"Diane" as written by and Grant Hart....
Hey little girl wanna go for a ride ?
There's room and my wagon is parked right outside
We can cruise down Rober Street all night long
But I think I'll just rape you and kill you instead
Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane
I hear there's a party at Lake Cove
It's be much easier if I drove
We could check it out
We can go and see
Come on take a ride with me
Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane
Lay down together for a while
I'll put all your clothes in a nice neat little pile
You're the cutest girl I've ever seen in my life
but it's over now and with my knife
Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane Diane

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"Diane" as written by Grant Vernon Hart Bob Mould

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  • +2
    General CommentRobert Street is in St. Paul, MN. Diane Edwards worked at a Perkins restaurant on Robert Street and was abducted, raped and murdered by Joseph Ture shortly after leaving work one night in 1980.
    Laggardon June 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentguess it's easy for everyone to see:
    this is a wicked story about a killing - from the point of view of the killer.
    a serious warning for girls not to get into cars w/ strangers.
    and a f***in' great song, BTW. :)
    guess it ain't a coincidence that "Diane" sounds like "dyin' " either.
    *Lady_Elvenhair*on June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenterm... its a cover of the Husker Du song, that was based on a real event (and something similar happened in Therapy?'s home country, Ireland) i believe
    myincublisson May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song tells the story from the killers point of vieuw... the killer prolly grew up in a poor family and didn't had much affection, His lonelyness isolated him and made him icecold. in the song he picks up a girl called Diane he raipes her and kills her - his frustration of a failled life and his comments on his life he gives to her cause she is one of the beautifull ppl in his eyes. It's a song about a pure psychopath killing a young girl. It's an exelent cover and they did a fine job with the sound.
    ///on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always thought it was the kind of song that made fun of people worrying, well I don't know about you guys, but my mom always expects to find a killer or something in the bushes, and is therefor afraid to let me go out all by my self...maybu something else may have influenced my point of view..by the time I heard the song children found dead were all over the news, some pedofil who had murdered at least 4 young kids, kinda my age and we all got messages of ignoring older kids we didn't know or jus people we didn't know, I thought it had something to do with a case like that
    -_FrEaK_-on September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHow weird. I didn't know it was a cover, and was looking at Ireland in Google maps to find out the location of the lyrics. In Cork, Ireland (not Northern Ireland, but still) there is both a "Robert street" and a "Lake Cobh" (I think it's pronounced the same way as "Lake Cove"). Just a funny coincidence.
    aulinon July 19, 2009   Link

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