"Dry" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
I caught it in the face
Coming around again
I thought it was worth waiting
You're caught up in my head
Wet sides from time to time
But mostly I'm just dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

You've come all this way
No hair out of place
You put it all on the stage
You put right in my face
But you leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry

A water well in sight
No water at my sides
I'm sucking on the well
I'm sucking 'til I'm white
But you leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry
You leave me dry


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"Dry" as written by Polly Jean Harvey

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  • +3
    General Commentis almost literal, hes hanging his penis all around in front of her face for a blowjob, he is very confident about his sex appeal - no hair out of place - she however is dry in many ways, literally, not turned on - dry vagina - and poetically, she would even use a cup of water to wet her mouth coz shes sucking until she get white, but she is still not enjoying, not turned on.
    Rid Of Me has many references to masculinity, the phallus and how agressive is the sexuality of men, shes pratically a gigantic monster against them. Man-Size is all about the bigger your dick the more viril you are. No wonder polly became very feminine after this album, which sounds like her breaking up with her tomboy complexities and men here are quite ridicularized.
    vladschon March 13, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commenta poetic way of saying he doesn't turn her on...
    missmeon December 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPersonally I think the song is about giving head.
    spit_fire141on June 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree. i think she said in an interview somewhere she thought it was funny singing about dry fannies...dunno if that applies here lol
    Gem_Jonescrazyon December 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt about the worst thing a woman could say to a lover. She trying and trying, but shes not getting turned on.
    Byzantium90on April 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA brilliant inversion of rock'n'rolls usual assumption of male priapism and powers of seduction. A song to cuckhold any man, and, specifically, any of the legions of rock sex gods before Polly. A song that always reminds me of the impact her early severe image, and songs, had when she first started getting press coverage.
    SuitBoyon May 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNever thought about it being about head before until I read spit_fire's comment. Giving head and not getting the favor back? But that would leave her wet...Regardless, her snatch ain't happy.
    BrendaBrenon March 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt about the worst thing a woman could say to a lover. She trying and trying, but shes not getting turned on.
    Byzantium90on April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is both devastating and very funny!
    John25on September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's: "You're caught up in my hair."
    fishbellyfaceon April 20, 2010   Link

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