all fall down

you can comment all day til dark
you can call me any name you want
you can look me up and down
i won't stop, no i won't fall apart
you can put me down
you can make me mad
you can call me mean
but i think its really sad
that sometimes i just wanna stay inside
i guess it makes you happy that i live my life

stop thief, you can't steal the way
how i fuckin' felt when i got up today
well i guess you're the judge
i guess you're the king
of the forever beauty pageant i'm always in
my heart beats blue, beats red, beats mad
is this the only power that you really wanna have?
count from one to nine, how high do i rate?
i guess feeling good was my first mistake

lemme see you shake it baby, shake it some more
on guard
are you a girl or boy?
are you a boy or girl?
on guard

Lyrics submitted by yraliar, edited by sorchah

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    General CommentThis song is great, it always makes me feel like I have more power than anyone else in the world and nothing can get me down...
    so_0ver_iton June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview, Hanna said she wrote it because she was sick of strangers whistling and yelling comments at her on the street. On a similar note, watch War Zone. It's a film about street harrassment.
    StephNJon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti fucking love le tigre this song describes everygirl i know and its so fucking sad that straight guys cant realise how big of assholes they are
    flameron August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot just girls, but queers. Hence, "Are you a boy or a girl?" And not just guys, but society as a whole.
    antispeciesismon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about how much of an asshole people can be, and we don't want to live in opressed conditions, it's time to take down your sheild and put up your fists!
    bryceon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I thought it was that, like how guys make comments about girls and check us out and harrass us then rate us like they're so good and they're the judge and jury
    Emily Strangeon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you must love it that I live my life ON GUARD"-- is how the one I'm listening to goes. Different version?

    I love this song, it infuriates yet empowers me... They've got it so on point with the lyrics.

    "let me see you shake it baby shake it some more--"

    Thanks stephnj, I'll do that.
    precipitateon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"stop thief, you can't steal the way i fuckin felt when i got up today" ahh i fucking love this part of the song so much, it makes me feel great.
    so over it, i totally hear you, i feel the same when i listen to this song
    2-story grrrlon February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love everything about this song. I play this when I'm very very angry when I want to smash something, like now.
    forgotten412on September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was walking down the street a few days ago and there were these two guys who were clicking their tongues (like you'd do to call a dog back to you) and making comments at a woman, and I swear it took me a few moments to realise what was happening - they were literally the first people I've ever seen doing this kind of thing, so it just did not compute in my brain. My whole reaction was "Who even does this any more?! Assholes!!"
    One of my female friends had a similar experience that she summed up as thinking "Oh, hang on, I know what's happening - you're a sexist dickhead! Wow! I didn't realise people like you still existed!!"
    I think it's pretty awesome that this kind of assholery is dying out and feel really lucky my friends and I have never experienced this kind of abuse.
    morethanadreamon July 09, 2010   Link

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