XTC – I’m the Man Who Murdered Love

I have a bad habit of “discovering” bands late. This song was released in 2002 by XTC. I had never heard of them before which is embarrassing. It was from the album Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2). The song’s chorus is so catchy that you won’t get it out of your head.

Everyone can relate to this song at one time or another. A man goes and kills LOVE itself so there won’t be any more heartbreak in the world. I’ve heard some people call it kind of creepy…nahhh It’s a great song!

 

 

 

I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?
I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?

He was begging on his bended knee
For me to put him from his misery
He hadn’t worked at all this century
Said ‘I do a job for all humanity’

I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?
I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?

I put a bullet in his sugar head
He thanked me kindly then he lay down dead
Phony roses blossomed where he bled
Then all the cheering angels shook my hand and said…

I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?
I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?

Oh! It’s the middle of the song!

Oh! Yeah! Oh! Yeah!
I’m guilty! I’m guilty!
I’m guilty! Yeah!
And then I turned and said

There’ll be no more pain from broken hearts
And no more lovers to be torn apart
Before you throw me in your dungeon dark
You oughta film me putting statues up in every park

I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?
I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?

So dear public, I’m here to confess
That I’m the one who freed us from this mess
Love won’t be calling at your address
‘Cause what you never had you’ll never miss, I guess

I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?
I’m the man who murdered love
Yeah! What do you think to that?

If you never ever use it
You know you’re gonna lose it
If you never ever kiss it
How’re you ever gonna miss it?
I’m the man…

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

16 thoughts on “XTC – I’m the Man Who Murdered Love”

  1. It is a crime these three cannot get along with each other. Andy Partridge posted an unreleased song, “I Don’t Want To Be Here”, on twitter and at approx. 2:26 when Colin’s voice comes in to compliment Andy’s, I admit to shedding a tear or two (in the name of pop music)

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  2. Oh wow, what a treat to see something about XTC. I loved their song ‘Senses Working Overtime’ when it came out, and was still playing it a long time after. In fact, it is stored in my phone even today. I also liked ‘Mayor of Simpleton’. It was cute and catchy. Oddly, I’ve never listened to much of their catalog, outside of those two songs. I like the one you have written about here. I don’t think I’d heard it before.

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    1. I’ve heard the Mayor of Simpleton and I liked it. I don’t know as much about them as I want to. This song is just so catchy that when I hear it I hum it the rest of the day…
      I’m going to explore them more.

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  3. I first heard XTC on the radio around ’79 or ’80- I liked them but never bought any of their albums which I eventually heard many years later and they are pretty great. You may be interested to know that Andy Partridge claims to have been very influenced by The Monkees and actually wrote a song for the Monkees last album a few years ago.

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    1. I’m going to check them out more…I just looked it up… it was called “You Bring The Summer” thanks for the info.

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