"You're a Cad" as written by Greg Kurstin and Inara George....
So now you want the whole world to notice that you've come around,
Now you expect,
We'll see how you're really so much better now,
But I know the truth, I won't waste my youth

On a cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap
All the lives that you've had, all the hearts you eat
You're a rascal and a rogue, a villain and a crook
Still I tug at your line, I'm a fish on your hook
I should be better, but I'm worse

What's the point pretending that you could be a better man
Just give in, since you always end up right back where you began
Still I know the truth, but I have a sweet tooth for a

Cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap
All the lives that you've had, all the hearts you eat
You're a rascal and a rove, a villain and a crook
Still I tug at your line, I'm a fish on your hook
You're rash and you're hasty
You're reckless with my heart, still I wait by the phone
I will never get smart
I should be better, but I'm worse

(Still I know the truth, but I have a sweet tooth)

For a cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap
All the lives that you've had, all the hearts you eat
You're a rascal and a rove, a villain and a crook
Still I tug at your line, I'm a fish on your hook
You're rash and you're hasty
You're reckless with my heart, still I wait by the phone
I will never get smart
I should be better, but I'm worse


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"You're a Cad" as written by Inara George Greg Kurstin

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    My InterpretationI guess this one is pretty self-explanatory.

    The only line that I see as having much ambiguity is "I should be better, but I'm worse."

    This could just be the speaker expressing some shame about her inability to resist the scoundrel, or it could be her way of hinting that she's the more devious and villainous of the two.

    The latter is the impression I got from the song upon first listening to it, but I see little else in the lyrics that corroborates that. I think it's the jaunty, upbeat tone of the song. It feels less like she's lamenting her attraction to the guy than she is taunting him, and tempting him.

    "What's the point pretending that you could be a better man?
    Just give in, since you always end up right back where you began"

    She plays the victim to his dastardly ways, but she's the one doing the seduction.
    Perspicuson June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat a perfect song to start my day.. Thanks Pandora!!

    My boyfriend lied to me last night.. Second time since being "official" that i've flat out caught him in the middle of a lie... And i just let him do it?!!?

    You're rash and you're hasty
    You're reckless with my heart
    Still I wait by the phone
    I won't ever get smart
    I should be better, but I'm worse

    Yeah... i know the feeling.
    JesAnneon July 22, 2011   Link

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