You can all go fuck yourselves.
You can all go burn in hell.
But if there's anything you need at all,
I would help you out.
I'll be the one who cheers
when the end is near.
But if someone had to save the day,
I guess I'd volunteer.

'Cause my life doesn't mean a thing to me.
The only reason I haven't put myself in the ground already...

Is I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.

You can all go fuck yourselves.
You can all go fuck yourselves.
You so-called tortured souls.
But I'll cover your ears so you won't hear the screams and moans.
If I could I'd just
throw the earth into the sun.
But I'd cover your eyes
until my hand melted off.

No, life doesn't mean a thing to me.
The only reason I haven't put myself in the ground already...

Is I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.

And I don't want a funeral,
'cause I don't like people looking at me.
And I don't want to get married,
'cause I don't want someone touching me.
I'm fine.
I really want to die.
Tonight,
I really want to die.

But don't worry.
No, don't worry.
I won't hurt me.
I won't hurt me.
'Cause I don't like to get dirty.

I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.
I don't like to get dirty.

You can all go fuck yourselves.


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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I was totally shocked, haha. Such a sweet voice with such vulgarity. I love the dichotomy.
    Adeluzon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsorry, but that song really looks like a usual emo-iamnotlikeyou-iamsodeepbysayingiwanttodie-song

    you don't become special by singing such stuff. the music is okay besides
    Music is pureon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't see it as a "usual emo-iamnotlikeyou-iamsodeepbysayingiwanttodie-song" at all.
    Personally I see it like "I don't care, but I care" song.
    I don't know, it's just very hard to explain.
    Maybe someone can come along and explain it better than I can.
    ArcadeEdgeon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBuilding off what ArcadeEdge said, I think the very exaggerated nature of the song is hinting that it is not just one of those songs. It seems to me like the singer doesn't really believe what she's saying, like she's trying to convince herself because it's easier than dealing with whatever is actually going on in her life.
    frawlikon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlright, this is how it goes. Mayyybe someone else can relate. Do you ever have someone come to you alll the time with their problems? someone you dont even know that well? or maybe your best friends. and you dont really give a shit because it has nothing to do with you, but you help anyways. just so they can get over it and shut up.

    that's what this song feels like to me. she's not doing it to be a hero, "'cause i dont like people looking at me."

    oh, and then, she's talking about how she wants to die, but she'll be fine. its like she's the person who takes care of everyone else, and she has no one to take care of her, but she doesn't mind. i dont know.
    fanofyourson January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel like it's not the "usual emo-iamnotlikeyou-iamsodeepbysayingiwanttodie-song" just because of the humor in not killing herself because she doesn't want to get dirty. Oh yes, my life is so empty and horrible that I want to die, buuuuuut, I won't, just because I don't want to get dirty.

    And come on? "You can all go fuck yourselves." That just makes me giggle :D
    toodrunktodreamon April 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel the need to defend this song a little bit.

    First of all, the narrator of the song (assuming s/he's female) is conveying that she hates living and hates people, but also that she doesn't want to die either, because she imagines she'll experience discomfort although she's dead. Since she's still around, then, she's willing to help other people out with whatever they need even though she feels nothing but contempt for them.

    I always interpret the lyrics as honest (and I mean REALLY honest) self-criticism. This is how the singer really feels, but she recognizes how absurd and seemingly contradictory the feeling is when spelled out.
    janice111on February 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this is Sharon Shy's Sense of humor seeping through. if you take this song at face value, you're entirely missed the point and should stop listening to The Ropes all together. She loves to play up the dark, depressed outsider image for theatrics, and the very fact that she goes so far past the point of sounding suicidal to warp back and parody itself speaks volumes. The point made in several comments above me about the irony of suffering longer simply because she doesn't want to get dirty in killing herself in quite valid. She uses that for humor, not even being bothered to end her "torment" because it would incur more discomfort anyway.
    HereticBassiston November 23, 2011   Link

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