"Mesmerizing" as written by and Phair....
You said things I wouldn't say
Straight to my face, boy
You tossed the egg up
And I found my hands in place, boy
After backing up as far as you could get
Don't you know nobody parts two rivers met?
Don't you know I'm very happy?
You know me well
I'm even happier
I like it
I like it

With all of the time in the world to spend it
Wild and unwise, I want to be mesmerizing too
Mesmerizing too
Mesmerizing to, you

With all of the time in the world to spend it
Wild and unwise, I want to be mesmerizing too
Mesmerizing too
Mesmerizing to, you


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"Mesmerizing" as written by Liz Phair

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    General Comment"don't you know i'm very happy?" sung with such mournfulness you know it's the opposite. how often have i said "i'm fine" and had it come out the opposite. this is so beautiful...it's someone trapped in emotional dependence on someone who's abusive, and instead of leaving, they believe that they are the nothing the abuser thinks they are...sigh...
    noondayon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. Not sure what it's about, but I just like listening to it.
    gerbileateron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite albums. The raw quality of the guitars and vocals serves the raw lyrics perfectly.

    I don't see this as an abusive relationship, just a very one-sided one. His comparitive indifference to her is probably as crushing to her as other types of abuse, though.
    mbrattion February 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsucks when someone can't return your feelings or see you in the same way(s) you see them. it's really really really unfair but lucky for me liz wrote a song about it.
    politicson May 19, 2009   Link

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