She don't like to hear me sing
She don't want no diamond ring
She don't want to drive my car
She won't let me go that far
She don't like the way I look
She don't like the things I cook
She don't like the way I play
She don't like the things I say
But oh, the games we play
She's too good for me
She's too good for me

She don't like the jokes I make
She don't like the drugs I take
She don't like the friends I got
She don't like my friends a lot
She don't like the clothes I wear
She don't like the way I stare
She don't like the tales I tell
She don't like the way I smell
But oh, the games we play
She's too good for me
She's too good for me

Would she prefer it if I washed myself more often than I do
Would she prefer it if I took her to an opera or two
I could distort myself to be the perfect man
She might prefer me as I am

She don't want to meet my folks
She don't want to hear my jokes
She don't want to fix my tie
She don't even want to try
She don't like the books I read
She don't like the way I feed
She don't want to save my life
She don't want to be my wife
But oh, the games we play
She's too good for me
She's too good for me

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She's Too Good for Me Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentI always thought of this song as The Continuing Story of Roxanne. I believe that the "she" in this song is a call-girl of some sort.
    She doesn't want to have anything to do with him other than the interlude of their brief rendezvous. And, he never says that she doesn't want or won't take his money.
    jdappletonon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNot the most flattering product of this ménage a trois is it?
    No but I would hardly call it a ménage a trois. Too much poetic license.
    I can't help but notice that you come off as quite the b. No wonder you didn't like it when you heard it.
    Thanks. I guess this was a well deserved tantrum. I've had them myself. Of course he was exaggerating--I don't feel I was THAT critical--good grief! Someone could hex me for being so hard to please but looks can deceive and I was wearing the honest tongue! I swear--if anyone wants to get on me for this--they can borrow the honest tongue with my compliments! Also there were times ... I don't think too many people have nice things to say when they have been betrayed. If you weren't such a smooth talker, your ears would still be burning, my fine friend. And it's tough to lay out how it was back then with any true accuracy. I'm better off just shuffling out to the doghouse.
    Oh, come on. I can't win on this song. I didn't like the "she's too good for me". I didn't take it as the slur I might have. I objected to the isolation it suggested. She's too good for me. No one wants someone who's too good for others.
    You were never too good for me ...
    I'm laughing. This was part of the problem!!!
    It usually is but it was part of the studies we were engaged in--surely you both can appreciate this.
    On a good day .... maybe...
    sillybunnyon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: Oh it's absolutely a, uh, a generic sort of rock-a-billy kind of rock 'n' roll vibe. But the reason for that is, is in the string quartet that appears, y'know, sixty-four bars later. Again, with out any warning, much to the chagrin of my record company who said, "You've spoiled a beautiful song!" (laughs) "This could be a hit!" I said, "Well, that, I wouldn't have written it without this idea, y'know? It has to go to a string quartet here." Um...That's what, that's the point of it, you know? I mean I, I really, I can't claim any originality in this song at all, y'know? It's purely a pastiche of great rock 'n' roll. But, um, going to the string quartet in the middle is my idea. OK? (laughs again) That's me.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe’s Too Good For Me has become a lovely concert salute to Trudie and while the actual lyrics are not exactly flattering, perspective is everything and the lyrics become flattering in a delightful games lovers play sort of way that depicts most successful relationships. Wonderful!
    sillybunnyon October 11, 2010   Link

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