"Never Said" as written by and Phair....
(Yeah)

I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing

I don't know where you heard it
Don't know who's spreadin' it 'round
All I know is I'm clean as a whistle, baby
I didn't utter a sound

I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing

I don't know what they told you
Don't even care what about
All I know is I'm clean as a whistle, baby
I didn't let the cat out

So don't look at me sideways
Don't even look me straight on
And don't look at my hands in my pockets, baby
I ain't done anything wrong

I never said nothing
No, baby, I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing
I never said nothing
No, not to anyone
I never said nothing
I never said nothing


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"Never Said" as written by Liz Phair

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    General CommentThis reminds me of relationships I've had where we needed to keep it a secret. Like dating coworkers or a friend's ex.

    But it eventually gets out and everybody knows, and he's accusing you of telling everyone. When in fact, you never said a damn thing.
    threepepperon June 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought of this song as a girl denying being promiscuous. I can see pepper's view as well. To me, Liz is responding to someone telling her they heard she did something with a guy. I also always thought the "I ain't done anything wrong" line said "I'd hate to let it turn you on."
    aemitton July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow! no ones said anything.((haha...) this is about keeping secrets. i think....being innocent when people are accusing you of soemthing
    sunglasseson January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI couldn't say it any better than pepper did!

    It also gives off the feeling of "it's offensive to think that someone would think I'd blab about it when they should know damn well I don't blab about stuff."

    the part about "don't look at my sideways" is so great, I get this image of someone acting really skeptical and stupid towards her when she's trying to let him know she hasn't done anything.
    delialon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with aemitt, the thing she 'never said nothing' to was her and this mans relasionship becoming exclusive

    maybe
    i dont know

    but what i do know is that early liz phair is a fucking lyrical genius
    moo_cowon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis may sound weird, but I always thought this song was about rape, or date rape. "I didn't utter a sound." I don't know, it always came off to me that someone took advantage of her, but like a lot of women, there's pressure to keep it quiet, but for some reason or another, people have been talking about it.
    cbnd0824on September 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"All I know is I'm clean as a whistle" sounds like a denial of a rumor or slander that she has a
    sexually transmissible / transmitted disease. "I never said nothing"--about a sexual liaison. Presumably someone told him something like, 'Why are you messing with that whore, you'll catch a disease from her.' (Cf. "Surrender" by Cheap Trick.)
    NAwlinsContrarianon May 13, 2009   Link

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