Anti Love Songs (cus love really is a four letter word)

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Postby Doc Holliday on Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:55 am

For No-one - The Beatles
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Postby Seppuku on Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:05 pm

I just dug out an old James CD and heard the song Laid for the first time in well over a year. It's got it all: S&M, stalkers, neighbours complaining about "the passion above", transvestites, and a killer melody to boot. Apparently the singer's son goes to my little bro's school, and he's got a studio in town. Man it's great to live in the Culture Capital of England.
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Postby cap on Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:13 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:I just dug out an old James CD and heard the song Laid for the first time in well over a year. It's got it all: S&M, stalkers, neighbours complaining about "the passion above", transvestites, and a killer melody to boot.


Very good song, and pretty much covers it all. God call, sepp!!!
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Postby Seppuku on Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:22 pm

Thanks for the compliment Cap, and I like the phrase you went and [accidentally?] coined...God Call, when someone says something so to-the-point and right on that it becomes more than just plain old good. ;).

I like those pure songs. It kind of reminds me of the band Semisonic (don't know where they got to either), they released that great album All About Chemistry, which had no pretensions, no arty ambitions, it just entertained. Speaking of which, their song Get a Grip was the most obvious Self-Love song I've ever heard, and is there anything more Anti-Love than that?
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Postby cap on Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:27 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:Thanks for the compliment Cap, and I like the phrase you went and [accidentally?] coined...God Call, when someone says something so to-the-point and right on that it becomes more than just plain old good. ;).

I like those pure songs. It kind of reminds me of the band Semisonic (don't know where they got to either), they released that great album All About Chemistry, which had no pretensions, no arty ambitions, it just entertained. Speaking of which, their song Get a Grip was the most obvious Self-Love song I've ever heard, and is there anything more Anti-Love than that?


Thanks, and you are right, it was an accident.. Damn lack of typing skill. :x
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Postby Shane on Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:29 pm

What was that pistols song where johnny sings

I want you to know that I hate you baby I want you to know I don't care
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Postby Carolian on Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:37 am

Shane wrote:What was that pistols song where johnny sings

I want you to know that I hate you baby I want you to know I don't care


It was a cover song, that's all I know... lemme check.

Aaaaand...

It appears to be "I Want You To Know That I Love You Baby", by The Small Faces.
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Postby matthew on Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:27 pm

I don't know if it qualifies as an Anti-Love song, but what is generally considered the saddest song ever written was Gloomy Sunday (Szomorú Vasárnap) by Rezsô Seress and is related to his failed relationship. Allegedly the song was banned throughout Europe and Hungary because so many committed suicide after listening to it. The original lyrics were written by Seress following breaking up with his girlfriend and are as follows:

Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless.
Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless.
Little white flowers will never awaken you,
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you.
Angels have no thought of ever returning you.
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?
Gloomy Sunday.

Gloomy is Sunday; with shadows I spend it all.
My heart and I have decided to end it all.
Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad, I know.
Death is no dream, for in death I'm caressing you.
With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you.
Gloomy Sunday.


later people such as Billie Holiday and Bjork covered the song, but with completely different lyrics. His girlfriend that the song was written for allegedly committed suicide after hearing the song, leaving behind a note that simply read, "gloomy sunday". Seress killed himself decades later after jumping off a bridge (i think). Other suicide stories include a man drowning himself in his bathtub while grasping the sheet music for the song.

Personally, I always throw on the Maros Gabor version whenever I'm feeling down on myself in the love department.

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runner up for 2nd saddest (anti)love song is "My Whole World Ended (the moment you left me)" by David Ruffin (formerly of the Temptations)
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:51 pm

There must be a Chair Throwing Song out there. If not, I'll do one on Garage Band.
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Postby Maui on Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:12 pm

Love Stinks - J. Geils Band
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:39 pm

For some reason, I keep thinking "Goodbye Earl," by the Dixie Chicks.

That always made me laugh. I remember Garth Brooks' "Thunder Rolls" was edited down because there's lyrics that hint at the wife shooting the husband after a night of cheating.

However, having the Dixie Chicks blatantly poison and dispose of the body of the husband was apparently okay. I don't get it. Does a few years make that big of a difference?
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Postby Seppuku on Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:09 pm

You know, even with my being a bit of a country music fan- and isn't 97% of country music about lamenting Patty-Sue ditching you at the barnyard ball and leaving with your pet pig, George- the first song to come to mind is that perky little number Adam Sandler sings in the Wedding Singer, Somebody Kill Me. Google says the lyrics are:

[spoken]
Ok, I just want to warn you that when I wrote this song I was listening to the
Cure a lot.

[sung]
You dont know how much I need you.
While youre near me I dont feel blue.
And when we kiss I know that you need me too.
I cant believe I found a love thats so pure and true.

But it all was bullshit.
It was a goddam joke.
And when I think of you linda,
I hope you fucking choke.

I hope youre glad with what youve done to me.
I lay in bed all day long feeling melancholy.
You left me here all alone, tears running constantly.

Oh somebody kill me please,
Somebody kill me plee-ase,
Im on my knees,
Pretty pretty please kill me.

I want to die.
Put a bullet in my head.




Well..........it's not exactly pro-love, is it?
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Postby Theta on Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:27 pm

"Redundant" by Green Day

"Because I cannot speak/I've lost my voice.
I'm speechless and redundant because
I love you's not enough, I'm lost for words."

"High and Dry" by Radiohead


And what break-up mix is complete without Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:

"Bring It On"

"Thirsty Dog"

"I'm sorry that I'm always pissed
I'm sorry that I exist
And when I look into your eyes,
I can see you're sorry too."

(Come to think of it, pretty much the entirety of "Let Love In" is a breakup album, or at least about how love sucks)

"Henry Lee" (wherein Nick's ex sings the part of a duet where she slits his throat and dumps him down a well.)


Or, for that matter, Nine Inch Nails (especially "With Teeth"):

"Ruiner"

"Why Do You Get All the Love In the World?"

"Only"

"Love Is Not Enough"

"Getting Smaller"
This comment is in no way meant to insist your opinion is wrong or be considered an edict, solely this poster's opinion. That said, you are still a fool and will kneel before me in supplication.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:16 am

John Cale - Guts.

And here's why...

"The bugger in the short sleeves fucked my wife
Did it quick and split
Back home, fresh as a daisy to maisy, oh maisy

And the twelve-bore it stood in the corner
Quite operatic in its self disgust
It blew him all over the living room floor
Like parrot shit, parrot spit, parrot shit was shot

Now suppose it was someone familiar
Someone we all would know
Embarrasing denouement, ne c’est pas?
Familiar hyperbole

And there would go the secret plot
The piss had missed the hole in the pot
Like that ancient teenage dream
From soul to poison soul to poison soul

Guts, guts, got no guts
And stitches don’t help at all
Guts, guts, got no guts
Holes in the body, holes in the legs
Holes in the forehead, holes in the head
Holes in the body, holes in the legs
There should never be holes at all
There should never be holes at all

So: kill all you want or more
Make sure, do it right
Dead is dead, and door nails forget
And then you’ll notice
How the waster and the wasted
Get to look like one another
In the end, in the end
In the end, in the end
In the end, in the end
In the end, in the end"




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Postby bamf on Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:31 am

My favorite album to play in the sulk of love lost is The Impossibles greatest hits. Heres a couple lines that come to mind.


"It doesnt matter now, what I should have done then, my heart was in the right place, at the wrong time again.."

"In time she might see how foolish she was for leaving me, might take a trip or two before she longs for my abuse.."
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Postby Belac on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:25 am

Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:51 am

Some great songs on this thread. Bill Withers is a master of this kind of tune, I recommend:

-Hope she'll be happier with him
-I don't want you on my mind
-Better off dead
-Who is he (and what is he to you?)
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Postby Nordling on Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:28 am

"The One I Love" - R.E.M.
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