"Mansion Song" as written by and Kate Marie Nash....
I fancy the hip rock 'n' roll sinister
I wanna be fucked and then rolled over
Cause I'm an independent woman of the 21st century
No time for knits, I want sex and debauchery
I read glamor and the guardian

I like flowers & I'm hardy & I take cocaine
I don't give a fuck about her I want your name
I can get fucked like the best of men
Like the best of men Like the worst of pain
Inflicted on another young girl again
Impressed by another guitar hero
He's a top score & you're a zero
You're out of your league

There ain't no rubber on the tracks it's gravel
You fall hard, cut quick and it's an STD, a cut knee
You're a side of stage grasp, a laugh
An after show party in a bath

Fucked and expected to be fucked
A gasp from an uninformed intruder
The crowd go wild and things get ruder

They're already out of hand and there's no-one here
To take your hand. It's a cold shower and a scramble
For a dirty pair of knicker, don't get yours mixed up with hers
Now get out of bed, get out of bed, get out get out get get out of bed

Get up, get down & get undressed! Cause that's what you
Do best, strip, strip strip n shag, fuck get fucked 'n drag,
And be impressed, by the better sex, take a piece of raw
Vegetable and hold it to your breast and say you stood
For nothing. You were just a hole that lacked passion,
Another undignified product of society. That girl
Should have been a mansion.

Lyrics submitted by TeenQueenOfDeath, edited by hersoftestsoul

"Mansion Song" as written by Kate Marie Nash

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    General Commentthis song is awesome, btw.
    eelyloveon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"
    I am [?]
    I won't take none of your shit!"

    is I AM A MANSION!
    eelyloveon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome, btw.
    eelyloveon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was really surprised and speechless when I heard this song but well done Kate for writing a song against women being used and exploited. I think she said she wrote this song about some groupies she saw at a festival. The video is here: youtube.com/…
    EsseQuamViderion April 21, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionMinor correction.

    "He's a top score and you're a zero"

    Should be:

    "He's the top scorer and you're the zero"

    Source: spinner.com/2010/03/02/kate-nash-mansion-song-sex/
    dylanhenrichon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI get the overall meaning of the song, but what does she mean by "I am a mansion"? How does a mansion compare to a person?
    CollarboneChildon April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heard this song i fell in love with how strong it is.
    At first I thought it was her saying she was an 'independent woman of the 21st century', but I think it's her mocking people who do think like that, up until 'like the worst of pain', then it's telling the real story, pretty self-explanatory, really frank and blunt.
    I think hole means.. hole.. like she (whoever it is she is singing about) was just having sex for the sake of sex, with no passion. i dont know about the raw vegetable bit.. any suggestions?
    And the unspoken/sung bit is her own thoughts, like she wouldnt sleep with someone for no reason.

    aaaah i love this song so much, especially the spoken bit at the start. and how you can *just* hear her say 'ok' at the very beginning.
    idonthavetobeyourbabyon May 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah I love this song, too.

    Every time I listen to it, though, I find myself going "what the f*** does she mean about 'take a piece of raw vegetable and hold it to your breast'?!"

    SO any ideas? That is the one part that stumps me every time. Is it some English slang that I don't know about here in the America's, or just a metaphor I'm missing lol. Sometimes I think of a limp piece of celery that she's clinging to, all sad that it's limp hehe... I don't know why, though, that makes no sense. I just thought I'd throw in what I always picture hehe. :)

    britcheson May 29, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correction'No time for knits, I want sex and debauchery'

    isn't it 'no time for nits, I want sex and abortuary'

    might be wrong but oh well :)
    mademoisellegemmaon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel like the part about the "take a piece of raw vegetable and hold it to your breast and say that you stood for nothing" refers to the whole domestic housewife thing and knowing that your place should be in the kitchen and that whole notion that women will not amount to anything else.

    & maybe that whole "that girl should have been a mansion" thing is about how women are just treated like pieces of property and that they're expected to be nice and fancy and pretty on the outside, but are usually pretty empty on the inside because they have nothing to fill themselves with (ie. passion).
    tricolonon June 03, 2010   Link

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