"Hand-Me-Downs" as written by Stephanie Kay Bentley and Lisa A. Loeb....
I know we're in September
And this is my house
And this is my town
But my clothes are in the case
And I am leaving
Don't tell me what you spent it on
You always lie
You always lie
And it's a decision
I am leaving

We used to say for fun
Lets say you lived
And then you did
You were the leader of us all
The perfect fall

You speak to the weak and old picture of me
Everybody says they wanna be free
And it's a decision
So I am leaving

The powder's in the kitchen
The spoon is on the floor
Your sister says it's different now
I don't believe her anymore

[Chorus]
And I don't want your hand me downs
They're old
They're all worn out
I don't wanna hang around
I don't want your hand me downs

So now I'm in this hotel room
I'm free and droning on
But the musics way too loud
I wanna skip to the next song

The glass is on the counter
The sheets are on the floor
Your sister says it's not the same
I don't believe her anymore
[Chorus]

So you lie yourself to sleep tonight
But you won't think of me
'cause your world revolves around you
Or so it seems
Or so it seems
And you can't get off
And I can't get on
Yourself is all you see
And I don't wanna hang around
I don't want your hand me downs anymore

You speak to the weak and old picture of me
Everybody says they wanna be free
And it's a decision
So I am leaving



Lyrics submitted by andthewindcriesmary

"Hand-Me-Downs" as written by Stephanie Kay Bentley Lisa A. Loeb

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Hand-Me-Downs song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentHow does this song not have any comments?

    The father of a friend of mine used to work with Lisa and I was told (though of course I have no way of knowing if this is true or not), that Lisa wrote this song about Dweezil and how his drug use tore them apart. I would think heroin specifically considering "the powder's in the kitchen, the spoon is on the floor".
    charcharadeon March 27, 1988   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain