My bedroom's worse than the Catholic church
I let anyone in
And now my carnal sins
Have gotten to be so boring

My heart's wide open
I sure was hoping you could close it down
It seems I'm finding out
That loving you girl can be so frightening

And you strike me like gas and ligtning
Love me, don't just spend the night
You can't count on me to do the right thing
And help me do the right thing

And you steel my nerve and you strike me
Love don't like me
Don't just spend the night
You can't count on me to do the right thing

I've made time with girls
From every walk of life
And line of work
It's fine, I'm sure there must be something more
Because when we touch I swear
I think I think too much
I still remember every minute if you were in it

And you strike me, smite me
Ladies like me
Love me, don't just spend the night
You can't count on me to do the right thing

Say my name and I will give you anything
Kiss my face and I'll kiss yours anyway
Walk my way and watch me lose my mind
And do the right thing
Hold my hand and I will tell you everything
Say you'll wait and I will get you anything
Just don't go or watch me lose control

You steal my nerve and you've struck my life
Don't love me for just one night
You can't count on me to do the right thing


Lyrics submitted by booker_pee, edited by P514sub

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    General CommentI've looked on so many different lyrics sites and I STILL see the misprint in the line:
    "And now my my carnal sins
    Have got ginger beef so boring."

    ...it's obviously:
    "And now my carnal sins
    Have gotten to be so boring."

    I'm puzzled as to how anyone could think that they were singing "ginger beef."
    emmalyneon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOKAY-- first of all. My city has an alternative station that plays this song all the time and I LOOOVE it. Second, I can't download it! I search for it all of the time on like Lime Wire and it NEVER works. (I just get these crappy virus things) and I'm so disappointed because this song is pretty well amazing. Thanks for putting up the lyrics!

    -Kat
    FrankieLoveon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song. (I'm also in the music video :P)
    Mammothon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou live in calgary right? thats where i always here it too... if you go on youtube there's a video for it

    AMAZING SONG
    t_doton October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yeah to living in calgary, this band is one of the benefits
    wearesatelliteson September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song at the start of the film "Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale". The film was pretty bad even to Tom Green's standards, but this song is amazing. I know I'm slow on the charts, give me a break they are Canada's biggest secret by the looks of things.

    It's pretty obvious what the song is about. My interpretation is that he wants to settle down for this one girl.
    accidentson January 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty clear that the song's about a promiscuous rock star that really just wants some girl to stop and care.
    dansarukenon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he was saying "you CAN count on me". But this certainly puts a different twist on the song XD
    TheArtful2342on December 01, 2010   Link

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