"S-e-x-x-y" as written by John Linnell, John Flansburgh and Hal Cragin....
Dressed only in clothes
From her head to her toes
This is the way
The talking part goes

More than enough
Around the clock with nobody else

There she is
Standing on the bed
Cookie in one hand, wig on her head

X because it's extra baby
why because it's extra baby
Unnoticed by few
Very very few
And that includes you

Look inside your mind
Look inside your eye
Secret agent spy, come to see why

One finger nail
Across your back
Baby's first gold tooth initials inscribed

X because it's extra baby
why because it's extra baby
You gotta understand
She wants to be your man
She's got another plan

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"S-E-X-X-Y" as written by John Flansburgh Hal Cragin

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about sex. At first glance, you think of the adjective "sexy" with an extra x in the middle... but no, it's "sex" with and extra "x", and then an extra "y" at the end. (Perhaps as a reference to the XY chromosome... more likely just because "it's extra, baby!")

    This is another song where they are not taking themselves too seriously. There's a talking part at the beginning, because a lot of great songs about sex start with talking (Barry White would be lost without that device). By having him just say "this is the way the talking part goes", he's basically saying "it doesn't matter what I say here... I'm just supposed to talk."

    As for the "she want's to be your man" line, the mind boggles. That's just downright kinky.
    DavidGrimmeron July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're going the wrong way with it. It's about someone born with a rare birth defect in which the child has both an x and y chromosone from the male as well as the x chromosone from the female thus making it x-x-y. This gives the child both male and female charectoristics and makes the rest of the song make sence.
    doortodooron October 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it said "She wants to be A man." That gives it a whole other meaning. If she wants to be A man, than maybe the hermaphrodite thing works out. But I think it is just the Johns spin on an otherwise kinky song.
    LittleBriddieon June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually, i've heard that the song is about transvestites. also, elsewhere on the same album is the song XTC vs. Adam Ant, Adam Ant had a song S-E-X AND dressed pretty girlie to boot. just follow the lines on that one there...
    Rodan2000on October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is hilarious.

    Definitely about a transvestite, or maybe just a secret agent in disguise, but one with an extra x chromosome. (oh, it happens)

    "Around the clock, with nobody else" just seems to clarify that this xxy thing is constant and individual: the xxy refers to a single person, not a merging of two people.

    See, the funniest part about the problem is the "you" in the song doesn't know "she" isn't a woman. And the saddest part?

    "Unnoticed by few
    And that includes you"

    It's pretty OBVIOUS she has male characteristics, but for some reason, "you" haven't caught on. Seems like you even get as far as fingernails on your back and still don't know.

    Absolutely hilarious.
    Aliceloveon March 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJamie Lee Curtis.

    *love the Bond-ish feel of the little horn part toward the beginning, by the way
    KSOfmon November 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think this song means anything at all. Honestly, I think they just wanted to make something that sounded like a makeout song, but if you listened really closely to it, you'd get a much stranger reaction. Kinda like, "What the crap!? What in the name of God is THAT supposed to mean!?"
    raven_lunitekon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm fairly sure it is she wants to be a man.

    And I'm fairly sure the song is about androgeny. Or having 2X and 1Y chromosomes. Great tune though.

    For other androgeny tunes, check out "Androgenous" by the Replacements!
    xturricanxon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttwo X
    one Y

    "X because it's extra baby"
    NQArbuckleon May 05, 2005   Link

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