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you can tell
from the scars on my arms
and cracks in my hips
and the dents in my car
and the blisters on my lips
that i'm not the carefullest of girls

you can tell
from the glass on the floor
and the strings that're breaking
and i keep...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 31st, 2016 8:17pm report


    I think it's about woman and her premenstrual symptoms. Sounds familiar to me



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    anonymous
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    Sep 12th, 2014 9:42pm report


    I'm wondering if this might be about a male to female transexual. I think I need to listen to, and read, the lyrics a few times.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 2013 10:07pm report


    Sounds borderline to me!



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    anonymous
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    Aug 28th, 2012 8:59am report


    This "anachronism" could mean something entirely different from the established meaning of the word. This anachronism she is singing about (or rather, whining about) could be that she is simply out of place in every way: out of place in her family, out of place in society, and out of place in humanity. Think about it. The lyrics implicate she has sociopathic tendencies--"there I go again, pretending to be you. Make-believing that I have a soul beneath the surface." Some would say psychopaths/sociopaths don't have souls; they are wolves, but they are constantly pretending to be one among the sheep. People are missing the point of this song completely. Read between the lines. Each lyric describes a sociopath (or at least a narcissist, which are often confused for sociopaths because they have similar characteristics) and hits everything on Hare's checklist: (for those of you who are educated enough to get that) the reckless behavior, the disregard for gravity or defeat, the numerous persuasive excuses. If sociopaths feel anything at all, it's the feeling of being out of place. Their lives are structured around lies and fake identities which they must maintain to save their lives. It's hard work.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2010 3:06pm report


    This song is my theme music. I dont go through one day without feeling like she does. I am manic deppressive and do feel"out of place" and "In the wrong time period." Peole think I am insane because of this... And well.. I guess I am.

    Signed, Undeadgrrl



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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2010 2:01pm report


    Hey, my name is Maxgiu...

    I think that the thing between the anachonism and the insanity has to be with anachronism on people who is beelieved to be insane and things like that...


    que se yo



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    kateandres
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    Jun 6th, 2009 6:33pm report


    I think it's about bipolar disorder. When she talks about strings breaking and breaking more, and pills cpmeing too late and issues just seems like a mix of highs and lows. " and you can tell ... The attention just incurages her" that whole paragraph sounds like the deppression side of things. Not to mention the fact that by doctors have been saying for years not to give me attention whb I'm manic. It just incurages you and makes you more elevated.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2007 4:28pm report


    I think it's Amanda saying that she's not as normal as some other people can be. The beauty of the song is that nearly everyone admires her for her honesty.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2007 3:43pm report


    The singer said that her mother had a c - section and the singer was born prematurely. The singer always thought that she should have been born in the 20's so she feels out of place.



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    EmoRocker
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    Mar 7th, 2007 3:26pm report


    Okay, I found a better way to explain it! The person singing feels out of place and doesn't feel like they were born in the right century. Everyone around them thinks they're crazy.



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    EmoRocker
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    Feb 13th, 2007 2:11pm report


    This one is tough. The lyrics sound like insanity but an anachronism is a person or thing that is chronologically out of place. So, anyone else know? In my opinion, I'll compromise and say going insane because of being an anachronism.




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