"Suffer for Fashion" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
We just want to emote 'til we're dead
I know we suffer for fashion or whatever
We don't want these days to ever end
We just want to emasculate them forever
Forever, forever

Oh pretty sirens don't go flat
It's not supposed to happen like that
Not like that, not like that

We've got to keep it physical
When our tele's are 6 hours away
Please call to say that you miss me, feel me or whatever
Vicissitudes are boxing our heads
Do they just want to emaciate them forever?
Forever, forever

Now pretty sirens don't go flat
It's not supposed to happen like that
Not like that, not like that

We've got to keep our little click clicking at
130 B.P.M., it's not too slow
If we got to burn out, let's do it together
Let's all melt down together

Together, let's go together
Let's do it together, let's go together

Forever, forever

Now pretty sirens don't go flat
It's not supposed to happen like that
Not like that, not like that

We've got to keep our little click clicking at
130 B.P.M., it's not too slow
If we got to burn out, let's do it together
Let's all melt down together

Together, let's go together
Let's do it together, let's go together


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    General CommentJust wanted to point out that "cliques clicking at 130 bpmm" happens at exactly 01:30 into the song. Pretty clever.

    And yes, I realize this could be a conincidence, but the sound snippet at the beginning with the baby bells and the "la la la" (is that his daughter's voice?) could have been sequenced/edited to allow that particular lyric to match the timecode.

    So it's either devilishly clever or it's a hell of a remarkable coincidence.
    Mutanteon January 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsirens are sirens.
    patm718on September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"4. Vicissitudes

    wtf?????"

    One reason among many that no one should take your comment seriously.
    jessepenceon April 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a song about youth - their indifference and what they whole sacred. They care about how they look (suffer for fashion), yet try not to have personal attachments even though they do "Please call to say that you miss me, feel me, or whatever" and their friends (the line about keeping their clique "clicking.}" I think sirens are indeed a reference to Greek mythology, and the person is realizing people do indeed get old.

    Instead of growing old, though, the person has other plans, "If we've got to burn out, let's do it together." It's kind of an FU to growing old.
    thehotttrockon June 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso i haven't seen THE DRUG REFERENCES!
    when i read the lyrics, i thought it was about drugs.
    they do become part of "fashion" at a point.
    therefore, we suffer for them.

    "we don't want these days to ever end."

    of course you wouldn't wanna come down from that high.

    the 130 bpm reference. i thought it was about the speed of your heart. how it beats faster when you do certain drugs.

    "if we gotta BURN OUT let's do it together
    let's all MELT DOWN together"

    he doesn't wanna come down by himself.


    see?
    wee-weeon June 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningall ya'll are wrong about the meaning.
    in an interview with Daytrotter.com (an amazing music blog)
    Kevin Barnes, the lead singer, said this about Suffer for Fashion:

    "This is about how most of us will react when the apocalypse is upon us running through the streets full of terror, but also checking our compact mirrors to make sure our lipstick isn't smeared and our hair is right."

    He also said that the whole album was written through the perspective of a drag queen.

    Here's another quote from the review:
    "Barnes validates the androgyny when he explains that he's lately been writing music - much of which will appear on Hissing Fauna: Are You the Destroyer? -- the band's January release on Polyvinyl Records - as a black she-male named Georgie Fruit."


    Hope that helps!
    amazing band, really interesting live shows.
    whiskeyburnson April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. It really pumps me up for Hissing Fauna!
    CharlatanSinon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "we've got to keep our little clique clicking at 130 bmp" as in beats per minute
    ejectiddon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"let's all melt down together" "let's melt down together"


    and i'm pretty sure it doesn't say "please tell me that you miss me, feel me, or whatever"
    and rather, 'come to say' instead of 'tell me'
    Loop&Loopon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"let's all melt down together" "let's melt down together"


    and i'm pretty sure it doesn't say "please tell me that you miss me, feel me, or whatever"
    and rather, 'come to say' instead of 'tell me'
    Loop&Loopon October 27, 2006   Link

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