If you could only read my mind
You would know that things between us
Ain't right
I know your arms are open wide
But you're a little on the straight side
I can't lie

Your one vice
Is you're too nice
Come around now can't you see

I want you
All tattooed
I want you bad

Complete me
Mistreat me
Want you to be bad

If you could only read my mind
You would know that I've been waiting
So long
For someone almost like you
But with attitude, I'm waiting So come on

Get out of clothes time
Grow out those highlights
Come around now can't you see

I want you
In a vinyl suit
I want you bad

Complicated
X-rated
I want you bad

Don't get me wrong
I know you're only being good
But that's what's wrong
I guess I just misunderstood

I want you
All tattooed
I want you bad

Complicated
X- rated
I want you bad

I mean it
I need it
I want you bad


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  • +2
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    pretty much being with a girl you like,but she has these hang ups about being what people want her to be,and being a prissy,britney type,and wanting her to be bad as she can be....neat,kinda twisted love song perhaps

    aicguy22on May 09, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    Why I didn't understand what he ment when he played this song for me, I'll never know. But hey, now whenever I think of it, I think of you Chris. God, I'm dumb.

    Come-On-Adion April 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It's a love song with a twist, people. "I want you bad - LITERALLY" It's pretty clever...

    prayingmantis84on May 28, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I think he wants to put it in her butt.

    magicmanx9on January 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This is one of my favorite songs of offsprings, and it has a sweet chorus.

    bwebb41on May 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Is this supposed to be punk!?? I hope the new album isn't like this cos the real punk fans will just walk away

    Actually, buddy, the breakout album Smash was labeled Indie. So punk fans never really got turned on. Heh i wish people would just forget the selling out BS because honestly I don't think accusing Dexter, Noodles, Greg, and Ron will actually influence their style. If you don't like their new stuff, buy the old. Don't like the old buy the new. Don't like Offspring shut yoru MOUTH. Yeah, I know it's quite simple.

    zps2on September 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Lots of male opinions (i'm assuming thats what the blue/pink lines are). This song could be about me. I'm not bad, but the guys I like would like me to be.

    thisisgettingsillyon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song reminds me and my best friend who both really like this guy and he flirts with me and my firend so much. We want him really bad ! But he is taken!! so this song will always me think of this guy! and my firend

    gemstaron April 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    What a great.fucking.song. Yeah it's pretty obvious it's about a guy who wants his nice-girl to be dirty and have a little more attitude. How hot.

    Crimsonicityon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is so perfect for me.........

    cerealkillaon December 14, 2001   Link

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