"100%" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
I can never forget you the way you rock the girls
They move a world and love you, a blast in the underworld
I stick a knife in my head, thinking 'bout your eyes
But now that you been shot dead, I've got a new surprise

I been waitin' for you just to say
He's off to check his mind
But all I know is you got no money
But that's got nothing to do with a good time

Can you forgive the boy who, shot you in the head
Or should you get a gun and go and get revenge?
A 100% of my love, up to you true star
It's hard to believe you took off, I always thought you'd go far

But I've been around the world a million times
And all you men are slime
It's goin' to my head, goodbye I am dead
Wastewood rockers is time for cryin', hey!

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"100%" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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  • +2
    General Commenti heard that this song was inspired by the murder of joe cole.
    skullfoggeron January 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this song, but according to SY's website, the lyrics here are a little off.

    "he's off to check his mind"
    is supposed to be
    "the zoftig chick is mine"


    "it gone to my head goodbye i am dead
    wastewood rockers is time for crap"
    is supposed to be
    "Gun to my head, goodbye I am dead
    Wastewood rockers, it's time for crime!"

    natashalaikaon February 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is also the first song I ever heard from Sonic Youth and it instantly blew my mind. Of course that I didn't understand anything about its lyrics, and I still haven't. But that's the way with Sonic Youth: their lyrics are rarely clear, much less straightforward.

    Anyway, this song seems to flirt with the idea of extremes and intense situations... From the title itself to the images of never forgeting, Moving the world, sticking a knife in a head, shooting someone in the head and beeing the world a million times.
    It's more the expression of a deep feeling than anything else. Which feeling? It doesn't show. And I believe it never will.
    Alienoon December 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hear this song when my phone rings, and I usually enjoy listening too much to answer.
    exitmusic(forafilm)on April 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the first Sonic Youth song I ever heard. I heard it on someones MySpace, I was a huge Nirvana fan and I'd heard of SY but never listened. Since then, I was hooked. I also love the skateboardring in the video, and the house party. Haha, makes me wanna dance like Kim Gordon.
    rachael08on November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? no way! this song is so good, i love the bass riff...oh yeah...anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah sonic youth rocks. this was the first song i ever heard from them
    instant_karmaon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah sonic youth rocks. this was the first song i ever heard from them
    instant_karmaon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0

    Instead of "beeing the world" it's "being around the world"
    Alienoon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. That was true. The actor playing the Joe Cole character in the video for 100% is Jason Lee.
    Anodyneon January 24, 2005   Link

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