"Buttons" as written by Nick Huntington, Michael T. Mcgroarty and Sia Furler....
You got me pushing imaginary buttons
Step away from me lover, away from me lover
You got me counting imaginary school children
Get away from me lover, away from me lover

Yes, I can see that your carpet is animated
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
Yes, I see open wounds in everyone I've dated
Away from me lover, get away from me lover

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do, oh oh oh oh
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do, oh oh oh oh

You got me turning all the lights on and off
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
When will you see that I am carrying this stuff?
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover

Can't you see that I am losing my marbles?
It's marvelous losing another, losing another

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do

I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do, oh oh oh oh
I am no good for you
I'm seeing ghosts in everything I do, oh oh oh oh

Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
Get away from me lover, away from me lover
Step away from me lover, away from me lover
Walk away from me lover, away from me lover


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"Buttons" as written by Nick Huntington Sia Furler

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  • +3
    General Commentits absolutely about a girl warning a potential lover about her emotional baggage and past relationship snafus. like a surgeon general's warning for herself.
    clairvoyanceon September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think there are a couple errors in the first verse:

    Yes I can see that YOUR carpet is animated
    Walk away from me lover, away from me lover
    Yes I see open wounds in everyone I’ve dated
    Away from me lover, get away from me lover

    This song is clearly about someone pushing another person away because they are sure they'll hurt them.

    "Open wounds in everyone I've dated"
    "Carrying this stuff"
    "Ghosts in everything I do".

    GREAT SONG!
    MidC80on March 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmakes me shake my bootay :)

    !!!fabulous songgg, so fierce.
    BrianJosephon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it's about OCD... counting things, pushing imaginary buttons... such good lyrics. Reminds me of a girl I know.
    Cornflakezon June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTaken from an interview:

    "OK, OK, I gotta tell you, I was at the end of the rope! There are four cycles for the process of doing my job; there’s writing, recording, promo and touring, and I was at the end of my writing cycle, which can sometimes, between albums, and in this case, can be up to three years! I was writing with all sorts of different writers and I wasn’t really having any experiences, I was just going into work every day and writing one or two songs a day, like accumulating songs, for me, for other pop stars — 'cos at one point I thought it wasn’t going to happen for me so I should just start writing for other people if I can. So it was like the last session I did, and I had literally nothing, and I was so bored of myself and I hadn’t done anything or had any experiences for like a year, and so I wrote nonsense!"
    ratmuffinon May 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first person commenting on this song...

    I absolutely love this song.

    I think it is about being distracted by a boyfriend. And he makes you feel like you're crazy....And you just need to get away for the sake of sanity.
    maryfsuon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a fake relationship
    placeboheartson August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti adore the music video. i think that it's supposed to be like..you can make a good video without being in a sweaty club and greasy boys clinging onto your legs. i honestly LOVE this song, and it's so catchy; addicting, even.
    anyway, i don't give a fuck what 'haters' think - she may be crazy but she makes some damn good music while doing it.
    [musicisthesex]on August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed with above
    killstaron October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    halesterron December 05, 2007   Link

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