"Ex's & Oh's" as written by Dave Bassett and Tanner Schneider....
Well, I had me a boy, turned him into a man
I showed him all the things that he didn't understand
Whoa, and then I let him go

Now, there's one in California who's been cursing my name
'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK
Hey, hey, until I made my getaway

One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go
Ex's and oh's

I had a summer lover down in New Orleans
Kept him warm in the winter, left him frozen in the spring
My, my, how the seasons go by

I get high, and I love to get low
So the hearts keep breaking, and the heads just roll
You know that's how the story goes

One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go

My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go
Ex's and oh's

One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
Climbing over mountains and a-sailing over seas
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me
They always wanna come, but they never wanna leave

My ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go

Ex's and the oh, oh, oh's they haunt me
Like ghosts they want me to make 'em all
They won't let go
Ex's and oh's


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"Ex's & Oh's" as written by Elle King Dave Bassett

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  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it is about being haunted by the feelings/thoughts of her past boyfriends...

    but I think its simply about a girl who is great in bed (oh, oh, oh's) and how all of the guys (ex's) keep wanting to be/sleep with her but she has moved on to the next.

    She's like a female player.
    micah2113on October 19, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationSo she's had a lot of boyfriends and now they're exes, so they haunt her. Oh oh oh. She doesn't seem too troubled by the haunting, kind of proud of all the exes she has actually, except in the way she sings that line, which kind of haunts me like a good little ear worm.

    At first, I only heard the lyrics and thought it was X's and O's she was referring to, like it was a sign-off in a text, xoxoxoxox, hugs and kisses, (do people ever use that any more?), like those could really haunt you, but maybe she just wanted that in there for a pun/allusion.
    randicooton September 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the ex-boyfriends were nobodies and she turned them into somebodies. Now that the relationships are over, they went back to their old selves, which explains the lyrics "1, 2, 3, they're gonna run back to me/Climbing over mountains and a-sailing over seas/1,2,3, they're gonna run back to me/They always wanna come but they never wanna leave". This delves into wikipedia.org's claim that they were needy.
    seeingon October 19, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song is on a compilation CD in my car and it sticks in your head. It's about a woman who doesn't stay in relationships and leaves men wanting more. Her exes "haunt" her as in they won't go away because they want more of her but she's finished with them.
    RoseTeaCup1216on January 20, 2016   Link
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    General Commentall I'm going to say is that my friend was trying to figure out this song and she pronounced it as "Ex's & Hoe's" I agree with the "female player" idea
    BrokenAngel13on March 07, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWith lyrics like "Like ghosts they want me to make them all", it makes you wonder if one of her exes might be Michael Ceveris, who played Desmond Tiny in the movie "The Vampire's Assistant". Desmond Tiny could transform ghosts into Little People if they struck some kind of deal with him.
    seeingon January 02, 2016   Link

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