"Black Belt" as written by and Birgir Thorarinsson John Grant....
you are at the height of your game, aren't you?
would you not say that you agree, baby?
you got your grift all fine-tuned and sparkling
yeah, you got your bored look all worked out

you are all enlightened, nothing makes you frightened
you ain't got no time to waste on entry-level middle-class
you are supercilious, pretty and ridiculous
you got really good taste, you know how to cut and paste

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject

you know how to get what you want, don't you?
would you not say that you agree, baby?
you really think that you can school me in semantics
i can't recommend that, baby, i see through your antics

you think you're mysterious, you cannot be serious
you got lots of time to think up new ways to deceive yourself
you are callipygian, but look at the state you're in
you got really nice clothes, bet you didn't pay for those

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject

what you got is a black belt in b.s.
but you can't hawk your pretty wares up in here any more
hit your head on the playground at recess
etch-a-sketch your way out of this one, reject


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    My InterpretationThis is obviously directed at a person who is disingenuous, manipulative and full of themselves - but the narrator sees right through this BS, presumably after being in a painful relationship together.
    themostbrianon May 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentNarcissistic ex. The liar. The lie. The bully. The final realisation of all of these, the coldness you feel after you realise that lie.
    apples23on March 11, 2017   Link

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