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The Dandy Warhols: You Are Killing Me

The Dandy Warhols are an alternative rock band hailing from Portland, Oregon, USA who formed in 1994. The band are as well known for hits like “Bohemian Like You” and “We Used To Be Friends” as they are for their appearance in the controversial rock documentary “Dig!”. The Dandy Warhols’ continued existence must be a heartening one to see for any band, since they show that one hit can essentially set a band for life commercially and creatively. With “Bohemian Like You”, the Warhols found a devoted fanbase that can keep them thriving without ever needing to compromise their artistic vision. Which, I think you’ll agree, is not bad considering that the Warhols are formed for no loftier reason than because the band members “needed music to drink to”. The band was formed by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and lead guitarist Peter Holmström.

The Dandy Warhols: You Are Killing Me

After hiring Eric Hedford as their drummer, the band experimented with a number of different bassists, including Taylor-Taylor’s girlfriend, and none of them worked out. The band were at a loss for what to do until Taylor-Taylor saw Zia McCabe working in a Coffee Shop. He immediately asked if she was musical, and when she replied that she had a background in dance and performing arts, Taylor-Taylor took that to be good enough and put her on keyboards.

McCabe took to the instrument like a duck to water and the band immediately began gigging around the bars and clubs of Portland. At their very first gig they were spotted by Tim/Kerr Records, who offered to finance the recording of a full length album. The band eagerly accepted this and by 1995, their debut album “Dandy’s Rule OK” was released, which was enough of a hit under and overground that they were able to catch the attention of Capitol Records, who signed them to release their second attempt at a follow up, 1997’s “…The Dandy Warhols Come Down”.

The Dandy Warhols: You Are Killing Me (Official Music Video)

The Dandy Warhols: You Are Killing Me Lyrics:
You are killing me
And everything you love about me
You’re making it harder and harder and harder on me
And you ain’t telling me
Telling me much that you love me, Anymore

Though I don’t look before I leave
Then I drag you with me
And you just can’t seem to take it anymore
And so you’re killing me
What I knew used to be
Just don’t [?] anymore
So you’re making news and changes
You should have made before you started killing me

You are killing me
And everything you love about me
You’re making it harder and harder and harder on me
And you ain’t telling me
Telling me much that you love me
Anymore

Well I don’t look before I leave
Then I drag you with me
And you just can’t seem to take it anymore
What I knew used to be
Just don’t [?] anymore
So you’re making news and changes
You should have made before you started killing me
And you are killing me

Cause I don’t, and I don’t, and I don’t
Ah man I don’t
And that’s why you’re killing me

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