"I Get Off" as written by Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer, Howard ...
You don't know that I know,
You watch me every night
And I just can't resist the urge
To stand here in the light
You're greedy eyes upon me
And then I come undone
And I could close the curtains
But this too much fun

I get off on you
Getting off on me
I give you what you want
But nothing is for free
It's a give and take
Kinda life we make
When your line is crossed
I get off
I get off

So much left unspoken
Between the two of us
It's so much more exciting
To look when you can touch
You could say I am different
And maybe I'm a freak
But I know how to twist ya
To bring you to your knees

I get off on you
Getting off on me
I give you what you want
But nothing is for free
It's a give and take
Kinda life we make
When your line is crossed
I get off
I get off

But you don't know
But you can't see
It's what you forgive
Out here for me

I get off on you
Getting off on me
I give you what you want
Yeah

I get off on you
Getting off on me
I give you what you want
But nothing is for free
It's a give and take
Kinda life we make
When your line is crossed
I get off
I get off

Yea, I get off
Yea, I get off
I get off


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"I Get Off" as written by Nina Ossoff Elizabeth Mae Hale

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  • +3
    Song MeaningI remember hearing a mini-interview with the lead singer of Halestorm on the radio a couple weeks back, but my memory sucks a bit...

    Apparently the song's SUPPOSED to make you think it's about sex, but it's not... It's about performing on stage...

    Still a badass song!! x]
    Hikkaon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYea, I saw on her Twitter account where she said its about the adrenaline, the fans and performing onstage. Its not about sex at all, its about the high you get performing on stage and its how the fans in the crowd get her going and the band and how they rock it out!!
    sourstraws214on July 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo the "I get off on you getting off on me" means I get "high" off of you in the crowd getting "high" off of my music, right?

    And what does "When your line is crossed I get off" mean? Who's crossing the line and how does that give her a rush?
    seekbeautyon July 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, it's obviously about performing on stage and the rush of emotions and adrenaline that comes with it. The images and type of language used make that absolutly clear.
    NightWriter554on September 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"You don't know that I know you watch me every night..." Sorry, how does she NOT know her FANS are watching her? And which of them are able to follow her around the country watching her EVERY NIGHT?

    Sure, maybe she says it's about being on stage, but if so it's because that keeps the annoying people from whining about a woman who dares to sing a song like this one. Sorry, but the song is obviously, OBVIOUSLY about voyeurism.

    "It's all give and take, the kind of love we make..." Dude, making love didn't happen with CROWDS OF PEOPLE last I checked.

    "When the line is crossed, I get off..." Performing on stage isn't crossing a line. Enjoying a stranger watching you get undressed is.

    "There's so much left unspoken between the two of us..." Two of us, not a hundred of us.

    "You could say I'm different, maybe I'm a freak, but I know how to twist you, to bring you to your knees..." There are tons of artists out there. Why would she be a freak for singing on a stage when there are tons of people who dream about that very thing she's doing? Whereas if it's about doing stuff that turns on her voyeur and getting a kick out of it...

    Anyone who believes this song is really about performing on stage is either utterly naive or just not paying close enough attention. Last I checked, "getting off" was a pretty strictly sexual phrase by nature.
    Wynneon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI do not remember where I saw or heard it....but I remember this song being in a discussion or interview that I watched/listened to.

    If I remember correctly, It is about her "getting off" on the crowd that is "getting off" on her. I saw them recently in concert as well. They feed off the energy from the crowd...I believe this song represents a mutual energy feeling for both...Child represents the younger side of the crowd; they have fans of all ages in the concert but the majority of the crowd is on the younger side because Halestorm appeals to that group....
    Jelleephishon September 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is one of those that has a double meaning. !) A exhibitionist/voyeuristic experience and 2) Their live performances
    Darkangel6x3on December 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. great new band. cant believe know ones commented yet!!
    vern93on April 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me the meaning seams pretty obvious. Its obviously a very sexually charged song. The name of the song is "I get off". Really the obvious (to me) interpretation would be the relationship between a voyeur and an exhibitionist.

    quoted from wikipedia. " voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity usually considered to be of a private nature." In the first line she states that "You don't know that I know, You watch me every night", so i would assume he is just that, a voyeur and that there is not real relationship between the two.

    the beginning of the song is about someone that watches her everynight, looking at her as she undresses (becomes undone) with "greedy eyes" suggesting that their motives are self surving in nature. But she states that she knows he is watching (" I could close the curtains") but then states that she can't resist the urge to continue undressing (undone) because its "fun"

    Really its a song about sexual power and control. Two people essentially using each other for their own motives. The voyeur "gets off" on thinking that he is in control of the situation, that she doesnt know he's watching. Really the twist of the song, is that she actually has all the power and she is using him, and she gets off on having this power over the voyeur. Thats why its a "give and take".

    The third verse states that she feels its more exciting that they can only "look and not touch", which is the exiting part of the "relationship". but she also states that she may be too "afraid" or shy to confront him and meet in reality. Whether she is too shy to do it, or whether the whole dd

    Theres too much in the song stating that its a one on one relationship for me to think its about her and a crowd of people, on stage. She states there is "so much left unspoken between the TWO of us". Unless it were about one particular guy in the crowd, but how would he watch her every night?
    mullett2kon September 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me the meaning seams pretty obvious. Its obviously a very sexually charged song. The name of the song is "I get off". Really the obvious (to me) interpretation would be the relationship between a voyeur and an exhibitionist.

    quoted from wikipedia. " voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity usually considered to be of a private nature." In the first line she states that "You don't know that I know, You watch me every night", so i would assume he is just that, a voyeur and that there is not real relationship between the two.

    the beginning of the song is about someone that watches her everynight, looking at her as she undresses (becomes undone) with "greedy eyes" suggesting that their motives are self surving in nature. But she states that she knows he is watching (" I could close the curtains") but then states that she can't resist the urge to continue undressing (undone) because its "fun"

    Really its a song about sexual power and control. Two people essentially using each other for their own motives. The voyeur "gets off" on thinking that he is in control of the situation, that she doesnt know he's watching. Really the twist of the song, is that she actually has all the power and she is using him, and she gets off on having this power over the voyeur. Thats why its a "give and take".

    The third verse states that she feels its more exciting that they can only "look and not touch", which is the exiting part of the "relationship". but she also states that she may be too "afraid" or shy to confront him and meet in reality. Whether she is too shy to do it, or whether the whole dd

    Theres too much in the song stating that its a one on one relationship for me to think its about her and a crowd of people, on stage. She states there is "so much left unspoken between the TWO of us". Unless it were about one particular guy in the crowd, but how would he watch her every night?
    mullett2kon September 03, 2009   Link

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