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Did you ever feel like you wanna be
someone else for just one day
Did you ever feel like you wanna see
through another pair of eyes
Did you ever think I might wanna be
with anyone else for just one day
Did you ever really think of me
when I walked away

The look the dunks and the bottle of Jack
the smokes the slouch and my eyes back
you think you know what you think you'll find
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but you'll never know what I won't share
coz I don't care, no I don't care
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but I don't care

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
coz every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame
when it's over, me and my selfish ways
go back to start again
go back to start again

Did you ever feel like you should have said
something smarter at the time
Did you ever feel like you should have kept
it all to yourself
Did you ever think it might be your fault
I never promised anymore
Did you ever think it might not be me
now it was always me

The look the dunks and the bottle of Jack
the smokes the slouch and my eyes back
you think you know what you think you'll find
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but you'll never know what I won't share
coz I don't care, no I don't care
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but I don't care

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
coz every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame
when it's over, me and my selfish ways
go back to start again

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
coz every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame
when it's over, me and my selfish ways
go back to start again
go back to start again

The look the dunks and the bottle of Jack
the smokes the slouch and my eyes back
you think you know what you think you'll find
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but you'll never know what I won't share
coz I don't care, no I don't care
you think you'll figure me out tonight
but I don't care

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
coz every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame
when it's over, me and my selfish ways
go back to start again

And I wonder, if I'm just built this way
coz every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame
when it's over, me and my selfish ways
go back to start again
go back to start again
go back to start again



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    UnregisteredOct 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    I think its about never feeling right in a relationship. You begin to question if there's something wrong with the partner or if its you. I feel like this a lot like maybe I'm just not built for relationships. But sometimes I wanna try it out but then I'm not feeling it and the guys make me feel like there's something wrong with me. Like what she's saying. "every man that I know makes me feel like I'm to blame".
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    This song is an self-acceptance song. It's about being someone who society labels you who they think you are but you really aren't. They think they know you but they don't. The stereotype emotionally provokes you to do anything to feel accepted and you start becoming someone totally different to the point where you don't know who you are anymore. Instead of following this stereotype, stand up for yourself and prove society who you really are because you were "built this way".
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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 12:17 am
    I think it relates many things; her sexuality, regret from coming out perhaps when she says "did you ever feel like you should of kept it all to yourself" like as if shes questioning herself but I think it also represents not judging a book by its cover etc until you actually know a person on the inside and not whats directly placed infront of you and also it seems tk be about not having to prove or explain urself to anyone, and making a stand almost as though she doesn't need to justify who she is because shes built that way and as if shes saying you are who you are so deal with it especially when she says.
    "you think you know what you think you you'll find, you think youll figure me out tonight, but you'll never know what i won't share, but i dont care, i don't care"
    And the fact that people like to think they know you but they really don't and basically she's stickin two fingers up at society!

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