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Violent Femmes lyrics

Album: Blind Leading the Naked [1986]

Tracks13
 01  Old Mother Reagan
 02  No Killing
 03  Faith
 04  Breakin' Hearts
 05  Special
 06  Love & Me Make Three
 07  Candlelight Song
 08  I Held Her in My Arms
 09  Children of the Revolution
 10  Good Friend
 11  Heartache
 12  Cold Canyon
 13  Two People
all Violent Femmes lyrics



Old Mother Reagan
Old mother reagan
And her crew
Took away
From me and you
I hope she goes far away
She better go far away
Y'know it ain't right
When it's all wrong
This is the old mother reagan
Protest song
Old mother reagan
She's so dumb
She's so dangerous
How come...
Old mother reagan went to heaven
But at the pearly gates
She was stopped!

Gordon gano: vocals, giutar
Brian ritchie: bass, vocals
Victor delorenzo: drums, vocal

Produced by jerry harrison
Recoded & mixed by david vartanian at dv's perversion room, milwaukee

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No Killing
We don't want no killing lord
I don't wanna see my brother die
We don't want no killing lord
I don't wanna to see my sister cry
I don't wanna see
I don't wanna see I i I i i
I know that bad things are going down
I, I know that loneliness is all around
I know that the world is starved for love
Love
Y'know that there's good
And there's evil
And there's evil
Disguised as good
They're knocking at my door
They're knocking at my door
Don't let them in
Don't let them in
I think it's the milwaukee police
I think it's the police
I think it's the polizei
I think it's the polizei I i i
Everyday everyday everyday everyday
I need your love love
And it's a bad bad score
And I need you all the more
I need your love
Love

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Faith
Got my faith baby
In the lord
Got my faith baby
In the lord lord lord
And I know
He'll make everything alright
No matter where a child roam
That child's gonna have a home
If he's got his faith alright
I don't believe in no car
I don't believe in general motors
I don't believe in the president
Or the league of women voters
I don't believe in these things
All these things might fail
I don't believe it's gonna snow
It might sleet rain or hail
But I believe in the father
I believe in the son
I believe there's a spirit
For everyone
I believe in the father
I believe in the son
I believe there's a spirit
For everyone
That's not all
That's not all
I'm gonna tell y'all
Let's do the faith call
I said f----f
I said a----a
I said i----i
I said t----t
I said h----h
What's that spell---faith
What's that spell---faith
Oh faith

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Breakin' Hearts
See that girl
She put me in a whirl
She's got a way of breakin' hearts
Man o man
I wonder if I can
She's got a way of breaking hearts
Seems like she is always
Workin' on the sly
Then she tells her poor man
Good bye
Holy smoke
I wonder if there's hope
She's got a way of breakin' hearts
I will not tarry
I'm askin' her to marry me
Even though she's got a way of
Breakin' hearts

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Special
You smile because you know
You smile because you know
You smile I told you so
C'mon gimme a smile---I'm gonna let you know

You're something special

Your momma don't lie
Your papa don't lie
Your momma don't lie
Your papa don't lie
All of the good things
They said about you
They said you were hot
Ooo I think it might be true
Special special what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Special special what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Get away from me
I'm gonna hurt somebody
Get away from me
I'm gonna hurt somebody
No, I don't really want to hurt nobody
But sometimes I just gotta hurt somebody
'cause people are dangerous
And people are adventurous
And people are mysterious
And people are they're suspicious
Of somebody who' special
What's so special about him
What's so special

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Love & Me Make Three
Where were you
When judas needed a band
Sitting in the backseat
With another woman in your hand
Don't look this way
With your changing point of view
Just sit on a fence
And pretend to be you
Christ is crying
Outside your church door
Don't let him in
He'll get mud on your floor
Just put on your apron
And count up all the money
Don't you smell the burning
And you just think it's funny
You love yourself
You love yourself
Have we become what we wanted?
You go ahead, I'll love myself more
You're a man
Who works for the lord
Polishing the statues
When their faces look worn
The best of times
And the worst of men
Don't seem to affect you
You're asleep again
You love yourself
You love yourself
Have we become what we wanted?
You go ahead, I'll love myself more

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Candlelight Song
In the morning
Of the morning
I hear morning
Of the deepest kind
Kind and kindly
Soft and silly
Wile and willinlg less
Much less much less
What's best what's best
Lifelessness
My doll is dead
Listen to the song sing along
Listen to the song sing along

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I Held Her in My Arms
I'm gnawing on the knowledge
That I have been burnt
And I'm learning things that i
Should've already learnt
Everyone I ever knew
Was so kind and coy
I was with a girl
But it felt like I was with a boy
I can't even remember
If we were lovers
Or if I just wanted to
But I held her in my arms
I held her in my arms
I held her in my arms
But it wasn't you
I will not kill
The one thing that I love
In this world of wreckage
I look above
Help me lord
Help me understand
What it means to be a boy
What it means to be a man

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Children of the Revolution
You can bump and grind.
Have a good time.
You can twist and shout.
Let it all hang out,
But you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.

You can tell a plane, in the falling rain.
I gotta rolls royce,
Cause it's good for my voice,
But you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.

You can bump and grind.
Feeling fine.
You can twist and shout.
Knock yourself out, but you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you can't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.
No you can't fool the children of the revolution.
No you won't fool the children of the revolution.

You can bump and grind, have a good time.
You can bump and grind, have a good time.

Bump and grind, have a good time.

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Good Friend
If only you could know
How I'd love you so
The way good friends do
The way I would be you
And me too, I'd be your
Good friend, I'd be your
Good friend, I'd be your
Good friend
That's what I would've been
Oh but everytime I turn around
My heart's on the mend
These feelings I have
I have to suspend
Seems like everytime I turn around
My heart's on the mend
Because I don't think you want me
To be your good friend
Yesterday is a laugh
And the traumas slip past
And I don't think
That I'll be doing a lot of crying
But I'll sure do my share of sighing
I would have been your...

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Heartache
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
Na na na na na
I know nobody ever taught you
How to dance like that
Nobody ever taught you
How to dance like that
Nobody ever taught me
How to dance like that
Heartache---too late
And I gotta get up
Heartache---too late
And I gotta get up
Heartache---too late
And I gotta get up
I know
I been workin' twenty-five hours a day
I don't want to live this way
Five and a half weeks with one day off
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Cold Canyon
Travel 'round the country
Look out for what I can get
Another blessed highway
Hey mister you're gonna regret
'cause you just reminded me of something
I long to forget
But no matter how much he drink or smoke
My memory's still clear
It hurts me dear
It's sharp today like it was yesterday
No I don't have much hope
Just the other night I came
Face to face with my past
Came down like a lightning bolt
Struck me with a flash
I was praying all along
That it would not last
Oh stop it stop it stop it stop it
Y'know the last time you rang
I nearly died I almost cried
I put my pride in my pockets
And said you gotta stay cool cool cool
Y'know some things just gotta hang
Oh lord lord
Take me back
I'm going back
The long track
So do yourself a favor
And leave me if you please
I'm in a cold cold canyon
With a cold cold canyon breeze
Woke up in a strange room
And then I saw a door
I went right over and opened it
Though I'd never been there before
Started presiding over the meeting
The chairman said I had the floor
And when we adjourned everyone
Was satisfied
We all got our money
Then went out where it was sunny
But it was kind of funny
To find out that I was such a dummy
But there's no place you can really hide

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Two People
I'm thinking of two people
That I could love
Oh momma make me feel so good
Whatever I think of
Oh and I know
It don't seem like I have that much to give
We could find a foreign place
Where we could live


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