"Nervous" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
Nervous
They don't much care for you
No, they don't like your kind
The way you look, walk or the way you talk
The way you always speak your mind

But you wanna be my friend
You're not anything like them
You can show me things I've never seen
You say ooh child, what a waste if we never
Took a taste of everything we find in between

Ooh you make me nervous
Ooh you make me wanna run away and hide
Ooh you make me nervous
When you look at me I just can't lie
Ooh you make me nervous tonight

Feels so wrong and feels so right
Feels like insanity
Oh I get back in strange hoping that I'll change
Waking in a sweat from a burning dream
Look at all my friends, I keep on pleasing them
Caught up in the chaos of their minds
Ooh child to feel I have
Keeps me by me
Keeps me bad
Pushing harder all the time

Ooh you make me nervous
Ooh you make me wanna run away and hide
Ooh you make me nervous
When you look at me I just can't lie

I wanna shoulder all the blame and
I wanna shoot out all the lights
I wanna call you names and start a fight
Because you make me nervous tonight

Heart pounds
Hands wet
Mouth dry
I shake
I scream
I cry
No eat
No sleep
All night
I build my lonely cell
With secrets I can't tell
Frozen in my face

Uh huh
Ooh you make me nervous tonight
You make me nervous
You make me nervous
You make me nervous
Ooh you make me wanna run away and hide
Ah you make me nervous
When you look at me I just can't lie

I wanna shoulder all the blame
And I wanna shoot out all the lights
I wanna call you names and start a fight
Oh you make me nervous
Nervous, nervous
Ooh you make me nervous tonight


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"Nervous" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    Song MeaningFirstly, I absolutely love this song!

    I think the meaning is pretty obvious. Melissa (or just any person singing that song) is getting eyed up by someone else who clearly wants sex--and by the end of the song, they have it. That final verse "Heart pounds, hands wet, mouth dry, I shake, I scream, I cry" makes it clear that they're either having rough sex, or the kind that she's never had or isn't supposed to like. Another girl, maybe?

    Anyway, I think the song as whole is just about one person getting all ruffled up and riled (in a good way) about another.
    AngstandPassionon May 23, 2010   Link

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