Too Much Blood

Album: Undercover (1983)
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  • I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    To make some love
    I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    And make some love

    I can feel it in the air
    Feel it up above
    Feel the tension everywhere
    There is too much blood
    Too much blood, well alright

    Everything you see
    On the movie screen is tame
    Everything's gonna be arranged

    A friend of mine was this Japanese
    Who had a girlfriend in Paris
    He, he had to date her for six months
    And eventually she said yes

    You know, he took her to his apartment
    Cut off her head, put the rest of her body
    In the refrigerator, ate her piece by piece
    Put her in the refrigerator, put her in the freezer

    And when he ate her he took her bones
    To the Bois de Boulogne
    By chance, a taxi driver noticed him
    Burying the bones, you don't believe me?
    Truth is stranger than fiction
    We drive through there everyday

    I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    Be number one, yeah!
    I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    And have some fun

    I can feel it everywhere
    Feel it up above
    Feel the tension in the air
    There is too much blood, too much blood
    Too much, yeah, too much blood, a'right

    Did you ever see 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre'?
    Horrible, wasn't it?
    You know people ask me, "Is it really true
    You know where you live in Texas
    Is that really true what they do around there, people?"

    I say, "Hey, now everytime I drive through the crossroads
    I get scared there's a bloke running around
    With a fuckin' chain saw
    Oh, no, he's gotta cut off me
    Oh no no! Don't saw off me leg, don't saw off me arm"

    When I go to the movies, you know
    I'd like to see something more romantic
    You know like, 'An Officer And A Gentleman'
    Or something, something you excite the wife too
    You know what I mean?

    I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    And have some fun
    I wanna dance, I wanna sing
    I wanna bust up everything
    And make some love

    I can feel it everywhere, feel it up above
    Feel the tension in the air
    There is too much blood
    Too much blood, alright!

    Pretty ladies, don't be scared
    Pretty ladies, don't be scared
    Pretty ladies, don't be scared, yeah

    Pretty ladies, don't despair
    Pretty ladies, don't despair
    There's still so much love

    Yeah, too much, too much, yeah
    Too much blood, too much blood
    Too much, too much blood
    Too much blood, too much blood
    Too much blood, too much blood Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 6

  • Sim from Cleveland RocksBill Wyman one of the most underrated bass players in the history of music. Killer bass on this song.
  • David from Sussex, NjAnother excellent book where Issei Saawa's crime is told is in John Dunning's Madly Murderous under the title "Linguistic Misunderstanding"
  • Matt from Boston, MaThe worst part of this is that he is now free and considered a sort of quasi-celebrity in Japan. He has given interviews where he tells what happened.

    "Truth is stranger than fiction."
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaA great, fun song. Hilarious "rapping" by Jagger. The video for it is brilliant. No one can match this band.
  • Eden from Bismarck, NdAlso, Issei did not bury the bones, he put them in a suitcase (If I remember right he also had parts of her body in there as well) and was going to through it in the river but realized a couple was watching him, scared he quickly hid it under a bush. Not surprisingly the couple contacted authorities.
  • Stefano from Old Bridge, NjIssei Sagawa's victim was NOT his girlfriend; she was a fellow college student in Paris of Dutch origin with whom he became acquainted. He was attracted to her purely based on his cannibalistic sexual fetish, but he later found out that she had had some romantic feelings for him, which contributed to his deep retrospective regret over his crime. An excellent account of Sagawa's experiences can be found in an essay by popular counterculture British psychologist/author Colin Wilson, entitled "The Strange Crime of Issei Sagawa", printed in the excellent book Apocalypse Culture II, edited by Adam Parfrey (Feral House, 2000).
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