All Is Vanity

Album: Journal For Plague Lovers (2009)
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  • Vocalist James Dean Bradfield told the NME May 16, 2009 that this song "deals with just hating those momentary lapses of just falling into narcissism and then realising perhaps that even the appreciation of yourself is just useless."
  • This song leads into the next track "Pretension/Repulsion," which "talks about the idealisation of beauty, or what is ugliness." Bradfield told the NME that he loves the way that this song, "deals with one issue and 'Pretension/Repulsion' seems to resolve it for me."
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