I took my dog to the vet today
He gave her a shot and put her away
And when I got home and got ready for bed, I realized what I'd done
And that's one less thing on my mind

I left the man I'm in love with behind
I moved to Chicago and told him I'd write
But now when I wake and I see the wrong face, I realize what I've done
And that's one less thing on my mind

Did you think that I knew what I was doing
When I said that I had to grow up on my own for a while?
Now I'm dog-less and loveless and cold in a midwestern winter
If I'd known what I was doing I sure as fuck wouldn't be here

Now I like to think that I like to learn from mistakes
But I've made that error in judgment one too many times
And I'm not the wiser and sure not the wealthier
I wish to God that I had've been healthier mentally
When I decided to make up my own mind
But that's one less thing that takes up my time

Well, I'm lining up six or seven good jobs
My hair's looking great and my friends are all snobs
But I don't have my man and I don't have my dog
And I don't have very much fun
And that's one less thing on my mind

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    Song MeaningI can't believe no one has commented yet! Well anyway the song is about a person "maturing" themselves by getting rid of things they love. At first this person thinks they are doing this to better themselves but realize they were to hasty and misjudged what they have. Now this person is stuck in a boring existence without the things they once loved.
    Evilgranny606432on February 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely one of my favorite Liz Phair songs. This is her at her peak; singing about her new life in Chicago, and questioning all of her decisions
    Jestoon425on March 17, 2018   Link

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