"Not Fair" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin and Lily Allen....
Oh he treats me with respect
He says he loves me all the time
He calls me fifteen times a day
He likes to make sure that I'm fine
You know I've never met a man
Who's made me feel quite so secure
He's not like all them other boys
They're all so dumb and immature

There's just one thing
That's getting in the way
When we go up to bed
You're just no good
Its such a shame
I look into your eyes
I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise
And its apparent it's all over

It's not fair
And I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
Oh you're supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it's not fair
And it's really not okay
It's really not okay
It's really not okay
Oh you're supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

Oh I lie here
In the wet patch
In the middle of the bed
I'm feeling pretty
Damn hard done by
I spent ages giving head
Then I remember
All the nice things
That you ever said to me
Maybe I'm just overreacting
Maybe you're the one for me

There's just one thing
That's getting in the way
When we go up to bed
You're just no good
It's such a shame
I look into your eyes
I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise
And it's apparent it's all over

It's not fair
And I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
Oh you're supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it's not fair
And it's really not okay
It's really not okay
It's really not okay
Oh you're supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take

There's just one thing
That's getting in the way
When we go up to bed
You're just no good
It's such a shame
I look into your eyes
I want to get to know you
And then you make this noise
And its apparent it's all over

It's not fair
And I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
I think you're really mean
Oh you're supposed to care
But you never make me scream
You never make me scream

Oh it's not fair
And it's really not okay
It's really not okay
It's really not okay
Oh you're supposed to care
But all you do is take
Yeah all you do is take


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"Not Fair" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin, Lily Allen

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  • +8
    General CommentI'm not so sure that she's even saying that he's all that outside the bedroom either. Think about it - someone who calls '15 times a day' is not only insecure, they're also a bit controlling. What happens if you fail to answer one of those many calls?

    Madcap, I think you're totally off the mark - what the song is showing is that despite this guy's apparent surface qualities, in some ways it's just a front. A guy who doesn't take the time to at least *try* to satisfy his woman the way she's tried to satisfy him, is either inexperienced (doesn't know he should) or extremely selfish (doesn't feel like he needs to). And there isn't anything in the song to indicate that his lack stems from inexperience.

    The disappointment in the song is much less about physical prowess in the bedroom than about the motivation to want your partner to have as good a time as you're having - and what she's complaining about is that lack of motivation. He doesn't even seem to be noticing that she's not having a good time, much less doing much in the way of trying to 'make her scream' (with orgasm, is what she means). The follow-on being that if he doesn't care how she's feeling in the bedroom...can he really also be caring how she's feeling anywhere outside it? I think she's essentially saying that she is discovering that his caring demeanor *outside* the bedroom is likely only there to get her *into* the bedroom; and once there, his real [selfish] nature is showing itself. Ergo, he is nice...but actually, he is mean.
    oriongalon May 10, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is so catchy!! The lyrics, the western themed music, it's all just so brilliant (and just a little dirty!)

    Obviously this song needs little interpretation, girl finds perfect man of her dreams, only he is selfish and useless in the bedroom. Lily doesn't sugarcoat her lyrics, and this song is one fine example of that.
    abey85on February 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuchhhhhhhh a good song :)
    Seems to be about a guy that is selfish in bed but is a sucker for the nice things he does for her :)
    maybebaby123on February 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhat lady CAN'T relate to this?
    I salute thee lily for a job well done
    iamamountaineeron February 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha oh man i love this one. it pretty much explains every guy. you do all the work and they just take the pleasure of it all.
    tenderonion February 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha i love how its got like a little western thing goin on in it, boss song
    giorgiaxon February 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthank you lily.
    WeCannotEatMoney.on February 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this song is "trash", I think it's just honest. I think there's a lot of men who would get a shock if their girlfriends were as honest and blunt as Lily is in this song, I sure know what she she's talking about!
    touchedarlingon March 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe guy that she's with suffers from premature ejaculation. She feels jaded by this because, sexually, she gives and gives but get little, if any, in return.
    EarthTitanon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, wait a minute. I'm a guy and I do all the work with my girl. Something is wrong here...
    Great song!
    McDumpsteron February 20, 2009   Link

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