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You Wanted a Hit
LCD Soundsystem Lyrics


You wanted a hit
But maybe we don't do hits
I try and try
It ends up feeling kind of wrong

You wanted it tough
But is it ever tough enough?
No, nothing's ever tough enough
Until we hit the road

Yeah, you wanted it lush
But honestly, you must hush
No, honestly, you know too much
So leave us, leave us on our own

And so you wanted a hit
Well this is how we do hits
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do

You wanted it real
But can you tell me what's real?
There's lights and sounds and stories
Music's just a part

Yeah, you wanted the truth
And then you said you want proof
I guess you're used to liars
Saying what they want

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home

Yeah you wanted it smart
But honestly, I'm not smart
No, honestly, we're never smart
We fake it, fake it all the time

Yeah you wanted the time
But maybe I can't do time
Oh we both know that's an awful line
But it doesn't make it wrong

You wanted it right
No out of mind and out of sight
No dirty bus and early flight
No seven days and forty nights

Yeah you wanted a hit
But tell me, where's the point in it?
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
Written by: Alan Thomas Doyle, James Jeremiah Murphy

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Am3rIca16

You wanted a hit
But maybe we don't do hits
I try and try
It ends up feeling kind of wrong
You wanted it tough
But is it ever tough enough?
No, nothing's ever tough enough
Until we hit the road
Yeah, you wanted it lush
But honestly, you must hush
No, honestly, you know too much
So leave us, leave us on our own
And so you wanted a hit
Well this is how we do hits
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do
You wanted it real
But can you tell me what's real?
There's lights and sounds and stories
Music's just a part
Yeah, you wanted the truth
And then you said you want proof
I guess you're used to liars
Saying what they want
And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home
Yeah you wanted it smart
But honestly, I'm not smart
No, honestly, we're never smart
We fake it, fake it all the time
Yeah you wanted the time
But maybe I can't do time
Oh we both know that's an awful line
But it doesn't make it wrong
You wanted it right
No out of mine and out of sight
No dirty bus and early flight
No seven days and forty nights
Yeah you wanted a hit
But tell me, where's the poignant?
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do
And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home
And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home



hebert p

You wanted a hit
But maybe we don't do hits
I try and try
It ends up feeling kind of wrong

You wanted it tough
But is it ever tough enough?
No, nothing's ever tough enough
Until we hit the road

Yeah, you wanted it lush
But honestly, you must hush
No, honestly, you know too much
So leave us, leave us on our own

And so you wanted a hit
Well this is how we do hits
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do

You wanted it real
But can you tell me what's real?
There's lights and sounds and stories
Music's just a part

Yeah, you wanted the truth
And then you said you want proof
I guess you're used to liars
Saying what they want

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home

Yeah you wanted it smart
But honestly, I'm not smart
No, honestly, we're never smart
We fake it, fake it all the time

Yeah you wanted the time
But maybe I can't do time
Oh we both know that's an awful line
But it doesn't make it wrong

You wanted it right
No out of mine and out of sight
No dirty bus and early flight
No seven days and forty nights

Yeah you wanted a hit
But tell me, where's the point in it?
You wanted a hit
But that's not what we do

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home

And we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies 'til you take us home
No, we won't be your babies anymore
We won't be your babies anymore
We can't be your babies 'til you take us home



Elijah Ford

To
be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand LCD Soundsystem.
The lyrics are extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical
physics most of the references will go over a typical listener's head. There's
also James Murphy's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his
characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya
Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they
have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of the band's theme, and realise that they are not just going through a mid-life crisis- they say something deep
about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike LCD Soundsystem truly ARE
idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in
Murphy's existencial signature song "I'm Losing My Edge," which itself is a
cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons I'm
smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons
scratching their heads in confusion as Jame Murphy's genius unfolds
itself on their television screens. What fools... how I pity them. 😂
And yes by the way, I DO have a LCD Soundsystem tattoo. And no, you
cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to
demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower)
beforehand.



All comments from YouTube:

4490reddock

This song is absolutely not about drugs... It's one of the most poignant and brilliant "fuck you"s ever written to the music industry.

asmit317ify

I never thought it was about drugs ever. Am I the outlier in that respect? Obviously it's about creative independence and making what you want, not what is demanded of you.

Donutgames00

4490reddock it’s about a friend telling him he should write hit songs, didn’t like that

TheLightWithin

Can remember my first time listening to this song during a dextromethorphan trip years ago. Intense man

asmit317ify

That sounds nice

Ben Birchfield

if you watch an interview with james murphy, he says the song is based on a conversation he had with this other musician he was surfing with who told him he should make a hit, but james didnt think 'hit's' were really his style, so to speak.

Joaquín Ignacio

I read it was Arcade Fire's frontman, but I don't know if it's true

zostazgia

Idk why but.. this is my favorite track off this record. or always been- 2020 baby!

bad muchacho b

Yes, I did want a hit.
This is fine, thank you.

Geoff Sebesta

Most sarcastic guitar solo since Nirvana's "In Bloom."

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