"Perfect 10" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
She's a perfect 10, but she wears a 12
Baby keep a little 2 for me
She could be sweet 16, bustin' out at the seams
It's still love in the first degree

When he's at my gate, with a big fat 8
You want to see the smile on my face
And even at my door, with a poor poor 4
There ain't no man can replace

'Cause we love our love,
in different sizes
I love her body, especially the lies
Time takes it's toll, but not on the eyes
Promise me this, take me tonight

If he's extra large well I'm in charge
I can work this thing on top
If he's XXL well what the hell
Every penny don't fit the slot

The anorexic chicks, the model 6
They don't hold no weight with me
Well 8 or 9, well that's just fine
But I like to hold something I can see

'Cause we love our love,
in different sizes
I love her body, especially the lies
Time takes it's toll, but not on the eyes
Promise me this, take me tonight

I've bought a watch, to time your beauty
But I've had to fit a second hand
I've bought a calendar, and every month
Is taken up by lover man

'Cause we love our love,
in different sizes
I love her body, especially the lies
Time takes it's toll, but not on the eyes
Promise me this, take me tonight

'Cause we love our love, in different sizes
I love her body, especially the lies
Time takes it's toll, but not on the eyes
Promise me this, take me tonight


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"Perfect 10" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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  • 0
    General Commentreal interesting tidbit: during one of their tours, jacqui just up and quit, so they had to go on without her.
    paul and another guy from the band did this duet. cool?
    festijunkon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow crap is that. where would the comedy value be with a man singing. Oh wait, there it is!
    Razormasticatoron January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs written that tells it like it is,
    Marcus7on April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If he's XXL
    Well what the hell
    Every penny don't fit the slot"

    is such a great lyric
    patobrienon September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf he's extra large
    Well I'm in charge
    I can work this thing on top

    lmao.
    larv it.
    OhSoInLoveon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not a native english speaker and wonder, what the hell are things like "a perfect 10" or "she wears a 12"? Has it a real meaning or is it just nonsense?
    JohnnyTrashon January 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUh- size 12 is not "worn my fat people", I'm hastened to add!
    It's smaller than the British average which is a 16..
    Fifem_xon April 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it means she's a perfect size 10, but she wears a size 12 so there's "a little two" left over, space for him to get his hands inside her clothes perhaps.

    And a size 12 is not fat, "73" you may be thinking of an American size 12 which is a lot bigger than the British size 12 (the band is British) that they are singing about. A size 12 is often regarded as a highly sought after figure.
    Retrographicon May 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPerfect 10 = on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 people terribly ugly and 10 being ridiculously gorgeous, she's a 10.

    Wears a 12 = size 12 is a clothing size worn by fat people.
    73on March 05, 2009   Link

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