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Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from?
No giving up when you're young and you want some

Running around again
Running for running

Waking up
In the midday sun
What's to live for?
You could see what I've done
Staring at emotion
In the light of day
I was running
From the things that you'd say

We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden.
We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden.

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from?
No giving up when you're young and you want some

Running around again
Running for running
Running around again
Running for running

I was a boy
At an open door
Why you staring
Do you still think that you know?
Looking for treasure
In the things that you threw
Like a magpie
I live for glitter, not you

We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden.
We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden.

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you're young and you want some

Now I'm sitting alone
I'm finally looking around
Left here on my own
I'm gonna hurt myself
Maybe losing my mind
I'm still wondering why
Had to let the world let it bleed dry

We are not what you think we are
We are not what you think we are
We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus
Running around like a clown on purpose
Who gives a damn about the family you come from
No giving up when you're young and you want some

Running around again
Running for running
Running around again
Running for running

We are not what you think we are
We are golden, we are golden.



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    mikas_carolinagirlOct 31, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    I'm mika's BIGGEST fan! anyway, its not staring at emotion, its staring out of motion. hehe. : ) I have, "the boy who knew too much" i drove one hour to get it, but it was SO worth it!
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    goshmeFeb 6, 2010 at 12:34 am
    Could I make some corrections?

    You could see what I've done:
    'When you could see what I've done'

    I was running from the things...:
    'I was hiding...'

    Now I'm sitting alone I'm finally looking around:
    'Now I'm sitting alone and I'm looking for help'

    Maybe losing my mind:
    'Many years have gone by'

    Had to let the world:
    'I ever let the world'

    This song is brilliant. It speaks a lot about my teenage years and frankly, 'Who gives a damn about the family you come from' is one of the most amazing lines ever because it tells you not to care about somebody's background or where he came from; we are all equal, we are the same, we live, we breathe, we bleed, we break.
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    yazminyoJan 25, 2010 at 5:30 am
    okayokayokay, i made an account on here just to say killdevilmusic sounds like my mother, (x & i REALLY love this song, it amazing,
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    MLII_2Random4U_Sep 9, 2009 at 11:51 am
    I personally think he's basically saying don't give up on your dreams just because your different, and cus he's been let down by someone, he's not going to change cus someone wants him to...

    I think :/
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 8:45 am
    It's awesome and it's shows that teens (like myself) are crazy we misbehave and we totally rock the prime of life 😄😄😝😝😝😃😄😝😃😝😄😜😜😉😊 😄😃😝😊😉😃😄

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