The girl's well read
Of pale white skin
You cut your arms
Baby, just to fit in

You say that you like to be on your own
But it's calm right now and a long walk home
You can't go on calling human hands
But I'm here so you might as well have me, have me

Autonomy boy you're so naive
With your heart on your sleeve
And your long head of hair
I find it very rude that you didn't think I care
Autonomy boy you got me making vows
In the back of a cab on the way out of here
And I find it very rude that you didn't think I care

Laced up, buttoned up
Tie it up tight
I like a man in uniform
But that's not right

You say that you like to be on your own
But it's calm right now and a long walk home
You can't go on calling human hands
But I'm here so you might as well have me, have me

Autonomy boy you're so naive
With your heart on your sleeve
And your long head of hair
I find it very rude that you didn't think I care
Autonomy boy you got me making vows
In the back of a cab on the way out of here
And I find it very rude that you didn't think I care


Autonomy boy you're so naive
With your heart on your sleeve
And your long head of hair
I find it very rude that you didn't think I care
Autonomy boy you got me making vows
In the back of a cab on the way out of here
And I find it very rude that you didn't think I care


Lyrics submitted by BlackheartCherry

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    General Commentlove this song its about showing attention to a guy that does that care
    dejavulaon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat album is this on?
    MissMackon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdejavula, I disagree. I think the speaker is exploiting the boy's naive nature ("You cut your arms/Baby just to fit in") to get what she wants. It's ironic because she refers to him as 'Autonomy Boy', autonomy meaning self-governing or choice and yet she doesn't give him any. He says he likes to be alone and yet she won't let him do that and the second verse seems like she's dressing him too. Given the fact that this is a B-side to a song called 'Appropriation (By Any Other Name)', which is about a film called 'Vertigo' where a man dresses his new lover up to look like his former one, I think this interpretation is fitting. It seems to me that 'Autonomy Boy' is 'Vertigo' but with a gender reversal. MissMack, this song is not on an album. The Long Blondes recorded this way before making their album.
    Prisoner.I.Wason July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGOD, can I relate :-(
    feel me loudon September 04, 2007   Link

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