"Look At Your Hands" as written by and David/michael Austin....
I loved you once
But look at you now
You're in somebody else's bed
I loved you once
So I don't know how
You're with a man like that
You'd be better off dead
He don't care
He don't treat you right
It's not fair
I still want you at night
Can't you see you made a mistake, girl
He treats you like dirt and I hate it

Na na na na na na lady look at your hands
You got two fat children and a drunken man
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like it
Ma ma ma ma baby look at your hands
You should have been my woman when you had the chance
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life now

He hits you once
He hits you twice
He don't care about the blood on his hands
But that's okay
'Cause it's his wife
"It's the only thing she understands," he says

Say you're gonna leave him
Say you're gonna try
But you're only talking (you're only talking)
Oh I know you think I'm a young boy
But I'm good and I think we can make it

Na na na na na na lady look at your hands
You got two fat children and a drunken man
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like it
Ma ma ma ma baby look at your hands
You should have been my woman when you had the chance
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life
Betcha don't, betcha don't, betcha don't like your life now

(Don't like your guy now)

Well excuse me baby but it's making me mad
The only one you want is the only one you'll never have
It's so sad
The only one you'll never have
It's too bad
Only one you'll never have

Na na na na na na lady look at your hands
You've got two fat children and a drunken man
And I bet you don't like your life now


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"Look at Your Hands" as written by George Michael David Austin

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    General CommentI'm not a fan of this song. it a song about a guy, who is taking about his ex-girlfriends. it's more of a revenge song. he find out his ex's life is not going so well, and points out she could have been better off with him
    spikesprincesson September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song I've always felt that George was making fun of someone that rejected him. The lyrics are playground, elementary and childish "na na na na an lady look at your hands" It is a stab in the back toward an ex-girlfriend. I've never like this one much. :-(
    Battlestationbabyon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI actually love this song.
    The lyrics are quite childish, but I think the way he does it makes the song very good.
    And yeah, it's pretty obvious what this song is about.
    WalkTheDeadon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's important to note that the narrator of this song isn't just "writing off" his ex. He's obviously frustrated and angry about the situation that she's in, and I agree that there's a strong element of ridicule in the lyric and delivery. However, there's also a pretty obvious plea for her to run away with him, evidenced in the stanza that ends: "I know you think I'm a young boy, but I'm good and I think we can make it." Naive and misguided as that plea may be (the narrator himself even tempers it with skepticism, noting that the woman is "only talking" when she says she's going to leave), he's definitely got some (probably deluded) notion that they could still be together. I think the key to this song is that the narrator's anger rises out of his ongoing desire for the woman ("I still want you at night"). In my view, the frustration of that desire prompts him to vacillate between commensurately desperate expressions of ridicule and fantasies of rescuing his former lover.
    fredwardjaydavieson March 30, 2011   Link

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