"Lord Kill The Pain" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
Lord kill the pain

Don't want to ask you again
Kill my girlfriend
And kill my best friend Sam
Cause I saw them making eyes again

Lord kill the pain

Don't want to ask you again
Kill my neighbors
And all my family too
They doubt my direction

Lord let it rain

Don't want to ask you again
Drown my country
Drown everyone but me
So I can live peacefully

Or put me to sleep here
And wake me in Japan
I want to speak a new language

Drop me a line and pull me out
But do not find me
Amongst dead underground
Let me hear the whining sound
Of a pig drown

And lead me over summery hill
To a place I like to think about
And sedate me with Tylenol pills
Oh how I love to dream about

Drop me a line and pull me out
But do not find me
Amongst life on the ground
Let me see the burning down
Of my home town

Lord kill the pain


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"Lord Kill the Pain" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General CommentI love this song. I love that it is half joking, but even more that it is half serious.
    paranoid schizoidon September 24, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think it's a "piss take," I just think hyperbole/exaggeration/overreaction/whatever. I think it just uses that to emphasize on the themes of isolation and not always being able to relate well with the ones closest to you. The narrator wants a fresh start.
    gwilikers6on July 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's supposed to be a parody of those typical whiny songs. The song itself is one big dichotomy -- the melody and tempo are very upbeat, the instrumentation sounds like it's a pretty happy song. But anyone who pays attention to the lyrics sees it's the exact opposite.

    In terms of the lyrical content, the lyrics are obviously hyperbole for dramatic effect, but the feelings are all very real.
    ToB_NarooNon October 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSurprised none of you commented on this song. Granted my library of Red House Painters is fairly limited, I find this song to be very catchy and meaningful. Right up there, if not better than "Have you Forgotten?"
    BeatJunkie08on April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthe's really into japan on this cd, haha what's up with that?
    animus impiuson November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he seemed to be really interested in Japan lol. I am too, actually. Pretty interested in learning to read and speak it.

    I can totally understand the way Mark felt with this song. I know it's sorta joking, but as paranoid pointed out, he's a bit serious too.
    ToB_NarooNon August 10, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI don't think this song is "half serious". It's a thorough piss take out of whiny, whinging teen angst. (I'm reminded of Radiohead's 'Creep'.)

    "Kill my neighbors
    And all my family, too
    They doubt my direction."

    is my favourite bit. So splendidly unreasonable.
    chrisrazoron April 10, 2012   Link

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