"Professional Suicide" as written by Greg Kurstin and Phillipa Margaret Brown....
I see you've got another bad line
You're playing rhythm and it's out of time
You're holding tickets to your one man show
But I can tell you something you don't know

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Get back, back to the track, get back, back to the track
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day

You're always bagging me behind my back
You must be making up for what you lack
I see you had a hit back in '89
Too bad we all don't age as good as wine

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Get back, back to the track, get back, back to the track
Na, na, na, na, na, get back, back to the track

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Get back, back to the track, get back, back to the track
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day

You do what you want and you play what you want
But it's shit what you do and it sucks what you play
It's professional suicide, professional suicide
Saving all you've got for a rainy day



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"Professional Suicide" as written by Phillipa Brown Greg Kurstin

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    Song MeaningPersonally, I think this is about some kind of band/singer/instrument player that thinks that they are really good at what they do, but in actualy fact they are just terrible.
    blindrain1on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYep. Ouch.
    missmeon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know who this song is about? Someone who had a hit in '89 I guess... Ian Brown perhaps??
    davlufcon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more personal than a famous figure..."you're always bagging me behind my back" etc. But maybe not.
    missmeon August 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is just a wild guess, but I think this song is aimed at Gary Numan. The style of the chorus has a very typical old school synth melody thats very Numan. (An obvious influence, listen to Paris is Burning, then go to Cars)

    He didn't have a hit in 89, but he did have in 79.
    Today he "does what he want, plays what he want, but its shit that he do, and sucks what he plays".
    Blodqviston May 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song could be about Axl Rose.

    "You're holding tickets to your one man show" -Axl is the only original member of Guns 'N Roses left and many people consider the current line up to simply be Axl Roses' backing band.

    "Saving all you've got for a rainy day" -Axl took many years to bring out the 2008 album Chinese Democracy.

    "You had a hit in '89" Sweet Child of mine was a big hit in 1989.

    "You're always bagging me behind my back" I doubt Axl cares about Ladyhawke if he even knows who she is but he is infamous for having feuds with other celebrities.
    TaurusRoseon May 13, 2012   Link

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