"Lousy Reputation" as written by and Cain/murray/tapper....
Why do I keep finding myself so surprised?
The qualities you openly have advertised
A bigger man might not feel so compromised
But I've never been that sane and I won't start tonight

It's burning me up, I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me off
I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me

I've heard some things I guess it's better not to know
It's pretty bad as far as first impressions go
A bigger man could probably get past it all
Oh the problem here is that I just won't grow up, so what

It's burning me up, I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me off
I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me off, off, off

It's burning me up, I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me off
I've heard it enough
I won't let your lousy reputation throw me off


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"Lousy Reputation" as written by Keith Murray Christopher Cain

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    General CommentI'm sorry but i think you are both wrong...it's about a man who wants to start a relationship with someone with a bit of a reputation for being "easy" and he ignores everyone telling him that she is not the kind of person to be with, and he ends up going for it...simple as that
    Joshyg1on March 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with josh... i think its about the fact that he wants to start a relationship with someone but her "lousy reputation" is making him have second thoughts. but he fights these thoughts, feels bad for thinking them and then overcomes his doubts
    laurenadeon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with josh aswell, its about a guy who is in or wants to be in a relationship with someone despite that person having a 'lousy reputation'. love this song!
    will10000on January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lad is upset that the girl he wants has a promiscuous reputation. But that is the reason why he was first attracted and reason why he ended up with her (one night stand) "The qualities you openly have advertised".

    Then he starts or wants to start dating her, but his mind is full of all the possible skeletons in her closet. He either knows or thinks because the way they first met, she has slept with more people than him or slept with a lot of people.

    So he can’t stop dwelling on her lousy reputation. Ruining there relationship before it even starts.
    karleo_jaxxon September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's actually: "I've never been a saint and I won't start tonight", not "I've never been that sane".

    But I might be wrong.
    TinDefactoon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone who continuesly lets you down, but you ignore advice and continue to follow your desire despite their lousy reputation.
    benisascientiston December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree 110% with benisascientist

    this song gives me the same kind of vibe (though perhaps in different context) as "from your mouth" by God Lives Underwater does.
    Thrust of Painon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i think its about a guy who wants a relationship with a girl but shes "too easy"
    itsonlycraigon March 30, 2008   Link

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