Lies lies lies
You love those lies,
You tell them straight,
Straight to my face
They feel so right
They keep you safe
And you're so...

Good at it, oh it comes automatic
Lies more lies
I can tell they're lies
I can see right through,
You have see-through eyes

Knocked down, drag your name out all across the town
I won't be your dirty little secret
Not for you, not for me, not for your other lover
I won't be your dirty little secret

Oh men like you
Keep me up at night
You want your women at home
And your bed on the side
You've got a telephone girl that you carry around
In your jean back pocket with her very own sound
And you're so...

Sly about it, oh it comes automatic
Yeah, you're so good at it
A systematic habit
Sly about it, oh it comes automatic
Yeah, you're so good at it
A systematic habit

Knocked down, drag your name out all across the town
I won't be your dirty little secret
Tell mother, tell your father, tell your friends, tell your teacher
I won't be your dirty little secret
I won't be your dirty little secret

Automatic systematic habit x10

Knocked down, drag your name out all across the town
I won't be your dirty little secret
Not for you, not for me, not for your other lover
I won't be your dirty little secret

Knocked down, drag your name out all across the town
I won't be your dirty little secret
Tell your mother, tell your brother, tell your friends, tell your teacher
I won't be your dirty little secret
I won't be your dirty little secret
I won't be, I won't
I won't be, I won't
I won't, I won't
I won't be knocked down


Lyrics submitted by SubsterX, edited by brianh32

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    My InterpretationShirley Manson tearing a womanizing jerk who is married and has multiple mistresses that she sees through his bullshit within seconds of talking to him/knows all about his rep and is telling him that she won't be his piece of ass on the side and will DESTROY him by way of exposing him and his shitty treatment of his women if he doesn't get the fuck out of her face.

    Listening to it, I can't help though in thinking that if they do a video for the song, they need to get Josh Hamm to play the womanizer in question, since I listen to this song and I get the picture in my head of a woman telling Don Draper to drop dead and threatening to expose his adultery to everyone in the state of New Work if he doesn't get out of the woman's way.
    JesseBakeron May 13, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOk I know the lyrics I submitted were right, so who the hell "corrected" them with a bunch of questions marks at the harder to understand parts?

    The first line of the chorus is "Knocked down, drag your name out all across the town."

    The second verse starts with "Oh men like you" (not "man") and it ends with "In your jean back pocket with her very own sound."
    SubsterXon May 17, 2012   Link

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