"Lick The Pavement" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
You've got my number you
Know what I need
And I go crazy when
Ever I bleed

Won't you come over I
Swear I'll be nice
My girlfriend told me that
You got a wife

I learn to bribe I learn to say please
Oh won't you lick the pavement for me
I learn to bribe I learn to say please
I like you best when you're on your knees

I know you're lonely 'cause
You're just like me
Why don't you call me you
Know where I'll be

I learn to bribe I learn to say please
Oh won't you lick the pavement for me
I learn to bribe I learn to say please
I like you best when you're on your knees

Do do do do do do
Do do do do do

I learn to bribe I learn to say please
Oh won't you lick the pavement for me
I learn to bribe I learn to say please
I like you best when you're on your knees

Do do do do do do do when your on your knees do do do do
Oh won't you lick the pavement for me
Oh won't you lick the pavement for me, please, please


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"Lick the Pavement" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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    General CommentOh come on. Please. You have to be joking. Most of Garbage's stuff has pain images through it, even the more 'nice' stuff. Think 'You Look so Fine'. "I want to break your heart and give you mine" and "you got me tethered and chained" and "bleeding for you".

    Yes, it's in there, but it's not meant to be literal. This is 'nasty' but 'powerful' Shirley. She pops up quite a bit, that's why I like listening to her (maybe she appeals to my masochist tendencies). She's addressing a cheating bastard (your girlfriend told me you'd left your wife) but she's in charge of him. Lick the pavement. It is a sadistic image (on hands and knees cleaning up a foot path with your tongue) but that's all it is: an image. She's showing how pitiful he is.

    God I love Shirley
    Pretentious arseon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy english isn't fluent so I don't know what is "the pavement" in this away but..."I like you best when you're on your knees". Is this really about what I think it is? :-)
    diniscorreiaon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink... She says bleed... I think she's talking about rough domination during sex. Can't you just see her in the pink leather? No I do like Garbage though.
    Willow_Kithon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso,,wilow kith..are you saying that..she says that rough domination is awesome? ew..no she cant be that disgusting..i mean..what about her new album..its beautiful
    dead345on July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGeez, I think it has NOTHING to do with sex.
    android_von June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reference to blood is menstrual, if you want my opinion.
    amberyeahon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has nothing to do with sex
    crow_hearton April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with all the above..... but its so much more fun to think of it in the sexual way. lol
    Emilyaeon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think she's singing as a man's mistress. Perhaps this man is into S&M and his wife isn't, but this woman will indulge him.

    *S*hirley *M*anson

    ^ Ha!
    pleasebeatme92on May 17, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its about sex definitely, and its extremely disgusting. Shirley probably was in the "begging" mood when she wrote that song, if u know what i mean. She's not that nasty, I dont know why she wrote a song like that.
    dead345on June 19, 2002   Link

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