Saturday, May 27, 2006

“Butterhead” – a lyric

Below is a lyric I wrote in 1990 for a band I sang in. The guitarist came up with a tune based on a Motörhead riff. It seemed only appropriate that the name of the song should also borrow from Motörhead; hence "Butterhead". Somehow, everything else just fell into place.

The song was usually played last; we believed it was impossible to follow - by us, or anyone else we were supporting. Modest, huh? One night, though, we did follow it with a cover of "Ace of Spades".

All I ever want to do is go out on the town with you,
But all you ever want to do is take me to your bed.
I thought you had a little sense, but now I know you're really dense;
In fact you make me really sick; I wish that you were dead.
You're always lookin' really cool but in your brain you're just a fool:
D'you think I ever meant the things that I had said?
All the things you try to be, can't you see, you'll never be?
Cos everyone around you knows that you're a butterhead.

When we go out I always moan, "Oh, God, why can't we be alone?"
Cos when I'm bored I only wanna take you to my bed.
When we go out, there's you and me, and your bloody friend makes three,
But did you know when you're not there she always gives me head?
Butterhead, Butterhead, how I wish that you were dead.
You're just a waste of time and space - I love you, Butterhead.
Oh, Butterhead, Butterhead, I wish that you were fuckin' dead.
You're just a waste of time and space - I love you, Butterhead.

Now you're gone, I'm all alone, sat here by my telephone.
The thought of being by myself just fills my heart with dread.
All your stupid little jokes, all your witty anecdotes,
I even miss the silly things I wish you'd never said.
You always talked a load of shit, but I loved you every bit;
Not like that stupid bitch, the one that gave me head.
Cos you and her are not friends ever since she sucked my end,
But I know you'll always be a fuckin' butterhead.

A fuckin' butterhead (x16).

My copyright © 1990


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its good that.

27 May, 2006 19:17  
Blogger the cappuccino kid said...

butterhead. my new favourite word!!!
thank you asterisk.

27 May, 2006 19:35  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

I'm assuming this is one of those 'ironic' posts in which someone recants something they did that is really pants and then makes-out it is good. I am really hoping that.

Apparently Walken employs someone to erase all the punctuation in scripts he is considering so he can put in his own commas and that in entirely random places to create his world-class delivery. I also hope this is true.

28 May, 2006 00:14  
Blogger Jezebelle said...

Butterhead? LMAO! Thanks for teaching me a new word;)

28 May, 2006 02:29  
Blogger Haddock said...

There's not enough Mötorhead appreciation in the world today :)

28 May, 2006 08:55  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

"When we go out, there's you and me, and your bloody friend makes three,
But did you know when you're not there she always gives me head?" the butterhead.

Yesterday, we watched four hours of the mini series documentary...Heavy: The Story of Metal on VH1.

28 May, 2006 14:07  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

RD, FF, Jez, CM: Thanks. Glad you got a new word out of it, if nothing else.

Tired Dad: Half and half. When I started typing it up, it was because I remembered the fun we had playing it to appreciative crowds, and that the words were silly - perhaps funny. But I quickly realized the words were even sillier than I recalled. (No, really!) But I'm not sure the word "pants" is used anymore... The Walken story rings a bell, but I have no idea if it's urban myth. Good, though.

Haddock: I think you're right!

More of my "classic" lyrics will follow in coming weeks!

28 May, 2006 18:46  
Blogger Meander said...

is it possible to put a voice file on blogger? i would love to hear you sing!

28 May, 2006 21:16  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Your blog should henceforth be known as Butterhead.

28 May, 2006 23:14  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Maybe I should set one up, just for my lyrics. Something like this, perhaps.

29 May, 2006 11:31  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Meander: If I ever work out how I can do that, rest assured, no one will be safe from the awesome power of my voice!


29 May, 2006 18:56  

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