This song is so about the narcissist trenches and applies to all narcissist whether you are in a relationship with them, in business with them, they are coworkers, or family members....
Dear momma's boy I know you've had your butt licked by your mother
I know you've enjoyed all that attention from her
And every woman graced with your presence after
Dear narcissus boy I know you've never really apologized for anything
I know you've never really taken responsibility
I know you've never really listened to a woman

Dear me-show boy I know you're not really into conflict resolution
Or seeing both sides of every equation
Or having an uninterrupted conversation

And any talk of healthiness
And any talk of connectedness
And any talk of resolving this
Leaves you running for the door

(why why do I try to love you
Try to love you when you really don't want me
To)

Dear egotist boy you've never really had to suffer any consequence
You've never stayed with anyone longer than ten minutes
You'd never understand anyone showing resistance
Dear popular boy I know you're used to getting everything so easily
A stranger to the concept of reciprocity
People honor boys like you in this society

And any talk of selflessness
And any talk of working at this
And any talk of being of service
Leaves you running for the door

(why why do I try to help you try to help you
When you really don't want me to)

You go back to the women who will dance the dance
You go back to your friends who will lick your ass
You go back to ignoring all the rest of us
You go back to the center of your universe

Dear self centered boy I don't know why I still feel affected by you
I've never lasted very long with someone like you
I never did although I have to admit I wanted to
Dear magnetic boy you've never been with anyone who doesn't take your shit
You've never been with anyone who's dared to call you on it
I wonder how you'd be if someone were to call you on it

And any talk of willingness
And any talk of both feet in
And any talk of commitment
Leaves you running for the door

(why why do I try to change you try to
Try to change you when you really don't
Want me to)

You go back to the women who will dance the dance
You go back to your friends who will lick your ass
You go back to being so oblivious
You go back to the center of the universe


Lyrics submitted by Lamia

"Narcissus" as written by Alanis Morissette

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentTo me, it's about those guys who really are up their own backsides, (and I can name quite a few) who we know we should hate but we still end up obsessing about. That's my interpretation anyway!:)
    fadedon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti must have dated alanis, because this song had to have been written about me.
    iheartmym0mon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentright on alanis! this is the best song ever!
    ktgon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the fuck are ya talkin about, this song suxs...
    RockinRoseon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with faded - you know they're f**kwits but that doesn't stop you liking them! :)
    battered_angelon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with faded also. Its about guys who think they are the "center of the universe." And us girls cant help but like them, even though they are bad for us.
    my favorite part is:
    "Dear popular boy I know you're used to getting everything so easily
    A stranger to the concept of reciprocity
    People honor boys like you in this society"
    lieslree52on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think we all know a guy like this, and they come in all shapes and sizes; whether it's the football team captain in school, or the guy who's all about saving the environment. This song puts into words the mumbled thoughts that many ppl would just loved to walk up to one of these guys and say. I have to admit though, this doesn't only apply to guys, I've seen my fare share of girls like this too.
    Elishevaon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTwo words and maybe some more after that: I know. I used to hate this song. But now I actually relate to it, cause I dated a guy like this. He literally moves on to a different girl every let's say... four days. We went out four times. I'm an idiot. It's interesting to see how many songs you don't understand, and then you wait a while, and look back to them and you can really relate.
    homesickforspaceon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know a guy that these lyrics perfectly fit! Unfortunately I've never had the guts to tell him but I promised myself it will happen at some point!!
    Lilouon July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant
    glockenspielon April 24, 2004   Link

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