Monday, January 5, 2009

The Misfits want my girls' skulls.

I grew up listening to punk. I remember loving "skulls" by the Misfits (lyrics at bottom):

And then I got into the 'alternative' music too like the blake babies and lemonheads and buffalo tom and I heard the version by the lemonheads:

Isn't the lemonheads' version just so damned pretty? How can anyone make these lyrics pretty?


The corpses all hang headless and limp
Bodies with no surprises
And the blood drains down like devils rain
We'll bathe tonight

I want your skulls I need your skulls
I want your skulls I need your skulls

Demon I am and face I peel
To see your skin turned inside out, cause
Gotta have you on my wall
Gotta have you on my wall, cause

I want your skulls I need your skulls
I want your skulls I need your skulls


Collect the heads of little girls and
Put em on my wall
Hack the heads off little girls and
Put em on my wall

Oh oh

I want your skulls I need your skulls


Anonymous said...

That's just disturbing. Do you still like that song?

nancy said...

Sure. It's just a song. Listening to a song doesn't mean I want the lyrics to happen. It's just a song.

Mareike said...

I'm singing this to Karl:
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven.....

I have so many things I want to say related to recent posts that it is more than I can "wrap myself around" so instead I'll just say that I love and admire you and hope that Karl gets the message.

M said...

Very interesting song Nancy!

Okay, I need to introduce myself because I'm sure you have no idea who I am. My name is Margriet, I post on TTC12+, I was lurking/beginning to post when you got your BFP with Karl and have followed your blog because I love your story (plus your blog is so well written and hilarious)

I just created my blog and added you as a blog I follow. Just thought I'd introduce myself before you wonder who this strange girl is who added you to their list.


margelina said...

Evan Dando can make anything sound beautiful!
Although I skipped over the grunge era, punk and alternative is where my heart's at! Didn't think anyone else I know knew Buffalo Tom...most people are like "???" You rock!
and sorry you are so uncomfy right now. :( You're almost done, though!

emilythehopeless said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the misfits!!! :D