"Names" as written by and Marshall....
His name was Perry
He had a learning difficulty
His father was a very mean man
His father burned his skin
His father send him to his death
He was ten years old
He was ten years old
He was ten years old

Her name was Naomi
Beautiful round face, so ashamed
Told me how to please a man
After school in the back of a bus
She was doing it every day
She was eleven years old
She was eleven years old
She was eleven years old

Her name was Sheryl
Black hair, like an electric space
She would pretty paint my face
She was a very good friend
Her father would come to her in the night
She was twelve years old
She was twelve years old
She was twelve years old

His name was Donovan
He was a very good friend
The cards were stacked against him
He was selling cocaine
The last time I saw him
He was thirteen years old
He was thirteen years old
He was thirteen years old

His name was Charles
He said he was in love with me
We were both fourteen
Then I had to move away
Then he begin to smoke crack
Then he had to sell ass
I don't know where he is
I don't know where they are

Lyrics submitted by minette, edited by Lanimilbus

"Names" as written by Chan Marshall


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  • +3
    General CommentWorst make-out song ever.
    GreaserBobon March 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthese lyrics are so raw, they make me feel as if i'm crashing down and there's nothing to grab on to. i love cat power. they are so talented, but this song radiates despair.
    karmababe24on March 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a wake up call. How the people in the world, even at such a young age, are emotionally & phyically messed up.. It's such a sad sad world.
    347firstchickon December 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentH-hey? Where's the comments for this beautiful number?

    This song is hard to stomach.
    Sirius1on March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. This song tears me to pieces, the way she sings it.
    MysteryGirlon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy girlfriend actually got me to download this.. and I absolutely love the song.. the way she sings it..the piano chords.. and just how truthful it all is.. I'm 17 and I know a couple of kids like in this song.. such a sad world we're living in..
    bigbadpeteyon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really breaks my heart.
    BabyBritianon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was just working on an essay about the biggest challenge in my life, which was my childhood sexual abuse, and then i noticed the lyrics to this song playing on my mp3 player... i had never noticed the lyrics before.

    my god. it makes me cry. especially because they hit home.
    angeleyesudon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy goodness.
    i cant believe the lyrics. all this time i listened but i never caught it.
    my gosh.
    i agree it is very hard to stomach.
    slinkstersarson January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe do indeed live in a very depressing world
    with depressing people.
    rron March 04, 2006   Link

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