You are sultry, dirty, soft and hard
You are close to me and you’re so far
And I’m thinking of the time we spent together
Now I’ll bury this in my backyard
Sometimes I sit and wonder
But I’ll never dial your number ‘cause

I’m having fun looking out for number one
And I’m doing all the things I like to do
I’m having fun ‘cause I knew it all along
I’d be better off without you

You are guilty, pretty, high and low
You’re a place to stay and a time to go
And I’m searching through the things you left behind here
Now it’s time for me to let it go
Sometimes I sit and wonder
But I’ll never dial that number ‘cause

I’m having fun looking out for number one
And I’m doing all the things I like to do
I’m having fun ‘cause I knew it all along
I’d be better off without you

Late at night you pick up the telephone
Call me up and cry ‘cause you’re all alone I don’t care
Apologize for taking my cigarettes
Now it’s time to feel all the side effects
Missing the life you had


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    General CommentThis is such a perfect song dedicated to those who finally have the guts to end a nagging and unhappy relationship. At least that's what it meant to me because it spoke straight to me when I finally broke up with my controlling girlfriend. The Clarks are the greatest band on the planet.
    Weis-dupeon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's a great song to listen to to get over someone. You can just sit in the sun with a cool drink and just hang out and really know that it's better this way! Sing the chorus loud and it'll make your day.
    TheBriton August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes this is the ultimate break up song, with a giant "Fuck YOU!" tone of voice (hehe)

    Anyways, for those of you who don't know already, this song plays during the credits of "The Anna Nicole Smith show" on E! It's a shame that her annoying voice/antics are always playing during the credits and sometimes drown out the Clarks...but they list them in the credits too so thats cool!
    Traumattizingon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good breakup song... such a good song.
    Chameleonicaon June 20, 2003   Link

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