"What Me Worry?" as written by and Anne Erin Clark....
What me worry? I never do
I'm always amused and amusing you
Sans le fear of impending doom
Life is like banquet food: pleasure to peruse

Do I amuse you, dear?
Would you think me queer
If while standing beside you I opted instead to disappear?

In no hurry I'll sing my tune
All my skies the hue of a ruddy bruise
In my finest threads couture I'll call up my favorite muse
for a drink - half full - or two

Have I abused you, dear?
You have had it to here
You say, "Love is just a blood match to see who endures lash after lash with panache\"

In the spring I'll dust off my lute, stuff my suitcase full of blues
and I'll stir the dust underneath the thrust of my clicking heels
C'est la vie

What me worry? I never do
Life is one charming ruse for us lucky few

Have I fooled you, dear?
The time is coming near when I'll give you my hand and I'll say,
"It's been grand, but... I'm out of here
I'm out of here\"


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"What Me Worry?" as written by Anne Erin Clark

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    General CommentI made an account on this site specifically to point out that in the second line, "amusing you" can also be read/heard as "I'm using you," which is one of the best double-entendres I've ever heard in a song. Go St. Vincent!!
    enderisnotmyrealnameon March 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree this song has to do with moving on but I also think it has to do with the fact that no one ever really takes her emotions, or her, seriously. "What me worry? I never do." I feel that's just her saying of course I'm always fine, sarcastically to those who always expect her to be. Especially "I'm always amused and amusing you". Whoever this is about expects her to be happy all the time, but of course she isn't. She's stuck in a place where no one takes her seriously and she wants to leave this relationship but realizes its going to be confusing to an extent because as he shes it she's always amused.

    I know St. V talks about not being taken seriously a lot and how it bothers her which is one reason I think this.

    I also love the line "Stir the dust underneath the thrust of my clicking heels" She makes so many wonderful Wizard of Oz references in her songs!
    spammusibi29on October 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's moving on and she feels comfortable doing it. the song has such a lighthearted yet melancholy tone to it. at the end she finally detaches. ding!
    sundaydrivingon May 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about death, but approached in such a delicate and charming way that you wouldn't realize it if you didn't really think about it. "Sans le fear of impending doom. Life is like banquet food: pleasure to peruse"= Without fear of death, life is something to be enjoyed without regret. Disappear=death. "I'm out of here", etc. "Stir the dust underneath the thrust of my clicking heals"= Out of my love and lust for life, I will make my mark, no matter how fleeting it is. She is both a lyrical and musical genius.
    scapegoatmilkon March 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, love the Billie Holiday homage - and spammusibi's interpretation is how I see it, too.

    The lyrics displayed under this title are from "Save Me From What I Want". I submitted the correct lyrics but it still comes up the wrong song. Here are the correct lyrics:

    What me worry? I never do
    I'm always amused and amusing you
    Sans le fear of impending doom
    Life is like banquet food: pleasure to peruse

    Do I amuse you, dear? Would you think me queer
    if while standing beside you I opted instead to disappear? Disappear

    In no hurry I'll sing my tune
    All my skies the hue of a ruddy bruise
    In my finest threads couture I'll call up my favorite muse
    for a drink - half full - or two

    Have I abused you, dear? You have had it to here
    You say, "Love is just a bloodmatch to see who
    endures lash after last with panache"

    In the spring I'll dust off my lute, stuff my suitcase full of blues
    and stir the dust underneath the thrust of my clicking heels

    C'est la vie

    What me worry? I never do
    Life is one charming ruse for us lucky few

    Have I fooled you, dear?
    The time is coming near when I'll give you my hand and I'll say,
    "It's been grand, but... I'm out of here
    I'm out of here"
    abirataon November 17, 2012   Link

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