"Rid of Me" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Tie yourself to me
No one else, no
You're not rid of me
You're not rid of me

Night and day I breathe
Hah hah ay hey

You're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me

I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

I'll tie your legs
Keep you against my chest
Oh you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

'Til you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her

I beg you my darling
Don't leave me
I'm hurting
I've been lonely
Above everything
Above every day
I'm hurting

Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire

Yeah you're not rid of me
Yeah you're not rid of me
I'll make you lick my injuries
I'm gonna twist your head off, see

Till you say don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Don't you don't you wish you never never met her
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire
Lick my legs I'm on fire
Lick my legs of desire


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"Rid of Me" as written by Polly Harvey

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's about the mantis. The female mantis, during mating time, bites off the male’s head.
    Brilliant. PJ is genious.
    angevilleon April 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's really more about possession rather than actual love.
    pumkinhedon January 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjesus, I've always wondered about the "twist your head off" line. Of course it refers to a mantis. Thank you, angeville. Though I don't think the song is *about* the mantis, just uses their behavior as a conceit for a more general comment on the potentially cruel nature of the female sex. Especially in light of the "lick my legs" bit; the legs of a mantis are covered in spines.

    I stress "potentially" cruel nature, because in the animal world, this behavior isn't cruel, it's just nature. But humans have emotions to consider. So to me this song seems to be about women who use this idea that "the female species is deadlier than the male" as an excuse to behave this way. Which is fucked.

    Maybe my favorite Polly Jean song EVER
    artsluton September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about obsession over someone maybe who cheated on her ("don't you wish you had never met her?")
    pandora_ash_avalieon December 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Don't you wish you'd never met her" is a quote from 'Dirty Blue Gene' by Captain Beefheart. The most accurate lyrics I can find are here: likebeingreadtofromdictionaries.blogspot.com/2009/04/…
    Not that it seems all that relevant - just thought I'd point it out.
    radioaheadon February 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about a relationship where one person has had enough but the other person still loves them and wants them.
    Riot Grrrlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho sings the "lick my legs..." part. it's pretty interesting, 'specially at the end, where it sounds more like a demand.
    pumkinhedon January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh god, i love this song.
    maggotbrainon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpumpkinhed: I think it's Robert Ellis who sings the "Lick my legs"-part.
    Marajaon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck this song is just...great
    weet_bixon February 15, 2006   Link

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