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To be lost in the forest
To be caught adrift
You've been trying to reach me
You bought me a book
To be lost in the forest
To be caught adrift
I've been paid
I've been paid

Don't get offended
If I seem absent minded
Just keep telling me facts
And keep making me smile
Don't get offended
If I seem absent minded
I get tongue-tied
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
Baby, you've got to be more demanding
I will be yours

I'll pay for you anytime

And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Well jump on, enjoy, you can gorge away
And you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Jump right
Baby, you've got to be more discerning
I've never known what's good for me
Baby, you've got to be more demanding
Jump left

What are you holding out for?
What's always in the way?
Why so damn absent-minded?
Why so scared of romance?

This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me

Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Tell me facts, tell me facts, tell me facts
Tell me facts
Throw your arms around me



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    mjoMay 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Does anyone other than me think this song is about a prostitute? A modern day Roxanne? A modern love? “I been paid”…it’s pay day and he goes to a prostitute because “he’s never known what’s good for him.” And this modern love he has “breaks” and “wastes” him. Just a thought.
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    LolocausterOct 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    I agree, actually. I didn't see that before. Though, now it seems a little more obvious, especially with the "I'll pay for you anytime", and the "you wanted to eat all my sadness". That last one specifically reminds of the maybe typical prostitute line "I can make you feel good".

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