The art of the F You song is actually quite simple. Take a person or event in your life/world that is bothering you, work up some aggressive music and then unleash the venom that is brewing inside and you’ve got one hell of a good way to express those feelings. One of the songs that I tend to go to when I need a to let out a good F You is “So I Quit” by Filter from their album, The Amalgamut. This track is a perfect F You song. It’s simple and to the point and the BIG F YOU at the end is superb!
One of my favorite songs on the new Every Time I Die album Radical is their song, “Planet Shit.” The sense of urgency in the vocals and lyrics along with the hard charging riffs and rhythms makes this one hell of a song. The lyrical content is a commentary on the society we are living in these days as well as the political climate. Keith Buckley truly delivers the goods on this song. His passion is uncanny and the way he directs his anger at certain groups and individuals speaks for so many of us who feel the same way. I can’t wait to see ETID live and sing/scream along to this song! Thank you Keith and ETID for the anthem!
Every Time I Die- Planet Shit:
Planet Shit Lyrics:
Our only hope was in a murdered kid The one god we had went off the gridNo future with a racist past Oh, but we can’t acknowledge that So we burn a cross and pray to a flag (Hey!) We’ll wave it high (Hey!) We’ll wave it high (Hey!) We’ll wave it high Those pigs are fat with “pride”The karma wheel is flat Even the ten commandments cracked There’s no law when the outlaw wears a badge So throw a brick Throw a brick Throw a brick The tool becomes an instrumentWhose fucking side are you on? Whose fucking side are you on? When all the lines that were drawn Are washed away in the blood Whose fucking side are you on?What kind of heaven awaits someone so cruel and afraid? But they gated hell You could be living well in your private hellSo give ’em rope Lets give ’em rope Yeah, give ’em rope Or the guillotine Better yet, the guillotine Oh yeah, the guillotineHonesty’s not a virtue when you’re a lying piece of shit You’re a soulless hypocrite What kind of heaven awaits someone so cruel and afraid? Love is not a virtue when you’re a heartless piece of shit You’re a soulless hypocriteMonsters We stand no chance without your heads You fucking monsters We stand no chance without your heads I want heads What kind of death can you buy that’s any different than mine?So give ’em rope Lets give ’em rope Yeah, give ’em rope Or the guillotine Better yet, the guillotine Oh yeah, the guillotineFuck you, die Fuck you, die Fuck you, die DieYou’re already dead inside You’re already dead inside We’re all trapped on planet shit Our only hope was in a murdered kid The one god we had went off the grid (Hey!) Your suicide (Hey!) Your suicide (Hey!) Your suicide Is our only chance at lifeWhose fucking side are you on? Whose fucking side are you on? When all the lines that were drawn Are washed away in the bloodThe blade that cuts through their spine Has good people on both sides
Perhaps the events in the world the last well, many years has made me more cynical but, anytime I see things in the news about ignorance, hatred, corruption or anything that fits that mold, I always find myself singing the chorus of Slipknot’s “People = Shit” to myself. It’s just a very fitting song when people start acting like utter morons. Also, it’s a great song when you just want to say F You to someone you just can’t stand or feel disgust towards. So, with that in mind, here’s another great F You song to add to the list!
I think this one will be a fun topic. There are so many F You songs out there. Some are quite the F YOU and others are a little more subtle. Let’s have fun with this one. If you think of any that should be featured, comment, send me a message or email me.
The first one that came to mind was “Get In The Ring” by Guns N Roses. This song was a verbal assault on music critics with some publications and writers by name. Hit Prader, Kerrang, Spin and Circus magazines. Musically it’s a pretty rocking song. Interestingly too, this song was originally written by bassist Duff McKagan with the title of “Why Do You Look At Me When You Hate Me.” Axl then added his touch to it and we now have the end result. I have to say that the line “Why Do You Look At Me When You Hate Me” to start the song was the perfect opening line. Over the years too, every time I’m a bit frustrated with someone, this song always has a nice feel to it and when you sing along, it does make you feel a bit better, especially when you get to the end!