Beheaded

Album: The Offspring (1989)
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  • Mommy doesn't have a head any more
    Keep it underneath my bed on the floor
    Well that's alright, that's OK
    She never really used her head anyway

    Daddy called me a silly bore
    Bet he won't say that any more
    Because the way his body is severed too
    His vocal chords are gonna be hard to use

    Beheaded, watch you spurt like a garden hose
    Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes

    Watch my girl friend come to the door
    Chop off her head, she falls to the floor
    Now watching my baby's jugular flow
    Really makes my motor go

    Wrap a towel round the bloody stump
    Take my baby's body to the city dump
    Then wipe the mess off the bloody axe
    Scoop all the heads into my burlap sack

    Beheaded, watch her spurt like a garden hose
    Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes

    All my collection, adorns my room on bamboo poles
    Use to be a little, but a little got more and more
    Now I'm craving yours

    Night brings bad dreams, bad dreams and guillotines

    Off with her head
    Off with her head
    Off with her head
    Off with her head
    Off with her head
    Off with her head

    Find another victim for my machine
    Put him in a home-made guillotine
    Blade falls, gonna need a casket
    Watch your head plop in a wicker basket

    Leave the house at a quarter to four
    Come back with sixteen or more
    Cause the more I want, the more I see
    I got a funny feeling coming over me

    Beheaded, watch you spurt like a garden hose
    Beheaded, bloody mess all over my clothes Writer/s: BRYAN HOLLAND
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 6

  • Zero from The Abyss, Nj@ Joel:

    Some people that are IDIOTS! Lighten up, bro.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScThis song is really sick. I like most of the other stuff better. I realize it's done for shock value but still somepeople might think that the songwriters are F**king sickos.
  • Sarah from Salisbury, EnglandThis is what Dexter wrote on their official website:
    Now, this is really going back. Beheaded is a song off of our very first album, so that?s like 10 years ago! It?s also the only song off that record that we still play live sometimes.

    I still lived at home back then, and I remember that I wrote the music for that song one night when I was just sitting in my bedroom on my bed with a guitar, being bored. I guess, sometimes, being bored is a good way to make up songs. It was one of those times where I was kind of watching TV, and just kind of strumming my guitar, not really even paying attention to what I was playing, when I just kind of accidentally played some chords that I liked. Pretty soon I had all the music written, but I had to come up with some lyrics.

    This is where James Lilja came in. Now, James was our first drummer, and this was before we even recorded our first record. James is a great guy with a pretty warped sense of humor, and this guy was dying to get into medical school. In fact, he was so intent on getting into medical school that he didn?t really even practice with us much ? which is part of why he?s not our drummer anymore! But anyway, James and I got together one day and I told him how I was trying to write lyrics for this song.

    I had the idea of calling it ?Beheaded,? and having it be about this crazy guy who enjoys that sort of thing. You know, actually, this kind of song is something that a lot of old punk bands did back then. There?s tons of songs where the band talks about liking something that?s gross or sick or whatever, but of course it?s just a joke. Want some examples? Like, let?s see, the Dead Kennedys did songs like ?Stealing People?s Mail? and ?I Kill Children.? Suicidal Tendencies had ?I Saw Your Mommy and Your Mommy?s Dead,? TSOL had ?Code Blue,? (which was about necrophilia), and D.I. had a song called ?I Like Guns.? Of course, these bands didn?t really advocate these kinds of things ? it was just done for shock value, and it was kind of funny too.

    So we decided to make our Beheaded be in that vein, and one afternoon James and I just cracked each other up making up silly lines about beheading people. You can check out the lyrics on another part of this web site.

    Little did I know that day that we?d still be playing that song ten years later.

    And James? Yes, he got into medical school, and believe it or not, he?s now a gynecologist! I hope his patients don?t find out that he once helped write a song called ?Beheaded?!
  • Preecey from Sheffield, EnglandIt was also inspired by Dexter Holland's favourite band, TSOL, and their song, 'Code Blue'. The song was re-recorded in 1999 for the film 'Idle Hands', in which they perform live.
  • Pete from Sydney, AustraliaApperently Dexter wrote it with some help of his gynecologist friend
  • Stephen from Calgary, CanadaThis song was, according to Dexter Holland, inspired by a Dead Kennedys song called "I Kill Children." He liked the idea of them having a really gruesome song included on their album purely for shock value.
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