"Rip Her to Shreds" as written by and C. Stein D. Harry....
(Hey! Psst Psst! Here she comes now)
Oh, you know her, would you look at that hair
Yeah, you know her, check out those shoes
She looks like she stepped out of the middle of somebody's blues

She looks like the Sunday comics
She thinks she's Brenda Starr
Her nose job is real atomic
All she needs is an old knife scar

Yeah, she's so dull, come on rip her to shreds
She's so dull, come on rip her to shreds

Oh, you know her, "Miss Groupie Supreme"
Yeah, you know her, "Vera Vogue" on parade
Red eye shadow! Green mascara!
Yuck! She's too much

She looks like she don't know better
A case of partial extreme
Dressed in a Robert Hall sweater
Acting like a soap opera queen

Yeah, she's so dull, come on rip her to shreds
She's so dull, come on rip her to shreds

She got the nerve to tell me she's not on it
But her expression is too serene
Yeah, she looks like she washes with Comet
Always looking to create a scene

Yeah, she's so dull, come on rip her to shreds
She's so dull, come on rip her to shreds
She's so dull, rip her to shreds

Oh, you know her, "Miss Groupie Supreme"
Yeah, you know her, "Vera Vogue" on parade
Yeah, you know her, with the fish-eating grin
She's so dull

Yeah, she got the nerve to tell me!
Huh, she's so dull
Yeah, there she goes now
She making out with King Kong
She take her boat to Hong Kong
Well, bye bye sugar
And not a minute too soon


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"Rip Her to Shreds" as written by Deborah Harry Christopher Stein

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  • +2
    General CommentI heard that the song was about Nancy Spungeon.
    heartbeats_xxxon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was about a groupie named Mimi who used to go to all the shows, merely to sleep with the rock stars [as groupies do].
    Anhedoniaon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is interesting that this song is by Blondie, a group with the same name as a Sunday comic. The reference to Brenda Starr (another 'dull' Sunday comic) confirms this theory. In this context, the title makes sense: "rip her to shreds" could refer to ripping up a newspaper. I also wonder if the Mimi (think tons of makeup) from the Drew Carey Show is not a tribute to this song's inspiration.
    windycityguyon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best blondie song by far.
    MeganBon September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly Blondie could get away with this! Pure Debbie :P
    smgellar_da_bombon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its saying
    she draws too much attention to herself, but shes auctually boring
    Submerge77on February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe ultimate bitchy song. God, I love Debbie Harry.
    xdarkentrieson August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it.
    Whatsername1251on November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti remember reading somewhere that this song was about a groupie. i forgot who...i think it was cherry vanilia.
    manda_mayhemon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Blondie is a classic staple for any music lover. Plus, Rip Her to Shreds is such a catchy, claws-bared song. But I actually read that the song is about gossip columnists, not anyone person in particular. And I don't mean to be rude windycityguy, but the song was written in 1977, long before the Drew Carey show was even a blip on the horizon.
    TaraTuneson February 06, 2008   Link

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