Mascara

Album: Around The Fur (1997)

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Chino Moreno wrote this about his wife. It's his favorite song on the album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA

Comments: 4

  • Hrbssr from Paris, FranceThis song is about Chino's ex wife and how there are certain things about her that he doesn't like and others that he does like. Things that will keep them together, and things that really irritates him, like the fact that she doesn't listen to his music, nor have any reaction when she listen to a song like Mascara, which was written for her. But in the end, he thinks he is probably the worst person to be with, "and it's too bad - You're married to me".
  • Nicolas from Montreal, QcVery haunting, nostalgic sound to this song. Understated to perfection.
  • Filthee from Crackville, CoI always thought this was about spousal abuse.Guess I was wrong.
  • Daniel from Sofia, BulgariaVery beautiful song
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