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Song of the Day (Covers): The Breeders – Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Day 12. The Breeders version of The Beatles classic Happiness Is A Warm Gun is from their Steve Albini produced (despite being credited as engineer) debut Pod.

It’s a slow-burning, atmospheric version which seems to jut drip with tension in a way that the Beatles version doesn’t. The dynamic shifts from the quiet sections to the loud sections are incredible.

She’s not a girl who misses much 
Do-do-do, oh yeah 
She’s well acquainted 
With the touch of a velvet hand 
Like a lizard on a window pane 
Man in the crowd 
With the multicoloured mirrors 
On his hobnail boots 
Lying with his eyes 
While his hands are busy 
Working overtime 
The sole confession of his wife 
Which he ate and donated to the 
National Trust 
I need a fix cause I’m going down 
Down to the abyss that I’ve left up town 
I need a fix cause I’m going down 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Mother Superior jump the gun 
Happiness is a warm gun 
Happiness is a warm gun 
Happiness is a warm gun 
Happiness is a warm gun 
(Bang, bang, shoot, shoot) 
Josephine, do you think you are going bald? 
No. You’ve asked me that before and the answer was no then.

Looking for some great music? Why not check the Song of the Day (Covers) Spotify playlist?

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