"Cyborg Bette" as written by and Dan Maines Neil Fallon....
Cyborg Bette
You're as cold
You're as cold as ice
Cyborg Bette
You never treat me
You never treat me right

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

I remember
When you told me
You were built for me
And I remember
When you told me
You would never leave

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

Why you run so hot?
Why you run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

You come home
Speaking
Speaking mean and rude
You come home
Reeking
Reeking mean of crude

And I know that
Things ain't
What they used to be
When I ask you
For water
You give me gasoline

Why you run so hot?
Why you run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

The very rarest
Of our enemies
Style and grace
Style and grace
Altogether
Our vesuvian
Style and grace
Style and grace

Cyborg Bette
You done me
Wrong for the last time
I got a new girl
The latest model
And she's mine oh mine

Superior programming
Superior hardware
Superior firepower
Superior hardware

Why you run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?
Why you run so hot?
Why you got to run so hot?

Style and grace
Style and grace


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"Cyborg Bette" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    My InterpretationThese are some of my favorite lyrics of Neil's.
    It's about gender expectations, particularly those on women. Cyborg is, in one way, a term that often is used when discussing gender studies. The idea being women (as well as men, but more prominently women) are expected to behave and appear in ways that are not humanly possible. The Barbie doll problem, so to speak.

    Neil addresses the fact that when women don't behave/appear in ways that are congruent with societal standards they are shunned ("I've got a new girl, the latest model"). And asks, sarcastically, why they aren't behaving to these standards ("Why you gotta run so hot?") using a term that is often used to describe a car or other piece of technology (cyborg) not running properly.
    silentryanon April 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationProcessors that run too hot may shut down as a protective measure. If your cyborg is running hot then you're overburdening her and not sufficiently cooling her. But he blames the technology rather than his abuse of it.
    cameronwg5on May 02, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! My wife's name is Betty, I tell her if she doesn't chill out "I'm going to get a new girl, the latest model" she does not like this song…
    WestVirginiaNinjaon July 28, 2013   Link

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