Song of the Day #2,481: ‘Favorite’ – Liz Phair

liz_phairLiz Phair’s 2003 self-titled album was her most commercially successful but her most critically savaged.

Phair is the indie rock queen who was credited with starting a frank, feminist revolution within the alternative music scene through the release of her debut, Exile in Guyville. On this record, she teamed up with pop hit factory The Matrix to record songs that would have felt at home on an Avril Lavigne or Britney Spears album.

Of course, Phair did sneak in some of her trademark sexuality into even the singles. Listen closely to the album’s biggest hit, ‘Why Can’t I?,’ and you’ll hear the lyrics “Here we go, we’re at the beginning, we haven’t fucked yet, but my heads spinning.”

And today’s track compares an old flame to a favorite pair of panties.

Don’t look sexy but it just feels right
Not too dirty and it’s not too tight
Why I never threw it out, I’ll never know exactly why

Keep it in the drawer beside my bed
It’s faded pink now, but it used to be red
Starting to fray at the seams, but I know that you’ll still love me
Like you did, like you did
Like before, like before
Like we will, like we will
Be doin’ it once more

Oh baby know what your like?
You’re like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it
Oh baby know how you feel?
You feel like my favorite underwear
And I’m slipping you on again tonight

Leave you lyin’ on the bedroom floor
I leave you hangin’ on the bathroom door
Take you for granted, but I’ll always know exactly where you are

Lost you once you were hard to find
Got you back you didn’t live like mine
Thought we were falling apart but you make me feel so pretty
Like you did, like you did
Like before, like before
Like we will, like we will
Be doin’ it once more

Oh baby know what your like?
You’re like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it
Oh baby know how you feel?
You feel like my favorite underwear
And I’m slipping you on again tonight
Slipping you on again tonight
Wrap me and roll me, hold me tight
Tear me apart and make me new
Like you always do

Oh baby know what your like?
You’re like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it

You feel you’re like this is what I want
You feel, you feel

Oh baby know what your like?
You’re like my favorite underwear
It just feels right, you know it

You feel you’re like this is what I want
You feel, you feel

Slipping you on again tonight

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,481: ‘Favorite’ – Liz Phair

  1. Dana says:

    Didn’t Sinatra have a similar song comparing his love interest to underwear?😄

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    no, I’m preety sure that was Perry Como

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