Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kiss Off -- Violent Femmes (1983)

Gordon Gano wrote the lyrics to the songs on the album Violent Femmes while he was still in high school. I bought this record at the Harvard Coop in 1985. My roommate in school thought that "Nine for my lost God" was the best line. I still think it's "I forget what Eight was for."





I need someone, a person to talk to
Someone who'd care to love
Could it be you, could it be you
Situation gets rough then I start to panic
It's not enough, it's just a habit
Hey, kid your sick well, darling this is it
You can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back I can see them stare
They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind
They'll hurt me bad, they do it all the time
Yeah, yeah, they do it all the time
I hope you know this will go down
On your permanent record
Oh yeah, well don't get so distressed
Did I happen to mention that I'm impressed
I take one one one cause you left me and
Two, two, two for my family and
Three, three, three for my heartache and
Four, four, four for my headaches and
Five, five, five for my lonely and
Six, six, six for my sorrow and
Seven, seven for no tomorrow and
Eight, eight I forget what eight was for and
Nine, nine, nine for my lost God and
Ten, ten, ten, ten for everything
Everything, everything, everything
 
You can all just kiss off into the air
Behind my back I can see them stare
They'll hurt me bad but I won't mind
They'll hurt me bad, they do it all the time
Yeah, yeah, they do it all the time

Songwriters
GANO, GORDON
 
 
 

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