Destroyer

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"Destroyer"
Cover song by Billy Corgan
Original by The Kinks
Side project of Billy Corgan
ReleasedNovember 1, 2010
Songwriter(s)Ray Davies

"Destroyer" is a cover song of the 1981 single by The Kinks. Billy Corgan performed it alongside songwriter Ray Davies on his collaboration album See My Friends, the rendition being combined on the same track as "All Day and All of the Night".

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

met a girl called lola and i took her back to my place
feelin' guilty, feelin' scared, hidden cameras everywhere
stop! hold on. stay in control

girl, i want you here with me
but i'm really not as cool as i'd like to be
'cause there's a red, under my bed
and there's a little yellow man in my head
and there's a true blue inside of me
that keeps stoppin' me, touchin' ya, watchin' ya, lovin' ya

paranoia, the destroyer
paranoia, the destroyer

well i fell asleep, then i woke feelin' kinda' queer
lola looked at me and said, "ooh you look so weird"
she said, "man, there's really something wrong with you
one day you're gonna' self-destruct
you're up, you're down, i can't work you out
you get a good thing goin' then you blow yourself out"

silly boy ya' self-destroyer. silly boy ya' self-destroyer

silly boy you got so much to live for
so much to aim for, so much to try for
you blowing it all with paranoia
you're so insecure you self-destroyer

(and it goes like this, here it goes)
paranoia, the destroyer
(here it goes again)
paranoia, the destroyer

dr. dr. help me please, i know you'll understand
there's a time device inside of me, i'm a self-destructin' man
there's a red, under my bed
and there's a little green man in my head
and he said, "you're not goin' crazy, you're just a bit sad
'cause there's a man in ya, knawin' ya, tearin' ya into two"

silly boy ya' self-destroyer
paranoia, the destroyer

self-destroyer, wreck your health
destroy your friends, destroy yourself
the time device of self-destruction
light the fuse and start eruptin'

(yea, it goes like this, here it goes)
paranoia, the destroyer
(here's to paranoia)
paranoia, the destroyer
(hey hey, here it goes)
paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this)

paranoia, the destroyer
(and it goes like this)

Availability

TitleNotesType
See My FriendsStudio

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