i've been sleeping in a cardboard box
spending every dollar at the liquor shop
and even though i know i haven't got a lot
i'll try to give you love until the day you drop

i've been training like a pavlov dog
sent my independence out to take a hike
all you got to do is activate my bell
and I'll fetch you anything you like

going once! going twice!
every man here has a price!
oer where? over there! sold!
to not a single lady in here

i've been in like a thousand times
dated every woman in the atmosphere
i've been to every continent
broken all the hearts in every hemisphere
and if I'm not the type of guy you like to circumvent
just remember not to love me when I disa-

i graduated at the top
i like to take advantage of the bourgeoisie
so if you have a fantasy of being a queen
maybe you should blow a couple bucks on me

going once! going twice!
won't these gentlemen suffice
any here? any there?
any motions anywhere?
going twice! going thrice!
guess this means we'll go four times a lady

i promise i'll be all you'll need, ever need
you'll never have to shop around (don't shop around)
and i'll give you all you'll ever need, ever need
don't worry i will never let you down, let you down
don't worry i will never let you down

so many ladies are wanting for mates
and the prospects are good but the date's never great
over here! over there! over where? anywhere!
they're too busy with winning the bidding to care
and he's

Lyrics submitted by MXMissles

The Bidding song meanings
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    General Comment"I've been here like a thousand times"

    should be

    "I've been in like a thousand times"

    Way cool song.
    Dance With Me Loison August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok the scene it sets for you in your mind is that of an auction of men all these women bidding on men, but they don't care about them men that's why the prospects are great but the date's never great, all they care about is getting the man, dosn't matter if he's any good for her, or even the right kind of person for her they just want to snatch them up before someone else gets a chance at them
    pimaxcon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Pimaxc got it down, it's about just trying to get men with some sort of track record so she can brag about it instead of someone who'll really care for them.
    CFaz23on December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDuring the "I promise I'll be all you ever need," through the "I will never let you down," it sounds like they're sampling a song (probably a classical song). Could anybody tell me which?
    caelaeon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone else noticed that the melody they hum during the introduction is almost identical to the chant of the Wicked Witch of the West's guars in the Wizard of Oz movie?
    katisorensen89on January 04, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"i graduated at the top, i like to take advantage of the bourgeoisie"

    Love that line, mostly the way he sings it. Well I just love Joe's voice in general.
    jmcieslakon January 19, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm sorry...but if your mind is in the gutter..........male prostitution??

    I'm so bad but that's what I think of.

    Or that a lady is so picky that they're desperate enough to entice her with money
    Steampikachuon December 04, 2016   Link

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