Washing Machine Heart
Mitski Lyrics


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Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart
Baby, bang it up inside
I'm not wearing my usual lipstick
I thought maybe we would kiss tonight
Baby will you kiss me already and
Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart?
Baby, bang it up inside
Baby, though I've closed my eyes
I know who you pretend I am
I know who you pretend I am

Do mi ti
Why not me?
Why not me?
Do mi ti
Why not me?
Why not me?
Do mi ti




Why not me?
Why not me?

Overall Meaning

Mitski's song Washing Machine Heart is a song that is about love and the desire for intimacy. The "washing machine heart" is a metaphor for a heart that is open to love and the "dirty shoes" are a metaphor for people's flaws and imperfections. The opening lyrics of the song, "Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart, baby bang it up inside," shows the desire to accept and embrace the flaws of one's love interest. The singer of the song wants their love interest to be honest and upfront about their flaws, and wants to help them wash away their past mistakes and move forward in the relationship.


The singer of the song goes on to say, "I'm not wearing my usual lipstick, I thought maybe we would kiss tonight. Baby, will you kiss me already and toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart?" This lyric shows the singer's vulnerability and desire for intimacy. They are willing to let down their guard and allow their love interest to see them in a more vulnerable state. They are hoping to deepen their relationship through physical intimacy and emotional connection. However, they are also willing to accept their love interest's imperfections in order to make that connection.


The chorus of "Do mi ti, why not me?" repeats several times throughout the song, and it is an expression of the singer's desire and longing for love. They are asking why they cannot be the one to experience the love and connection they crave. This chorus is a powerful and emotional expression of the human desire for love and connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart
Come into my life and let me clean away your problems


Baby, bang it up inside
Give me all you've got, don't hold back, let's make it real


I'm not wearing my usual lipstick
I'm not trying to impress you, I want you to see the real me


I thought maybe we would kiss tonight
I want to take our relationship to the next level


Baby will you kiss me already and
I'm ready for you to make a move


Baby, though I've closed my eyes
I trust you completely, I don't need to see to know you'll treat me right


I know who you pretend I am
I'm not fooled by your facade, I know who you truly are


Do mi ti
These are just meaningless syllables, meant to convey a feeling of longing and incompleteness


Why not me?
Why can't I have what I want? Why am I always overlooked?


Do mi ti
Repeating the same syllables, as if to emphasize the feeling of dissatisfaction


Why not me?
The same question, now infused with a greater sense of desperation


Do mi ti
The song repeats itself, trapped in the same patterns of longing and frustration


Why not me?
The final plea, expressing Mitski's desire to break free from her current circumstances




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Mitsuki Laycock

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@joan_904

Letra - Letter :
Tira tus zapatos sucios en mi corazón de lavadora
Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart

Bebé, golpéalo por dentro
Baby, bang it up inside

No estoy usando mi lápiz labial habitual.
I'm not wearing my usual lipstick

Pensé que tal vez nos besaríamos esta noche
I thought maybe we would kiss tonight

Bebé, ¿me besarás ya y?
Baby will you kiss me already and

¿Tirar tus zapatos sucios en mi corazón de lavadora?
Toss your dirty shoes in my washing machine heart?

Bebé, golpéalo por dentro
Baby, bang it up inside
Bebé, aunque he cerrado los ojos
Baby, though I've closed my eyes

Sé quién pretendes que soy
I know who you pretend I am

Sé quién pretendes que soy
I know who you pretend I am
haz mi ti
Do mi ti

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?

haz mi ti
Do mi ti

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?

haz mi ti
Do mi ti

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?

¿Por qué no yo?
Why not me?



All comments from YouTube:

@glumietosxa3568

i didnt sneeze mitski but thank u for this blessing

@iamthegreg5456

Yes

@tiagoafonso8539

that was so smoth omg

@Tam_Tam24

GOTEM

@jonathand3842

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@potato.pancake

Natasha me too bro

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@stanconnorstan4266

Is no one going to talk about how criminally short this song is

@GlobeStan

That's every mitski song

@DeeDee-ye5qe

its my all time favorite though damn

@zootzkii

That really is the mitski curse

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