"Sick" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe, Chris Corner and Ian Pickering....
I'll play your games with your sex,
With electric shocks
Learn to let myself loose
And be the dummy in your snapshots

I'll play your games
Learn to get on with your backward fans
Stick my body in the sun
And help to get rid of the white tan

And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me

I'll play your games,
Mark the names with the blackest spots
If you're building me up
To be the target for your cheap shots

I'll play your games
Keep a blind eye on the main chance
Strip my body of its skin
And try to cancel out the white trash

And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me

I'll play your games
If your aim is for the quick fix
'Cause I know what you wanted
And I know how you got it

I'll play your games
If you play out in the fast lane
Learn to jump into the road
And hope to save a little lost face

And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me
And maybe then you wouldn't get so sick of me


Lyrics submitted by Super Sapien

"Sick" as written by Rick Dejesus Marti Frederickson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    General CommentI think this song is about the cycles people go through to please others. People change themselves and reinvent themselves ever so often, so that they're not the same old person and so that people don't get "sick" of them.
    houston_guy02on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a kick ass song...personally i don't care what it's about...
    Kezon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthouston guy02 makes sense...people play games constantly in relatioships, to try and please the other person. When someone is in a relationship they're constantly scared the other person will tire of them, and this song seems to describe those feelings. Oh, and Sneaker Pimps are amazing.
    FREAKISHfireflyon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think the song rocks...I just love it...and yes...I think it's about someone that just changes for someone in order to "fit in" and so the persons next to him doesn't get sick of him :)
    The Outsideron March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Sick" is an up-tempo anthem about identity, says Howe. "It's about reinventing yourself because you feel people get bored or sick of you too quickly. In a relationship, when it's going down the tubes, you try so hard to be attractive to the other person and you contort your identity to please them."Chris: “I think that’s our idea of pop. There just doesn’t seem to be anything like that in pop music and it really confuses me why because people would seem to like it.”
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomeone has to keep their significant other's interest, so he tries to keep her with a freakshow of changes.
    thornykinson July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like an interracial relationship where the guy (white) is trying everything he can to please the other and be what he thinks she wants him to be.
    geotraveleron March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvery kick ass. sounds like a person who just "tosses arond" their partner, using them for whatever they need whenever not giving a shit about the person at all, but only what they need him/her for.
    altf4on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Sneaker Pimps, and it seems to be about changing yourself to suit other people or to get someone to like you.
    The video is Chris Corner getting changed and changing styles and in the end he covers himself in some form of black paint.
    Check out the video anyway, it's hot!
    nbnbnbxon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is about using roleplaying as some sort of sexual game. Becoming someone else for a little while (".. if your aim is for the quick fix") just to please the other person.
    LDNisforloverson December 05, 2008   Link

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