"12XU" as written by and Robert/lewis Gotobed....
1-2-X-you!

Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man
Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man

Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man
Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man yeah

Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man
Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man

Smoking a fag
Kissing a man
Saw you in a mag
Kissing a man yeah

Got you in a corner [Repeat: x4]

Got you in a cottage

Got you in a corner [Repeat: x2]

Oh no no no

Flex Your Head

1-2-X-you

Flex Your Head!


Lyrics submitted by shadowwiththeeyes

"12XU" as written by Colin Newman Bruce Clifford Gilbert

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    General CommentOriginally a Wire song. Covered on the "Flex Your Head" compilation from Dischord.
    shadowwiththeeyeson July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm guessing this song has to deal with sex appeal in cigarette ads, not sure the meaning of the words "1-2-X-U". flex your head is self explanitory.
    joshwasingeron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment1-2-X-U... as in: "1, 2, Fuck You"
    mutuson August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...i didn't know they covered wire...guess i should download this.
    dxmkrewon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh, it was on the complete discography that i have. yeah, this cover is really bad, just listen to the original.
    dxmkrewon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmuch better than the original IMO, though i've never cared for Wire that much.
    BlackLungFeveron June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow this is a cover, i love the minor threat version
    kevins514on July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentboth versions are great. i tried to figure out what ian is saying before "12XU!" in the beginning...i think he says, "together everybody, ready?" but i'm not sure. help?

    i love the wire version: "alright. there is--a game. and it's called......"

    in any case, nobody should hate on wire or minor threat. maybe wire's later stuff...new wave?!
    themagnetcon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentor is it post-punk?
    themagnetcon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe words 12XU is a straight-edge take on the now cliche "1,2 fuck you".

    and i love this version, its just stripped-down,dirty as fuck hardcore.
    clyro57on December 01, 2007   Link

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