Put that gun to my temple
Put that gun to my heart
Make me walk off the plank, chi-cha
All always, all always into the dark

A I D S H I V
I cannot wait to die
Can’t you tell
Can’t you tell
Can’t you tell

Never finish my degree, cha-chi
Never play with the Pogues
Throw my head out the window and
Cement my feet into the dark

A I D S H I V
I cannot wait to die
Can’t you tell
Can’t you tell
Can’t you tell


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    General Commentthis song, from what i understand, is about a patient at an AIDS clinic in california which jamie once worked at. jamie befriended the patient and wrote this song about him. as far as i know jamie does not have AIDS himself. if i remember correctly this info is second-hand from jamie (that is, i heard it from a friend of jamie)
    addictedtosoundon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti've seen the same info on the message board i think.
    this song is beautiful, as are all xiu xiu songs. even though the lyrics are so simple there's so much emotion there.
    excitingon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing
    jessayon June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe original version of this song (by Jamie's band IBOPA) is...amusing. The music is energetic and the chorus is shouted out in a way completely different to the way this song works.
    avuncularon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is special to me because someone I loved is now dying of AIDS. I love the way he sings, it elicits a whole range of emotion.
    xian-thiron June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbout a young person dying of aids. The person will never get a chance to enjoy the pleasures of life because aids is killing them at suck a young age. The person just wants to die and get it over with.
    mattd23on March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so over the top, and it is meant to be. i wish it didn't have the a-i-d-s-h-i-v part, really.
    finiteon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the IBOPA version tons more, if only because this one has some sloppy arrangement.
    axemrangerson January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe A-I-D-S part is so catchy actually, I catch myself singing it, which I'd imagine is rather intentional.
    This song is really great.
    Knife2aGunFighton May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is so amazing. I cried the first time I heard it.
    mogssaion August 29, 2010   Link

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