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Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday videos - Violent Femmes live


Here's the Violent Femmes, doing "Kiss Off":


One of the great "so punk that even punk hates them" wrist-slashing punk bands of American history, their first album is one of the best things to have ever come out of the 80s.

Here's the album version, without moving pictures:





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 you're 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

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
3 3 3 for my heartache and
4 4 4 for my headaches and
5 5 5 for my lonely and
6 6 6 for my sorrow and
7 7 for no tomorrow and
8 8 - I forget what 8 was for - and
9 9 9 for a lost god and
10 10 10 10 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

1 comment:

  1. It was an insanely great album, which they've lived off of for 30 years since.

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