"It's 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 Kurstin Lily Allen

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    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
  • 0
    Song Meaningin a nut shell
    hes really nice but he cums too quickly and she doesnt get anything out of it
    thatgirl_on March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI don't know, girl I think there might be more to it. It seems as if he just doesn't have the time to please her. As if he just wants to get it over with. Poor Lily hahaha i know exactly what that's like. Guys are such twats.
    aiimhighhitlowon April 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits totally about a guy finishing too quickly haha i love it
    mmmtoastyon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmaybe......
    hes just rubbish in bed, and he comes to quickly, but he never makes an effort to please her
    'i think you're really mean'
    thenameskezion April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think this song is about a woman who has a really great man - kind, caring, mature, smart &c. However he isn't very good in bed and the woman blows this out of proportion calling him mean when in fact she's already called him nice and trying to justify her dislike of him with rediculous excuses ('You never make me scream' - surely this is a good thing?) when in fact the woman is just being stuck up about the whole sex thing.

    Essentially the song it taking the mick out of all those women who see sex as the most important thing in a relationship.
    TheMadcapLaugh5on April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits about how much he sux in BED!!!!
    Lmonge93on April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIm usually all, songs can mean alot to different people, kinda thing.

    But simply put, the guy just didnt have it in the bedroom for Lily.

    So good though.

    "Lying in the wet patch..." Verse is amazing! hahaha!
    drunkenlullaby89on May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCatchy track.
    shockdelicaon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAh to me it just sounds like he doesn't know how to fuck (at least not how she likes it). End of story.
    musawion May 25, 2010   Link

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