"Favorite" as written by Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock and Elizabeth Clark Phair....
Don't look sexy but it just feels right
Not too dirty and it's not too tight
Why I never threw it out, I'll never know exactly why

Keep it in the drawer beside my bed
It's faded pink now, but it used to be red
Starting to fray at the seams, but I know that you'll still love me
Like you did, like you did
Like before, like before
Like we will, like we will
Be doin' it once more

Oh baby know what your like?
You're like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it
Oh baby know how you feel?
You feel like my favorite underwear
And I'm slipping you on again tonight

Leave you lyin' on the bedroom floor
I leave you hangin' on the bathroom door
Take you for granted, but I'll always know exactly where you are

Lost you once you were hard to find
Got you back you didn't live like mine
Thought we were falling apart but you make me feel so pretty
Like you did, like you did
Like before, like before
Like we will, like we will
Be doin' it once more

Oh baby know what your like?
You're like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it
Oh baby know how you feel?
You feel like my favorite underwear
And I'm slipping you on again tonight
Slipping you on again tonight
Wrap me and roll me, hold me tight
Tear me apart and make me new
Like you always do

Oh baby know what your like?
You're like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it

You feel you're like this is what I want
You feel, you feel

Oh baby know what your like?
You're like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it

You feel you're like this is what I want
You feel, you feel

Slipping you on again tonight


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    General Commentwell this one seems pretty obvious........its about her favorite underwear. only
    " Oh baby know what your like?
    You're like my favorite underwear"
    is like........yeah the guy shes with is like her underwear. very metaphoric.
    sunglasseson February 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Oh baby know what YOU'RE like?" not "Oh baby know what YOUR like?"
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was okay but definitly not my favorite.
    rebelmeon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song isn't ABOUT her favorite underwear, she's comparing her lover to her favorite underwear.

    --------------------------
    "Don't look sexy, but it just feels right
    Not too dirty and it's not too tight
    Why I never threw it out, I'll never know exactly why"

    When you think of this in a lyrical manner, she's saying she doesn't know why she wouldn't throw the guy away.
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    "Keep it in the drawer beside my bed
    It's faded pink now, but it used to be red
    Starting to fray at the seams
    But I know that you'll still love me"

    Anyone else here who associates the colors red and pink with love? She's saying that the love used to be strong, but it's not as strong any longer, and it seems that it might be withering, or fraying, away. But she knows that under the dying intensity of the relationship, the significant other still loves her.
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    "Like you did, like you did
    Like before, like before
    Like we will, like we will
    Be doin' it once more."
    Follows the previous verse, saying that he still loves her the same way he did before, and in a sexual manner in the last two lines, they'll be loving eachother with the same amount of passion.
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    "Oh baby, know what your like?
    You're like my favorite underwear
    It just feels right, you know it
    Oh baby, know how you feel?
    You feel like my favorite underwear
    And I'm slipping you on again tonight."

    She's saying that he's like her favorite underwear, the color of the underwear will fade, likewise with the intensity of the romance, and underwear will wear away, like the romance itself. To her, it feels right. Starting to get it?
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    "Leave you lyin' on the bedroom floor
    I leave you hangin' on the bathroom door
    Take you for granted
    But I'll always know exactly where you are"

    Not everyone puts their underwear in the basket or in their drawers, some just leave it lying around. Same thing with relationships, some people just leave the other person lying around.

    She's basically saying that she takes the guy for granted, but regardless, she knows where he'll be if she needs him
    --------------------------
    "Lost you once you were hard to find
    Got you back, you didn't live like mine
    Thought we were falling apart
    But you make me feel so pretty"

    The relationship went downhill at one point, and she lost the guy she was with. When she did get him back, he didn't look like the guy she had fell in love with at first, he changed. She thought their love was going to be lost, but she reminds him how he makes her feel beautiful, or pretty.
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    "Slipping you on again tonight
    Wrap me and roll me, hold me tight
    Tear me apart and make me new
    Like you always do."

    She is basically saying for him to hold her tight, wear her down and make her feel new, like he has done numerous times before.
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    "You feel...
    You're like...
    This is what I want
    You feel, you feel..."

    She's just repeating parts of the chorus, adding "This is what I want", meaning that the way she feels about him is the exact thing she wants.
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    I could be wrong, but that's how I look at the lyrics.
    Sure underwear can be a cheesy thing to compare your lover to, but when you take Liz Phair's lyrics in this song, and actually read them, you start to interpret the song more easily, and notice that it's not "underwear" just because it looks like it is.
    MakexAxSecreton May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song.

    It's an excellent metaphor for a real relationship. It's not about infatuation, it's about feeling comfortable and happy with some who is not perfect.
    doyouwashon March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGod, this analogy in this song is so labored that if the rest of the album weren't so bad, I'd think she was joking. Not a songwriter who improved with age & success, our Liz.
    persimmonon March 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of the sexiest songs I've ever heard. I'm an old school Liz fan and I think this is one of her best. It's about a guy she just keeps coming back to. No matter how much time has passed an other lovers they both go through, they can't just say no to each other. Sexually, he fits her like her favorite underwear. Sweet, yet nasty at the same time.
    kanoe13on July 11, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song SUCKS ASS
    yo mamma!on April 23, 2006   Link

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