"Act of Being Polite" as written by and Homer Flynn....
I found her crying in the morning
Sitting in a chair
She was wrapping something up
And wrapping it with care

I did not mean to hurt her
When I fell asleep last night
I was just exhausted
From the act of being polite

Yes, I was just exhausted
From the act of being polite


Lyrics submitted by teiladnam

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    General CommentA man has no sexual desire for his girlfriend/wife, but he doesn't want her know that because it would hurt her feelings. Then she figures it out when he falls asleep while they're having sex.
    teiladnamon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree with 80ghosts like u no when people say ok thats a wrap or they say alright ill wrap it up they say thats the end thats no more so it might be in that expression as in shes wrapping it up grabbing her stuff and getting the fuck out of here lol
    pipewagonon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's a pretty good description. Though I always assumed it was about wife-beating, he's tired from working and pretending to nice, and when he gets home he loses his mind ("falls asleep") and hits her.

    What is the girl wrapping up though and why?
    JofaGuhton January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe she is wrapping up here things to leave (read: move away)
    JAStewarton February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe could be wrapping up her hopes and dreams, never to be seen again...
    80ghostson February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe could be wrapping up her hopes and dreams, never to be seen again...
    80ghostson February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's the story of my life actually...all the sexuality with girls builds up until i'm too exhausted to try anymore...I think he wants a serious relationship rather than a one-night stand.
    TheGenieon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is pretty Mysterious, but for the most part I agree with the first guy.
    Ortafalcon9on March 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song seems to be about a man who no longer loved his wife or girlfriend.

    “I found her crying in the morning
    Sitting in a chair
    She was wrapping something up
    And wrapping it with care”

    This line could mean that she was wrapping a rope to hang herself. She was devastated and heartbroken when she found out her husband or boyfriend doesn’t love her anymore.


    “I did not mean to hurt her
    When I fell asleep last night
    I was just exhausted
    From the act of being polite”

    The narrator fell asleep while having sex. He usually pretends to be happy and in the mood when having sex but this time he simply felt “Exhausted from the act of being polite”. When he acted polite to his wife he would pretend to be interested in her. He couldn’t keep up the act for very long and fell asleep.


    “Yes, I was just exhausted
    From the act of being polite”

    The narrator says this a second time implying that it is very important for the listener to know.
    BirthdayBoy9on August 26, 2018   Link

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