The 1975: Sex Meaning
Song Released: 2012
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You take your shoes off in the back of my van
Yeah my shirt looks so good, when it's just hanging off your back
An she said use your hands in my spare time
We've got one thing in common, it's this tongue of mine
anonymous Oct 26th, 2013 10:49pm report
I think that this song is about a boy that really likes this girl but she's like using him, it keeps repeating: 'she's got a boyfriend anyway' which implies that he's the man on the side… maybe?
when it says 'I loved your friend when I saw his film. He's got a funny face. But I like that 'cause he still looks cool'. I think this is talking about her boyfriend but the extra syllable of 'boy' (before friend ^) wouldn't have worked out with the timing etc.
'Now we're on the bed in my room. And I'm about to fill his shoes. But you say no. You say no. Does he take care of you. Or could I easily fill his shoes? But you say no. You say no.' This is like they about to 'do it' (yes, the deed) cause it says 'and I'm about to fill his shoes' so the boy is about to take the 'boyfriends' place. but then the girl says no, so for all the flirting and everything she's decided to say no. then the boy is asking her 'does he take care of you, or could I easily fill his shoes?' which kind of says: I could take care of you. but then it also says; or could I fill his shoes, meaning if the boyfriend doesn't take care of her, then that means that this boy could easily fill his shoes because he'll be exactly the same.
'And I'm not trying to stop you love, If we're gonna do anything we might as well just fuck' I think this says that he's isn't trying to stop her or isn't going to stop her from returning to her boyfriend, but she came all this way so if they're gonna do anything they might as well just fuck.
'You've got your tongue pierced anyway. You're in your high tops any day. You're in your skinny jeans anyway. You and your fit friends anyway. I'd take them all out any day. They all go back home anyway. You've all got boyfriends anyway.' this says to me that she's go her tongue pierced and her high tops on and her skinny jeans, so she's trying to be cool and hipster, but then it says 'you and your fit friends anyway' meaning they're all the same, they all look the same. 'I'd take them all out any day,' meaning he'd bang them all any day, because then 'they all go back home anyway,' they all crawl back to their boyfriends, sex with this boy doesn't mean anything, 'you've all got boyfriends anyway.' so they're kind of leaving him and he's all depressed but then he doesn't really care.
'We've got one thing in common, it's this tongue of mine' this is at the beginning of the song and it implies that they are maybe both one night stands because it says they've only got one thing in common and it's his tongue at that point so they're not in it for a relationship, because she's got a boyfriend anyway.
anonymous Dec 1st, 12:41pm report
It's beautifully written. It's kind of a masterpiece, I feel. Like Chekhov, and I don't mean to be pretentious. It's about tamping down hope and excitement. About not wanting to fall in love because of the heartbreak that may come. "She's got a boyfriend anyway" is what he says to himself to not get his hopes up. It's a way of pinching himself because it's too good to be true. Specifically, he's touring and meeting these girls and craving something meaningful (just like when you're stuck in a relationship and crave casual sex - ha - sucks being human). But he feels something with this girl. The thing with her friend and his film and all that: That's just a snippet of their conversation. It's the point that he is sharing something with her life. Some friend of hers he met. He's part of her life while the conversation is like this. Like a couple in a relationship. It's an example of when he's feeling the butterflies and then he has to pinch himself and remind himself he can't have that. By the end, he just gives up. It's, 'whatever', it's all the same. It's just sex. Even if you wish it was more...
anonymous Dec 21st, 2016 12:02am report
I think this song is very deep routed. Matty has fallen in love with a girl who has a boyfriend, he persuades her to get back to his house and he thinks they are going to have sex "I'm about to fill his shoes" then she says no. After that he asks her if he could be her boyfriend "does he take care of you?" She knows he doesn't but no the less doesn't want matty to be her boyfriend she just wants him for sex. When he says they are outside town and she's making her way down, she is giving him head and he says "I'm not trying to stop you love, if we're going to do anything we might as well just fuxk" she doesn't want to have sex because it's unfaithful but since she's giving him head he means if you're doing this we might as well go all the way. When he tells her she has her tongue pierced and about her jeans and shoes he is either trying to pretend he doesn't like her because of that or he is saying that because she's came all dressed up how could he not want to do it with her, he calls her friends 'fit' meaning hot and that he would shag them all any day as if he doesn't reallly care about that girl and he could find someone else but at the last line matty is admitting defeat because even though he could shag them all they all have boyfriends and would just use him for sex, he still likes that girl and is hurt she won't leave her boyfriend for him.
anonymous Feb 28th, 2016 2:05pm report
I think that this song is about a girl who Matty has fallen in love with but she already has a boyfriend. They are involved with each other sexually but she will not go all the way with Matty because she has a boyfriend and believes this to be unfaithful. "Now we're on the bed in my room, and I'm about to fill his shoes but you say no" "Now I'm not trying to stop you love but if we're gonna do anything we might aswell just fuck, she's got a boyfriend anyway"
He is falling in love with her and is continuously trying to remind himself that she is taken, that she doesn't love him and that nothing more will ever happen between them.
He tries to act as if the things he loves about her don't phase him in his continuous effort to remind himself she doesn't love him back. "You got your tongue pierced anyway, you in your high tops anyway, you in your skinny jeans anyway,"
anonymous Jul 25th, 2015 7:42pm report
I think the song is about a guy who wants a girl, and is fooling around with her. He is also secretly kind of jelouse of the bf/gf thing, and knows a lot about 1 night stands, like when he says "this is how it starts" he knows how it is all going to go down.I feel like everytime he says "she's got a boyfriend anyways" he is trying to remind himself to not get excited about anything with her because it isn't going to go any where. Then near the end, when he's like "you got your tongue pierced anyway. Your in your high tops any day. You're in your skinny jeans anyway." He is saying the things he loves about her, but is trying to make it seem like they are the things he dislikes about her. And then when he says "you're with your fit friends anyway, take them out any day" or something like that, he is trying to forget about her, and say that all the other girls are just the sams as her.
anonymous Jul 23rd, 2015 7:51am report
'she said use your hands and my spare time' meaning she wants matty to use him hands sexually on her and her spare time as in while shes away from her boyfriend and has time to slag off w/him.
anonymous Jul 31st, 2014 7:46pm report
Matt healy is a side bitch and has fallen in love with the girl he's screwing, to find out that all she wants is sex and doesn't care about him.
anonymous Jul 22nd, 2014 7:59am report
Almost sure this is right:
In U.K when they say a girl is "fit" it means that she is sexy. So she had hot friends who he'd have sex with.
Then he says, "They've all got *back homes* anyway"
I don't know why some people think its back-combs...
This is also simple. Her "fit" friends all have boyfriends back home. Same as her, they've all got boyfriends, and he wants to plow them all.
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