Who Sang Destroyer? The Kinks

The Kinks Give the People What They Want cover art

Some other versions of "Destroyer"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1981-8-26
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:48
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, need destroyer. Paranoia, they destroy ya'

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, get down, I'll come 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 blow it all with, paranoia
You're so insecure you, self-destroyer

(and it goes like this, here it goes) paranoia, they destroy ya
(here it goes again) paranoia, they destroy ya

Dr. Dr. help her 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 said you're not goin' crazy, you're just a bit sad
Cause there's a man in ya, knawin' ya, tearin' ya, in to to

Silly boy ya' self-destroyer. paranoia, they destroy ya'

Self-destroyer, wreck your health
Destroy friends, destroy yourself
The time device of, self-destruction
Lies, confusion, start eruption

(yea, it goes like this, here it goes) paranoia, they destroy ya
(here's to paranoia) paranoia, they destroy ya
(hey hey, here it goes) paranoia, they destroy ya
(and it goes like this)

Paranoia, they destroy ya (and it goes like this)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Around the Dial
  • 2 Give the People What They Want
  • 3 Killer's Eyes
  • 4 Predictable
  • 5 Add It Up
  • 6 Destroyer
  • 7 Yo-Yo
  • 8 Back to Front
  • 9 Art Lover
  • 10 A Little Bit of Abuse
  • 11 Better Things

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 078221956710
    script: Latin