"36d" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
Close your legs, open your mind
Leave those compliments well behind
Dig a little deeper into yourself
And you may find

Come over here just sit right down
Needn't comb your hair, needn't pout or frown
I hear you've turned our young men
Into dribbling clowns

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?
36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?

Make their day and go ahead
Remove your clothes lie on their bed
Just a last gasp chance or an outside bet
To the easily led

And before you do just what you do
Here' one thought for you to chew
The men who run the business that you sell
They screw you too

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?
36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?

You're just another 365 night stand
But you're so handy, you're so handy
You cheapen and you nasty every woman in this land
But you're so handy, you're so handy

Your picture's hanging pretty on the squaddies' walls
You're Steven's, Andy's, you're Ian's, you're Paul's
Your body's through of fondly in the rugby mauls
But you want more

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?

36D so what (D) so what
Is that all that you've got?
He was trying to save his job
He was, he was trying to save his job.


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"36d" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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  • +3
    General CommentI read in an interview that it's about page 3 models, which makes sense:
    "Your picture's hanging pretty on the squaddies' walls"
    And the chorus is him arguing with his friend about fantasizing/looking for women like these, as the singer Dave sings "36D" then Paul sings "So what? Is that all that you've got" meaning is that the only reason you have for sleeping with women like that.
    countrygalon July 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's not about prostitutes. it's about models/page 3 girs/soft-core porno actors. it's song asking these women "is that all that you've got?," like, do you have a brain as well?
    gregorybrianon March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, a woman who sleeps around, probably a prostitute as well (The men who run the business that you sell,
    They screw you too )...
    It's heaton taking pity on her, as if it was someone he knew, but its also as if she's trying to prove something (36d, so what? D so what?)
    Ben_the_two_of_uson April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good, relatively unknown song. Worth checking out, people, come on!
    adamwhoknows3000on May 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the beatiful south! i agree that this song is about a prostitute (businees that u sell), and the singer is trying to figure out y she does this for money, - (36D so what) , hes saying that theirs more to her than her chest size and it means nuthin in relation to her as a person, which i think hes trying to figure out! shes worth more and he knows it but is trying to show her that.
    yecatson June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree wiith you all. expecually about the part that states "i love the beatiful south" i listen mostly to heavy metal but the beautifull sout are just soo good
    Misguided_boyon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin 1995 i loved playing this song. it's the ultimate piss taking song
    kempeon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about knowing someone who has potential to be more and trying to show them the possibility exists for them to be more than the victim they are allowing themselves to be.
    bodymekon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe missing verse is something like:

    "Your name is always mentioned in the jokes he cracks,
    Your 'Coach and Horses' and your "Woolpacks',
    Your poses turn the passive into maniacs,
    But you want more."

    And I've never understood the "Coach and Horses" bit. "Woolpacks", yeah, fair enough, but the first bit? Answers on a postcard please. :)

    The line "your body's thought of fondly in the rugby mauls" is sheer subversive genius.
    John Johnstonon February 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCoach and Horse, like the Woolpack is just a generic English pub name. It just means that young men would be cracking jokes and making innuendos at the subject's expense while getting tanked up in the evening.
    mozz71on March 17, 2009   Link

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