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The Offspring: Self Esteem Meaning

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Self Esteem Lyrics

I wrote her off for the tenth time today
And practiced all the things I would say
But she came over, I lost my nerve
I took her back and made her dessert

Now I know I'm being used
That's okay man 'cause I like the abuse
Well, I know she's...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 18th 2021 report

    With brutal honesty, Dexter processes his emotionaly abusive ex with this song and describes how he was not able to stop being abused, even though he could tell it is happening.
    Whoever experienced a trauma bonding and being stuck in a toxic cycle just knows without a doubt what this song is about.

  2. singerstargirl
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    Sep 8th 2020 report

    The song is about a guy who has very low confidence in himself in other words self-esteem. He’s in Relationship with a girl go who ignores him except for when she’s looking to have sex with him. “We make plans to go out at night. I wait till two and then I turn off the light”
    He keeps wanting to tell her off, but could never get up the nerve to express his opinions. “She keeps it up I just might tell her so.” He’s also under the impression that putting up with the pain is worth it. “The more you suffer, the more It shows you really care. Right? Yeah.”

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2020 report

    She’s a narcissist and he’s just another supply course. That’s all anyone will ever be to a narcissist. That’s all they’re capable of.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2016 report

    A guy is infatuated with a girl but still has issues with her and is fed up with her being unreliable and sleeping with his friends but he can't say no to her because he has no self esteem.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2015 report

    To me, the song is about some guy, who obviously isn't the most confident in himself ("That's ok cause I got no self esteem") in a tricky situation with a girl. The girl often comes to him for sex, and that's all she cares about. In the beginning, the protagonist has reasoning ("I wrote her off for the tenth time today, and practiced all the things I would say"). But when she came to the door, all of that vanished and he "took her back and made her dessert". It's about him being in a fucked up platonic relationship and not having the balls to get rid of the girl.

  6. bidy
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    Jan 3rd 2014 report

    Its a girl he really likes and close to him, she likes him but has other plans and occasionally they get it on....bet shes a stunner

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2011 report

    The singer is a "dweeb" and no girl will date him. However, he has a huge dick, and one girl comes to him for sex when she wants it. He knows that he should say no, but "it's kinda hard when she's ready to go."

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2011 report

    its about a guy thats getting cheated on by his girlfriend

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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