Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Ravonettes: Boys Who Rape

Some very powerful and extreme sentiments from Danish music duo The Raveonettes.

Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed) off their latest record In And Out Of Control is song about, well, destroying boys who rape. It's a hard emotion not to agree with, specially after looking at the verse lyrics:



Three to one girl
How can you win
One horrid night
You hope that it's a bad dream

They rip you to shreds
Make you feel useless
You'll never forget
Those f*ckers stay in your head
Albeit a bit extreme. I guess it depends on your definition of 'destroyed' and whether or not you've been a victim of rape.

Personally, my version would go "Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Punished Via The Judicial System Then Must Attend Educational Seminars On Gender Violence, Equity And Male Privilege, While Incarcerated)"

Regardless, the song is infectious and you can't help but be awed by the doo-wop outro of the title lyrics.

Warning! Graphic content below!



Maybe they mean destroyed by love?



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2 comments:

GRP said...

Here are the lyrics:

Boys who rape should all be destroyed
Boys who rape should all be destroyed

Three to one girl
How can you win
One horrid night
You hope that it's a bad dream

They rip you to shreds
Make you feel useless
You'll never forget
Those fuckers stay in your head

Boys who rape should all be destroyed
Boys who rape should all be destroyed

They rip you to shreds
Make you feel useless
You'll never forget
Those fuckers stay in your head

Boys who rape should all be destroyed
Boys who rape should all be destroyed


Boys who rape should all be destroyed
Boys who rape should all be destroyed

White Ribbon Campaign said...

Thanks.

The more I listen the more uncomfortable the songs makes me feel. But at the same it is infectiously catchy. I am torn.