"Trophy Wife" as written by and Matthew Berninger Aaron Dessner....
no nobody wants to be
no no one's lover
no matter what they say
lovers know they are the ones
who one day have to go

trophy wives
I know they wander
and find a young young man
trophy wives
I know they wander

one time you were a good rabbit
to all the girls
and all their lovely mothers
you tried a piece of everything
now nothing turns you on

trophy wives
I know they wander
and find a young young man
trophy wives
I know they wander

run run baby I don't feel alive
but I'm pretty and I'm pretty sure
I'm gonna be alright to drive
to new jack city for a younger man
with a better brain

I fell in love with you
no matter what you say
but you were right about the reasons
I don't want to be
what I'm becoming

your trophy wife
I know they wander
and find a young young man
you trophy wife
I know they wander
and find a young man
your trophy wife
I know they wander


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"Trophy Wife" as written by Matthew Berninger Aaron Dessner

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  • +1
    General Commentthat line "i fell in love with you no matter what you say, but you were right about the reasons" is in patterns of fairytales as well
    fjordingon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that this song is self explanatory. Typical trophy wife, wishes a younger, better man, but still, she's tied down to someone who she doesn't love. She agreed to that kind of relationship in which she doesn't love the man because it's enough for her that he loves her because nobody wants to be no ones lover. She only needed security and to be loved and now she regrets.
    undoon April 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome. It means awesome. That's what.
    freejoe76on December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcynical in that really biting TRUE way
    bitta2sweeton April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost of this album is about him morning the end of a relationship, this is the first song that's from the girl's point of view and perhaps her reasons for leaving him.
    Cyberghoston May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningself-explanatory
    JennaCanReadon November 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their very best songs from a unique and singular album.
    bohbohon February 06, 2017   Link

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