"Shampoo Suicide" as written by Leslie Feist, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, Charles Ivan Jay Spearin, John Jefferson Crossingham, Emily Haines, Evan Whitney Cranley, Jason Robert Collett and James Shaw....
All the lights we were
All the lights we were
All the lights we were
All the lights we were

How they need something that's so hard
To come a time, some time we spent
(I cried for we when all was to come free
At the broken heart in the room)
Split your tongue down the semi kind
Jealous lovers that don't love to live
Lick the kill that never knew
Eat the trees and then get off on time
Get us something with the finger kids
(I want it)
Put your teeth where you love to love
Drink some spit just to save your life
Bury parents in a moment's time
Hate it all and you still use shampoo
You hate it all and you still use shampoo
Find some bullets in a backyard
Shoot them up with your favorite kid
Free them up like its another knife
Save them for when you thought you did
Seen the tricks all use shampoo
You hate it all
My daddy told me to get a life
Like the something of simple time
It tastes so good
I've seen your dreams and I wish you would
I've seen your choice and it don't taste so good
Sucks the jaws and they won't taste so good
I've seen your drugs and they don't look so good
Suck the jaws like I wish you would


Lyrics submitted by BrownBabu84

"Shampoo Suicide" as written by Brendan Canning Andrew Whiteman

Lyrics © ARTS & CRAFTS MUSIC INC DBA GALLERYAC MUSIC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +3
    General Commentthis song is enchanting.

    just like love and shampoo. they allure into their sweet/cleansing trap.
    then you end up broken hearted and with shampoo on your eyes.

    love it
    montcieon May 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think that the beauty of this song is that, the garbled and hard to discern lyrics allow for people to hear things in their own way - to single out phrases in their mind. If I read these lyrics while listening to the song, I can definitely hear them, but if I listen to the song itself I hear different things... maybe that was the way this song was intended.

    Beyond the lyrics, I love how the song builds for the first minute or so with the happy guitar plucks and high piano. There is some foreshadowing though, with a dramatic and lower sound coming and going. At about 1:32 when the bass line changes, and then the emotional-sounding guitar blends in, I just love how quickly the mood changes while retaining a lot of the same elements.

    I consider this one of Broken Social Scene's best.
    rychelmanboyon June 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy friend beatboxed to this song.
    i was tripping out
    stoned as fuck
    Bandwitchon February 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe build up of this song is just ridiculously amazing.
    to me, the lyrics don't really matter because it's just all about how the words sound together and the different sounds of the voices. i feel like the listener is supposed to be confused because that's how the writer felt.
    looking at these lyrics (whether they're right or not) was kind of interesting though..
    i do love the thought of the line "you hate it all and you still use shampoo."
    i think that pretty much sums up the mood of the song. like everything's useless and jumbled and you're trying to make sense of it in your head and keep yourself together in your routines so the craziness can't completely take you over.
    elec_trickon November 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove the song. The first time I heard it I was writing an essay and had the volume quite low,I was right at the end of the song before I realised it wasn't an instrumental! God.... I had to go back and listen to the entire album.....I felt so stupid. All the lyrics seem to come in and out. I like how you can half hear things, certain words seem to stick out, i hear 'You had it all, you still use/ shampoo' whatever it is it's massively awesome.
    HEYBeenTryingToMEETyouon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, hi, did yall get the memo that this is the greatest song ever record on earth?
    SuicidalWalruson October 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really one of my favorite songs. If not the favorite.
    naadeyahon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso glad someone posted the lyrics to this.
    thejesstheoryon July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song its about how everything starts of nice and organised, but over time, it just slowly falls apart. BSS does this by having the song slowly get more and more confusing and unorderly with the addition of more instruments over time
    Itmplyurvyldon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti lovelovelovelove this song.
    how did you figure out the lyrics?
    cos these are completely different than anything i read on like forums and stuff.
    like i thought it was "said you hate it all/ but you still use shampoo" and i always loved the idea of that.
    anyways, this song is so beautiful in all its chaos. its always reminded me of the chaos of unrequited feelings for a close friend-all these different things going on in your head telling you different things.
    i'm happy to see someone figured out lyrics though.
    I can do the Frugon October 19, 2005   Link

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