You come to me with tears in your eyes
You come to me all wrong
You come to me with more and more lies
But all you're getting, baby, is this song
You come to me in sorrow
And you come to me in disgrace
Oh, come back here tomorrow
I'll wipe that smirk right off your face
You come to me with tabloids
And you come to me with sleaze
I'll smack her lip gloss off your face
And I'll have you on your knees

So stand up motherfucker
I’m gonna help you out
Stand up motherfucker
I’m gonna have you somehow
Stand up motherfucker
Put your back against the wall
Stand up motherfucker
Watch me take it all

You come to me injectible
And powder to ingest
I never was respectable
But at least I was well dressed
You come to me bloody
But somehow I’m bound
I want total surrender
And I want it now
You come to me to tell me the story of your life
Exquisite and exotic things you'd never tell your wife

So stand up motherfucker
I will see you now
Stand up motherfucker
Let me help you down
Stand up motherfucker
Oh, never, never end
Stand up mother fucker
Let me take my revenge

In order to be hurt
In order to name names
In order to be burnt
Or go up in flames

You come to me expecting
I’m selling alibis and excesses
Oh, what a bloody war
And oh, what a mess
And I’ve never seen anyone
More cynical or resigned
Or anyone more degraded
Or anyone more blind
With your total lack of discipline
Your desperate need
You’re in a town without pity
But one night you had me

So stand up motherfucker
Let me help you down
Stand up motherfucker
I will see you now
Stand up mother fucker
Put your back against the wall
Stand up motherfucker
Let me enjoy the crawl

I’ve come to you so sweetly
I’ve come to you discreetly
I’m begging of you, baby
To disappear completely
You’re desperate for an eight ball
Of power and prestige
You remind me of Caligula
I think I'd better leave
But the angels of my better nature
Have all deserted me
Lying here with a demon
Who wants total devouring

So stand up motherfucker
I will see you now
Stand up motherfucker
Come on, take a bow
Stand up motherfucker
Put your back against the wall
Stand up motherfucker
Let me enjoy the crawl

Hey hey, what’s that sound?
Everyone look, oh everyone look
I'll tie him down

Hey hey, what’s that sound?
Every move were makin'
Every breath were takin'
Every single ride
And very single night

All my disgrace is written on my face
Watch me unwind and watch me lose my mind
And watch me lie, hey
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, hey

Stand up motherfucker
I will see you now
Stand up motherfucker
I’m gonna have you somehow
Stand up motherfucker
Put your back against the wall
Stand up motherfucker
Watch me take it all


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    My OpinionGreat tune which didn't make it to the final tracklist of Nodoby's Daughter. I love the lyrics (verse 2 is GENIUS!!) , my only criticism would be that maybe it's one verse too long, but still brilliant. Appears to be about a relationship gone sour with a married A-Lister, although when she first wrote it Courtney said she penned it to upset her newly- found grandmother, writer Paula Fox. Apparently Paula had said she was shocked by Courtney's manners and language. One cannot help suspecting, of course, that there may be more to this story than just an upset gran, and that somewhere in Hollywood there's a "cynical, resigned" motherfucker who lacks discipline and who knows this song is a testament to his lack of balls. I bet he doesn't brag about it.

    @KurtTBO : can we drop that "murderess" bs theory, it's so 1994 ?
    louhotchkisson September 13, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song sounds very similar to a song by REM called "country feedback" which Courtney claims was written by Michael Stipe about her. But that was probably just an accident. This song is most likely about someone she had a one night stand with who later talked about her in the tabloids ruining her once pristine reputation. Judging by the last lines I am narrowing it down to either of two people: Buffalo Springfield or Sting. But a more likely interpretation is that these lyrics are the ramblings of a drug addled schizoaffective murderess.
    KurdtTBOon July 14, 2011   Link

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