Look out 'cause you know what you're doing
Turn up the American ruse
Whitehouse, Death in June
Jim Jones painting in a blue bedroom
You don't know this, La Dee Da
You don't own this, how bizzarre
Keep your pretty promise to yourself

Do you know this, La Dee Da?
Got me goin', how bizzarre
Keep your pretty promise to yourself
Dear god

Hate
If I want to
Love
Who I like
Hate
If I want to
Hate
Psychic Television and Death in June
Jim Jones painting in a blue bedroom
Hate
If I want to
Hate

You can save me, La Dee Da
Give or take me, how bizzarre
Keep your pretty promise to yourself
Keep your pretty promise to yourself
Dear god

Hate
If I want to
Love
Who I like
Hate
If I want to
Hate
Psychic Television and Death in June
Jim Jones painting in a blue bedroom

Hate
If I want to
Alright

Hate
If I want to
Love
Who I like
Hate
If I want to
Hate
Psychic Television and Death in June
Jim Jones painting in a blue bedroom
Hate
If I want to
Hate
Keep your pretty crosses to yourself


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La Dee Da Lyrics as written by Nate Mendel Odie Hawkins

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    My InterpretationThe bands lead singer 'Dave Grohl' references an infamous cult leader 3 x in the song when he sings 'Jim Jones painting in a blue bedroom'. Jones is known for his leadership role in a 1978 mass suicide in South America, where 900 people consumed a cyanide-laced drink on his orders. The "Jonestown" tragedy happened 25 years after Jones worked as a student pastor at Somerset Methodist Church in Indianapolis. "As a teenager, I was obsessed with Charlie Manson & Jim Jones," Grohl stated. Other lyrics in the song point toward his time as a teenage musician. The song mentions three U.K. bands from the 1980s that influenced Grohl before he joined Nirvana in 1990: 'Whitehouse', 'Psychic TV' & 'Death in June'.
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon September 21, 2018   Link

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