"Nike A Go-go" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
Go
It's a missile girl
In a missile world

Human tongue feels aluminum-plate
It's a missile boy
Oh oh oh oh oh
Death machine and man in love
Oh oh oh oh oh
Tracking system checks out pulse, all systems go
Go go go go go
Rocket-blast fury with a manual sex-drive
Go go go go go

It's a missile girl
With a long white face
A missile girl, well

Nike is her name
You remember it
Oh oh oh oh oh
Deadlier than any girl on any world
Oh oh oh oh oh
Nike be good
Nike be everything woman's not
A go go go go go
Nike take my life along with yours
A go go go go go

It's a missile girl
With a long white face
It's a missile girl, well

Nike is the name remember it
Go go

Nike take my life along with yours
Go go
Go go

Go
There I go and it's over
There I go and then it's over
There I go and then it's over
There I go and then it's over
There I go and then it's over
There I go and then it's over
There I go and then it's over

There I go and then it's a go go, a go go
There I go and then it's a go go, a go go
There I go and then it's a go go, a go go
There I go and then it's a go go, a go go
There I go and then it's over


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"Nike-a-Go-Go" as written by Glen Danzig

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  • +2
    General Commentit's about nike missiles the first anti-aircraft missile but more specifically about the nike hercules missile with a nuclear warhead. he's just personifying it with a girl analogy.
    minty33on December 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a song about a vibrator. Read all the lines closely and you will see.

    "Missle girl."
    "Manual sex drive"
    "etc."
    GoGetRevengeon June 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not about a vibrator. The Misfits are from New Jersey, and in New Jersey there is a tactical missile base codenamed "Nike." I'm not sure if it's still in commission today, but you can read about it in the various "Weird NJ" circulations.
    Frankus138on July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the Nike missile used for defense during the cold war, not a specific base. There were Nike missle bases all over the country.
    irishpunkon January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI live in NJ, and no, the Nike Missle Base is no longer in service. It was shut down a while ago, but it is a local legend. The misfits are from Lodi, and the missle base is in East Hanover, which is about a 45 minute drive away...
    Rapala46on January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNike: Just do it!
    Violentpacifiston January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe original name "Nike" comes from greek mythology. she was the Goddess of strength, speed, and victory.
    rajajujuon July 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree with all of you, although the vibrator one is good. I think they got the name of the "charactor" from your missle base, but I think it is clearly about a "monster kid" mastrabating while looking at a poster or comic book about this Nike a go go. That is your manuel sex drive, and it explains the end, "there I go, and it's over"
    Bigcrazyon July 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThese lyrics are, in my perspective, some of the best Danzig's ever published. The theme resembles something Franz Kafka would write about: A man's erotic relation to a death machine. His highest wish seems to be to reach some kind of climax by launching this missile and most likely die by the explosion

    The personalizing of the "death machine" makes this track so beautifully haunting
    Hampuriuson May 19, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General Commentahhh and again. i love the creepy bass in the beginning.
    artoseybycyon February 17, 2005   Link

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