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Every girl I've ever loved
Has wanted to be hit
Every girl I've ever loved
Wanted to be hit
Every girl I've ever loved
Has wanted to be hit

Every girl I've ever loved
Left me cause I wouldn't do it

Got some advice for you friend
bruise 'em, you'll never lose 'em
bruise 'em, you'll never lose 'em
Alright now

Seems my sensitive touch
Can be given by any old shmuck
Alright now


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  • +2
    General Commentas a girl who likes smog, i have a hard time trying to understand and make this song ok

    dont think i ever will
    coco_bewareon June 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this sounds like one of those songs where he is singing as a character rather than it being a direct representation of what he feels/has experienced.

    Its about misogyny and how some men think that its not only ok to hit women but its actually what they want.

    "Every girl I've ever loved left me" Shows how his bitterness and hatred towards women came about.

    It sounds very much like the sort of the conversation which arises when groups of men start talking about women, especially when alcohol is involved, maybe its based on an overheard conversation in a pub.
    smileron June 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is borne of the frustration the singer feels at having been the "soft and gentle" lover, the "understanding, caring, sensitive" type only to have his relationships end with girl(s) leaving him for the more macho wife-beater jock types. And he's being sarcastic when he says they want to be hit, meaning they want something more raw and more likely to hurt them. So he's questioning why his seemingly common sense approach seems to fail him so often. I.e. "Girls always go for the bastards". And sadly, it's often true.

    To anyone who for a second thinks Bill is condoning or even seriously talking about domestic violence - dig a bit deeper!
    thepowercuton September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so good. f you close-minded haters. oh wait, i just hated on you with a closed-mind. f me.

    -alyssa anne potter.
    smallpoxon December 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti definitely agree with thepowercut. i think a lot of people will only look at "every girl i've ever loved has wanted to be hit," but they seem to skip over the, "every girl i've ever loved has left me 'cause i WOULDN'T do it." i don't think believe seriously condoning abuse here, maybe he could have approached the song from less of a dark-humor angle but i think that's just his style. and lyrics and meaning aside, i think this song has a neat sound.

    as a female fan of smog i am okay with this song because i know plenty of girls who've left perfectly decent guys for a "real man" who beats them up. i can understand why a guy would be bitter.

    snakecharmeron December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm amazed this song hasn't provoked more of a reaction, which is what I guess he's attempting to do with this one by masking such disturbing lyrics with the lo-fi deadpan.

    "Bruise 'em, youll never lose 'em" a twisted version of the much repeated adage treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.
    Very funny in a blackly comic way.
    piersyon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI too am surprised more people haven't said anything about this song. Yeah, Smog has a very dark, dry sense of humor. I feel like this song could also be about masochism.
    c_arias1979on May 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song may never be ok for some smog fans (boy or girl) but i think its a song that can be understood in different ways and i don't think bill callahan wrote it to try to encourage violence against women or make it ok.
    c_arias1979on July 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me it seemed very obvious to be conveying some kind of nice guys never get the girl theme
    ireallylikebagelson November 03, 2011   Link

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