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You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
Landed in a very common crisis
Everything's in order in a black hole
Nothing seems as pretty as the past though


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    Jan 4th, 2018 1:22am report

    Someone else's from songmeanings.com but it's great and thought i'd share it. Can't give credit because the dude is anonymous :/

    Anyone else think its about a relationship getting old? And then the woman in the relation ship cheats on the man in order to gain back some excitement in her life. (Love the song by the way and ive analysed the CORRECT lyrics below.)

    You used to get it in your fishnets
    (Which is sexy)

    Now you only get it in your night dress
    (Typical and boring)

    Discarded the naughty nights with niceness
    (Less sex more jsut being nice, perhaps having tea with the neighbours or something shit like that.)

    Landed in a very common crisis
    (This happens to most relationships)

    Everything's in order in a black hole
    (Relationship is comapred to a black hole its in order but its lifeless and dull and sucks everything that ever was into it)

    Nothing seems as pretty as the past though
    (It was better in the past)

    That Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco
    (Looking for more kicks in life than the same old boring relationship like adding more tabasco to the bloody mary)

    Remember when he used to be a rascal?
    (thats what he used to be like)

    Oh that boy's a slag
    The best you ever had
    The best you ever had

    (This is the woman looking back on the man and waht he used to be like this is apprent because of the last line of the first verse which tells the woman to remember.)

    Is just a memory and those dreams
    Not as daft as they seem
    Not as daft as they seem
    My love when you dream them up...

    (What he used to be like is just a memory and she dreams that he'll be the same again there not that daft but shes just making them up.)

    Flicking through a little book of sex tips
    (Trying to spice things up)

    Remember when the boys were all electric?
    (When she used to get all the boys)

    Now when she tells she's gonna get it
    (she thinks hses going to get sex)

    I'm guessing that she'd rather just forget i
    (sarcastic comment by the narrator she dosent want to forget it she wants to live it)

    Clinging to not getting sentimental
    (she dosent want to cling on for someone, settle down, she wants to relive the hayday when she was a 'fluroscent adolescent'.)

    Said she wasn't going but she went still
    (Perhaps she goes to cheat on her fella?)

    Likes her gentlemen to not be gentle
    (Everything in this relationship is just too comfy she wants excitement)

    Was it a megadobber or a betting pencil?
    (Ha don't know what this is about. But the first thing i thought of was that it was some sort of sex game or something and i dont know here the megadobebr or the betting pencil are going. Maybe shes comparing the size of her partners dick to this new fellas. No idea)

    Falling about
    (Shes drunk)

    You took a left off Last Laugh Lane
    (Turns down the road and laughs. She's ahd the last laugh at her boring fella)

    You just sounded it out
    (She just got it all out of her by having a bit of excitment with another guy not leading the boring drab lifestyle)

    You're not coming back again.
    (However she's not doing again... she dosen't need to shes had her fun its back to her normal life.)


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    Sep 10th, 2012 9:34pm report

    This song is about that love which came boring for them both

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