"A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off" as written by and Stephin Raymond Merritt....
Eligible, not too stupid
Intelligable and cute as Cupid
Knowledgable but not always right
Salvageable and free for the night

Well, my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
Poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?
Woah, nelly!

My wife doesn't understand me
Many dozens hope to land me
I'm for free love and I'm in free fall
This could be love or nothing at all

But my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
The poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?

We don't have to be stars exploding in the night, or electric eels under the covers
We don't have to be anything quite so unreal, let's just be lovers

Well, my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
The poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?
It ain't pretty


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour

"A Chicken with It's Head Cut Off" as written by Stephin Raymond Merritt

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    General CommentI was all, "Hmm, I'm gonna go on songmeanings and see if I can't find some lyrics that describe where I'm at in life right now," because that is the sort of thing I do to comfort myself when shit gets a bit too real. This was the first song I clicked, never having heard/read the lyrics, and holy shit this is IT. Every line epitomizes my life. Thanks Stephen Merritt, I am slowly but surely realizing your brilliance.
    thismessismineon July 10, 2013   Link

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