Sick Of You
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I'm so sick of you, so sick of me
I don't want to be with you
I'm so sick of you, so sick of me
I don't want to be with you

I want to fly away
I want to fly away

I'm so sick of work, so sick of play
I don't need another day
I'm so sick of work, so sick of play
I don't need another day

I need a hideaway
I need a hideaway, yeah
Oh

Hey, hey, hey
Oh

Every shiny toy that at first brings you joy
Will always start to cloy and annoy
Every camera, every phone, all the music that you own
Won't change the fact you're all alone (All alone)
Every piece of land, every city that you plan
Will crumble into tiny grains of sand
Everything you find that at first seems to shine
Always turns into the same old grind (Same old grind)

I want to fly away
I want to fly away

I'm so sick of you, so sick of me
I don't want to be with you
I'm so sick of you, so sick of me
I don't want to be with you

Every little dance, every Internet romance
All alone (All alone)
All alone
I'm so sick of you, so sick of me
(Everything you find that at first seems to shine)
I don't want to be with you
(Always turns into the same old grind)

Song facts

Sick of You is the name of the lead-off single from the alternative rock band Cake's sixth studio album, Showroom of Compassion. The song is Cake's fourth Top 10 hit on the Alternative Songs chart, hitting number 4. The song also has hit number 14 on the US Rock Songs chart and peaked at #1 on the Mediabase's Canadian Alternative Rock chart, making it their first #1 single in North America since Never There (1998).

Lyrically, the song is about items that the band members of Cake hate. John McCrea said of the song, "It's about how when you hate things, the circle of hate starts rather broadly. You hate the President or a big movie star, someone you'll probably never meet. Gradually though, the circle tightens and the objects of hate get closer and closer to the hater. Now it's your uncle or your mother, now it's your close friend, and finally it's you. Bummer."

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