Sex Kills

Album: Turbulent Indigo (1994)
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  • I pulled up behind a Cadillac
    We were waiting for the light
    And I took a look at his license plate
    It said, "just ice"
    Is justice just ice?
    Governed by greed and lust?
    Just the strong doing what they can
    And the weak suffering what they must?
    Oh, and the gas leaks
    And the oil spills
    And sex sells everything
    Sex kills

    Doctors' pills give you brand new ills
    And the bills bury you like an avalanche
    And lawyers haven't been this popular
    Since Robespierre slaughtered half of France!
    And Indian chiefs with their old beliefs know
    The balance is undone, crazy ions
    You can feel it out in traffic
    Everyone hates everyone
    And the gas leaks
    And the oil spills
    And sex sells everything
    Sex kills

    All these jack-offs at the office
    The rapist in the pool
    Oh, and the tragedies in the nurseries
    Little kids packin' guns to school
    The ulcerated ozone
    These tumors of the skin
    This hostile sun beating down on
    Massive mess we're in
    And the gas leaks
    And the oil spills
    And sex sells everything
    And sex kills
    Sex kills
    Sex kills
    Oh, sex kills
    Sex kills Writer/s: Joni Mitchell
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Comments: 1

  • Chris from IndianaIn fact, Joni prefaced the song during her "Painting with Words and Music" concert in 1998, by stating simply that the song was about "Sex and violence in LA". Certainly, the lyrics are exploring a lot!
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