Your private life drama baby leave me out
(repeat 3 times)
J'ai les glands with your theatrics
Your acting's a drag
It's o.k. on TV 'cause you can turn it off
But don't try me
Yes your marriage is a tragedy
But it's not my concern
I'm very superficial I hate anything official

Your private life drama baby leave me out
(repeat 3 times)
(backup chorus)
You've been lying to someone and now me
(repeat 3 times)

Your sentimental gestures only bore me to death
You've made a desperate appeal now save your breath
Attachment to obligation through guilt and regret
Shit that's so wet
And your sex life complications are not my fascinations


You asked me for advice I said use the door
But you're still clinging to somebody you deplore
And now you want to use me for emotional blackmail
I just feel pity when you lie, contempt when you cry


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Private Life Lyrics as written by Christine Hynde


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  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning is pretty clear...

    It's about a woman who is either having an affair with a married man, or being hit on by one. She recognises the usual cliches he spouts, which by now "bore her to death", and she rejects him. The monotony of the background music cleverly mirrors the boredom and monotony felt by the woman as the man drones on about his marriage and sex life problems. Love this song, very understated, that's why it works so well.
    piptiddlepipon May 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about a love interest that is just not coming through for the woman, they are evasive, play head games and are dishonest...she loses all patience and in this song lays it on the line how angry she is at this person.
    delia17601on March 09, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, possibly my favourite by the pretenders...

    why the capitals?
    nic-ckon November 09, 2007   Link

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