She had long brown hair
All down her breast
Made me think about my future
Made me think about my past
She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
"My god, why shouldn't it be me?"

Her skin was tight, her manner was free
She gave me that look that seemed to say:
"Hey you, look at me!"
Her smile was crooked and good
As she sucked her Capri
And I thought:
"My god, why shouldn't it be me?"

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon god
Why shouldn't it be me?

Her body was free!

Don't tell me what's proper
Anyone can see
I wasn't even her first, so don't blame it on me
She was so pretty, as pretty as can be
And I thought:
"My god, why shouldn't it be me?"

Oh c'mon, just this once, lord!
Why shouldn't it be me?

Her body was free!

You know what the bible says?
I'll tell you what it says
It says:
"Don't put a stumbling block in front of someone who can't see
Don't put a beautiful body in front of someone who's hungry,"

She was so pretty
As pretty as can be
And I thought:
"My god, why shouldn't it be me?"

C'mon lord, why shouldn't it be me?


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    General Commenti never heard dis song...but the lyrics kind a creepy..
    azahzon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song. but i enjoy the lyrics. :D
    [RighteousBabe.]on January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentshe describes someone so vivdly with such little words. the song is so sexy.
    The_Aggressoron February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree, this song is incredibly sexy. and not in the least bit creepy! i think regina's got a great handle on how to write from the point of the view of the opposite sex.
    respektologyon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentrespektology, why do you assume Regina is writing from the "point of the view of the opposite sex"? She is clearly saying "why shouldn't it be me", which is more indicative that the point of view is that of another woman.
    Aspekton March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI could really be reaching here, but it's somewhat eating disorderish to me.
    irikidzaion March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with aspekt it sounds like its from a woman point of view.
    but i dont rly know about the eating disorder, what do you mean?
    bizarrehon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Why shouldn't it be me?" does imply that there is something unattainable or socially unacceptable about consummating the relationship, as does "Don't tell me what's proper/ Anyone can see/ I wasn't even her first/ So don't blame it on me." I feel like there must be something more to it--something more taboo than it just being a woman talking about another woman. Or is that still pretty taboo?
    LostInTheSoundon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's rape told from the rapist's point of view.

    "Her body was free"

    "She was so pretty
    pretty as can be
    and I thought my God, why shouldn't it be me?"

    "I wasn't even her first, so don't blame it on me"

    "Don't put a beautiful body
    In front of somebody who's hungry"

    And that with the very dark, creepy retro-blues of the song which gives it this primal atmospheric quality. It's rape. Although the idea of woman envy is interesting, but it doesn't take all the lines of the song into account.
    AnthonyBSmithon April 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere are barely words to describe how much I can relate to this song. I do see it as about a sort of shy and insecure girl who sees another girl who with all her grace and long brown hair, becomes jealous and even more insecure, perhaps develops an eating disordeer

    "Her skin was tight, her manner was free.."
    The girl with the long brown hair is like a social butterfly and very confident. "Her body was free" means to be that she is thin and isnt afraid to be herself.

    "She was so pretty
    pretty as can be
    and I thought my God, why shouldn't it be me?"
    This is jealously. Im the type of person would not even have to know the girl, but just to see someone from far away looking so pretty and happy I get jealous and start to get angry with myself, assuming that they have the perfect life and how all the guys like her and things like that.

    "Don't put a stumbling block in front of someone who can't see.
    Don't put a beautiful body in front of someone who's hungry."
    Very anorexia-esque to me. It doesn't even have to mean the pretty girl at school but the pretty model girls in the magazines, "perfect bodies" are everywhere in the media and the on looker wishes she had that, she believes if she can only look partly like the pretty girl (by getting a thin, free body), she can a taste of what it is like to have that perfect life.
    "Don't tell me what's proper, anyone can see."
    It's not right to starve to yourself and the narrator knows that but she can't help herself because she just isnt happy and wants to be like the girl with the long brown hair
    Daughter2010on May 16, 2007   Link

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