"Strange Loop" as written by and Phair....
The fire you like so much in me
Is the mark of someone adamantly free
But you can't stop yourself from wanting worse
'Cause nothing feeds a hunger like a thirst

Baby, I'm tired
Of fighting
I always wanted you
I broke up at the roadhouse
I wouldn't know you were alive
You haven't seen me for weeks now
It wouldn't shock you if I drove right out the back of your eyes
I can't be trusted
They're saying I can't be true
But I only wanted more than I knew

Baby, I'm tired
Of fighting
I always wanted you
I only wanted more than I knew

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"Strange Loop" as written by Liz Phair

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    General CommentI think it's about being in a relationship where the things that you find most attractive about each other are also the things that drive you crazy.
    "The fire you like so much in me
    Is the mark of someone adamantly free"
    means she's very independent- consequently, the two of them are always arguing and she's sick of it ("tired of fighting").
    spiralingshapeon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I agree. I also feel like they were together in the verse and then are broken up by the chorus... or she ran away and left him... "You haven't seen me for weeks now" etc. And maybe she THOUGHT she always wanted him but then it turned out that she wanted more than just him; he's not enough.. "I only wanted more than I knew"
    singforabsolutionon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe patrons of a bar a couple regularly frequented console the man the woman dumped for a life of spontaneity, telling him "she couldn't be trusted, man, she couldn't be true" - when, in reality, she really only wanted to settle down to him. But it didn't work out. She chose the road, the spontaneity. It's also a clever title. The last chords of the song loop back into the same pattern she plays on the introduction of "6'1" - which loops back to the start of the album, in which, she announces: "I loved my life - and I hated you."
    7daysatseaon March 09, 2008   Link

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