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I'm a Fake Lyrics

Small, simple, safe price.
Rise the wake and carry me with all of my regrets.
This is not a small cut that scabs, and dries, and flakes, and heals.
And I am not afraid to die;
I am not afraid to bleed and fuck and fight,
I want the pain of...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2007 6:01pm report


    In the intro. when he says "Love is not like anything, especially a fucking knife." I think it means that love can hurt worse and damage you more than the blade of a knife. And this song seems like it's about a cutter whose pain was caused by years of trying to pretend you're someone else and pretending that you're confident in everything that you do and pretending that nothing's wrong. Even though everything is wrong.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 16th, 2006 12:36am report


    some people are so dumb.
    its very obviously about pretending to be someone your not. He pretends to be happy when he's really just a fake. It's completly revealing and beautiful and a bunch of fucking tards have to turn it into a catagory. It's not emo just because he mentions cutting. It's a guy that is sick of trying. There's no better song, in my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2007 4:18am report


    I believe that the song is about contradicting everything to the point of contradicting yourself. "Small, simple, safe price" means how easy it is to be what American culture tells you to be. He'd rather take the road less traveled even though it hurts than. Most people are fake, because it's easy. To truly be an individual sometimes one has no other choice than to do nothing but endure.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 24th, 2016 8:59am report


    To commentator #1 of the Peanut Gallery who posted "some people are so dumb.
    its very obviously about..."
    Very obviously? IT'S very OBVIOUS that you are incognizant of how dumb you sound when you are incapable of forming a basic, coherent sentence..



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    anonymous
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    Aug 24th, 2016 8:49am report


    To commentator #1 of the Peanut Gallery who posted "some people are so dumb.
    its very obviously about..."
    Very obviously? IT'S very OBVIOUS that you are incognizant of how dumb you sound when you are incapable of forming a basic, coherent sentence..



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    anonymous
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    Feb 4th, 2013 2:35pm report


    i think this song is about faking and trying to fit in and cutting to make themselves feel better and I hate it when people say that its pointless because it's not. i would know i do it and it's because i have no other way to let anything out and when people joke about cutting themselves or say it's pointless they have no idea how much pain you have to be in to take a blade to your skin to block out everything else. people do it when their life is living hell.



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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 2011 5:15am report


    My Interpretation of the song is two things. 1) It's saying that cutting yourself is just prolonging the inevitable fate that we all die. It's a cry for help and wanting (Hence wanting to fuck and comparing/contrasting cutting/knives with love)
    2) Accepting the fact that you have a problem and confronting it. Or just living with that problem and being okay with it.

    That's my interpretation, My opinion, Don't like it? Go somewhere else.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 15th, 2011 3:22am report


    I don't really know what this song is about, I see the intro poem and the rest as something different. It's hard to explain, but I can just FEEL EXCACTLY what he means, but not explain it..



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    Danyella Renae
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    Mar 3rd, 2011 3:59pm report


    I think it is about how people are labeled as "fake" because they are like a lot of other people. Which is dumb because there are a lot of cliche/clicks everywhere in every genre of music and ethnicities. The way it says "you can tell, by the way i move and do my hair" is like "sure you know everything about me because i walk slow and have black poofy hair, yeah that obviously makes me fake" and the beginning could be someone talking to mock the "emo" and "fake" person, get me? Like, "my sad, sorry, selfish cry out to the cutter- i'm cutting trying to picture your black broken heart!" seems like someone who would make fun of someone for what they look or do.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2010 8:19pm report


    My interpretation of the song is that Bert is trying to be someone he's not & that he used to cut (he did) and he used to do alot of hardcore drugs , but he realized it was bad for him and that it wasn't solving anything . Also , something to remember while interpreting this album is that before it , his ex girlfriend died of a drug overdose while carrying his baby .



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    astyn
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    Jul 6th, 2010 7:22am report


    I think that it is blatantly obvious that this song is talking about the 'emo' scene.

    I mean, this is how i see it. Emo kids, as they are commonly referred to, do everything just to fit in. They dress a certain way, they do their hair a certain way, they even walk in a sulking type manner;

    "By the way I move and do my hair"

    So yeah, its about being 'emo' or posing as being 'emo'. In my opinion, you're a poser if you're able to categorize yourself. If doesnt matter what the label is, its a label all the same.

    You know if your a poser if you say any of these things;

    "I'm emo"

    "I'm goth"

    "I'm prep"

    "I'm a jock"

    "I'm a nerd"

    All labels, all lies.



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    anonymous
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    May 18th, 2009 5:27pm report


    Although this song has many interpretations it seems to me like this has two meanings. The first is obvious from the title, that he is looking at his own life and feels like he has been living as others want him to live, or at least pretending to live that way. The other meaning can be thought of as getting over any addiction. I'll break down the verses so it makes sense.
    Look at me.
    You can tell,
    By the way I move and do my hair
    Do you think that it's me,
    Or it's not me?
    I don't even care.
    I'm alive, I don't smell.
    I'm the cleanest I have ever been.
    This verse an addict is looking at themselves and trying to view his life after an addiction. "I don't even care.
    I'm alive, I don't smell.I'm the cleanest I have ever been." the still alive, after fighting addiction, losing the craving is that he can't smell, and being sober is the cleanest I'm the ever been.
    I feel big, I feel tall, I feel dry.
    Dry.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    The dry is also being sober, and the addiction is what is the "fake".
    Do I drink?
    Do I date?
    I've got perfect placements.
    All my ink
    Satisfied, in your eyes.
    I'm the biggest fan I've got right now.
    I made sure I looked how I wanted to look.
    The people around me,
    The people surround me.
    The "do I drink, do I date" is things that were lost when addicted. Perfect placements all my ink, is about being burned out on drugs, not needing them anymore. The last portion is about taking control of your life, not caring what others think of who you were.
    I feel big, I feel tall, I feel dry.
    Dry.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    "I feel big, I feel tall, I feel dry. dry." Again seeing a self accomplishment, and remaining sober.
    Just look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake.

    My stomach hurts now,
    All tied off in lace.
    I pray, beg, for anything to hit me in the face.
    And this sickness isn't me.
    And I pray to fall from grace.
    The last thing I see is feeling.
    This verse is about a potential relapse, the stomach hurts, is about having a craving for a drug, and wanting to be hit in the face is to come to senses.
    And I'm telling you I'm a fake,
    I'm telling you I'm a fake. (x3)

    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake

    This is just my view on the song. Can be right can be wrong, but I gave you my reasons why I think of it this way.



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    hayxapple
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    Jun 5th, 2008 6:49pm report


    Yes this song is about cutting and being fake, obviously. He is talking about how he tries to hide the cutting and drugs and all of it, and show people that he is normal. after awhile it kills him, and he just comes out and says IM A FAKE.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2008 3:15pm report


    I don't know if its supposed to be or not but the intro to the song makes Bert seem like a total hypocrite. He says that cutting is pointless and is no way to deal with your emotions but this coming from the guy that spends so much of his life drinking and doing drugs. I have nothing against the Bert and I love the band, I even love the song, I just think that it was wrong of him to say it



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2007 11:44pm report


    IMO this song is mainly about cutting, but I think the lyrics are supposed to have more emotional meaning than logical meaning. He's just throwing them everywhere and it really fits with the vocals. If you read the poem at the beginning carefully, every line is about or describing the act of cutting. Some of it talks about the feelings you get from cutting, which is also why I think this song is more of a "feeling song" than a "thinking song".

    It seems that the rest of the song describes the common stresses, cutting, and not only trying to fit in but also caring too much about what people think of you. I get this from the way he screams lyrics almost nonsensically. Overemphasizing things like being clean and dry, looking a certain way, drinking, dating, and looking a certain way in front of everyone else... It makes me feel like he's fed up with doing all of these things to look a certain way, and realizes that he's a fake

    meh, I just love this song.



    Look at me.
    You can tell,
    By the way I move and do my hair
    Do you think that it's me,
    Or it's not me?
    I don't even care.
    I'm alive, I don't smell.
    I'm the cleanest I have ever been.

    I feel big, I feel tall, I feel dry.
    Dry.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.

    Do I drink?
    Do I date?
    I've got perfect placements.
    All my ink
    Satisfied, in your eyes.
    I'm the biggest fan I've got right now.
    I made sure I looked how I wanted to look.
    The people around me,
    The people surround me.

    I feel big, I feel tall, I feel dry.
    Dry.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.

    Just look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake.

    My stomach hurts now,
    All tied off in lace.
    I pray, beg, for anything to hit me in the face.
    And this sickness isn't me.
    And I pray to fall from grace.
    The last thing I see is feeling.

    And I'm telling you I'm a fake,
    I'm telling you I'm a fake. (x3)

    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake.
    Just look at me, look at me now.
    I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake, I'm a fake



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    nameofthegame
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    May 11th, 2007 5:45pm report


    The song is about how much he is trying to impress Gerard Way. (before he realized he didn't have to) when he says 'do I date?' he's saying that he hasnt moved on like gerard did. Although they haven't made up, they've each written songs like this about one another

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    xUSEDx10
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    Apr 27th, 2007 4:31am report


    I think this song is meant to have many meanings.How about he wants attention so he's pretending to be something he isn't "Just look at me now"? It could be about people chanting who they are trying to fit in with everyone else, and it hurts to do this and they start to feel like they would rather die then have nobody see who they really are. Another could be the whole staying clean and away from drugs is driving them insane. Or he's looking for away to let his feelings or emotions out "do I drink, do I cut?". I'm not to good about reading songs, but I definitely know it makes me feel so much better to let myself out screaming to.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 27th, 2007 2:13pm report


    Ever thought it's about how much of an asshole he felt like when he dumped kelly osbourne over the phone hence "LOVE IS NOT LIKE ANYTHING ESPECIALLY A FUCKING KNIFE"?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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