Who Sang Used to Be? 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: 3:39
producer: Michael Beinhorn, Victor DeLorenzo, Brian Ritchie and Gordon Gano
vocal: Gordon Gano
mixer: Eric Thorngren
recording engineer: Susan Rogers
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Gordon Gano
strings: Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett, Ilene Novog and Sid Page
strings arranger: Michael Beinhorn
acoustic bass guitar: Brian Ritchie
mellotron & harmonium: Michael Beinhorn
snare drum & tambourine & cymbal & membranophone: Victor DeLorenzo
composer: Gordon Gano
I used to be happy
I used to be
Such a loving man
I used to be

That was before
The end of my world
That was before
The end of my world

She used to be happy
She used to be
Such a loving woman
She used to be

That was before
The end of her world
That was before
The end of her world

We used to be happy
We used to be
Such a loving people
We used to be

That was before
The end of our world
That was before
The end of our world



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