Admit It! Lyrics - Say Anything



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Admit it!
Despite your pseudo-bohemian appearance
And vaguely leftist doctrine of beliefs
You know nothing about art or sex
That you couldn’t read in any trendy New York underground fashion magazine
Prototypical non-conformist
You are a vacuous soldier of the thrift store Gestapo
You adhere to a set of standards and tastes
That appear to be determined by an unseen panel of hipster judges (bullshit)
Giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to incoming and outgoing trends and styles of music and art
Go analog baby, you’re so post-modern
You’re diving face forward into a antiquated past
It’s disgusting, its offensive, don’t stick your nose up at me

Yeah, what do you have to say for yourself
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
Yeah, what do you have to say for yourself
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah

You spend your time sitting in circles with your friends
Pontificating to each other
Forever competing for that one moment of self-aggrandizing glory
In which you hog the intellectual spotlight
Holding dominion over the entire shallow pointless conversation
Oh, we’re not worthy
When you walk by a group of quote-unquote normal people
You chuckle to yourself patting yourself on the back as you scoff
It's the same superiority complex
Shared by the high school jocks who made your life a living hell
And makes you a slave to the competitive capitalist dogma
You spend every moment of your waking life bitching about

Yeah, what do you have to say for yourself
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
And I say yeah, what do you have to say for yourself
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah

Cause I’m proud of my life and the things that I have done
Proud of myself and the loner I’ve become
You’re free to whine, it will not get you far
I do just fine, my car and my guitar

Proud of my life and the things that I have done
Proud of myself and the loner I’ve become
You’re free to whine, it will not get you far
I do just fine, my car and my guitar, yeah

Well let me tell you this, I am shamelessly self-involved
I spend hours in front of the mirror, making my hair elegantly disheveled
I worry about how this album will sell
Because I believe it will determine the amount of sex I will have in the future
I self medicate with drugs and alcohol to treat my extreme social anxiety

You are a faker (admit it)
You are a fraud (admit it)
Yeah, you’re living a lie (hey) living a lie (hey) you’re life is living a lie
You don’t impress me (admit it)
You don’t intimidate me (admit it)
Why don’t you bow down, get on the ground, walk this fucking plank (yeah!)

Yeah, what do you have to say for yourself
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
And I say yeah (what do you..)

Proud of my life and the things that I have done
Proud of myself and the loner I’ve become
You’re free to whine, it will not get you far
I do just fine, my car and my..
Guitar, guitar go!

I drift drift drift drift drift yeah
I drift drift drift drift drift oh yeah

And I am done with this
I wanna taste the breeze of every great city
My car and my guitar
My car and my guitar
So you'll come to be, made of these, urges unfulfilled
Oh no no no no no
When I'm dead I'll rest
When I'm dead I'll rest, lay still





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The "Simpler" message I got | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/16/12

What I get from this is their hatred of the people who seperate themselves (hipsters) from society for the sake of being rebellious, trendy and an "activist" when infact they're just another person buying into trends, being shallow despite thinkink that they're deep and knowledgable. When he talks about these people scoffing at others he's noting their hypocrisy and that they are just like everyone else -- an abuser of the "superiority complex".

no, you're ALL wrong. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/6/11

It's about kittens and unicorns! And rainbows and cute puppies! God, get over yourselves you "deep" and "intellectual" dumbasses. Stop giving this song a "meaning" and just enjoy the hilarity and beauty of it. Idiots.

... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/22/10

I imagine what is trying to be said is that there are many people who consider themselves to be intellectual and act like what they know is something they have learned from life experience, when they actually have little life experience and knowledge of the real world. They are influenced by others when it comes to fashion and politics, all of which they feel they have original thoughts on. They consider themselves deep and insightful, but the truth is they were influenced by something they read or heard. They laugh at others who aren't like them because they think they are better than everyone else, because those people do not share the same clothing style and ideals.

Perhaps I'm wrong, but I think this is who they are targeting, not any certain label of people.

Either way, all people are conformists in some way or another, no matter who thinks that they themselves are a "true individual".

don't suck | Reviewer: shaggy | 5/7/09

i listened to this song for the first time yesterday and is say's a lot of good shit, but over all i think we should quit trying to seperate ourselves from one another and we wouldn't have non-conformist if we would just start being better people in our everday lives

i'm a non-conformist, by saying that you're conforming, its a never ending cycle i've come to realize is pointless, we should strive for unity and acceptance of one another and not trying to be the coolest kid on the block, the biggest non conformist, or not a poser's cuz face it you are. i am, we all are, we are not individuals our tastes and likes are based on things other people like, you like certain things so you can be accepted, or because the media has programed you, but if you stop looking at yourself and stop being concentrated on your own god damn ego! and start concentrating on other's maybey everyone would quit whinning and start feeling better just because they helped someone.

signed: a conformist

labeling | Reviewer: moel jills | 3/7/09

its very hard to talk about this song without almost becoming the subject of the song. But i feel its not about "scene" kids or whatever is the new word for labeling certain people but actually about the people who label others to make themselves feel better about what label they have planted on themselves,

and the way he sings it he has got so much into labeling people that he actually labels the people who label people, to make himself the non-conformist of the non-conformists, which inturn has segregated himself completely from society. to make his only friends his car and his guitar.

but like i say. anyway you tryto explain this makes you start to label people, which makes you one of the people he is talking about.


ummm no....but yes | Reviewer: john Garland | 10/12/08

i think its more about people who arent "scene kids" because im 14 and i know what "scene kids" are. this is about the people that hate scene kids, the quote -unquote rebels, hence the line "the high school jocks who made your life a living hell." The kids who like to be too cool for the scene.

this is sex. | Reviewer: julia. | 4/3/08

say anything has got to be one of my favorite bands. the people who were talking here about how they putting down scene kids are partially right i think. i think its mostly just people who try to be something that they're not. i mean most of the kids i know are "scene" and i guess i could be called that myself, but this is how i have acted and dressed and talked my whole life. this is mostly just about playing dress up and trying to be someone that you obviously are not, and making fun of those around you who may or may not be exactly the same as you. this song really makes my day. i cant get over it sometimes. loveee!!

More unique than "unique" songs. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/13/08

The personal message I got out of it was that you dont have to be seen and noted for your
'inspirational' talking, for dying your hair to perfectly match your mood, insert other social acceptance sceney thing here. Social lives come and go all the time. Being able to accept and like yourself for what you really are, not what you can do to make yourself feel like someone so much more worthy of life than others, can give you an actual sense of meaning.
That might be a bit off the original meaning though.
It just helped me through a situation even more tedious than my explanation.

Meaning | Reviewer: Lace | 1/3/08

No.....Alex is right...
It talks about how people, in the process of being non-conformist and Anti-mass consumerism
Are following the example of every other non conformist out there, and are a part of the majority who are supposebely 'unique' but are really just like every other person because they are following the examples of other 'different' people, and the song is about how theyre really just like everyone else...Lol i was very redundant there... But I thought it was quite obvious...

No, you're all wrong. | Reviewer: Alex | 10/10/07

This song is a misanthropic rant against materalistic-consumerism and the youth that simultaneously "sell-out" by being anti-sellout.

It's about those that feel their possessions define them -- those that don't realize that "You aren't your fuckin' Khakis."

If you've ever read Fight Club, the meanings are generally the same.

HAHAH. amazing | Reviewer: JFLAV | 10/2/07

They mock almost every angle of socialization, its great. Its like a comedy skit. They mock those who force themelves into social situations and also loners and even those in between.

'When you walk by a group of quote-unquote normal people
You pat yourself on the back as you scoff
It's the same superiority complex
Shared by the high school jocks who made your life a living hell'

LMAO All I have to say is live your life.

Irony. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/23/07

I like the irony of this song. The speaker snubs the pseudo-intellectuals, when he himself is the "poseur" with the "disheveled" hair.

Say anything... | Reviewer: Keni | 9/18/07

I like Say Anything ok, but i'm not sure if this is insulting the scene kids or what? I thought it was just about posers in general, but maybe not.

Hidden Meaning? | Reviewer: Ali | 9/11/07

It is blatantly overt that it's talking about "how people are fake so they can fit in." No "deeper meaning" in it whatsoever. They forwardly just "Admit It!"

Deeper Meaning? | Reviewer: Ali | 9/11/07

It is blatantly overt that it's talking about "how people are fake so they can fit in." No "deeper meaning" in it whatsoever. They forwardly just "Admit It!"


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