"Leftovers" as written by and Jarvis Branson/mackey Cocker....
I met her in the Museum of Paleontology & I make no bones about it.
I said
'If you wish to study dinosaurs, I know a specimen whose interest
is undoubted.
Trapped in a body that is failing me, please alow me to be succint:
I wanna love you whilst we both still have flesh upon our bones
Before we both become extinct.
That's what I told her: "I want to be your lover"
& then I told her twice, "I want to be your lover"
He says he loves you like a sister
Well, I guess that's relative.

He says that he wants to make love to you
But instead of "to" shouldn't that be "with"?

Well, I told you once, "I want to be your lover"
& now I told you twice, Homes: "I want to be your lover"

& so I come to you filled with guilt & self-loathing
& I am praying that your could make me good
& I fall upon your neck just like a vampire.
Yeah, a vampire who faints
at the sight of blood.

Well, I told you once, "I want to be your lover"
This is my C.V. & I've got no-one else to blame,
Yes, I will state it again:
Come & help yourself to
leftovers -
got a little surplus love & affection.
I'm getting cuddly; so won't you cuddle me?
I could be your teddy bear.
I know I ain't no Eligible Bachelor.
This i sno "mouth-watering proposition"
Make no mistake: you're in big trouble little lady
If we start a-huggin' & a-kissin' & a-kissin'
Are you listening?

'Cos I told you once
& then I told you twice & now I've told you three times
& at the risk of repeating myself, I'm gonna say it again:
I want to be your lover.
I want to be your lover.
& now I told you twice: "I want to be your lover"

Lyrics submitted by grasswidow103

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  • +1
    General Commentwhat i thought was
    an older man(referes to himself as a dinosour, before we both become extinct, trapped in a body that is failing me, 'leftovers' could mean all he has to offer is leftovers, etc.) meets a young woman ('little lady' maybe) and wants to get with her
    the woman is with someone else who the man does not approve of
    christysmith96on July 08, 2011   Link
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    General Commentyou're missing a line, babe. in the first verse after "please allow me to be succinct" it should say "i wanna love you whilst we both still have flesh upon our bones". which happens to be my favorite line in the whole song! when i was reading through these lyrics i thought i was delusional and had just imagined it was there! haha :)
    MixedUpMixTapeon June 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentself-loathing is hot
    artsluton August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this goes: guy meets girl, girl has a boyfriend, guy tries to convince girl to go with him instead. He must be coming off a breakup or something cause he seems really needy. I love the puns in this song :)
    dieselweaselon October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love everything about this song.
    is it possible that the boy is also in a relationship (hence the guilt and self loathing) and not even an eligible bachelor (not a bachelor at all)?
    maybe i'm just interpreting according to my situation :(
    i don't get the bit about the other guy "loving her like a sister" yet still wants to make lover to her.
    f"$%ing freak. maybe that's why he's an asshole.
    wishingstar75on February 07, 2010   Link

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