"6' 1"" as written by and Liz Phair....
I bet you fall in bed too easily
With the beautiful girls who are shyly brave
And you sell yourself as a man to save
But all the money in the world is not enough

I bet you've long since passed understanding
What it takes to be satisfied
You're like a vine that keeps climbing higher
But all the money in the world is not enough
And all the bridges blown away keep floating up

It's cold
And rough

And I kept standing six-feet-one
Instead of five-feet-two
And I loved my life
And I hated you

(Yeah)

It's cold out there
And rough

And I kept standing six-feet-one
Instead of five-feet-two
And I loved my life
And I hated you


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"6'1" as written by Liz Phair

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  • +2
    General CommentPhair said that the songs were about Exile on Mainstreet. (She also said that she used Exile on Mainstreet as a way to align her songs.) This song does "match" up to "Rocks Off". "Rocks Off" is about a guy who "only gets his rocks off when he is sleeping". Compare that with Phair's statement, "I bet you fall in bad too easily with..." and "I bet you've long past understanding what it takes to be satisfied."
    ratwodon February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery song on exile in guyville is mirroring a song on Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones. Take a look at:
    songmeanings.net/…

    This song is a reply to it.
    michaelwoodon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!!!! i heard from a friend of mine that before Liz got into the music business, everyone was telling her she was too tall. how screwed up is that???
    yo mamma!on April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's 5'2". the song is not really about that. in exile in guyville, she writes a lot of songs about fucked up men and fucked up relationships. this song is about a situation where in she has this guy who thinks he's all that, so tall and wonderful but she knows more than that. so she reduces him, dissects him for who he is.
    blair23on May 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalright alright i'm wrong. good song though.
    i heard that from a friend but yours makes more sense.
    i saw her in concert, too, and she wasn't very tall. she was like 1 inch taller than me.
    yo mamma!on January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, not only is it a mirror song, but this particular one is about mick jagger himself.
    noondayon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahah
    this is mad-feminist. I love it.
    It's about these guys who treat women like playthings, and put them in low chauvinistic places.
    But there Liz Phair is, standing 6'1" because she's standing up like a man, or in a man's place, instead of settling for who and what she's expected to be just because she's female... 5'2"
    samwichedon February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDo you think it's because he was 6'1"? She was trying to reach up to him. I love the lines "And I loved my life / And I hated you."
    missmeon October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, how good is the line "the beautiful girls who are shyly brave"??
    missmeon December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso I agree what everyone has said - she's reducing him, swapping the roles around. This guy's a player, and he sells himself 'as a man to save' - pretends he's all sensitive with issues and needs to be looked after, but really he's just someone that uses that act to get attention from women and eventually he fucks them over.
    missmeon March 12, 2009   Link

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