Who Sang Lack of Knowledge? Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon James Gano
release date: 1991-4-30
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 1:55
producer: Gordon Gano, Victor DeLorenzo, Michael Beinhorn and Brian Ritchie
vocal: Brian Ritchie, Victor DeLorenzo and Gordon Gano
mixer: David Vartanian
recording engineer: Susan Rogers
acoustic guitar: Gordon Gano
electric bass guitar & acoustic bass guitar: Brian Ritchie
other instruments & cymbal & tom-tom & snare drum & tambourine: Victor DeLorenzo
composer: Gordon Gano
I'm not doing something I'm supposed to do
I'm doing something I'm not supposed to
I don't know about that
I don't know about that

I don't know nothing bout nothing like that
Destroyed my people are
Destroyed my people are
Destroyed for lack of knowledge

I wonder if I'm happy
Wonder if I'm mad
I wonder why the whole wide world is so wonderfully sad
I don't know bout that but I can tell you this

That when I drink a lot of beer why'know I gotta piss off
People should be pissed off
People should be pissed off
For lack of knowledge

Read read read read read read read everything you can read and
Learn learn learn learn learn learn learn everything you can learn
'Cause there is no tomorrow like today
And there is no today like tomorrow

And they will stick you and they will stick you in the end

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