I'm A Reject
Lebanon Hanover Lyrics


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Dressing up in white foundation I'm the stupid entertainer
your laughter is so painful but I haven't got the age any more to mind
I'm a reject I'm a mishap I'm always behind
I'm a reject I'm a mishap I'm always behind
Taking buses to the graveyard just to see the pretty grave art
Your denial makes us cheerful because we haven't got the age anymore to mind
I'm a reject I'm a defect I'm all you dislike
oh we might seem so confusing but your outlet jeans amuse me
And in moments of weakness you have nothing but your new dress
its so difficult to deny yourself




its so difficult
Is it not?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "I'm a Reject" by Lebanon Hanover convey a sense of detachment, rejection from society, and a feeling of low self-esteem. The singer describes herself as a "stupid entertainer" who dresses up in white foundation, trying to fit into society but failing to do so. She describes how her audience's laughter is painful but she no longer cares as she has grown old.


The singer then refers to her love for visiting graveyards to see the pretty grave art, which may indicate her attraction towards death or despair. She talks about how denial and rejection from society have made her more cheerful as she no longer cares about the opinions of others. The singer continuously repeats the phrase "I'm a reject, I'm a mishap, I'm always behind," which emphasizes her feelings of not belonging and isolation.


Towards the end of the song, the singer mentions how society may find them confusing, but they are amused by it. She talks about how in moments of weakness, society only has materialistic things like a new dress to keep them going, which can be interpreted as the realization that society is shallow and only cares about materialistic things.


Overall, "I'm a Reject" is a melancholic song that conveys the feeling of not belonging and the struggles of trying to fit into society.


Line by Line Meaning

Dressing up in white foundation I'm the stupid entertainer
I am putting on white make-up to act as an idiotic performer


your laughter is so painful but I haven't got the age any more to mind
I feel hurt by your laughter, but I am too old to care about it now


I'm a reject I'm a mishap I'm always behind
I feel like an outcast and a failure who can never catch up with others


Taking buses to the graveyard just to see the pretty grave art
I go to the cemetery to appreciate the beauty of tombstones and sculptures


Your denial makes us cheerful because we haven't got the age anymore to mind
We make fun of your denial because we are too old to care about it


I'm a reject I'm a defect I'm all you dislike
I am seen as unwanted, faulty, and disliked by others


oh we might seem so confusing but your outlet jeans amuse me
We may appear strange and puzzling, but your cheap jeans entertain us


And in moments of weakness you have nothing but your new dress
When you feel vulnerable, you rely on your appearance and possessions to boost your self-worth


its so difficult to deny yourself
It is challenging to resist one's desires and needs


its so difficult
It is a hard and painful struggle


Is it not?
Right? Don't you agree?




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