"Dirty Life" as written by Joey Waronker, Justin Meldal-johnsen, Tim Anderson, Oliver Goldstein and Alex Ebert....
Ooh I can't get away
My mind's been up for days
Alright my ghosts are chasing me
Oh god damn you make me scream

Dirty mind: tell me it's a dream
Dirty life: oh I love the filthy scene
Dirty mind: now don't you break my heart
Dirty life: you're tearin' me apart

Ooh I ain't slept for days
Now my mind is fuckin' crazy
Alright, ooh baby you mark my hide
God damn you make me cry

Filthy / Fame / Fancy / Fortune
Filthy / Fame/ Like Fancy / Misfortune
[background]

I'm comin' for you
I want to shoot you up
I want to do you
I want to screw you up
I want to fuck fuck fuck
On this hot night!
Raping your fancy
Under the spotlight

Dirty mind: tell me it's a dream
Dirty life: I love the filthy scene
Dirty mind: now don't you break my heart
Dirty life: oh you're tearin' me apart

Dirtiest fancy
Dirtiest fancy
Dirty and fancy
Dirtiest fancy
Tell me it's fancy
Tell me now it's fancy

Dirty mind: tell me it's a dream
Dirty life: I love the filthy scene
Dirty mind: now don't you break my heart
Dirty life: hey you're tearin' me apart

Dirty mind: tell me it's a dream
Dirty life: I love the filthy scene
Dirty mind: now don't you break my heart
Dirty life: yea you're tearin' me apart

Dirty mind: tell me it's a dream
Dirty life: I love the filthy scene
Dirty mind: now don't you break my heart
Dirty life: oh you're tearin' me apart


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"Dirty Life" as written by Joey Waronker Alex Ebert

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    General CommentI like this song because the content is so taboo! :)
    melonon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, my friend just told me to listen to this. then i looked at the lyrics while it was playing. id rather stick to my own choice of music. not making fun of it, just not my preference. oh, and the lyrics speak for themselves.
    wordsofamutemanon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, this song is basically about the words they say in the background through the verses. xD Sex, drugs, fame, fortune.

    "My ghosts are chasing me" is probably a referance to the past-- lovers, secrets, etc. A lot of lines in here remind me of kind of bondagey fetish stuff ("Ooh baby, you mark my hide") and just plain sex. ("Goddamn, you make me scream!")

    "Tell me it's fancy" seems kind of... You know, like, he's doing all this stuff: doing drugs ("I want to shoot you up"), having a lot of sex, etc. and he finds it all gritty and dirty, but it's seen as cool or "fancy". He needs people to tell him it's "fancy" so he has an excuse to keep doing it.

    The Satahon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahah i loove this song.
    princessKATIEon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI use to think it was kinda like a scruffy kid at a sophisticated party trying to fit in but resorts to his first teachings of dirty/drug/sex life

    I know I'm really wrong but... Only 4 comments
    cmon... THERE ROBOTS!!! Lol =]
    mysteryxsk8ron July 30, 2008   Link

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