Friday, May 02, 2014

Project 52 2014 (18/52): You're So Vain

.:Project 52 2014 (18/52): You're So Vain:.

You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht...

You always had to make a big entrance. You always had to remind everyone you were head over heels above them, and make them feel just a little worse off about themselves. That's always how it's been, and that's always how it will be, it seems.

Your self-absorbed, self-important aura permeates the air with the acridity of a gourd left to ferment in the desert for an entire week. Inasmuch as I find it all part of your appeal, it's hard to excuse the way you carry yourself when it rubs everyone the wrong way.

Your hat strategically dipped below one eye, your scarf it was apricot.

It's always about keeping pretenses. It's all about reputation, and all about trying to make yourself out to be more than you actually are. You tear yourself up and spit yourself out over guilt and grief and worries. You always do that to yourself, yet you come out afterwards and project all over everyone else around you.

You've been poison when all people needed was respite. And that's where we are today.

You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte.

Do you really need to be so self-absorbed? Do you really need to be oblivious to everything else going on around you just to take a good look at yourself and practically salivate over yourself? It feels rather embarrassing, to be honest. It's that kind of self-centered behavior that makes me wonder what happened to you. How you could have let yourself be this way, when you seem to project so much that you deserve better.

Instead, all we see is you floundering about, going on with life, completely oblivious to the fact that you really should just stop and realize for a moment that you're hurting yourself. Big time.

And all the boys dreamed that they'd be your partner, they'd be your partner, and...

Yeah, you know it. They want you. They want you because you have so much to offer. But you never let anyone forget it, do you?

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.

And you wouldn't care if it's not, because you've been making everything about you since day 1. It's a bit bewildering, really.

Why is it that the people who really shouldn't be throwing stones at glass houses are the ones who do? Why is it that instead of coming to terms with the truth, they end up surrounding themselves in the light of ignorance, and try to push blame elsewhere but them? It's really counter-productive, and not something you would expect from someone who should know better.

You're so vain, I bet you think this song is about you.

It's so easy to assume things. But let's face it: whenever you assume, you make an ass out of you, not me. All I can do is shake my head. All I can do is wonder if you really think this was all about you when it was really about something bigger and more important than you or me.

Don't you? Don't you?

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