"Fake Plastic Trees" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
A green plastic watering can
For a fake Chinese rubber plant
In the fake plastic earth

That she bought from a rubber man
In a town full of rubber plans
To get rid of itself

It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out
It wears her out

She lives with a broken man
A cracked polystyrene man
Who just crumbles and burns

He used to do surgery
For girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins

And it wears him out
It wears him out
It wears him out
Wears him out

She looks like the real thing
She tastes like the real thing
My fake plastic love

But I can't help the feeling
I could blow through the ceiling
If I just turn and run

And it wears me out
It wears me out
It wears me out
It wears me out

And if I could be who you wanted
If I could be who you wanted
All the time
All the time


Lyrics submitted by piesupreme, edited by Dennis527, Radiohead123, fathousefly, JohnTheSavage1, ParanoidAndroid8, jackhandey

"Fake Plastic Trees" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General CommentWow, great and sad song, Thom is a genius...

    this song quite describes my life right now ):

    In a world that people and feelings are shallow and fake, I found a different and sensitive girl, a girl who sees the things as I do...and soon i was madly in love with her

    "She looks like the real thing
    She tastes like the real thing"

    And yeah, after a long time gathering courage, and that feeling burning me inside, i told her how much i love her, how much i care and want to stay with her...

    but she just don't care about me and my feelings. I don't make any difference in her life...

    "It wears me out"...

    Even thought, i still love her, but i can't do anything about it, she doesn't want me...

    "If I could be who you wanted all the time"

    shit, i want you so much.
    can't stop crying listening to this :'(
    cyanideloveon April 24, 2011   Link

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