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This is sort of the best analysis of modern life.

I can't believe they did this in 1980.

Here are the full lyrics:

He would see faces in movies, on T.V., in magazines, and in books
He thought that some of these faces might be right for him
And that through the years, by keeping an ideal facial structure fixed in his mind
Or somewhere in the back of his mind
That he might, by force of will, cause his face to approach those of his ideal
The change would be very subtle
It might take ten years or so
Gradually his face would change its shape
A more hooked nose
Wider, thinner lips
Beady eyes
A larger forehead
He imagined that this was an ability he shared with most other people
They had also molded their faces according to some ideal
Maybe they imagined their new face
Would better suit their personality
Or maybe they imagined that their personality
Would be forced to change to fit the new appearance
This is why first impressions are often correct
Although some people might have made mistakes
They may have arrived at an appearance
That bears no relationship to them
They may have picked an ideal appearance
Based on some childish whim, or momentary impulse
Some may have gotten halfway there
And then changed their minds
He wonders if he too might have made a similar mistake

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boyfromnyc 315 days ago

Remarkable, and yes scary.

There is a an episode of Criminal Minds in these lyrics.

I see this as predecessor to Stop Making Sense, @1984, particularly Once In A lifetime

OP djfrodo 312 days ago

I see this as predecessor to Stop Making Sense

Yep, it totally is. Once In A Lifetime is kind of the big budget version, but for some reason I always comeback to this - I think it's the beat, the lyrics, the completely paired down production, and the synths.

There's not a ton going on here, but when put together the three or four elements make something much greater than the parts.

Glad you liked it.