"Skinny Genes" as written by Eliza Sophie Caird, Matthew Alan Prime and Timothy Daniel Woodcock....
I really don't like your point of view
I know you'll never change
Stinging me with your attitude
I've got the mind to walk away

I really don't like your arrogance
Or your policies
You're ninety-nine percent an embarrassment
Of just wrong (?) qualities

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you are the best in me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Satisfy my needs
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I really don't like your skinny jeans
So take them off for me
Show me what you've got underneath
So we can do this properly

I really don't like the way you smile
When you think you're right
But I will forgive you, the yoke is in the middle
And we're chewing through the wire

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you are the best in me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Satisfy my needs
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I dreamt that you were on a train
And you were leaving, you were leaving
Made me think of what I'd miss
Do you believe it, you believe it

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you'll wind up next to me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Take off your skinny jeans
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I dreamed that you were on a train
And you were leaving, you were leaving


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"Skinny Genes" as written by Timothy Daniel Woodcock Matthew Prime

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  • +2
    General Commentpretty obvious really, its about sex and how her boyfriend is good at that but not anything else.

    grrreat summery song though :)
    TickettoHeavenon April 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe's talking about a guy that drives her crazy-- so many things that he does make her mad and they're constantly arguing-- but even when all that, she can't resist him, and she's happy when he winds up next to her. She stirs up fights just to get him fired up.
    At the end, she dreams he was leaving and says, "Made me think of what I'd miss, can you believe it?" admitting that she would miss him if he was gone and that she really has feelings for him, and that she can't quite believe it herself.
    jornadoon November 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI love this song. It's just got such a great tune. I agree, she's in a relationship where she thinks he's absolutely hopeless at everything else.
    smilesaregoldenon April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCould the title "Skinny Genes" also be referring to the idea of his image and saying that that's all he's got? Skinny=looks. I think the title just reinforces the physical attraction she feels for this person and how it's all about sex appeal.

    "Take off your skinny genes" could be "show me what's underneath all the looks and appearance."
    canuckgirl105on August 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInstead of "Of just wrong qualities" it should be "I just want quality." And "are the best in me" should be "wind up next to me."
    eatinganorangeon December 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo idea why, but I totally love that the title is "Skinny Genes" eventough she's actually singing about Skinny Jeans :D
    It doesn't make sense to me, yet I love it!
    Equisetaon August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm curious as to the last line; 'I dreamed that you were on a train and you were leaving...'
    Anybody see or hear what Doolittle has to say about the song?
    It definitely sounds as if it were based on someone she knew personally.
    MrEnigmaon December 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPenis talk :P and coming from a chick, thats sooo hot!
    moninnon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMY only question is why "Genes" in the title?
    Gaijinprincesson June 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionYou're ninety-nine percent an embarrassment
    with just one quality

    When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
    That you wind up next to me

    Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
    So you wind up next to me

    But I will forgive you, the yolk is in the middle
    And we're chewing through the white
    saekireion June 22, 2012   Link

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