"Primitive (The Way I Treat You)" as written by and Marcus Congleton....
feel sick without you and i can't let you go
i told you i don't want to but you don't let me say no
i drop a wire to your mom and your dad and say
"relax, don't think about the way i treat you"

shake humble hands with a far away neighbor
take part in somethin you can sure understand
you're now allergic to the rumble and noise
so relax, don't think about the way i treat you

(uh-huh)

well i've got the time
and i found a way
and i really want you
and you really want to

sent from st. louis with a bomb in his brain
he drove his brand new sports car on a national campaign
he's not affected by the rallies and wars and says
"relax, don't think about the way i treat you"

(believe me)

you learn to walk at a comfortable slumber
pursuing numbly toward sure history
you don't remember and it's not important
so relax, don't think about the way i treat you

(yeah)

well i've got the time
and i've got a way
and i really want you
and you really want to

and i've got the time
well i found a way
and i really want you
and you really want to

i've got the time
and i found a way
and i really want you
and you really want to

(and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you (and you really want to)
relax, don't think about the way i treat you


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    General Commentah, so happy to finally see some ambulance ltd lyrics up there. thanks much for it.


    i love this song.
    knowthyselfon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRandomly good song.
    AudiLuvaon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of a girlfriend I had once.
    We were always in some sort of problem. But no matter what we went through, we still stayed together, like, no matter how shittily we were to each other, it didn't matter.
    I guess we just didn't think about the way we treated each other.
    The song takes on a social/political undertone after the first verse though, but it's still about the same thing.
    Ignoring the way you're treated because you have faith in something.
    It's kind of like the Book of Job.
    ThePythonon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds very lou reed-ish. anyone else agree?
    fakeplasticgirlon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgawd. i love ambulance ltd.

    and this has to be one of the Coolest Songs Ever.

    i don't really know why, either... there's just this feeling i get when i listen to it where i'm like... "yeah, this song kicks atmospheric ass."


    oh yeah.
    prodigal_sunscreenon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgawd. i love ambulance ltd.

    and this has to be one of the Coolest Songs Ever.

    i don't really know why, either... there's just this feeling i get when i listen to it where i'm like... "yeah, this song kicks atmospheric ass."


    oh yeah.
    prodigal_sunscreenon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpersonally i think it sounds like a song by Cake
    still sweet.
    endlesswntron November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentat first this song sounds like a guy abusing his girlfriend or something and he's telling her to ignore it and not to think about it. but i don't think that's what it means. ThePython's interpretation sounds way more logical.
    chewbeccaon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeow just replying to a comment left ages back, yes I agree this does sound like some of lou reeds stuff. I love it
    you-must-live-themon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch a fun, cool song.
    neighbourhoodpoweron October 02, 2005   Link

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