Peek in, sneak about
peek in, sneak about
your broken hearted detective

hey girl save the liar
can't you see his pants on fire
hey girl, save the liar
can't you see his pants on fire

my back it hurts again
it aches like history
cottonmouth and all lit up
you're smiling back at me, but

I feel you must have failed me
once again you've let me down
my confidence below my knees now
I need to find you out

[Chorus:]
Peek in, sneak about
I'm gonna snoop and call you out
I caught you, your hands are red
Now I'm your broken hearted detective

Hey, hey hey

Hey lover why the gun?
Hold on I'm almost there
It's too late you've killed the trust
Don't act so unaware

Why are you so destructive?
Do you realize what you've done?
you can't bring it back to life now
What are you running from?

[Chorus]

I don't like the way I feel
I just want you to be real

Hey girl, save the liar
Can't you see his pants on fire?
Hey girl, save the liar
Can't you see his pants on fire?

I'm rummaging through your closet
Imagining all the worst thoughts

[Chorus x2]

Peek in, peek in
Peek in, peek in
Peek in, sneak about
I'm gonna snoop and call you out
I've caught you, you're hands are red
Now I'm you're brokenhearted detective


Lyrics submitted by aznskatergurl

Detective song meanings
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    General CommentI don't think these lyrics are correct... =/
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoesnt it say "hey lover why the gun"
    the chorus of this song sounds like it should be on a barbie cd hhahahaha but its cute
    this album is SO 80s
    stargazer00on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song to sing along with. and i dont think the lyrics are correct either...
    and ps you need a grammar lesson whoever posted this, "your smiling back at me" no no that would be "YOU'RE smiling back at me" as in you are smiling back at me
    yeppp you suck
    starkisson August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo Doubt RULES. And the lyrics are "hey lover, why the gun." It says so right in the lyrics on their website. Get it right, people! This is a great song!
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCorrection - the lyrics are inside the cover of Rock Steady. My bad.
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSomeGirl is right, it is "hey lover why the gun" and i love this song! Just the way all the instruments give it the coolest sound and I agree stargazer00, this album, esp. this song, is soooooo 80's!
    babibling21on October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, and it's about her friend, not her

    gwen and gavin were on good terms during rs
    ndchickletteon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song has such a mysterious feel to it...the Detective title and lyrical content makes me think of, you know, real detectives; back in the days when they wore those fedoras & trenchcoats, and carried magnifying glasses =]...haha, Sherlock Holmes anyone? I just love this song, it has the coolest sound...I'll never get tired of it.
    SienaJadeon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics remind me of Danielle Steel's book Vanished-which is about a woman whose husband kidnaps their son. It's a pretty good mystery, although i've kind of revealed the ending...
    ~*~GuitarGirl~*~on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are closer to the actual lyrics from another website (but I did not proofread the whole thing):

    Peek in, sneak about
    peek in, sneak about
    your broken hearted detective

    hey girl save the liar
    can't you see his pants on fire
    hey girl, save the liar
    can't you see his pants on fire

    my back it hurts again
    it aches like history
    cottonmouth and all lit up
    you're smiling back at me, but

    I feel you must have failed me
    once again you've let me down
    my confidence below my knees now
    I need to find you out

    [Chorus:]
    Peek in, sneak about
    I'm gonna snoop and call you out
    I caught you, your hands are red
    Now I'm your broken hearted detective

    Hey, hey hey

    Hey lover why the gun?
    Hold on I'm almost there
    It's too late you've killed the trust
    Don't act so unaware

    Why are you so destructive?
    Do you realize what you've done?
    you can't bring it back to life now
    What are you running from?

    [Chorus]

    I don't like the way I feel
    I just want you to be real

    Hey girl, save the liar
    Can't you see his pants on fire?
    Hey girl, save the liar
    Can't you see his pants on fire?

    I'm rummaging through your closet
    Imagining all the worst thoughts

    [Chorus x2]

    Peek in, peek in
    Peek in, peek in
    Peek in, sneak about
    I'm gonna snoop and call you out
    I've caught you, you're hands are red
    Now I'm you're brokenhearted detective
    Poetic_Mystiqueon July 22, 2007   Link

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