"Not My Idea" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
I bit my tongue and stood in line
With not much to believe in
I bought into what I was sold
And ended up with nothing
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea
You thought that I would never see
What was meant for you was meant for me
I was distracted at the time
Forget about yours now what about mine
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea
You thought I was a little girl
You thought I was a little mouse
You thought you'd take me by surprise
Now I'm here burning down your house
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea of of a good time
This is not my idea


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"Not My Idea" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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    General CommentHer b/f tried to keep her away from everything but himself. he thought she was so weak he tried everything.. but she got him back by burnning down his house... breaking his heart perhams??
    Evil_Angel13on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha.. this song rocks
    one of those songs ive used when getting over someone
    birhenon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite EVER Garbage song :)
    i remember singing it whilst trekking up a hill in the himalayas
    ("this .. is.. not.. my.. idea..of .. a good time..*pant*")
    maybe i'll have it played at my funeral, Ha! :D
    shenaniganson May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the beginning, she sings about being naive and buying into all the lies around her. But, then she realizes that there's so much that she can do and she can have. And this person (whether it was a boyfriend, friend, mentor) took advantage of her and thusly she takes revenge on them, via burning doen his/her house. Great song. Self-explanatory really. lol.
    fairyinblacknwhiteon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was anti-religious. Though I can't be sure of that. It's rather vague.
    Crythaniaon August 30, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me it is a very sexual song, but I am not really sure of the exact meaning though. The song could be about a girl who’s been raped or molested. At the same time, I think it is about a girl who is not satisfied with her sexual partner. He’s finished already, but she has still sexual needs.
    What do you think?
    licopason December 02, 2014   Link
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