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[Verse 1]
I've never fit into any category, always?deemed?an outcast
Since I?was in Sunday School and all?the cool kids said I was weird
It's exactly the same, they say:
"Why do you dress...


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    Mar 10th, 3:31pm report

    The way I interpret this song is that Melanie is talking to a hateful, heartless person and kind of trying to tell them that they are in a way, wasting their life away by being cruel to other people. She is trying to bring them to reality that your actions have affect on people and you shouldn’t waste your time worrying about how other people live their lives and you should focus on yourself because you never know when it will all go up in flames one day.


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    Mar 13th, 3:55am report

    I think its about how Melanie never fit In at school and she was Trying to show that They should not waste their life like that because They never know what can happen.


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    May 27th, 12:21 report

    I think that it is about Melanie being an outcast. and that it hurts her but she doesn't care because she is more focused on family and that others should to because you never know like you could tell your mom you hate her for some reason but you know it's not true. then the next day you and your mom die from a nuclear attack( most likely from the middle east lol) and "I hate you" were the last words she heard from you. and also that we are under a brainwash by the government and they cause all this hatred and harm.

    sorry it is so long lol


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    Apr 28th, 4:17am report

    In my opinion:
    In the opening of the song, Melanie explains how she feels like an outcast, and how other people question her unique style; this is shown when she mocks the others who ask her questions like, “Why aren’t you just like me?”. This shows how she, herself, and others view her as different. She is seen as different because she doesn’t follow the societal, modern standards set into place today, for instance, she doesn’t like to follow up on social media like everybody else is expected to do.
    She feels as if she is expected to do what everybody around her is doing, however she refuses to do so. But, she isn’t angered by all the children’s questioning and confusion, because she understands that these children have been brought up around this toxic environment, so she doesn’t blame them, more so, she blames the government - this is seen later on in the song.
    After in the chorus, she questions the other children morals; do they care about fakery or reality more? She does this by making up a scenario - if there was a fire, would they go straight to social media and post about it, or would they think about their family?
    Melanie knows that she would rather be in reality than sucked up into fakery and social media. She’s just trying to be more present in her life, however, in a way, the government are preventing this and taking away this opportunity from her.
    Although she dislikes the other kids, she views them as on the same side as her, as she knows they’ve been brainwashed but she’s been strong enough not to be pushed into all of the societal propaganda. (She blames the government for this as she feel s as if they’ve tricked society into following their standards so they can be distracted from the evil they’re doing).


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    Mar 15th, 3:42am report

    I personally think it is about Melanie as a child, feeling wasted, though it's good she didn't "waste her life" because look at her now.


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    Feb 18th, 2:57am report

    I know this isn’t correct but I feel like this is about a loner or an outcast and they pull the fire alarm to get the attention they always longed for ( omg ew that is definitely not it )


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    Feb 8th, 2:12pm report

    to show what happens in the future
    Nuke: nuclear threats
    Bye to your family: Being drafted in WW3
    Post about it: making memes to cope
    If it all went up in flames: Australia

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