"Why Don't You Come Over" as written by Douglas Elwin Erickson, Shirley Ann Manson, Steve W. Marker and Bryan David Vig....
It's been a crazy time for us
Of pushing all our limits
Snapping necks and breaking balls
Now you'd have done the same

But you were baking biscuits
While I went, bent the law
Sacrificing something
As you counted all my flaws

Why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over

So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over and walk in my shoes

You want to live freely
Don't want to die
You want it?
You got it
You chase the high

You want to be out there
You want to race
You want to take over
Just gotta play

Why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over

So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over and walk in my shoes

I'm a good person
Don't want to fight with no one
But you piss me off
You keep pushing, pushing

You'd best step off the gas boy
All best are off
Fuck you
You taste like toxic poison
I'll wash my hands of you

Why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over

So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over
So why don't you come over and walk in my shoes
Walk in my shoes

Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over

Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over
Why don't you come over


Lyrics submitted by glaistig

"Why Don't You Come Over" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis reminds me of certain married fling i had once, and how many times he said to me "why don't you cone over tonight?" and was always wanting to control my life outside him.
    especially about the "you wanna live freely..." because he used to critisize about me using drugs, while he drank as much as anyone and got his thrills by "playing" his wife.
    "you best step off the gas, girl..." feels like the good advice i gave myself in beginning that i obviously didn't listen to.

    basically the story ends that he can just "fuck off and die..."

    This is just what the song makes me think about. idk. i don't think it was written about cheating bastards in particular, just people who you generally can't take anymore that at one point in time could have cared about.
    LittleFolkieGurlon April 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery confrontational song!
    HappySoulon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a bit confusing, i mean, at the start it sounds like she's saying i'm a bad girl, come a join my life, but then towards the end she's saying "i'm a good person... you piss me off... you taste like toxic poison"
    still a greato song!
    sianyon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this, and I don't know why, but at the end I think she sounds a bit like Patti Smith. In fact she sounds more and more like Patti Smith from the moment she says : you wanna live freely, and even more when she says : I'm a good person, etc until the end. And I especially love the way she says : and walk in my shoes...
    Auroreon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like a person who's involved with someone rebellious and naturally inclined to be a rulebreaker, and has basically assumed a part of this other person's identity and tried to live the same way. But it seems at this point, she's admitting that it's not her (she's especially tired of being the one who actually does the bad stuff: "you were baking biscuits"), and it's time for the other person to reciprocate and try being good for a while (hence the invitation in the title and chorus). The second verse describes the partner's personality, while the third seems to show that she's not really too optimistic about their chances of staying together (and not sorry about that, either).
    didiercollardon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou'd best step off the gas, girl
    All bets are off
    Fuck you
    You taste like toxic poison
    I wash my hands of you

    i love the fuck you part. it's awesome
    MrHahnKittyon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShirley has said this is a 'fuck off and die' song.
    Deebson September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me it says "You think you can do all I have to do? Not even if you tried."
    And then "I'm a good person, but you piss me off...." is saying, "I'm not one to start shit, but I will fucking finish it and win.
    viciousCupcakeon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd say Vicious Cupcake got it right. I also think it seems political, like quite a few others on the album. It seems to be criticizing rich politicians who say they're working for the people when they really don't know anything about them or how to help.
    lovely-akarion May 09, 2008   Link

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