Go to Hell Songs

Ah, the go to hell song. The public rebuke of one once loved. We’ve all listened to these songs after an ugly breakup, amirite or amirite? Hell, “Already Gone” by the Eagles got me through many a night after a love gone bad back in the day, and that song didn’t make this list. Here are my top songs that are an arctic blast at an ex, a cold shot of bristling hate at the one who did ya wrong. And the best thing is, it was a public put-down at it‘s highest form – on the acetate and over the airwaves. Without further ado, here are just a few of my favorites …

Death on Two Legs” – Queen

This is the band’s ode to Norman Sheffield, a former manager who screwed the boys over (and in Freddie’s case I mean that literally) . . .

You suck my blood like a leech
You break the law and you preach
Screw my brain till it hurts
You’ve taken all my money
And you want more . . .

Misguided old mule with your pig headed rules
With your narrow minded cronies
Who are fools of the first division . . .

Death on two legs
You’re tearing me apart
Death on two legs
You’ve never had a heart of your own
Kill joy bad guy big talking small fry
You’re just an old barrow boy
Have you found a new toy to replace me?
Can you face me?
But now you can kiss my ass goodbye . . .

You Oughta Know” – Alanis Morissette

This one almost made me feel sorry for the tool it was written about until I found it was about Dave Coulier, that cat from Full House . . .

Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face
How quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?


“I See You” Hoodoo Gurus

No clue who this is about, but it fits one person that I work with know perfectly.

“I See You” – Hoodoo Gurus

Don’t you get it? Let me lend you a clue.
I see you, I see right through you.

You’re a sad malignant loser,
why do you continue?
I’m your mirror so wherever you go,
man – I see you.
I can’t tolerate your self-righteous views.
I see you, I see right through you.
I see you.

Monumental load of shit
It’s beaming in loud and clear.
C’mon give my ears a break,
hell, I’ve had you up to here.
I know who you are, I know what you do.
I see you, I see right through you.
I see you.

To those that work with me, I know you’ll understand. Heh-heh.

How Do You Sleep?” – John Lennon

Ah, John’s brutal missive to Sir Paul. Pure and total nasty . . .

Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head
You live with straights who tell you you was king
Jump when your momma tell you anything
The only thing you done was yesterday
And since you’re gone you’re just another day
Ah, how do you sleep? Ah, how do you sleep at night?

“Evil Woman” – ELO

I don’t know who hurt Jeff Lynne, but she’s had to listen to these lyrics every time this song popped up on the radio for the last 37-years:

You made a fool of me
But them broken dreams have got to end

Hey woman, you got the blues
Yes you ain’t got no one else to use
There’s an open road that leads nowhere
So just make some miles between here and there

There’s a hole in my head where the rain comes in
You took my body and played to win
Ha ha woman it’s a crying shame
But you ain’t got nobody else to blame

Evil woman, evil woman
Evil woman, evil woman

Rolled in from another town
Hit some gold too hot to settle down
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways
And you found that fool lyin’ in a daze

Ha ha woman, what you gonna do?
You destroyed all the virtues that the Lord gave you
It’s so good that you’re feeling pain
Yes you better get your face on board the very next train

So there are just a few of my favorite “Go to Hell” songs, and I’m sure you guys know a few as well. Whaddaya got?

5 thoughts on “Go to Hell Songs”

  1. I was listening to How Do You Sleep a few days ago and thought it has to be one of the most vicious songs ever written. But then the guy who recorded Wonderful Christmas Time deserves it.

  2. A few of mine:
    I Don’t Care – Apocalyptica
    Done with You – Papa Roach
    Love Me Dead – Ludo
    It’s Not You – Halestorm
    I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace
    Walk Away – Five Finger Death Punch

    I could go on….I like angry songs. haha!

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