Kill the DJ
Peeping Tom feat. Massive Attack Lyrics


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Peeping Tom Kill The DJ Lyrics
Your happiness is my business
I'm practicing like a violin
I see your face when I hear that song
It's in my head playing on and on

Play me, play me
It's much too quiet to drink at home
It's much too kinky on the telephone
Stick in a quarter, let that jukebox sing
Don't let that goddamn record spin again

Play me, play me

PLAY ME!

On every street corner, every bar
On every radio, and every car
On every club, every dance floor
Hot right behind every door
On every restaurant, every plain
On ghetto blaster from here to Spain
On every elevator, every PA
The speakers pump, coming out your name





PLAY ME!

Overall Meaning

The song Kill the DJ by Peeping Tom is a satirical take on the obsession of people with the music industry and their need to control and dictate the kind of music that is played. The lyrics talk about how music affects the listeners and makes them want to dance, drink, and forget their troubles. The singer of the song is someone who is practicing their violin; this is a metaphor for the artist who is trying to perfect their craft and produce music that is meaningful.


The lyrics "Your happiness is my business" is an acknowledgment of the fact that music can have a powerful impact on people's mood and emotions. The line "I see your face when I hear that song, it's in my head playing on and on" is a reflection of how music can stick with us long after we've heard it and can evoke powerful memories and emotions.


The second part of the song talks about the over-saturation of music in our lives. The singer mentions how every street corner, every bar, and every radio is playing that same song that's stuck in their head. He is annoyed by the constant repetition of the music and wants it to stop. The line "Don't let that goddamn record spin again" sums up the singer's frustration with the endless repetition of the same music.


Overall, Kill the DJ is a commentary on the music industry, the impact of music on our lives, and the need for variety and originality in the music we consume.


Line by Line Meaning

Your happiness is my business
I am committed to ensuring that you are always happy, as it is what I have dedicated myself to


I'm practicing like a violin
I'm refining my skills so that I'm always prepared to provide happiness, a skill I've honed like a violinist


I see your face when I hear that song
Whenever I hear that specific song, I picture your face in my mind since it brings me joy


It's in my head playing on and on
The melody of that song is stuck in my head and it keeps playing repeatedly as if it's on loop


Play me, play me
Play that particular song for me to hear over and over again please


It's much too quiet to drink at home
Drinking at home is too quiet for me, and I need the loud music to provide me with happiness


It's much too kinky on the telephone
Phone sex is too kinky for me, and I need the loud music to provide me with happiness


Stick in a quarter, let that jukebox sing
Put a coin in the jukebox and let the music blast out


Don't let that goddamn record spin again
I don't want that particular record to spin again since I've grown tired of it and want something new and better


On every street corner, every bar
I demand that the song I want be played on every street corner, bar, and club so that everyone can hear it


On every radio, and every car
I demand that the song I want be played on every radio and in every car so that everyone can hear it


On every club, every dance floor
I demand that the song I want be played in every club and every dance floor so that everyone can hear it


Hot right behind every door
The song I want should be waiting behind every door and played loud to provide immediate happiness


On every restaurant, every plain
I demand that the song I want be played in every restaurant and every plane so that everyone can hear it


On ghetto blaster from here to Spain
I want every single ghetto blaster from here to Spain to play the song I want so that everyone can hear it


On every elevator, every PA
I demand that the song I want be played on every elevator and every PA system so that everyone can hear it


The speakers pump, coming out your name
Every speaker in the world will be playing this song, and the lyrics are addressing you specifically


PLAY ME!
Play the song I want immediately and never stop playing it, for it is the key to everlasting happiness




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