The Like – Wishing He Was Dead

This is a not so subtle song to a wandering boyfriend. I like the retro video and sound.

The Like was an alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California. Its final lineup consisted of Z Berg (vocals and guitar), Tennessee Thomas (drums), Laena Geronimo (bass), and Annie Monroe (organ). The band released three extended plays (EPs) and two studio albums.

This song was on their 2010 album Release Me.

Thelike releaseme.jpg

Here is a partial interview of Tennessee Thomas the drummer.

First things first: Tell us what musical inspirations are behind the new album?
Tennessee: “The vocals were inspired by the Girl Groups of the ’60s [buy the Rhino Girl-group box-set “Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead To Another” NOW!]. The  music was inspired by the great British Invasion beat-combos [Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Who] and Motown and the Wrecking Crew. The songwriting was inspired by the Women of the Brill Building: Carole King, Ellie Greenwich, and Lesley Gore and Jackie de Shannon!

 

Wishing He Was Dead

If I could kick his head in, fickle little boyfriend, I’d be satisfied
If I could smack some sense into his senses, I might feel alright

‘Cause I spent the weekend, waiting all alone
For that rat to come back home
When all the while, he was with somebody new
And now that I know, his hours are few

‘Cause I just can’t forgive and forget
When I’m through with him
He will be wishing he was dead
‘Cause I know what he’s been up to
And I know that he’s been untrue
When I am through with he
He will be wishing he was dead

If I could snap that neck, that broken record trainwreck
I might feel okay
If he could speak the truth or just say sorry
That would be the day

But he made me crazy, thinking I was wrong
That he wasn’t cheatin’ all along
When I gave him everything that I could give
Now he’s gonna wish he’d never lived

‘Cause I just can’t forgive and forget
When I’m through with him
He will be wishing he was dead
‘Cause I know what he’s been up to
And I know that he’s been untrue
When I am through with he
He will be wishing he was dead

And what can I do
And what can I say
To make it untrue
To take this pain away

‘Cause I just can’t forgive and forget
When I’m through with him
He will be wishing he was dead
‘Cause I know what he’s been up to
And I know that he’s been untrue
When I am through with he
He will be wishing he was dead

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

9 thoughts on “The Like – Wishing He Was Dead”

    1. I will admit..I was fooled. For a few seconds into the song I thought it was an old 60s group. They do have the sound and look down.

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