Who Sang Out the Window? Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Why Do Birds Sing? cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gordon Gano
release date: 1991-4-30
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:53
producer: Michael Beinhorn, Victor DeLorenzo, Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie
vocal: Gordon Gano, Victor DeLorenzo and Brian Ritchie
mixer: David Vartanian
recording engineer: Susan Rogers
acoustic guitar: Gordon Gano
acoustic bass guitar: Brian Ritchie
snare drum & tabla & wood block & cowbell: Victor DeLorenzo
composer: Gordon Gano
lyricist: Gordon Gano
Life was fun

Life was great

'Til I made my big mistake

Oh no it'll never happen to me

Life was short

And life was sweet

I was thinking as I hit the street

I could hardly believe

I could scarcely conceive

But I had gone out the window

I had gone out the window

I had gone out the window

She was fine

She looked great

And so we made our big mistake

I swear I swear I swear

It'd never happen to her

But the pavement knocked her head around

When she hit the solid concrete ground

From 30 flights above

And she was thirty something loving nothing

Gone out the window

She had gone out the window

She had gone out the window

Catch me if I'm falling,

Catch me if I'm calling

He was smart he was wise

He'd profoundly philosophize

Empathy for all humanity

'Til one day by an open window

There's a note that read

I've gone out the window, I'm dead

He said yes to life for all of his life

But then one day he said no

I gotta go out the window

We all go out the window

Catch me I am falling

Catch me I am calling

Catch me we are falling

Catch me we are calling

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