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?

~Skulls~

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

Go

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

6 comments:

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.

(hugs)

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