Aoede

Aoede

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Pop - Alternative | San Francisco, California, United States
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Song Description

What to listen to when you are contemplative and coming to self realizations-mid-tempo driving song

Story Behind the Song

The mirror is the perfect object for seeing, reflecting and indeed when I look at it, there are times I only see myself staring back-now that I look back, I realize the song is actually about where I was when I was writing it-afraid to look inside and go deeper...see my bio for more on that!

Lyrics

Scratch the Surface

It's ingrained in my mind
What counts is what's inside
But like a false friend,
You only show me what's skin deep
It's replayed in clichés
But what we judge is what we see
And like an actor center stage
You show me who I pretend to be

I look at you in search of something,
Something deeper-some new meaning

But all I do is scratch the surface
All I do is scratch the surface
If seeing is believing,
What is it we want to see?
All I do is scratch the surface
All I do is scratch the surface

It's a lipstick lie
Hiding what's on the inside
And like a model on display
You only show me vanity
It's a partial view
Of a mixed up truth
But just like psycho-therapy
You just reflect it back to me

I look at you in search of something,
Something deeper-some new meaning

But all I do is scratch the surface
All I do is scratch the surface
If seeing is believing,
What is it we want to see?
All I do is scratch the surface
All I do is scratch the surface

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Why do we bother with you at all
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Why do we bother-bother with you at all

All I do is scratch the surface
(I look at you I'm looking for some meaning-I wanna, I wanna)
All I do is scratch the surface
If seeing is believing,
What is it we want to see?
All I do is scratch the surface (I wanna, I wanna)
All I do is scratch the surface

All I do is scratch the surface
(Don't want a lie, just want what's on the inside)
All I do is scratch the surface
(I wanna, I wanna)
All I do is scratch the surface
(No vanity, don't judge what you see-I wanna I wanna)
All I do is scratch the surface

Aoede/Lisa Sniderman September, 2005

Song Length
3:35
Genres
Pop - Alternative, Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Moving, Engaging

Subject Matter
Mirrors, See, Vision, Eyes

Similar Artists
Shawn Colvin, Fiona Apple
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Lisa Sniderman/Aoede
Music Credits Lisa Sniderman/Aoede
Producer Credits Aoede/Joey Muller
Publisher Credits Aoede Muse Music
Performance Credits Aoede
Label Credits Aoede