"Wear You Out" as written by and Babatunde O Adebimpe David Sitek....
I can barely move
For want of room
And I'm forgettin' to breathe

But the sight of you
Has me instantly
Remember my needs

Oh the lights spin
And the beat breaks in
And I'm smellin' your sweet

Should I spend the next six hours
Tryin' to get you
Off your feet?

Oh no girl, just pretend
There ain't no one else around

So let's break it down
Ooh, let's break it down

Watch a room full of roosters
Turned to cocks runnin' wild
Scramblin' like hungry dogs
Towards you, child

See those boys tryin' to sweat you
Watchin' grown men cry

Like you're shakin' it
Like you're shakin' it
Like you're shakin' it

Put somethin' in their eyes
Oh wide open eyes

Well here I am
Just a man
Is this light flattering?
Did you notice my crown of feathers
And check out my vital vibrant comb?
Oh puff chest out and play strong
Grab you by the hair and pull you along

Or do I just talk to you
And tell you what I really
Really really want to do

Stop because you think that you
Know where this is going
Couldn't stop it girl
If you knew where this was going
You don't know the half

You seem so so smart
Ooh, but you're so wrong

Closing time
Pale blue lights gonna shine
In through any open window
Nighttime says goodbye

Let's pursue this argument in darkness
Curtains drawn, limbs entwined

Now you're two hours away
From starting your day
And you can't be late
So let's get straight

Let me wear you out
Let me wear you out

Let me make you mine, mine, mine
Let me make you mine, mine, mine


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"Wear You Out" as written by David Sitek Babatunde O Adebimpe

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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song. I love TV on the Radio.
    stickyon March 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh my god. if this song isn't an open invitation for sexual intercourse, then nothing is.
    it's like four a.m. and you've been with someone all night. and its like the stage where you either are going to do it, or you just fall asleep..
    i love this song.
    dc_sleeps_aloneon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is hot. i'm sorry but, yep.
    Christian Hedoniston February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is hot. i'm sorry but, yep.
    Christian Hedoniston February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is hot. i'm sorry but, yep.
    Christian Hedoniston February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is hot. i'm sorry but, yep.
    Christian Hedoniston February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about fucking
    man on tvon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is interesting that people consider this "an open invation for sex" or "hot".
    I do agree with 'man on tv' that the song is about fucking, a man fucking a woman, something different than sex and far different from making love is being talked about. I think it is aggressive male dominant fucking.
    the author says "but the sight of you has me instantly remember my needs", the needs of a man, sexual pleasure.
    "should I spend the next six hours tryin to get you off your off your feet?" wondering if he should spend his evening attempting to get to bed with the girl.
    followed by "Oh no girl, just pretend", or I don't want to deal with all of that, let us just go at it.
    The song focuses on males and females perceptions of and behaviors surrounding sex in western culture
    "Watch a room full of roosters
    Turned to cocks runnin' wild
    Scramblin' like hungry dogs
    Towards you, child" Men turning from calm roosters to their aggressive sexual side, cocks runnin' wild and hungry dogs scramblin" at the sight of a woman.
    "See those boys tryin' to sweat you
    Watchin' grown men cry.. Put somethin in their eyes"
    'see... cry' is getting into the perspective of a girl dealing with men going wild over her. and "put something in their eyes" addresses the responsibility of the woman for the men behaving like hungry dogs.
    "Well here I am just a man" is a man trying to justify this behavior to himself by saying he is only a man.
    "oh puff chest out and play strong, grab you by the hair and pull you along" Gender roles, the male - puffing out his chest and Play strong while being the dominant sexual partner, 'grab you by the hair pull you along.' all ideas about what it is to be a man in western culture.
    "Couldn't stop it girl
    If you knew where this was going
    You don't know the half
    You seem so so smart
    Ooh, but you're so wrong"
    these show the male domination and the womans lack of power and what the male considers a lack of intelligence.
    "Let's pursue this argument in darkness" makes this sound like the girl does not want to go to bed.
    This is followed by "let me wear you out" which sounds quite aggressive. It could be interpreted as sex lasting a long time but then it seems like the man would be worn out too:)
    and lastly "let me make you mine, mine, mine"
    sstennetton June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall of the songs on the album follow the theme of the title of the album, desparate youth and bloodthirsty babes... the youth are desparate for sex, and the ones who it easily comes to (the babes) are bloodthirsty, a metaphor for them wanting more

    hah analysis at 2 am isnt good, but its the best i can come up with now
    avs2006on August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    monkeysuncleon October 09, 2006   Link

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