"Geek Love" as written by and Nerina Pallot.
In the race to get out of this place,
I am checking my face in the back of a spoon,
You're accusing, you say I'm not here, but I'm here, yes I'm here, yes,
I'm not on the moon,
But I'm leaving so soon,
So don't presume to know shit about me,
'Cause I don't know myself from one day to the next,
And I don't pose perplexities purposely,
This isn't a game, this isn't a test.

So hey, you, could you give it a rest?
Just take me home and get me undressed,
Put on a fire and make it enough,
Oh, we're geeks, but we know this is love.

Nine am to the beat of a drum,
As we drive through the canyon,
I'm feeling the hum of the engine,
My head and my heart are a-swim-will your cat be ok?
Your wife was she in?
Your wife, is she in???
'Cause I don't presume to know shit about you,
When you won't really tell me until I beg you to,
But I know that perplexity's a wonderful thing,
It's a sudden found joy, the strangeness it brings...

So hey, you, could you give it a rest?
Just take me home and get me undressed,
Put on a fire and make it enough,
Oh, we're geeks, but we know this is love.

I like that we argue,
But not everyday,
Your scent in a room,
The way that you say 'color' not 'colour'.

What colour today?
It's grey, grey, it's grey.

So hey, you, could you give it a rest?
Just take me home and get me undressed,
Put on a fire and make it enough,
Oh, we're geeks, but we know this is love.


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"Geek Love" as written by Nerina Pallot

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    General CommentThis is such a pretty song.
    torrance21on August 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    its just so cute =]
    dark_n_depressedon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits actually

    Color not colour, what colour today
    lilirozeon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits actually

    Color not colour, what colour today
    lilirozeon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.

    I think it's obviosuly the story of a pair of, um, unconventional, eccentrics (refered to as geeks in our lame society) and how the girl likes their kookyness but soemtimes she just wishes they wouldn't have serious debates about colour and the perplexity of the world and life, she just wants to be undressed, dammit! lols

    I love this song, because I'm a secret geek and I secretly love a geeky boy and this is our song, although no one knows it.

    I love this song *sad smile*
    I_heart_lyricson August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with 'I heart lyrics' but I also think that this song has to do with a woman having an affair... cos she asks 'your wife is she in?'...
    tmsidnon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw Nerina Pallot she played this song and said it is about losing your virginity which would explain "in the race to get out of this place" as everyone is in such a rush to lose it!
    I think "You're accusing me, sir, I'm not here But I'm here, yes, I'm here I'm not on the moon I'm leaving so soon" means that 'sir' does not believe she is a virgin so she says "I'm here, yes I'm here, I'm not on the moon" and obviously if she's about to sleep with him "I'm leaving so soon" would mean she won't be a virgin any more!
    I think the whole thing about "don't presume to know sh!t about me" is because he just presumed she'd not be a virgin.
    And I think "will ur cat be ok? your wife is she in?" just means she isn't just presuming he doesn't have a wife or cat! lol
    The problem is though she says "we're geeks but we know this is love" but how can it be love already if she doesn't even know if he has a wife!?
    What do you think?
    the_callingon November 08, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'd like to think that this song is about her boyfriend (or whatever he is) being overly philosophical, doubting everything, even her own exsistence ("you're accusing me, sir, I'm not here")- to which she responds frankly, "I'm not on the moon". Furthermore, she tells him that if she can't assume anything ("I don't presume to know shit about you") then, for all she knows, he might have a "wife".

    So, whilst they can't find an explanation for why they're there, or why they're "in love", they go along with it and accept, that whilst questioning the universe is fun ("I know that perplexity is a wonderful thing"), reality does exsist because of the evidence that is experiance and the overwhelming simplicity of nature ("Just take me home, come on and get me undressed").

    Or it's about losing her virginity and not life, the universe and everything.
    Daysieson February 08, 2009   Link

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