"Star Me Kitten" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Keys cut, three for the price of one
Nothing's free but guaranteed for a lifetime's use
I've changed the locks
And you can't have one
You, you know the other two

The brakes have worn so thin that you could hear,
I hear them screeching through the door from our driveway
Hey love, look into your glove box heart
What is there for me inside? This love is tired
I've changed the locks
Have I misplaced you?
Have we lost our minds?
Will this never end?
It could depend on your take

You, me, we used to be on fire
If keys are all that stand between,
Can I throw in the ring?
No gasoline
Just fuck me kitten
You are wild and I'm in your possession
Nothing's free so, fuck me kitten

I'm in your possession
So, fuck me kitten


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"Star Me Kitten" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General Commenti think its about these two people who are broken up at some point but are still attracted to each other and using each other physically.
    "Hey love, look into your glovebox heart.
    What is there for me inside? This love is tired.
    I've changed the locks. Have I misplaced you?"
    Its like things are getting more complicated and hes tired of making an effort and maybe not feeling as strongly anymore. So its just physical for him.
    lemona9on December 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Rolling Stones wanted to put a song about Groupies on Exile On Main Street (I think) called Starfucker but the record company said no so they renamed it Starstarrer (Star being a symbol for an expletive deleted). The "star" in "Star Me Kitten" is a reference to that and does indeed mean "Fuck Me Kitten"
    michaelwoodon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a divorce. Star=fuck,
    MtterOFctItsAllDrkon October 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a relationship that is on is last thread, that thread being sex. I think the two members of the relationship only connect physically. Stipe sings "This love is tired" Obviously they were once in love, but it has faded. the "fuck me kitten" suggests that there is still sexual connection. good song.
    ProudestMonkey1on March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. Since I was a kid I have been listening to my Dad's REM collection, i didn't know the words but it didn't matter, this song is just so harmonious.
    umpirestrikesbackon June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYay another kid raised on REM like me :D
    simsfreqon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont you love this song? i do.
    it kinda gets to the point.
    just fuck me baby, and shut the fuck up, will ya?

    *
    roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    i like spagetti,
    let's go fuck

    * (the poem above is copyright)
    12345on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song.
    I was also raised on my dad's REM collection.
    And never knew the words, but loved it anyway.
    One of my earliest memories is when i was about 2, I was in my living room in Toronto dancing with my Dad and my Uncle Mark to REM and my Uncle Mark had bought me a toy tambourine and was helping me tap it to the songs.
    REM always makes me remember this, so I love them.
    This song reminds me very much of the relationship I'm in at this moment, thats why I'm posting about it.

    He feels that he's got everything he can out of the relationship, so he doesn't care anymore.
    She can do what she wants, but he isn't going to pretend to be in love anymore.
    amycaryson August 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a soar and beautiful song enfolded on a masterpiece of an album.
    Low Feedbackon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great, I always felt like it was from a male point of view but I think it isn't gender specific. I think it's about a relationship that used to be great but somewhere down the line they fell out of love and all that was left was sex.
    taylorsurferon January 01, 2009   Link

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