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Talk candy in my ear.
Come on, come on.
I want your toxic, talk sick baby.
I know those gospel lips can change me.

Look to the right of me, okay?
We got Exhibit A;
She, she ain't okay today.
And to the left, the left of me,
We got Exhibit B;
Oh, she's a mess to say the least.
She's got her daddy's money, money, money.

Honey, I think you should run.
(I think you should run.)

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you avoid your problems.

Look right in front of me.
We got Exhibit C;
Anorexic, obsessed with magazines.
And when I look over here,
Oh my god, that's me in the mirror.
No, no, no, ladies and gentlemen,
This is my fear - my eyes and ears.

Honey, I think you should run, run.

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you avoid your problems.

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you will never solve them.

I know you don't wanna hear this, but just listen...

The last contendent.
Bad for us, bad for you.
This capillary root
Could root up
All the little
Puzzle pieces
Of what you've been through.
Your hair all up in knots.
Don't ever say you're not
Oh, just a nothin',
'Cause I swear downstairs you're somethin'.
Egotistic, cynical.
I'm getting out of control,
Out of control,
Out of control.

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you avoid your problems.

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you will never solve them.

Look, oh, look around.
You're lost but never found, no.
Six feet below the ground,
Where you avoid your problems.

Out of control.
I've got control!



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    UnregisteredNov 16, 2013 at 12:51 am
    I think that the song is talking about how girls are always thinking that they're not good enough, hence "Don't ever say your not, oh, just a nothin' " part, and then they run away from their problems, avoiding them. They get lost within themselves. They end up dying, maybe from suicide, before they truly find themselves. I think he's trying to send a message that he can relate to the people's problems, but want them to face them and be brave so that they might solve their problems, maybe even saving themselves from themselves in the process. I'm hoping that this was close to the actual meaning of the song. I love Get Scared. I think they are absolutely awesome!
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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    He seems to portray the problems some girls have that have been made popular by the media or something. Then he reflects to / portrays himself, claiming it's his worst fear, which i presume means he thinks he's worse or simply not a hypocrite.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    For a long time, i never even thought about to the meaning of this song. I guess if you just look at the title of the song "cynical skin," it can already tell you a little bit.
    I'm pretty sure this song means that these women are contemptuous and pessimistic. They don't trust others and avoid their problems. Maybe they had a bad life that made them like that. Such as "exhibit 'b'", she is better off than most financially, but maybe her home life was bad.
    I'm guessing these women never confronted their problems maybe to the point of running away and committing suicide, therefore the phrase "6 feet below the ground. "
    Maybe someone is still looking for them, but they are lost in life, and never found in death.
    I'm hoping i got pretty close on the meaning to this song. :)
    Get scared is my favorite band. They are amazing!!!
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 3:03 am
    I think this amazing song means everybody tries to hide who they really are because they try to be something there not.trying to avoid there problems by creating a false image for themselves... I love get scared greatest band evaaa!!!

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