"Tame" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Got hips like Cinderella Must be having a good shame Talking sweet about nothing Cookie I think you're Tame, tame, tame, tame I'm making good friends with you When you're shaking your good frame Fall on your face in those bad shoes Lying there like you're Tame, tame, tame, tame Tame, tame, tame, tame Tame, tame, tame, tame Tame, tame, tame, tame

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"Tame" as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +2
    General Commentummm... Possibly about a girl who thinks/tries to be wild but is really just a nice girl at heart.
    it's hard to say since Frank was constantly smoking copious amounts of pot while writing.
    llldebaserlllon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThinsparation.

    I love that one line "hips like cinderella"
    sortofveganon April 24, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti just think it's funny and ironic how this song is called "tame" yet it's loud with screamed lyrics, and the next song is called "wave of mutilation" but is so much more chilled
    bamargeroon December 09, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrank Black on "Tame":

    "I don’t want to sound like a male chauvinist, but I have a male perspective, because I am male. ‘Tame’ is about women more than men. But the way some men treat their hair it’s incredible and I can[‘t] understand all that deodorant and stuff. I’ve never related to it. My family’s rather spartan.
    It’s about putting all that time into sexual presentation. I don’t mean it in a dirty kind of way. Where I live in the city, women spend time presenting themselves and still come out forever bland and mediocre."

    I can see what he's getting at, but I don't care what he says, not wearing deodorant is kinda sick.
    lactosefreemanon December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is pretty clear.
    A sexy women with Cinderella hips and high heels is sweet talking him, making good friends with him, dancing and shaking her sexy body next to him as if she wants something, but its a sham, a fake, a tease, she doesn't want what she she alludes to want, and he knows that ultimately she is full of shit, she is TAME.
    The "cookie" is cynical of the girls intentions cos they are misleading.
    The "TAME" is a frustration of the way she is and her contradictory actions, calling a spade a spade.
    So not only is the girl dull "talks about nothing", stupid/clumsy "falls on her face" but she isnt even good for the one thing she alludes to being good for, because she is frustratingly tame.
    I reckon Frank Black has had attention from a number of sexy girls for his stardom, his ability as a musician, his passion, perhaps his money but i reckon he has been lead astray and let down by many more than that number. I could sense the frustration in the scream, if you were rich, famous, an amazing musician of an amazing band, and you couldnt get a cool smart attractive girl or even a dull smart attractive girl, then you couldnt even get a dull, stupid, attractive girl despite her actions to the contrary. Perhaps.
    joepineappleson February 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is such a great song.
    I love how he says "bad shoes"... haha.
    XNeverMindon March 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about a stripper.
    muddy67on March 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think there are two possibilities for this song.
    He spends a great deal of time describing the b"raunchy" attributes of a woman that he has recently met ("Making good friends with you", I picture a bar situation). Black is probably talking about low down sexual women, his encounters with them and ultimately concluding they are "Tame" in comparison. You can see this from the say he sings the song. All the lines describing the woman are whispered and the tame parts have a guttural scream to them. Also the descriptions seem to come more from the mind and the repetition of tame is more animalistic.
    Also, tame and the descriptions of the woman might be a commentary how women are forced to shape themselves to men's standards.
    Dantron0on November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i hear this song I think about a wanna-be, a girlie-girl who adores fashion but doesn't quite manage to act as she wish...
    Fashion IS tame
    Dreamlandscapeon April 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy interpretation on the song, is a scene girl trying to fit in with the others.
    lustburningmadon May 08, 2004   Link

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