"Stereotypes" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
The suburbs they are dreaming
They're a twinkle in her eye
She's been feeling frisky
Since her husband said goodbye
She wears a low cut T-shirt runs a little B&B
She's most accommodating when she's in her lingerie

Wife swapping is the future
You know that it would suit you

Yes, they're stereotypes
There must be more to life
All your life you are dreaming
And then you stop dreaming
From time to time you know
You should be going on another bender

The suburbs they are sleeping
But he's dressing up tonight
She likes a man in uniform he loves to wear it tight
They're on the lovers sofa they're on the patio
And when the fun is over watch themselves on video

The neighbors may be staring
But they are just past caring

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by tpfang56

"Stereotypes" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentWhat really attracts my attention about the lyrics of this song is that it doesn't own apparently a clear connection with its title. But just apparently... Ok, people that live in suburbs are supposed to be predictable and everyone seems to live in 'the right way' on this kind of place, but nothing is what it seems. Therefore it's called "Stereotypes" for showing how mistaken you can be when you decide to 'label' other people based only on their looks...
    circusjuggleron September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavourte blur song, great intro
    Joey Joe Jo-Joon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does "sterotypes" refer to? Wife swapping?Or something else?
    I think it's a great song to listen to because of the great tunes.
    amelieleeon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means putting people into a certain category. For instance a stereotype of a teenager would be lazy and smokes pot etc.
    Mantinonon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a woman who has a particularly active sex life since her husband died.

    By the way, i'm pretty sure she runs a local bnb (e.g. 'bed and breakfast' hotel), not bmw.
    CrazyFoolon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"...and when the night falls that nice widow becomes a 'tornado' in the bed!"
    circusjuggleron September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think that maybe, she's not a widow, she's just cheating on her husband, her husband said goodbye, maybe gone for a while, on a business travel or just to work... anyway, the way that i feel it, it's just what the chorus says, life is more than stupid stereotypes...
    lukebueon August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is AWESOME
    englishteaon October 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING GUITAR!!!!
    *Gabby*on January 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry i meant NOT about drugs
    gorillaz4evaon December 13, 2009   Link

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