Who Sang Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: George Alan O'Dowd, Jonathan Aubrey Moss, Michael Emile Craig, Roy Ernest Hay
release date: 1991-4-30
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 4:51
producer: Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie, Victor DeLorenzo and Michael Beinhorn
vocal: Gordon Gano and Victor DeLorenzo
mixer: Eric Thorngren
recording engineer: Susan Rogers
acoustic guitar: Gordon Gano
piano & mellotron: Michael Beinhorn
acoustic bass guitar & bouzouki & electric guitar: Brian Ritchie
membranophone & drums (drum set) & tambourine: Victor DeLorenzo
lyricist: Gordon Gano
composer: Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Boy George
Give me time to realize my crime
Let me love and steal.
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Precious kisses words that burn me
Lovers never ask you why.
In my heart the fire is burning
Choose my color find a star
Precious people always tell me
That's a step a step too far.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry.

Words are few
I have spoken
I could waste a thousand years
Wrapped in sorrow, words are token
Come inside and catch my tears
You've been talking but believe me
If it's true you do not know
This boy loves without a reason
I'm prepared to let you go

If it's love you want from me
Then take it away
Everything's not what you see it's over again.

Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry
Do you really want to hurt me
Do you really want to make me cry.

Give me time to realize my crime
Let me love and steal.
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real.
If it's love you want from me then take it again.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 American Music
  • 2 Out the Window
  • 3 Look Like That
  • 4 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
  • 5 Hey Nonny Nonny
  • 6 Used to Be
  • 7 Girl Trouble
  • 8 He Likes Me
  • 9 Life Is a Scream
  • 10 Flamingo Baby
  • 11 Lack of Knowledge
  • 12 More Money Tonight
  • 13 I’m Free