"Sex Type Thing" as written by Dean Deleo, Robert Emile Deleo, Eric Kretz and Scott Richard Weiland....
I am I am I am I said I wanna get next to you
I said I wanna get close to you
You wouldn't want me have to hurt you too, hurt you too?

I ain't I ain't I ain't a buyin' into your apathy
I'm gonna learn ya my philosophy
You wanna know about atrocity, atrocity?

I know you want what's on my mind
I know you like what's on my mind
I know it eats you up inside
I know you know, you know, you know

I am a man, a man I'll give ya something that ya won't forget
I said you shouldn't have worn that dress
I said you shouldn't have worn that dress, worn that dress

I know you want what's on my mind
I know you like what's on my mind
I know it eats you up inside
I know you know, you know, you know

Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come

I am I am I am I said I wanna get next to you
I said I wanna get close to you
You wouldn't want me have to hurt you too, hurt you too?

I know you want what's on my mind
I know you like what's on my mind
I know it eats you up inside
I know you know, you know, you know

I know you want what's on my mind
I know you like what's on my mind
I know it eats you up inside
I know you know, you know, you know

Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come
Here I come, I come, I come, I come


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"Sex Type Thing" as written by Robert Emile Deleo Dean Deleo

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +8
    General CommentThis is a song about rape and how our society deals with it. A lot of the time, the victim is blamed. Hence the lyric, "I said ya shouldn't have worn that dress."
    psychogroupieon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI saw/read (I don't remember which) an interview with Weiland in which he said it was about the way guys generally view women sexually, not necessarily rape.
    SgtBakeron June 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it is def. about rape, but i dont think the line "you shouldnt have worn that dress" refers to how society deals with it. I think that last part of the song is from the rapists point of view and says that just as he says "I'll give you something that you wont forget." Just my take on it though.
    scorchoon August 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think it's not about rape, but rather about how a lot of pig headed men approach sex. Like, "b*tch likes me staring at her, that's why she's wearing that dress. She wants to get f*cked" That sort of mentality. An abusive approach to sex, but not necessarily rape.
    BrewingInBrooklynon May 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm makes sense.. I've always thought it was of the sexual nature..but never thought it was about rape
    pheebgirlon August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally is about attitudes about sex/rape. "I know you wnt what's on my mind, I know you like what's on my mind" He is putting his own thoughts on her. She wanted it. she knew what was on his mind(even though no one can read minds) His trying to put the responsibility on her. and he is transfering his wants/desires to her. Kinda like Tarotinos character in from dusk til dawn... "could you do me a favor and...
    veleceon June 21, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the only STP song that is completely obvious when it comes to the meaning. It's definately about rape, and definately coming from the rapist's point of view. Simple.. but still freakin' awesome!
    WinterOnyxon April 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with what SgtBaker is saying totally.. I could see how it could be about rape too tho...

    I have Sex Type Thing tattooed on my arse ;)
    SexTypeThingon October 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust the abuse of sexual power.
    HatchbackMustangon June 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI defiently think it is about rape. Says wouldnt want to hurt you too? Not having any apathy (absence of passion or emotion) Knowing about atrocity (appalling act, situation-usually cruel even illegal act)...Although when listening to this song the chorus gets me fired up about somebody knowing my dirty thoughts.
    cr8kypantson July 15, 2009   Link

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