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I'm sitting in a room,
Made up of only big white walls and in the hall
There are people looking through
The window in the door they know exactly what we're here for

Don't look up
Just let them think
There's no place else
You'd rather be.

You're always on display
For everyone to watch and learn from,
Don't you know by now,
You can't turn back
Because this road is all you'll ever have.

And it's obvious that you're dying, dying.
Just living proof that the camera's lying.
And oh oh open wide, 'cause this is your night.
So smile, 'cause you'll go out in style.
You'll go out in style.

If you let me I could,
I'd show you how to build your fences,
Set restrictions, separate from the world.
The constant battle that you hate to fight
Just blame the limelight.

Don't look up
Just let them think
There's no place else
You'd rather be.

And now you can't turn back
Because this road is all you'll ever have.

And it's obvious that you're dying, dying.
Just living proof that the camera's lying.
And oh oh open wide, 'cause this is your night.
So smile.

Yeah, yeah you're asking for it
With every breath that you breathe in
Just breathe it in.
Yeah, yeah well you're just a mess
You do all this, big talking
So now let's see you walk it
I said let's see you walk it

Yeah, yeah well you're just a mess
You do all this, big talking
So now let's see you walk it
I said let's see you walk it

And it's obvious that you're dying, dying.
Just living proof that the camera's lying.
And oh oh open wide, yeah oh oh open wide.
Yeah, oh oh open wide,
'Cause you'll go out in style.
You'll go out in style.



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  • ceejay0323
    +4
    ceejay0323Nov 16, 2008 at 7:30 am
    its all about a celebrity's life of being unprivate anymore, wherein the star is sort of finding it difficult to live under the limelight but still she has to look happy for the sake of the fans and the people. we all know how Hollywood life goes. The sad message is contradicted by the upbeat of the song..but still it's a good mix... PARAMORE ROCKS!
  • chocolex14
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    chocolex14Sep 21, 2008 at 5:03 am
    I like the lines "don't look up, just let them think there's no place else you'd rather be" and "it's obvious that you're dying, dying. Just living proof that the camera's lying." I feel that it sums up what it feels like and what you have to do when you're in the spotlight (for any reason).
  • ToxicParadise03
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    ToxicParadise03Aug 5, 2008 at 3:28 am
    This song is about leaving the normal life to be in the spotlight and how you may never go back, so you ahve to choose.
  • m
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    megxgurlx96Jan 2, 2010 at 1:39 am
    okay correction to what i said before. i THINK this song means that like your on the road to become like a celebrity [well in this case]. and now you've set yourself as an expectation or like a role model like how she says "your always on display, for everyone to watch and learn from". And when she says "build your fences, set restrictions", it means like how you want to live a normal life sometimes. and like have a private life, instead of having cameras all up in your face. [i think] yet now you are constantly battling with the paparazzi. but i honestly don't get wat she means about going out in style. oh wells.
  • x
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    xcassiekxAug 9, 2008 at 5:14 am
    i believe its about the pressure of being in the spotlight all the time. theres nowhere to hide. your on display all the time. and that its also short lived and your fame could die in an instant. and every break you get you have to breathe in because you won't get a lot of them.

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