Don't know much about birds and bees
About your cash and your mysterious appointments
Wondered where you could have ducked out of sight
'Til we saw your appointment hanging on your arm last night
Checkin' out
Don't go checkin' out

Cool Whip, uh oh oh
That tops it off
We think you'd better cool it
Cool Whip, uUh oh oh
That tops it off
We think you'd better cool it down

Seen it happen all a hundred times
It's like a trap or going off to jail
Remember Ken and the girl who roped him in?
Well she got fat and now they're living in a trailer
Your checkin' out
Don't go checkin' out

Got your pick of any girl in the world
I ain't no sissy but you could do much better
It seems that I'm the only one who's immune
No little girl's gonna tell me what to do

You need to have your little fun with the boys
Out drinking on a Friday
Kick some ass and play some poker
Your saying shit that don't sound too cool
Like 'lovey-lovey-honey-bunny'
Gives us all a break, dude
You're checkin' out


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    wow... im surprised more people didnt comment on this. I think its just basically about a guy having a girlfriend and he's whipped and is "checkin' out" from his friends because he is always with his girlfriend.. yeah i know this is really obvious but i figured i'd comment b.c no one else did.

    someone24on June 20, 2004   Link
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    yeah i think its fairly obvious, other than these lines:

    "It seems that I'm the only one who's immune No little girl's gonna tell me what to do"

    i think the narrators pissed that all his friends are doing the same thing, and he thinks that a woman wouldnt do that to him.

    whether thats because he hasnt met the right girl, or he cant get a girl and is bitter or if he really is immune, who knows.

    draglineon February 02, 2007   Link
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    "I duno if he's referring specifically to a girl named "Kate", but he wrote this (I assume) while in Chapel Hill"

    i once read that a friend of bens challenged him to write a song with a one-syllable chorus. so that probably inspired the use of the name 'kate' rather than a specific girl he knows

    draglineon March 16, 2008   Link
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    um dont ask how but i accidentally posted that here rather than the kate page.

    damn multiple tabs

    draglineon March 16, 2008   Link

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