Lyrics Information

[Performed lyrics unknown]

[Original lyrics]

So you think you see a pussycat you'd like to pet
You start to come on strong to see how far you will get
You feed that pussycat that "I'm a tiger" line
You don't know you're messin' with 99

Well you brag about your motorboat and Cadillacs
You cheated about a million on your income tax
It isn't 'til they slap you with a great big fine
That you know that you've been messin' with 99

Well there's music on the hi-fi and she dims the light
She fixes a Martini that is out of sight
Your tongue begins to loosen 'cause you're all alone
But that ain't an olive buddy, that's a microphone

Oh you're a foreign spy who wants to come in from the cold
You've never been uncovered, you're so self-controlled
But then all these things will happen in time
Because you know you have been messin' with 99

You're the highest paid informer for a Balkan State
On your night off you invite her for a dinner date
But if she freshens up you'll end up unemployed
'Cause that ain't a lipstick buddy, that's a Polaroid

So listen tigers, this is what it's all about
A pussycat will get you if you don't watch out
And everytime I see you walking up your spine
That's a lesson, don't go messin' with a girl
Who is caressin' a tiny Smith and Wesson
She's 99
She's 99

Performed by Beck
Featuring Jack White
Written by Barbara Feldon

Beck w/ Jack White 8.11.02