"Damaged Goods" as written by Dave Allen, Hugo H. Burnham, Andrew Gill and Jon King....
The change will do you good
I always knew it would
Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you
But I know it's only lust
Your kiss so sweet
Your sweat so sour

Your kiss so sweet
Your sweat so sour
Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you
But I know it's only lust
The sins of the flesh
Are simply sins of lust
Sweat's running down your back
Sweat's running down your neck
Heated couplings in the sun
(Or is that untrue?)
Colder couplings in the night
(Never saw your body)
Your kiss so sweet
Your sweat so sour
Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you
But I know it's only lust
The change will do you good
I always knew it would
You know the change will do you good
You know the change will do you good

Damaged goods
Send them back
I can't work
I can't achieve
Send me back
Open the till
Give me the change
You said would do me good
Refund the cost
You said you're cheap but you're too much
Your kiss so sweet
Your sweat so sour
Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you
But I know it's only lust
The change will do you good
I always knew it would
You know the change will do you good
You know the change will do you good

I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
I'm kissing you goodbye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
Bye
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)


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"Damaged Goods" as written by David Allen Andrew Gill

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  • +7
    General Commentthis song is about the effects of capitalism of human relationships. people have become commodities for each other. the line "damaged goods, send them back" refers to the parallels between a broken person and a broken item in a store, they both get discarded. they're worthless. the change will do you good is another parallel to human beings and commerce, as it was swiped from a supermarket jingle at the time.

    in conclusion, god bless socialism.
    thisisjasonon April 02, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentDon't be such a snob liza, the whole purpose of the site is to share what you think songs mean, so if someone doesn't understand it then don't shout (or write in capitals) at them. Having said that, the "sounds like bloc party" comment was kind of funny.
    zertrudetrouton September 06, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJason's totally right, these guys are all big time Marxists. For some reason this song always reminds me of 'No Time To Be 21' by The Adverts. Another great tune.
    glam in the 321on March 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGang of Four > Bloc Party.
    NightLighton May 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdoes no one realize that gang of four INFLUENCED bloc party? uhm, so it SHOULD sound like bloc party, but it shouldn't be counted against them.
    morboton June 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou mean Bloc Party sounds like Gang of Four.... ya know... considering they wrote this song 20+ years before Bloc Party even formed as a band... :-)

    this song is incredible..... the influence of this song, and this band, is mind-boggling.
    Zedd138on July 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUmmmm, bebra . . . "'damaged goods' is a euphemism for 'slut'"?

    I would hope that, after hearing this song, you would realize your comment is another example of the dehumanizing effects of mass consumerism.

    Jus sayin', sweetie.
    artmavenon November 10, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlol, artmaven,you're wicked cool:):):):):):)
    Jus sayin' sweetie
    LOVE it:):):)
    another*teen*clicheon November 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the bass at the beginning of this song. It almost doesn't sound like bass. Dave Allen is brilliant.
    foreverblue101on July 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGo4 is a mega cool band and this is probably my favorite of their songs. It's just one of those tunes that is so fun to sing along with and that you can listen to over and over again.
    aboredteenageron June 14, 2006   Link

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