"Ladykillers" as written by and Miki Berenyi....
Here we go, I'm hanging out in Camden
Drink with my girlfriends on a Saturday night

This guy says, "come and meet my girlfriend"
She's sitting in the corner looking rather uptight

So I say "hello" and I try to be nice
But I see he's feeling itchy
Trying to play us off each other,
"Girls, girls, please don't fight" (you get the picture)

Hey you, the muscles and the long hair
Telling me that women are superior to men
Most guys just don't appreciate this
You just convincing me you're better than them

So he talks for hours about his sensitive soul
And his favorite subject is sex
I don't think he even wanted it
But, Christ this guy's too much (I want to tell him)

I'm as human as the next girl,
I like a bit of flattery
But I don't need your practiced lines, your school of charm mentality so
Save your breath for someone else and credit me with something more
When it comes to men like you,
I know the score,
I've heard it all before

(Here comes the next one)
Blondie was with me for a summer
He flirted like a maniac but I wouldn't bite
I'm weak and he was so persistent
He only had to have me 'cause I put up a fight

Oh God, the boy had such an ego
He liked to talk about himself all day and all night
You think you're such a ladykiller
But you were nothing special 'til you turned out the light

When he's nice to me he's just nice to himself
And he's watching his reflection
I'm a five foot mirror for adoring himself
Here's seven years bad luck (I want to tell him)

When you say you love me you're just flattering your vanity
But I don't need your practiced lines your, your school of charm mentality so
Save your breath for someone else and credit me with something more
When it comes to men like you,
I know the score,
I've heard it all before

Ooh, you're such a ladykiller, always on a winner, thinking that you're in there
Oh boy, you're such a ladykiller, super sexy mister, call it what you will, oh
You think you're such a lady killer, I just bet you're still there, posing in the mirror
Hey girls, he's such a ladykiller, but we know where he's coming from and we know the score.


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"Ladykillers" as written by Miki Berenyi

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    General CommentI read an article that said the "muscles and the long hair" guy was Anthony Keidis from RHCP. Makes sense, he always seemed kind of smarmy to me.
    morganrcon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think of smart girls who don't take sh*t from anyone...Girls who are tough and yet still feminine. This song is a masterpiece and one of my favorites ever!
    Superblaston July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was on NCAA Football 2006. So randomly on there as part of "EA Trax." The song is really catchy though, and despite it feeling out of place in a college football game, I can't deny its awsomeness. Ironic because some would call me a "Ladykiller."
    IrishThunderon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this track. I can definitely relate to it too!
    swedeon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLush is such an under-rated band, they seriously rocked, well, most of the time... And this song is one of my favs considering it's such a good tune and the lyrics are also grrrl powered and so true.
    And I read at wikipedia that the "blondie" part of this song was a response to a weezer song. Appearantly she dated the former Weezer bassist for a while which led to some ugly lyrics to a weezer song.
    salvoon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the few Lush songs that is perfect for singing along to in the car! The meaning's pretty obvious; it's about jerks with fucked up ideas about women/love that she's met.

    Re: Weezer
    "Question: is 'ladykillers' really about Matt Sharp from weezer/rentals?
    LushLive: one verse is."
    eyesore.no/tfdi/keeley/…

    Thank you, Google!
    natashalaikaon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAbout the things men will say or do to in an attempt to get laid. Not new territory in that sense. But, she's pretty specific: it's about how guys who try to get laid with lines and techniques are just exercising mental masturbation; "when he's nice to me he's just nice to himself".

    She turns it around when she says "you were nothing special 'til you turned out the light". Yeah, sometimes women just want to get laid too. They don't get an ego inflation from it, though.

    "Hey girls, he's such a ladykiller, but we know where he's coming from and we know the score": women already know the stuff men do to try to get women into bed. It looks like the only only person ladykillers are aiming to impress is themselves.
    Rainbirdon August 22, 2014   Link

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