Underwear (song)

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Why don't you shut the door
and close the curtains
'cos you're not going anywhere
He's coming up the stairs
and in a moment
he'll want to see your underwear

I couldn't stop it now
There's no way to get out
He's standing far too near
How the hell did you get here?
Semi-naked in somebody else's room
I'd give my whole life to see it
Just you stood there
only in your underwear

If fashion is your trade
then when you're naked
I guess you must be unemployed, yeah
But once it's underway
there's no escaping
the fact that you're a girl and he's a boy

You couldn't stop it now
There's no way to get out
He's standing far too near
How the hell did you get here?
Semi-naked in someone else's room
I'd give my whole life to see it
Just you
stood there
only in your underwear

''I wanna, I wanna see you
Oh!''

If you could close your eyes
and just remember
that this is what you wanted last night
So why is it so hard
for you to touch him?
For you to go and give yourself to him
Oh Jesus!

I couldn't stop it now
There's no way to get out
He's standing far too near
How the hell did you get here?
Semi-naked in somebody else's room
I'd give my whole life to see it
Just you
stood there
only in your underwear

Oh c'mon, c'mon, c'mon now

''Do, do do do do
Do, do
Do do do
Do, do do do do
Do, do
Do do do''

Oh yeah, I want to see you
Want to see you standing in your underwear
Hey hey

Notes

Jarvis introducing Underwear at Aston Villa Leisure Centre in October '94:

This is about going home with someone, which seems like a good thing to do when you decide to do it. But when you get to the actual nitty-gritty, when you are actually standing in your underwear you think I can't good through with this, but how do you get out of that situation?

Live

First played live at the Dour Festival in July 1994 with unfinished lyrics. A more complete version had emerged by the the following month's Reading Festival. Underwear has remained a regular part of Pulp's live set ever since.

Alternative versions

Underwear (Peel Session)

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