Everything Hurtz

Lyrics

(1)

Come to me
Come unto me
All ye that labor
You that are heavy laden (2)
Cos everything hurts

And everything hurts

I've been pursuing the fuel too long
Got a big fat pain in my chest bone
Got an on-empty pocketbook
Got a big fat no no in my chequebook
And everything hurts
And everything hurts
I got the disease tinnitus (3)
I'm speakin' like I've got Tourrette's (4)
And everything hurts 
I'm born 

I'm dressed like a road beacon
On my way to Valhalla breakfast  (5)
And everything hurts
Can't you see the bitches by my side (6)
Followin' me through all my life
And everything hurts
I was born 
Come to me all ye that labor and are heavy laden
I'm a dippy dippy dippy dippy dooby man
All my limbs are disconnected
And everything hurts

I've been pursuing the fuel too long
Got a big fat pain in my chest bone
And everything hurts
Everything hurts
[...] man
Cos everything hurts
I got a big fat foot on my knee bone
And the back of my [?] is in my septum
And everything hurts

Everything hurts

(7)

Lyrics

1. Martin:

Typewritten comments about the song found on the Code: Selfish album sleeve: "HANGOVERS from it involve chicken/people/reptile hybrids crossing your bedroom." If the ailments in the song do involve hangover symptoms, then the "fuel" mentioned in it is obviously a synonym for alcohol. ("Bill Is Dead" also seems to involve a hangover in the lyrics, by the way.)

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2. Matthew 11:28 (King James): "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  

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3. Tinnitus is a condition that is characterized by ringing and pain in the ears. 

Zack:

Putting a "z" at the end of "hurt" may also be a play on the term hertz which is the unit by which sound frequencies are measured.

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4. Tourette's Syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder which presents in the form of difficult to control vocal tics.

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5. Dan fills in the details about Valhalla breakfasts:

Valhalla, of course, is the Hall of Heroes/Champions of Norse myth. Warriors destined to be killed in battle (or half of them, anyway) were selected by the Valkyries, the handmaidens of Odin (there are 7 or 9 or 12 of them, depending on the version of the myth), and carried off to Valhalla. The afterlife in Valhalla seemed to consist in the einherjar (the chosen warriors) feasting (waited upon by the Valkyries) and fighting (in preparation for Ragnarök). Every morning they have breakfast, go off to battle, and so on in a never-ending cycle.

So since Valhalla breakfast is a thing, the "bitches by my side" could be interpreted as the Valkyries carrying off the "I" of the song (this could be intended metaphorically, but may be literal). Though frankly I wouldn't want a Valkyrie to hear me call her that.

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6. Hip-hop popularized the substitution of 'z' for 's' at the end of words (as in "Hurtz"), and the tongue-in-cheek reference to "bitches" here may be a related nod to the genre.  

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7. An inspiration for some of the lyrics may be the Kinks' "Where Did The Spring Go?" which asks "Why am I cold now?/Why does my skin sag?/Why ain't my back straight?/Why do my feet ache?/Where did my youth go?/Where did my life go?"  

Zack points out "Putting a 'z' at the end of 'hurt' may also be a play on the term hertz which is the unit by which sound frequencies are measured."

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Comments (12)

policetruck
  • 1. policetruck | 04/09/2013

"Im a hip dip dip dip dippy man" is what I hear. This was a b-side to Free Range and, if I'm correct about the lyric, was oddly released one week before Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred.

policetruck
  • 2. policetruck | 04/09/2013

Just to add that that's the earlier bit, the later part sounds like "I'm a dippy dippy dippy dippy doo dah man"

Mark
  • 3. Mark | 03/07/2014

I agree with policetruck. I hear "I'm a dippy-dippy-dippy-dippy-dooby man" and ISTR that said lyric was featured in the "Code: Selfish: liner notes.

bzfgt
  • 4. bzfgt | 15/07/2014

OK.

bzfgt
  • 5. bzfgt | 15/07/2014

Please check the notes if you get a chance, I'm estranged from my CDs right now.

Mark
  • 6. Mark | 16/07/2014

The liner notes just say 'edit out from "Hippy dippy" to next drum roll'.

Zack
  • 7. Zack | 02/06/2016

Putting a "z" at the end of "hurt" may also be a play on the term hertz which is the unit by which sound frequencies are measured.

Martin
  • 8. Martin | 26/03/2017

Typewritten comments about the song found on the Code: Selfish album sleeve:

"HANGOVERS from it involve chicken/people/reptile hybrids crossing your bedroom."

If the ailments in the song do involve hangover symptoms, then the "fuel" mentioned in it is obviously a synonym for alcohol. ("Bill Is Dead" also seems to involve a hangover in the lyrics, by the way.)

bzfgt
  • 9. bzfgt (link) | 01/04/2017

Martin, is there an antecedent to "it"?

dannyno
  • 10. dannyno | 04/04/2017


I'm dressed like a road beacon
On my way to Valhalla breakfast
And everything hurts
Can't you see the bitches by my side


Valhalla, of course, is the Hall of Heroes/Champions of Norse myth. Warriors destined to be killed in battle (or half of them, anyway) were selected by the Valkyries, the handmaidens of Odin (there are 7 or 9 or 12 of them, depending on the version of the myth), and carried off to Valhalla. The afterlife in Valhalla seemed to consist in the einherjar (the chosen warriors) feasting (waited upon by the Valkyries) and fighting (in preparation for Ragnarök). Every morning they have breakfast, go off to battle, and so on in a never-ending cycle.

So since Valhalla breakfast is a thing, the "bitches by my side" could be interpreted as the Valkyries carrying off the "I" of the song (this could be intended metaphorically, but may be literal). Though frankly I wouldn't want a Valkyrie to hear me call them that.

Martin
  • 11. Martin | 17/04/2017

Reply to comment 9: No.

bzfgt
  • 12. bzfgt (link) | 29/04/2017

It's astounding that I never put a note for Valhalla. Thanks for doing the spade work.

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