saw johnny at the store
i said get your car let's hit the road
he said tell me baby what's wrong
oh tell me baby what's wrong
do do do do....
(she's on fire now
you think you wanna watch
i think you'd better not)

do you wanna get the wheel
swerve my heart
it pounds with steel
he said tell me baby what's wrong
oh tell me baby what's wrong

it's not what you want it's everything

got my foot on the floor
we'll go 80 95 maybe more
oh oh tell me baby what's wrong
oh tell me baby what's wrong

it's not what you want it's everything

hold me out, you're my girl


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    General CommentGreat song, no comments!? to me it is about being in a depressing relationship and wanting to get out
    dejavulaon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo much energy, it's insane. The vocals, the guitars, the drumming, all perfect.
    leahperon February 08, 2009   Link
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    Song FactIn "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl," Carrie Brownstein says that every song on this album is about either Lance (Corin's new boyfriend and eventual husband) or Carrie herself, as they had recently broken up. This one is clearly about both Lance and Carrie. Lance is offering Corin a shelter from her continued mixed feelings about Carrie, and Lance is aware of the origin of her feelings. Corin uses Lance as a means of escape.
    rosemariexon August 15, 2016   Link

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