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I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready (Repeat 3 times)
I am taffy stuck and tongue tied
Stutter-shook and uptight
Pull me out from inside
I am ready (Repeat 3 times)
I am fine
I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready (Repeat 3 times)
I am fine (Repeat 3 times)



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    jjaye35Jan 19, 2009 at 3:04 am
    It's about an eating disorder. People suffering from an eating disorder use this as a thinspo song.
    'Black coffee and white eggs'. They eat and drink that because it helps stop hunger and has little calories.
    'I am fine'
    'Nobody gets to come inside'
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    mallyNov 19, 2008 at 9:40 am
    I think it's about someone who has always seen the world in grey. Now that they have fallen in love they're ready to let down all their walls, now seemingly turning it all black and white... One of the best songs ever written... My favorite line is "i'm covered in skin/ no one gets to come in"...
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    DreamyDancer06Jul 28, 2008 at 8:24 am
    This song is about life and the challenges we face in it. It's about getting rid of the gray that we have and only recognizing the extreme ends of the spectrum. Also, after recognizing the extremes that we encounter in life, we must also recognize our willingness (or unwillingness) to show them and fix it. "I am covered in skin" is my favorite line. It means that we defend and protect ourselves from the evils of the world in different ways and at all costs. But in the end, we must pull down our defenses, and ignore what the world thinks, and act with out judging ourselves or anyone else.
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    pirox_2012Jul 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    I think this song is bout how this person can't be who they truly are for other people "no one gets to come in". I also think that it is saying that they want to show who they truly are to the one they love, but it's a little scary. It is also saying that they need someone else to help them see "colors" again, that they can't do it alone "pull me out from inside". I don't know, but this is what it means to me.

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