Metal Motiv: Metal Motivation Monday | You Can’t Bring Me Down
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You Can’t Bring Me Down

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

About This Song


Venice Beach, California band, Suicidal Tendencies was super popular back in the day with the skate and surf culture. They were an originator of sound, merging punk, funk, hardcore, metal, and thrash. Almost as if the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, and Faith No More jumped in a blender.

They jumped to fame with the hardcore crossover track Institutionalized and the “All I want is a Pepsi” line. The video is so great. I thought about using that song here, but their track You Can’t Bring Me Down is too perfect. It’s an in-your-face angst 80’s metal classic.

I wanted to use the band’s trademark bandana as an element for the poster. It became the backdrop for the lyrics where “down” is being cut away, representing those things in life that drag you down.

SONG/

LIVE CONCERT/
LYRICS /

What the hell’s going on around here?

First off-let’s take it from the start
Straight out-can’t change what’s in my heart
No one-can tear my beliefs apart, you can’t bring me

You ain’t-never seen no one like me
Prevail-regardless what the cost might be
Power-flows inside of me, you can’t bring me

Never-fall as long as I try
Refuse-to be a part of your lie
Even-if it means I die, you can’t bring me

You…can’t…bring…me…down!

Who the hell you calling crazy? You wouldn’t know what crazy was
If Charles Manson was eating fruit loops on your front porch….

Time out-let’s get something clear
I speak-more truth than you want to hear
Scapegoat-to cover up your fear, you can’t bring me

You ain’t-never seen so much might
Fight for-what I know is right
What up-you got yourself a fight, you can’t bring me

Stand up-we’ll all sing along
Together-ain’t nothin’ as strong
Won’t quit-we ain’t in the wrong, you can’t bring me

You…can’t…bring…me…down!

Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, you can’t bring me down!

Tell them what’s up Rocky!

You…can’t…bring…me…down!

Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, you can’t bring me down!

So why you trying to bring me?
Well you can’t bring me down…No, no, no, no
Can’t bring me down….No, no, no, no, no, no
Can’t bring me down….No, no, no, no, no, no
Can’t bring me down….No, no, no, no, no, no
So why you trying to bring?
Well you can’t bring me down

Just cause you don’t understand what’s going on don’t mean it don’t make no sense
And just cause you don’t like it, don’t mean it ain’t no good
And let me tell you something;

Before you go taking a walk in my world
You better take a look at the real world
Cause this ain’t no Mister Roger’s Neighborhood

Can you say “feel like shit”?
Yea maybe sometimes I do feel like shit
I ain’t happy ’bout it, but I’d rather feel like shit than be full of shit!

And if I offended you, oh I’m sorry…
But maybe you need to be offended
But here’s my apology and one more thing…fuck you!

Cos you…can’t…bring…me…down!

Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can’t bring me down, you can’t bring me down!

Can’t bring me down!
Can’t bring me down!
Can’t bring me down!

Suicidal!

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
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1990, FUNK METAL, HEAVY METAL, METAL, SKATE PUNK, THRASH METAL