Are you one of the beautiful people?
Is my name on the list?
Want to be of the beautiful people
Want to feel like I'm missed.

Hey you with the walkie-talkie
I know my clothes are not right.
I wish I had my own walkie-talkie
That reached to God every night.

Everyone needs to be somebody
Everyone needs to find someone who cares,
But I don't know if you know what I mean coz
I'm never on your list.

Are you one of the beautiful people?
Am I on the wrong track?
Sometimes it feels like I'm made of eggshells
And it feels like I'm gonna crack.

Everyone needs to be somebody
Everyone needs to find someone who cares,
But I don't know if you know what I mean coz
I'm never on your list.

I'm never on your list.
I'm never on your list.


Lyrics submitted by Don Jerone

Guest List Lyrics as written by Mark O. Everett

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment

    E is such an amazing artist because he never ever makes compromises in order to become more famous or get more money. However, allthough his music is whats most important to him, he might still secretly wish his music was world famous. It's about a scene where some guy is trying to get into a VIP area, but the bouncer stops him and has to use his walky talky to check his name is on the list, which it isn't. This song describes the contradiction of knowing the whole celebrity culture thing is stupid, but wishing he had his own walky talky that can reach someone even more important, and stop other people from getting in to his own world, just to show them what it's like, what it's like to feel like an eggshell that's about to crack!

    pikmindoctoron July 17, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaning

    I believe this song is explaining his infatuation with someone he believes is out of his league because he feels inferior to them (Wanna be one of the beautiful people)(Wanna feel like I'm missed)(I know my clothes are not right), sees them as untouchable (One of the beautiful people), he questions whether the person is really so untouchable (Are you one of the beautiful people?) he questions and doubts if they realise he exists and could ever notice him (Am I on the wrong track?) and (But I don't know if you know what I mean 'cause I'm Never on your list) he is fragile because of his infatuation and its driving him crazy (Sometimes it feels like I'm made of egg shell, It feels like I'm gonna crack)

    He explains that he is struggling to believe that even "beautiful people" cant possibly be void of feeling (Everyone needs to find someone who cares)and he explains that even though he has doubts anything could eventuate, he holds hope that the person is not void of feeling and will notice he cares and that this would be enough to validate him, for the person to overlook what he believes makes him inferior (Everyone needs to be somebody).

    Jodekinon July 15, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    A song about acceptance and the lack thereof.

    zeeboion January 09, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    great song...

    Riboflavaon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    In my (influenced-by-somewhere-but-I-can't-remember-where) opinion.

    It's aims against the popular people: the ones who are opposite to the freaks glorified in other songs on the album (like Beautiful Freak and My Beloved Monster). E takes the role of one of the freaks. He has no walkie talkie because he is not one of the Beautiful people (only the Beautiful people can have connection to God and have a good life)

    Oh... and notice Beautiful Freak/Beautiful People...

    MercuryCobainon June 08, 2003   Link
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    In my opinion i reckon this songs about elitism and the struggle to stay fashionable or "cool"

    HomicidalSEalon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    "I wish I had my own walkie talkie that reached to god every night" has got to be one of my all-time favorite eels lyrics.

    Definately one of my absolute top three fav songs.

    eris13on April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Sorry to contradict you MercuryCobain, but walkie-talkies are carried by bouncers, who have lists of who gets in, not by the beautiful people.

    The speaking character would like to have another kind of walkie-talkie.

    ShineYouDiamondon November 08, 2006   Link

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