When I Was Down You Just Stood There Grinning

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    When I Was Down You Just Stood There Grinning

    Okay . . .  so I'm sitting around watching Dwight Schrute in The Rocker (don't judge) a little while back, and there's this scene where some kid in a garage band is writing a song about how bitter he is because his girlfriend broke up with him. It's horrible, of course, and his friend tells him that people don't want to hear that kind of song anyway. So -- long story short -- he changes it to a song about how he's not bitter and they all go off to become famous and happy  . . .  

    All of which got me thinking about the anti-love song. Sure, music is chock full of love (and sex) songs, and songs about forgiveness and understanding. But what about those songs that don't forgive? What about those songs that get written when the writer is having one of those famous dark nights of the soul? Bitter songs, in other words.

    The first one that came to mind for me (of course) was Bob Dylan's Positively Fourth Street, a deeply cynical paen to selfishness and caprice. And of course there are plenty less subtle than even that:

    Guns -N- Roses, of course, gave us I Used to Love Her (But I Had to Kill Her), and I'm sure somebody here can tell me who sang I Hate Everything about You.

    Tonio K., in his seminal H-A-T-R-E-D, uttered the ought-to-have-been-classic lines:

    "Yes, I wish I was as mellow as, for instance, Jackson Browne
    But Foutain of Sorrow my @ss motherf#&$er
    I hope you wind up in the ground"

    Loudon Wainwright lent his particular brand of humor to I'd Rather Be Lonely.

    The list goes on and on . . .

    The late, lamented Richard Jenni used to do a wonderful bit (in his classic Kasey Kasem voice) about how you can't listen to the radio when you're single because it's filled with nothing but love songs . . .  24 hours of love songs.

    So let this thread be a tribute to the anti-love song.

    Let's celebrate the people who hurt us, whom we didn't forgive.

    Whaddaya got?

    Cool
     
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    The Dead Milkmen.

    'If You Love Someone...Set Them On Fire.'

     
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    A couple from the 'hell hath no fury' side:

    Marianne Faithfull - Why d'Ya Do It?
    Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
     
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    REM - The One I Love
    Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
    Cher - Dark Lady

     
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    Nilsson - You're Breakin' My Heart

    "you tear it apart, so F#(& you"
     
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    Frank Zappa - "Any Way the Wind Blows"

    Elvis Costello - "No Action"

    Howlin' Wolf - "I'm Leaving You"

    The Move - "Lightning Never Strikes Twice"
     
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    Jim Carroll - Its too Late

    I'm here to give you my heart and you want some fashion show
    ...
    you should have realized that i was worth the wait
    ah but you didn't hesitate
    but when he took you off, you let him seal our fate

     
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    Bigmouth Strikes Again-  The Smiths

    "Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd would like to smash every tooth in your head, Oh sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said you should be bludgeoned in your bed"
     
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    Bigmouth Strikes Again-  The Smiths "Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd would like to smash every tooth in your head, Oh sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said you should be bludgeoned in your bed"
    Posted by polar123


    I love that song !!!

    I should have thought of it....thanks!
     
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    Puddle Of Mudd - "She Hates Me"
    Bad Company - "Good Lovin' Gone Bad"
    Joan Jett - "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
    Paul Simon - "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
     
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    GnR Used to Love Her,  Its about Izzy Stadlins dog, IE now she's buried right in my back yard, people just assume its about a women, they are wrong.
     
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    Bigmouth Strikes Again-  The Smiths "Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd would like to smash every tooth in your head, Oh sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said you should be bludgeoned in your bed"
    Posted by polar123


    That was supposed to be our wedding song but the band refused to play it :)

    Love Hurts- Nazareth
    Train in Vain - The Clash
     
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    Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles, et al.

    Get Out Of My Life - Allen Toussaint, et al.

    Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
     
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    "She Twists the Knife Again" - Richard Thompson
     
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