Show Me Your True Face
"I said show me your true face, and she said I'd rather wear a blindfold."
These lyrics resonate in my blood because of the way I grew up. I always felt like I wasn't able to be myself because of the people I surrounded myself with, my personal experience, and a fear of being judged. I was bullied a considerable amount when I moved to a new town and was never able to get over it. I was judged for being dark skinned. Which aren't bad things, but also had negative connotations when spewed from the mouths of the people who were saying it.
So today, I have a hard time showing people who I really am, for a long time, and find it hard to trust people easily, therefore I have a wall. There are a few people who know my true self in this group, maybe two people, and that’s a huge feat for me. - Expert
Experts Thoughts On The Music Video
I think, this is made for some underground, subliminal reason. Maybe even the band doesn't know what it means. Maybe it's secret code for someone.
Stephan Jenkins said that the entire song is a lie- and that the only truth is the first line about the washstand. In a Dec. interview he also said- "Lies to find the hidden truth."
I don't think the video is trying to translate the song. They didn't connect and maybe that is the actual point. The song is about not connecting. Basically you hang on to the company of strangers so much, no connection, you end up with a robot heart. There is no connection in the video, there's a person but no connection and is it drinking getting in the way? Is it running away from it? Is it slowly deflecting connection, hence the strange hand/arm movements. The words are subliminal messaging that reaches your subconscious level. Things that subconsciously Fuck you up, jealousy, the company of strangers, fuck, robot heart, depressed, and I like holding on. As I writing this I'm seeing more of a connection.