There's blood in my mouth 'cause I've been biting my tongue all week
I keep on talkin' trash but I never say anything
And the talkin' leads to touchin'
And the touchin' leads to sex
And then there is no mystery left

And it's bad news
Baby, I'm bad news
I'm just bad news, bad news, bad news

I know I'm alone if I'm with or without you
But just being around you offers me another form of relief
When the loneliness leads to bad dreams
And the bad dreams lead me to callin' you
And I call you and say
"Come here!"

And it's bad news
Baby, I'm bad news
I'm just bad news, bad news, bad news
And it's bad news
Baby, it's bad news
It's just bad news, bad news, bad news

'Cause you're just damage control
For a walking corpse like me
Like you

'Cause we'll all be
Portions for foxes
Yeah, we'll all be
Portions for foxes

There's a pretty young thing in front of you
And she's real pretty and she's real into you
And then she's sleepin' inside of you
And the talkin' leads to touchin'
And the touchin' leads to sex
And then there is no mystery left

And it's bad news
I don't blame you
I do the same thing
I get lonely too
And you're bad news
My friends tell me to leave you
That you're bad news, bad news, bad news

You're bad news
Baby, you're bad news
And you're bad news
Baby, you're bad news
And you're bad news
I don't care, I like you
And you're bad news
I don't care, I like you
I like you


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Portions for Foxes Lyrics as written by Jenny Lewis Blake Sennett

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  • +2
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    i love when she says 'C'MERE!' it's just entertaining.

    emmeliaon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Psalm 62:11 - They shall be delivered into the hands of the sword, they shall be the portions of foxes.

    That is where it maybe came from..?? Great Song..

    KingofChapelHillon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    absolutely amazing tune!

    feeling yourself getting mixed up again and again with the same person who's wrong for you, but you cannot resist them. sure we've all been there, non?

    'there's a pretty young thing in front of you, and she's really pretty and she's real into you, then she's sleeping inside of you' - breaks my heart. really poignant, how helpless jealousy really makes you feel at your core.

    ihaveapenon October 18, 2010   Link
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    This is my theme song. It seems we always pick the ones that are the worst for us. "i know i'm alone if i'm with or without you"... true true.
    amazing

    sonics222on June 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "Portions for foxes" (the phrase, i mean) is a bible reference about hell.

    Stuart.on January 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Whoever said that "Portions for Foxes" was a bible reference was right. The full text of Psalm 62 is:

    But they have sought my soul in vain; they shall go into the lower parts of the earth, they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be portions for foxes.

    BTW, this was done by Google search, not intimate knowledge of the Bible.

    mikemac23on February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    The part of the song that talks about her getting lonely and calling the fellow, that part is cool. This song is what a lot of girls (and guys) get themselves into... you know a person is wrong for you, but you like them anyway. I love that Jenny sings this because it makes her more real, if that makes any sense.

    ivegotatimebombon September 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its like every relationship thats ever gone wrong. i love it.

    itsmynameforyouon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i get the impression this is about a situation where they're both just using each other, and he finds someone he wants a relationship with in the meanwhile..

    reclusenjon October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah. i'm in this sort of relationship right now. i know she's not great for me. shes not even okay for me. shes just plain ol' "bad news" but being around that sort of destructive person can feel great. and we're just the worst sort of influence on each other. and i like it.

    shwaydayon December 04, 2004   Link

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