“I think I really know what this song means because it sort of applies to me (and everybody else on the planet).
“I don’t want the world to see me/Cuz I don’t think that they’d understand.” Pretty much sums it up. It’s about not showing anybody your true self because you’re too afraid. It’s hiding yourself behind made-up images, copied from other people and then compiled into one for you, so you don’t get hurt. It’s about wishing there was just one person you could show your true self to, and finding that person (you think), then losing the nerve. “And you can’t fight the tears…” verse is finally realizing you can never show anybody. Or letting a bit of the ‘real you’ slip. That’s the ‘moment of truth in the lies’. Nothing feels real because you’re hiding, is the “movie” part.
I love this song (and hte video) because I really identify with it. This one, and Jumper…”—