What A Scene

Album: Gutterflower (2002)
  • When you're all wrong in the back of your mind again
    How does it feel
    When you drop down everything's all the same
    Saccharine caffeine nicotine gum
    Yeah it tastes sweet but it's not for long
    And I just think you thought it would be
    When you're looking for truth on the cover of a magazine
    How does it feel
    When you find out what you're not gonna be
    They give you your image and the things you believe
    Open your eyes tell me what did you see
    And I just think you thought it surreal

    How does it feel when you're out on your own
    And now it's too late to come home
    And it's hard to be free when you're down on your knees
    Take it easy till you make it alone
    Now you're a supermarket punk rock television comedy
    Out on the scene
    Yeah I bit down now there's no hand to feed
    And all the beautiful images lining your wall
    Pop radio screaming down the halls
    Now you think you found something real
    When it's all about money and the things that you need
    Live a big lie and they all believe
    Now I just find that somehow obscene

    How does it feel when you're out on your own
    And now it's too late to come home
    And it's hard to be free when you're down on your knees
    Take it easy till you make it alone
    Take it easy till you make it alone
    What a scene
    Yeah
    When it's been said before
    And all been done
    Take it easy till you make it alone
    Take it easy till you make it alone

Comments: 3

  • Chelle from Hilo, Cagood interpretation, sara... i love this song... speaks to me on so many levels... yeah, i totally think it's about how modern life has led to such a disillusioned generation, scrambling to find meaning in the superficial things that society deems valuable...
  • Deuce from Salt Lake City, Uti think this is just about the troubles of growing up but in a beautiful way, like a beautiful struggle. means all the hard things we go through and how they can make us that much better in life
  • Sara from Quinton, OkI think this song is more about the youth of America in general, not just the ones who have a bad homelife.

    "When you're all wrong in the back of your mind again/How does it feel" is mocking, ooh, everything's so bad for you when in reality a lot of people are a lot worse off than you are.

    "When you drop down everything's all the same" is like, look at me and my life, look at these people. We're all the same inside, so don't act like your life is so bad or whatever.

    "Saccharine caffeine nicotine gum/Yeah it tastes sweet but it's not for long/And I just think you thought it would be" is saying, you can't fix your problems with any of these things, like drugs or alchohol or anything like that. You have to fix yourself because eventually whatever else you try will wear off.

    "When you're looking for truth on the cover of a magazine/How does it feel/When you find out what you're not gonna be/They give you your image and the things you believe/Open your eyes tell me what did you see/And I just think you thought it surreal" is like, don't believe what the media tells you about who or what or how you should be, they're wrong. Don't be blinded by what you think you *should* be, realize who you are.

    "How does it feel when you're out on your own/And now it's too late to come home/And it's hard to be free when you're down on your knees/Take it easy till you make it alone/Now you're a supermarket punk rock television comedy/ Out on the scene/Yeah I bit down now there's no hand to feed" is saying, don't drop the people around you because eventually you'll want them back or you'll need tham and you'll already have screwed up your relationships.

    "And all the beautiful images lining your wall/Pop radio screaming down the halls/Now you think you found something real/When it's all about money and the things that you need/Live a big lie and they all believe/Now I just find that somehow obscene" is a lot like the first couple parts, talking about how nothing can fix you except yourself and you don't need to measure up to what the world says you should be.

    Basically, the song is about being who you are and not relying on anything to fix you and yet still holding on to the people who love you. It's trying to tell youth especially how to be happy.






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