Desperate But Not Serious – Song and Lyrics by Adam & The Ants


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Desperate But Not Serious’ by Adam & The Ants. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Adam & The Ants or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

If I ask you difficult questions
If I make improper suggestions
Would you find that a risk to your health
Would you put me up on the bookshelf

With the books and the plants?
Desperate but not serious
Your kisses drive me delirious
If I were kind and adoring

How would that be?
Very boring
Mister Pressman with your penknife
Always asking about my sex life

And who with and how many times?
Desperate but not serious
Your kisses drive me delirious
All the advice seemed so unkind

“If you don’t stop, you will go blind!”
Tell you it’s none of their business
Then console you with a big kiss
On the lips and on the back of your neck

Desperate but not serious…