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Fake You Out


If you're one of them, you're one of me Ode to Sleep. I'll stay awake becasue the dark's not taking any prisoners tonightI want to drive away
In the night, headlights call my name

I, I’ll never be, be what you see inside
You say I’m not alone, but I am petrified
You say that you are close, is close the closest star?
You just feel twice as far, you just feel twice as far

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

And I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

I’m so afraid
Of what you have to say
Cause I am quiet now
And silence gives you space

I’ll never be, be what you see inside
You say I’m not alone, but I am petrified
You say that you are close, is close the closest star?
You just feel twice as far, you just feel twice as far

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

And I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

It’s the same game today as it always is
I don’t give these places fake my name explaining this
And the wrists of my mind have the bleeding lines
That remind me of all the times…
I have committed
Dirty dirty crimes that are perfectly form-fitted
To what I’ve done and what I’m doing
I’m brewing and losing and spewing infusing
And believe me that’s what all the kids are doing
What kids are doing are killing themselves
They feel they have no control of their prisoner’s cell
And if you’re one of them then you’re one of me

And you would do almost anything just to feel free…
Am I right? Of course I am
Convince me otherwise would take all night
Before you walk away, there’s one more thing I want to say
Our brains are sick but that’s okay

And I’ll fall
And I’ll break
And I’ll fake
All I wanna

All I wanna
Yeah, and I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out

All I wanna
Yeah, and I’ll fall down
And I’ll break down
And I’ll fake you out
All I wanna

I’m so afraid
Of what you have to say
Cause I am quiet now
And silence gives you space

 

4 Comments

  1. I think I pretty much get the idea of the song, but what is the meaning to the line “I don’t give these people fake my name explaining this”? For starters it’s just written a bit odd grammatically, but also I’m just confused by what it means. Are the people the crowd, and he’s saying he doesn’t try to fake them out while explaining his mind? Any ideas would be great

    • I think in context is that it really lines up with his other song “Clear.” He does not want to lie in his music, misrepresent who he is, while at the same time showing the schizophrenic nature of his humanity and the nature of a lot of those who listen to him. “I’ll never be what you see inside,” is I think a reference to God seeing Tyler as this beautiful person overall, but he feels so crummy and lonely. At the same time, we as fans can see him just as that. So he wants to be clear with who he is, he won’t fake us out on who he is as the song title suggests.

    • it’s actually “i don’t give you space to speak my name explaining this”. i’m not sure why that other lyric is so popularly known as the correct one when it obviously makes no sense. hope this helped! |-/

    • i think the “people” he is talking about are his family/friends that were trying to help him when he was struggling. when one is hurting the people who are close to them try to help, but it doesn’t feel like they are because they are to far inside their head. “And you would do almost anything just to feel free” i believe that he is talking to himself in this part. He is stuck and wants a way out but he doesnt know how. these are just some ideas let me know what you think!

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