"Everything You Did" as written by Walter Carl Becker and Donald Jay Fagen....
Where did the bastard run
Is he still around
Now you gotta tell me everything you did baby
I'm gonna get a gun

Shoot the lover down
Are you gonna tell me everything you did baby
Traces are everywhere
In our happy home

Now you better tell me everything you did baby
I jumped out of my easy chair
It was not my own
Now I want to hear about everything you did baby

I never knew you
You were a roller skater
You gonna show me later
Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening

You know how people talk
I wonder what they say
I think you better tell me everything you did baby

I never knew you
You were a roller skater
You gonna show me later

You never came to me
When you were so inclined
Yes you could have told me everything you did baby
I know where baby's at
I know your filthy mind
Now you're gonna do me everything you did baby


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"Everything You Did" as written by Walter Carl Becker Donald Jay Fagen

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    General CommentThe shot at the Eagles (of which, except for a few tunes of theirs, I agree with Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski's attitude towards them) led the Eagles to write in "Hotel California,":

    "They stab it with their STEELY knives but they just can't kill the beast..."

    In keeping with the "scurvy brother" concept of a lot of Dan songs, I get the feeling our subject of "Everything You Did" in a VERY creepy way wants his cheating lover to show him how she pleased the other lover. Especially with the last line, "Now you're gonna do me everything you did, baby."
    ChiTownHustleron October 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningYou missed my favorite part of the song. "I know where baby's at / I know your filthy mind" means "the bastard" in still hiding in the house somewhere. Under the bed, the closet... the narrator is familiar enough with his lover to guess the hiding place.

    After the song ends the narrator will get his gun, drag the bastard out of hiding, and make the two of them replay their lovemaking until he's satisfied that the lover has been humiliated.

    Or worse. A dark (but good) song on a dark album.
    tut21on May 30, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningSources say that in the mid-70's Walter Becker's then girlfriend was a huge Eagles fan and apparently she had been cheating on him which he discovered via "traces in their happy home". This song was a way for Becker to work out his anger towards her similar to John Cale's "Guts" which tells the tale of infidelity, that time between Cale's wife and fellow musician Kevin Ayers.
    tagomago71on July 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment I love the lines: "traces are everywhere in our happy home....I jumped out of my easy chair, it was not my own!"
    It seems to be referring to "traces"(condoms, semen, etc.) left behind from her earlier sexual infidelities.
    slinkyredfooton May 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love the line, "Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening" :-)

    The last line I only recently paid attention to - it sounds on the verge of rape retribution.
    mumajoron July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can say this song has the single funniest opening line Fagen and Becker have ever written.
    ratfinkaboobooon October 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts retribution sex with a cheating wife...forced to tell hubby every last detail....shouting and screaming...and then he finally fucks her, demanding that she explain every single thing she did with the other guy.

    Steely Dan at their absolute best.
    chaos99972on January 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all this is not ironical. They're kind of doing what rappers do.

    Like mentioned before this guy catches his girlfriend cheating on him pretends to be mad then is turned on by it.

    I was takin a class about how contraceptive laws were put into place by the some states. You know if all drugs are illegal no people buy them...if all contraception is illegal no bastards will be born to misfortunate husbands.

    The song is also written 60s/70s something. Free sex no love. Watch mad men - the open relationships.

    So in a nutshell It's Donald and Fagen being brilliantly ironic. Well Donald Watler is the "cool" one in that he cracks jokes. Cool relatively.

    Saw these guys in Tuscaloosa. Donald said y'all and not a word about the tornado. Made my day he said y'all. I have it on tape. Fuck I'm baked.
    bkabbotton November 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentComment below i mean it is ironical

    very much
    bkabbotton November 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentirony - see mad men don and megan swingers other referenyces to culture at the time

    guy is asking for details but not in a nonsexual way.

    so ironic it bothers me
    bkabbotton November 18, 2013   Link

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