"Smash It Up" as written by Raymond Ian Burns, Christopher John Millar, David Vanian and Alasdair Mackie Ward....
We've been crying now for much too long
And now we're gonna dance to a different song
I'm gonna scream and shout til my dying breath
I'm gonna smash it up til there's nothing left

Oh oh smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Oh oh smash it up, smash it up, smash it up

People call me villain oh its such a shame
Maybe its my clothes must be to blame
I don't even care if I look a mess
Don't want to be a sucker like all the rest

Oh oh smash it up, smash it up, smash it up
Oh oh smash it up, smash it up, smash it up

Smash it up [Repeat: x5]

Smash it up, you can keep your Krishna burgers
Smash it up, and your Glastonbury hippies
Smash it up, you can stick your frothy lager
Smash it up, and your blow wave hairstyles

And everybody's smashing things down
I said everybody's smashing things down yeah


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"Smash It Up" as written by Christopher John Millar Alasdair Mackie Ward

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  • +1
    General Commentaarghh... the damned's greatest song and no comments... the meaning of this song is to well... smash shit up... 'shit' as in society's ideals. conformity.
    this song just says be yourself and destroy anyone who tries to force you to be anyone else....
    but i don't do this song justice.
    daycare_abortionon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Damned's best!
    monster36604on January 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe Captain said this was about the death of Marc Bolan.
    Bulgaroktonoson August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSmash shit up!
    sakeboxon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWithout a doubt the Damned's best song. Okay maybe Plan Nine Channel 7 is close, but the point is this is the Damned at their best! One of the great punk anthems of all time, and it's sad that there are so few comments.
    MorayEelon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes it rules i prefer the live version i find the studio version not so impressive..
    Cpt-Sensibleon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this is really a punk anthem. After so many years of boredom (the krishna fashion, hippies, boring working class pubs, progressive rock), it's time to do something about it: smash it up.

    They don't care how they are judged by 'normal' people, they just want to do what they like, and dress how they want to dress.
    sndr666on June 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song by the way!!! One of the Damned's finest!
    sndr666on June 14, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwow not alot of ppl no bout this band but o well they wer big in england ther great!
    drummerdude666on December 07, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe Garage Rock Organs are great in this song, Rat does some good druming as well.
    Staticburn89on June 04, 2005   Link

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