"Evil Urges" as written by and James Edward Olliges Jr....
What is what? Man they got us so scared
Thinkin we so evil way down under there
Ooh! I made a nasty decision!
To love whoever I want, just a whenever I can

The things they say are evil urges baby
They be part of the human way
It ain't evil baby if it ain't hurting anybody
Evil urges baby they be-part of the human way
It ain't evil baby if it ain't hurtin anybody

If its all the same we're tired of waiting come on then
And dedicate your love to any woman or man
No racial boundary lines, no social subdivisions-
If you want it- you can!

I'm not saying I'm not saying that I want it "someday"
I'm not saying I'm not saying that I want it "somehow"
I'm not saying I'm not saying that I want it "someday," "somehow"
Ooh! I'm ready for it now!

The things they say are evil urges baby they're a part of human way
It ain't evil baby if it ain't hurting anybody
Evil urges maybe good and bad- its all the same?
It ain't evil baby if it ain't hurting anybody, anybody

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"Evil Urges" as written by James Edward Olliges Jr.


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    General Commentthis song sounds awesome! i can't believe i'm the first to comment. obviously it's about the urge to have sex. also about getting someone to relax their cultural taboos and think more open-mindedly. however, the fact that it's called Evil Urges makes it sound like he knows they are just looking for a way to justify something that is widely seen as unacceptable. very smooth, very catchy.
    kstate08on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about not being afraid to be in love with whoever you're in love with because no matter how unacceptable people might see it as, or how many social taboos are on the relationship, in the long run you're not hurting anybody by being together, even if it feels like you are at first. You'd only be hurting yourself to not let yourself be with who you want to be with
    19Stranger99on June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell put stranger.
    Test For Echoon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentStranger, so classy.

    There is a HUGE difference between not caring about a social taboo and treating the people who care about you most like dog shit. You most certainly are hurting people, it's not your imagination. Instead coming here the day after doing the dirty behind your fiance and your best friend's backs, to try and convince yourself you did the right thing, you could've been treating them with a little respect.
    mineonlyon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentall it means is free love, there is nothing wrong with recreational sex, its in the human way
    stp1993on September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentELE BABY
    collinstrandon September 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song - the music, the lyrics and the message. This song is a message to the conservative Christian Right (and anyone else) who claim that homosexuality, mixed-race/class relationships are evil - an "abomination unto God." The message encourages people to stop being afraid to be open to love whomever they are attracted to, challenges the arrogant (vain) who judge others, and acknowledges the spectrum of normalcy inherent in human attraction and love. "Evil Urges" asserts that the time is NOW to let go of our judgements. The song seems to support free love (To love whoever I want just-a whenever I can)as well as long-term commitment (And dedicate your love to any woman or man.) The song admonishes us to let go of judgement of the choices others make when it comes to love relationships - as long as we don't hurt anyone. It reminds me of the creed "Do as ye will and harm none." Well said, Yim Yames and MMJ.
    Ishanaon May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFrontman Jim James explained the title "Evil Urges" to AOL: "It's kind of all tied into religion confusing people's morality and people always wanting to think that something is either bad or good, whereas in reality I feel that most stuff is more confusing than that. So basically, it's about being confused and feeling that most people are searching for some kind of answer that sometimes people think religion can bring. And lots of times, people will do things that they think are good in the name of religion, but oftentimes they're destructive for the world, although people think they're really being good - or maybe they are being good, 'cause I'm kind of confused about the whole thing."
    James told Mojo magazine May 2008 that the album title was one of many on a sheet of paper, but was "winking its eye at me. Some people were concerned because they thought Evil Urges sounded like a death metal record. Once people hear it they'll realize it's kinda the opposite."
    renegade0on May 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think this song means that My Morning Jacket sucks. MGMT ftw.
    Synergisticon May 27, 2008   Link

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