touchy feely
cuz you lie
in my face of all places
but i've got no
problem with that really

what bugs me
is that you believe what you're saying
what bothers me
is that you don't know how you feel
what scares me
is that while you're telling me stories
you actually
believe that they are real

and i've got
no illusions about you
and guess what?
i never did
and when i said
when i said i'll take it
i meant,
i meant as is

just give up
and admit you're an asshole
you would be
in some good company
i think you'd find
that you friends would forgive you
or maybe i
am just speaking for me

'cause when i look around
i think this, this is good enough
and i try to laugh
at whatever life brings
'cause when i look down
i just miss all the good stuff
when i look up
i just trip over things

'cause i got
no illusions about you
and guess what?
i never did
and when i say
when i say i'll take it
i mean
i mean as is
as is

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    General Comment

    This song is about Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy. Quite clearly.

    brickon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is so well put. It's about accepting things (and people) the way that they are and not trying to change them. It's a whole package deal!

    osuhippiechickon April 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    when i hear this song i think of my pathological lying friend.

    "what bugs me is that you believe what you're saying what bothers me is that you don't know how you feel what scares me is that while you're telling me stories you actually believe that they are real"

    i'd wish she'd just be herself and tell the truth. I was her friend before she told stories. i took her as is.

    cantankerouson May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    This is another great ani people before me who got it right, its a song about accepting a person flaws-and-all.

    Although she's bisexual, and has written songs about women, I feel that she's talking about a manipulative man who tells her what she wants to hear, and tries to be "all touchy feely".

    sakeboxon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    This is my favorite Ani song. its perfectly put together, and expresses so many feelings.

    WatermelonOfJoyon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "this song reminds me of someone i know who has a serious issue about being honest w/ his feelings and also has a severe lack of tact sometimes. "

    Same here. Especially the tact thing.

    pistaron May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    Its saying that this guy has problems, but so does would be hypocritical to condemn she accepts him as is....pretty much what love is all about, right? ...admit you're an asshole you would be in some good company

    Admanon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    my best friend asked me how i was feeling about my ex these days i directed her to this song

    intoodeepon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song reminds me of my father sometimes.

    cassiaon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree with brick.

    killstaron January 19, 2005   Link

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