"Fuck And Run" as written by and Liz Phair....
I woke up alarmed
I didn't know where I was at first
Just that I woke up in your arms
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
With or without my best intentions
And whatever happened to a boyfriend
The kind of guy who tries to win you over?
And whatever happened to a boyfriend
The kind of guy who makes love 'cause he's in it?

And I want a boyfriend
I want a boyfriend
I want all that stupid old shit like letters and sodas
Letters and sodas

You got up out of bed
You said you had a lot of work to do
But I heard the rest in your head
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
With or without my best intentions

And I want a boyfriend
I want a boyfriend
I want all that stupid old shit like letters and sodas
Letters and sodas

I can feel it in my bones
I'm gonna spend another year alone
It's fuck and run, fuck and run
Even when I was seventeen
Fuck and run, fuck and run
Even when I was twelve

You almost felt bad
You said that I should call you up
But I knew much better than that
And almost immediately I felt sorry
'Cause I didn't think this would happen again
No matter what I could do or say
Just that I didn't think this would happen again
Without or without my best intentions

I can feel it in my bones
I'm gonna spend my whole life alone
It's fuck and run, fuck and run
Even when I was seventeen
Fuck and run, fuck and run
Even when I was twelve


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"Fuck and Run" as written by Liz Phair

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is an incredibly honest, incisive song. It was one I listened to often when I went through my last breakup. It's a sad commentary on the state of American society and relationships. At increasingly younger ages, relationships are all about sex. Like Liz says, no guy cares enough to write romantic letters to his girl or even buy her a freakin' Coke. It's scary how relevant this song is for most people, myself included.
    goddesscarolineon June 26, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWow, I thought I hated this song, but I just noticed at the end, she reverses the point of view. She's saying we really are all looking for relationships, but we end up casually hooking up before ever having to win each other over. That's what this is about. The very end of it implies the same lyrics sung by the guy she is with, essentially. This isn't about guys not caring and girls getting used. Geez. She is "using" the guy just as much as he's "using" her. She's just saying she wants a more meaningful relationship, but she keeps settling for casual sex, because relationships take time and effort and commitment. She's not putting in the effort either. She doesn't really care about this guy. She just met him, and she wakes up and she's like oh shit why did I just sleep with someone I don't care about again? It's likely she wants out of there just as fast as he does. Plus, who knows, maybe he really likes her and just has to go to work. I hate the part where she assumes she can read his mind. Still, she's expressing disappointment with herself, not with the guy. The problem is with the way this song is written - the main message that comes across to the listener is "what ever happened to a boyfriend?" which ends up sounding a lot like she is complaining about the men in her life. I do have a problem with that part, and really with anyone who echos that sentiment, but I think the main message of the song can be interpreted differently. This, essentially, is just a commentary on the vacuity of casual sex. However, I do hate how it really sounds like she is complaining.
    musicgeek86on May 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn a figurative sense.
    shadowwiththeeyeson November 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshe doesn't fuck and run, he does. she gets used by guys who give her excuses about things like having to work. that's why she's alone and wants a boyfriend.
    oohvalalaon December 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty straightfoward, just someone who keeps letting themselves be taken advatange of, and then wakes up wishing they hadn't slept with the person. It's searching for something more. And to everyone who talks about Liz's new career, fuck off. She's at a different point in life, she's married with kids. Of course she's not gonna write about fucking and running.
    aemitton July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBack when Liz had balls.
    shadowwiththeeyeson November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally could relate to this song when i was in college
    principessa1180on May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What ever happened to a boyfriend
    The kind of guy who tries to win you over, and
    What ever happened to a boyfriend
    The kind of guy who makes love cause he's in it"

    Some of my favourite lyrics ever.
    rahrahreplicaon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod this song smacks me upside the head. In the past couple of years I came to the same realisation myself. I want a boyfriend
    I want a boyfriend
    I want all that stupid old shit
    Like letters and sodas
    Letters and sodas. Thankfully there's a song for all us reformed/reforming sluts out there.
    celestra13on November 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing. New Liz can't even compare. It's so raw. Reminds me of every college guy I have ever met.
    tini728on February 28, 2006   Link

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