"That Don't Impress Me Much" as written by Robert John Lange and Shania Twain....
I've known a few guys who thought they were pretty smart
But you've got being right down to an art
You think you're a genius-you drive me up the wall
You're a regular original, a know-it-all

Oh-oo-oh, you think you're special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you're something else

Okay, so you're a rocket scientist
That don't impress me much
So you got the brain but have you got the touch
Don't get me wrong, yeah I think you're alright
But that won't keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don't impress me much

I never knew a guy who carried a mirror in his pocket
And a comb up his sleeve-just in case
And all that extra hold gel in your hair oughta lock it
'Cause Heaven forbid it should fall outta place

Oh-oo-oh, so you think you're something special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you're something else

Okay, so you're Brad Pitt
That don't impress me much
So you got the looks but have you got the touch
Don't get me wrong, yeah I think you're alright
But that won't keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don't impress me much

You're one of those guys who likes to shine his machine
You make me take off my shoes before you let me get in
I can't believe you kiss your car good night
C'mon baby tell me-you must be jokin', right!

Oh-oo-oh, so you think you're something special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you're something else

Okay, so you've got a car
That don't impress me much
So you got the moves but have you got the touch
Don't get me wrong, yeah I think you're alright
But that won't keep me warm in the middle of the night

That don't impress me much
You think you're cool but have you got the touch
Don't get me wrong, yeah I think you're alright
But that won't keep me warm on the long, cold, lonely night
That don't impress me much

Okay, so what do you think you're Elvis or something
Whatever
That don't impress me


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"That Don't Impress Me Much" as written by Shania Twain Robert John Lange

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  • +6
    General CommentIt's a song about not buying into when a guy talks himself up and makes himself sound better then he is and brags about all of his materialism that somehow is supposed to be impressive. She would rather have a real life honest to goodness guy who knows how to truly love...
    emuInAmuumuuon July 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with you, I love this song. People that think having material things impress others just annoy me so this is the perfect song for me :)
    manyamoreon June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the country version and the pop version. It got a little too overplayed though.
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love.. this song.. some people think they have the brains to get someone, like having a car, but in the end, it doesn't matter, because the other person wants love...
    BaKsHion June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe 1st time my cosion heard this song she was like if i had Brad Pitt that would impress the funny thing about it was she was little and i dident think she even knew who he was
    Pretty Girlon March 16, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation"You've got the moves, but have you got the touch?"

    If I had to pick a particular line out of this song that concluded it appropriately, it would be this. Wealth and physical looks wear away after a while, so it's not worth your time if women felt they weren't getting genuine feelings out of a relationship.

    "I never knew a guy who kept a mirror in his pocket."

    What is off-putting about this is the fact that in order to get women to get attracted to him, he thinks more about himself. That is backwards logic, and just by reading some of the other lyrics, we can see it is perfectly clear that he is more interested in himself and things he owns. You'd think he'd pay more attention to you.

    "So you've got a car/you're Brad Pitt/you're a rocket scientist."

    Each of these lyrics are then followed by "That don't impress me much." The thinking here is perfect - just because you're a certain type of guy doesn't make you better than the rest.

    In conclusion, it is both a sense of understanding the transparency of showing off to women and to being able to take into account that not every woman can be fooled by something cool and flashy, or if you're some kind of celebrity.
    ThePointBeingon August 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdang, how come no one commented on this song? I think this is a great song. it's talkin' about how the guy could be the hottest guy in the world, have the coolest car, and the hottest body, but it doesn't matter to the girl. all the girl want is love. she doesn't care about all that "material" stuff; she just wants to be held and cuddled in the middle of the night.
    I love this song, and Shania is a great singer w/ a lot of talent
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    LiLpUnKStaR85on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree too! maybe the look is the first thing that we check but it eventually doesn't mean a lot!
    michaelstepson July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcouldn't agree with you more! This song rocks and the meaning is COOL!
    Sunnyon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song it rocks enough said and, yeah, i'm going to add some punctuation in here now. Peace.
    zacsteron March 20, 2003   Link

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