"Sex and Dying in High Society" as written by and John Doe Exene Cervenka....
You started out that way
You'd do anything to stay
And keep your money boys
Made of silver and gold

And keep your pekinese,
Turkish cigarettes
And your lighter that looks like a gun
So you marry your daddy

With a different name
That's sex and dying in high society

Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society

That pretty man of yours
The one hiding inside the director's clothes
The one who calls you dear
After banging away at you in the night

That one's just got to go
Every time you look at him
You could almost fall asleep
And there's a masturbating

Getting underneath your belt
That's sex and dying in high society

Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society

And now you tell the maid
To burn you on your virgin back
With a curling iron
Hotter than hot

You say it's good enough
You say it's good enough
You say it's good enough
You say your pain is better

Than any kind of love
That's sex and dying in high society

Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society
Sex and dying in high society


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"Sex and Dying in High Society" as written by John Doe Exene Cervenka

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about the sex life of a rich girl. She's always been rich and she marries someone rich to keep her gold coated lifestyle. The line "you marry your daddy with a different name" means she married someone like her father. As for the part about the curling iron.. I think that's about the sexual frustration she feels from marrying someone just for the money.
    Inside_Voiceon March 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLooks to me like a song about a woman who marries a rich man to stay with her rich lifestyle "married your daddy with a different last name". But she regrets it and becomes bored sexually "every time you look at him you could just fall asleep", then she finds more pleasure in pain "you say your pain is better than any kind of love". This last line also suggests the fact that the 'pain' is an instant gratification (in her case) while love is something that can be very confusing and hard to come by, since she has never experienced true love, she takes her pleasure in pain.

    That's how I see it anyways.....
    McDog3on July 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to say that I don't care for the way punker87 posted all of these X lyrics. No separation of lines, no punctuation, misspellings, no sense of where one verse ends and the other begins. I dunno, that style might be more "punk," but it's hard to read.

    This song just says "the sexual and moral depravity of the L.A. and Hollywood rich" to me.
    Bluewaveson June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it makes perfect sense.
    plaidcheerioson September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about somebody's twisted life
    velvetsisteron February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs debased as the Pixies, less sense than Frank Black howling at the Moon.

    Not a bad song :D
    Gay Christmas Treeon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeriously people, how does this song NOT make sense? It makes perfect sense. Its about perpetuating the cycle of blue-blood upper crust bullshit. No love, just money. No partnership, just marrying for money. She "started out that way" because her mother was that way. She "married her daddy with a different name" she did what mommy did, found some rich bastard and became his trophy. "Every time you{she} look at him you could almost just fall asleep," because she has no feelings for him what-so-ever. "Your pain is better than any kind of love" very F. Scott Fitzgerald-esque...in a seedy LA punk kinda way.
    adequateandyon December 12, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWow there. What a whacked-up song...the lyrics are rather explict, and don't seem to make much sense.
    AliceInVelveton June 11, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIf it makes perfect sense to you, plaidcheerios, why don't you explain? After all, this is what this site is for.
    AyeAyeReturnson September 18, 2005   Link

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