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Whatever! Maybe she has lotsa X's because she's O,O,O so fat & damn ugly...


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Liam Fray, who wrote the song in 2008, explains it in a video for RadioX: It’s about, I guess, growing up, not wanting to grow up... He hints at Britain's binge drinking culture: Well, the first lyric is: ‘She tried to peel me off the pavement,’ so if you want to know why it’s connected with the British public I would guess… I don’t know if that’s ...


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The lyrics are an oblique look at a relationship, and every line is a metaphor for a situation within that relationship. When he says "How do you make a magnet? You create a potential," the question he's really trying to answer is "how do I attract [this person] back to me?" Magnetic potential is a technical term used in electromagnetics, but in this case, ...


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I think also the shame is about his pretensions as a "rock star", which is what a lot of the other lyrics are about. "You look like a star/but you're still out on parole!". And the descriptions of the guitar come gradually down to earth - it starts as "my six-string razor" , "my axe", but then "my guitar", "electric junk" , "that's your instrument". So "...


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It's clear that the "junk" he left was his guitar and it's only when the guy gives him a hard time for losing it ("Man, that's your instrument") that he realizes how stupid he was to leave it. That's why he's ashamed. It seems like it took him a month before he got round to driving to back Oreole, or that it was a month before the band passed through ...


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