"Perfect World" as written by and Phair....
What a pretty life you have
Oh boy, it's a pretty life you have
And I would need a map
Just so I could navigate the back yard

Home is very ordinary
I know I was born to lead a double life
A murderous strife and misery
And when I find it, I know I'll make sense of me

I want to be cool, tall, vulnerable and luscious
I would have it all if I'd only had this much
No need for Lucifer to fall if he'd learn to keep his mouth shut
I would be be involved
Be involved
Be involved
Be involved
I would be involved with you

I know the girls
That live inside your world
Just sitting next to a mortal makes their skin crawl

I want to be cool, tall, vulnerable and luscious
I would have it all if I'd only had this much
No need for Lucifer to fall if he'd learn to keep his mouth shut
I would be involved with you

I want to be cool, tall, vulnerable and luscious
I would have it all if I'd only had this much
No need for Lucifer to fall if he'd learn to keep his mouth shut
Be involved
Be involved
Be involved
Be involved
I would be involved with you
Oh, with you


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    General CommentI love this song. I can't beleive no one has commented on it! I have no clue what it means, but I haven't really taken the time to think about it. I think the music is beautiful and calming.
    DelameeRogerson May 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too; I also have no clue to it's meaning really but it's just so melodic and gorgeous.
    rahrahreplicaon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsounds like she has a bit of a longing to be a part of his pretty life with his perfect girls. since she is short and thin and nobody really thinks they're cool the chorus kind of links to the verses that way. like if she could be cool, tall, vulnerable and luscious her world would be perfect too b/c he would want her.
    dunnomuchon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"No need for Lucifer to fall if he'd learn to keep his mouth shut"... This line is strange. Lucifer, rebel angel who was thrown out of heaven. The narrator links herself to being a rebel, whether through her appearance (not being cool, tall, etc) or behaviour, but so long as she keeps quiet she can stay with the "you" she's referring to? Makes sense when the girls in the "you"'s world are described as more than mortal.
    Yubi Shineson July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the meaning of this song was very obvious. Basically it's about a guy she's in love/lust with, she wants to be cool tall vulnerable and luscious, because if she was she would be "involved" with him. She feels like the girls he's used to dating are a lot better than her and he's out of his league.

    She feels like she was born to lead a different life, and doesn't understand why her life is the way it is now.

    I don't really understand the beginning of the song though, I used to think it was about his house being so big but there's some other meaning to it too.
    omigoshbritton September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeems pretty obvious to me.

    Poor girl, rich boy. Kinda like the song, "Down in the Boondocks" liz phair style.

    I like it.
    Stairwaytoheavenon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe girls just doesn't feel like she deserves the guy. She wants to be everything that he loves in women, which seems to be beyond mortal. His world seems perfect, and all she wants to do is be a part of it. She compares herself to Lucifer, the epitome of all that is NOT good, to prove that it's possible for someone as imperfect as her to be able to fit in his life.
    SupahManDudeon September 29, 2008   Link

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