"M-Bike" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
His m-bike's clean
You polish that thing
He looks her over more than me
But I won't let it get to me
Yeah, he can play with his machine

Night or day, rain or shine
Looks at her shape, not at mine
I'm not complaining
I think it's neat
Yeah, he can play with his machine

But all he's speaking and all he sees
Is just his motor bike, not me
No, I won't let it get to me
Can't stop thinking of his goddamn machine


Take that lady coasting west
Ride his motor over the edge
Yeah, I could break her
Break her, break me
But get rid of that goddamn machine

Yeah, I could break her
Break her, break me
Get rid of that goddamn machine

Yes, I'm gonna break her
Think what you live
I fucking hate his motor bike

Lyrics submitted by SuitBoy

"M-Bike [#]" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs EVER. i think its about the typical man obsessed with his vehicle, and the woman, pissed and jealous that he spends more time obsessing over his motorbike, and doesn't have any time for her.
    typical pj harvey classic. manic lyrics, and insane bluesy riff. what's not to love??
    omfgmattyon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbout an insecure girl who resents her boyfriend's hobby.

    "Think what you live" is wrong. I think its "think what you like", meaning the girl knows shes being unreasonable, but doesn't care.
    Byzantium90on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAutobiographical. Written when Harvey was seeing Joe Dilworth of Th'Faith Healers. Who was quoted as remarking "She could just have said she didn't like my bike".
    SuitBoyon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSee sees the bike as a human female.
    And the significant other riding it as sex.
    omfgmattyon July 24, 2009   Link

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