Who Sang Self-Defense? Paul Westerberg

Paul Westerberg Suicaine Gratifaction cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999-2-23
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Alternative Rock
length: 3:16
producer: Don Was and Paul Westerberg
piano: Paul Westerberg
lead vocals: Paul Westerberg
mixer: Paul Westerberg
recording engineer: Paul Westerberg
French horn: Richard Todd
additional recording engineer: Alan Sanderson
Some other versions of "Self-Defense"

Lyrics
Cheekbones and hormones
Your only self-defense
Lying through dinner
And your rock and roll teeth again
You've harbored a coward
Fed him full of broth
This nocturnal sadness
Leave you pale as this tablecloth
Careful don't you spill your dinner
That would be a good defense
Then you wouldn't have to sit here
On the fence

Cheekbones and hormones
He's the accidental man
Tell you in a stage whisper
about the boy who cried benefit
As the poet drags the darkness
Within him to the light
It's only in self-defense
That they drag you out into the night
Careful don't you spill your dinner
That would be your best defense
Careful what you wish for

An idiot and a genius
Standing up to dine
Breaking man made laws
Cause I only follow those that are divine
And only when you're chased
Do you ever run fast
And it's wrong to commit a suicide
It's only in self-defense

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 It's a Wonderful Lie
  • 2 Self-Defense
  • 3 Best Thing That Never Happened
  • 4 Lookin' Out Forever
  • 5 Born for Me
  • 6 Final Hurrah
  • 7 Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves
  • 8 Fugitive Kind
  • 9 Sunrise Always Listens
  • 10 Whatever Makes You Happy
  • 11 Actor in the Street
  • 12 Bookmark

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 724385900426
    script: Latin