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I wanna be a bottle blonde
I don't know why but I feel conned
I wanna be an idle teen
I wish I hadn't been so clean

I wanna stay inside all day
I want the world to go away
I want blood, guts, and chocolate cake
I wanna be a real fake

Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

I wanna be a virgin pure
A 21st century whore
I want back my virginity
So I can feel infinity

I wanna drink until I ache
I wanna make a big mistake
I want blood, guts, and angel cake
I'm gonna puke it anyway

Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

Come alive, I've come alive
Oh oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh oh
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh oh

I wish I wasn't such a narcissist
I wish I didn't really kiss
The mirror when I'm on my own
Oh God, I'm gonna die alone

Adolescence didn't make sense
A little loss of innocence
The ugliness of being a fool
Ain't youth meant to be beautiful?

Yeah, I wish I'd been, I wish I'd been, a teen, teen idle
Wish I'd been a prom queen, fighting for the title
Instead of being sixteen and burning up a bible
Feeling super, super, super! Suicidal

The wasted years
The wasted youth
The pretty lies
The ugly truth
And the day has come where I have died
Only to find, I've come alive

Only to find, I've come alive
Only to find, I've come alive

Oh, alive
(Feeling super, super, super! )
(Feeling super, super, super! )
(Feeling super, super, super! )

Oh, alive



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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm
    Although the lyrics are rather obvious, my take on this is that Teen Idle is about a woman who is now all grown up and way past her teenage years; but she looks back at her days of being sixteen and wishes her youth had been like the one plastic and fake girls live. She wishes she had been a prom queen, so maybe her actual adolescence was that of the kind of girl who's an outcast and doesn't really care about the things popular girls do or participate in. The way she says "..I'm gonna puke it anyway" (referring to the angel cake) is about how she wishes she had taken care of her figure the way most teenage girls do, through anorexia and that other one (I don't remember what it's called). Overall, this song is about wishing she could've lived the teenage life that most girls live today. She knows her life is empty and meaningless, and she thinks that living the wild youth life could fix that.

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