"The Lady Don't Mind" as written by and David/frantz Byrne....
Last time she jumped out the window,
Well, she only turned and smiled.
You might think she would say something,
But you'd have to wait a while.

Well the lady don't mind.
No, no, no, the lady don't mind
She just turns her head and disappears,
I kinda like that style

Little boat that floats on a river,
it's drifting through a haze
She stops by whenever she wants to,
well, there she goes again

Well, it's no trouble at all.
No, no, no trouble at all
Well, what she does
Is all right with me, and
I kinda like that style

Come on. come on. I go up and down.
I like this curious feeling. I know, I see.
It's like make believe.
Cover your ears so you can hear what I'm saying.
I'm not lost but I don't know
Where I am. I got a question.
All right. All right.
This is what we like.
Who knows, who knows,
What I'm thinking

She says love is not what she's after,
And everyone knows.
Each time she looks in the mirror,
She lets her feelings show.

Well, the lady don't mind
No, no, no, the lady don't mind.
Well, what she says is all right by me,
And I kinda like that style

Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Here we go again
I don't know, I don't know,
What I'm sayin'.
Hey man. Hey man.
I sure don't feel the same
She likes to say what she's feeling
Hey. Did I get a big surprise.
I know you think so.
Come on. Come on. She says anything.
Who knows, who knows,
What she's thinking.


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"The Lady Don't Mind" as written by Christopher Frantz Chris Frantz

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  • +1
    General CommentReally? There was nothing more to say about this song...
    nothing more to say over four whole years?
    But this song is so excellent! Does nobody realize this?
    There must be something meaningful in its lyrics (not that I can figure it out).

    The first line, about jumping out the window... suggests death? Or at least an acceptance of it.
    The window thing is also heavily emphasized in the video (not that it is ever jumped out of).
    of course, the great surge of energy that comes along in those two parts that come after 'i kinda like that style' mostly reminds me of some pumped up hallucinatory craziness. Or maybe its just another song about cocaine. The way those parts are sort of removed from the rest of the song sort of reminds me of the disjointed songs on their first album.
    It's too bad (imo) that this energy never really goes anywhere, and the song just fades off as it does. I hope there is a longer version out there... somewhere.
    cerberusalphaon October 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just think it's about this girl that is afraid to show how she feels, so she puts up a facade for everyone. the singer realizes that she does want love, but she acts like she doesn't care if she gets dumped or something. she tries to act tough and carefree, but deep down she just wants to "jump out a window" figuratively because of all the emotions she holds down and doesn't let anyone see
    joyce13on May 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJIm Jamrusch directed the video
    bkat004on June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always assumed it was about a bloke sleeping with a promiscuous woman. O_o
    Jombion April 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's about River Song, you silly fellows.

    I made an account just to post this. That's how emotionally invested I am.
    Doccy11on August 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just pure pop perfection. One of the best pop songs ever written.
    Karnenyenon July 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is about the power of being a prostitute and the conflict it brings in a john and the hooker that weilds feminist power with her vag. uh oh i don't know what I'm saying
    pentagontraileron February 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon July 07, 2016   Link

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