"Down And Dirty" as written by and Shannon Mcnally....
Come on in through my screen door
Tell me all your cares
I'm here to lend my ears
Where you been lately
Haven't seen much around here, Oh no
Been hiding out in the shade
Your skins all gone to gray
Did you eat today?
When you coming home to stay?

Don't you know I love you
When you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you
When you're clean
(Repeat)

If you could see what I see
You'd see a boy who can't face things
Silent is all he is
You been looking around without your vision
Hearing things without listening
Suffering but feeling no real kind of pain
You know I'd like to help but
When I let you ride for free
You drag me into the cheap cheap scene
(Cheap cheap scene yeah)

Don't you know I love you
When you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you
When you're clean
(Repeat)

You got this thing against
Living with the best
But you sure like to visit me don't you
When the streets get too cold
When you're feeling weary and old
When your chances for survival
Looking oh so slim
When all of a sudden you won't live to be eighty
Maybe ninety
Maybe a hundred and ten

Don't you know
Don't you know
Don't you know

Don't you know I love you
When you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you
When you're clean
(Repeat)

Oh I know everything ain't
Always what it seems be to
Don't you know I love you baby
Any way I find you
Anyway you come
Any way I find you
Anyway you come

Come on
(Repeat until end)


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"Down and Dirty" as written by Shannon Mcnally

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    General CommentMy friend claims this song is about loving someone for being who they are. However, I interpret "Down and Dirty" as a song about sex.
    Simplisticon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a guy who only uses a girl for sex and thats it. he comes to her every so often and acts sad and depressed, so she lets him have her for the night. she thinks it might be love but she knows in her heart that it isnt.
    youcanbreathe_nowon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone that needs to hit rock bottom in order to change from the viewpoint of someone who sincerely cares and will be there no matter what. I heard this song on QAF and instantly loved it!
    harasme1012on February 07, 2010   Link

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