MP3 OF THE WEEK: Barry Bliss – All I Really Want mp3

“All I really want is to beat your fuckin’ ass, to be thrown in jail and rolled in broken glass, to be offered a kingdom by a crazy man and say I pass, to be beaten to death by British bobbies in mass”

One day this week I had my mp3-player on random as I was walking home, when this song came on. I don’t remember when I put it on my i-River, but when it started playing I was struck like a bolt of lightening… who is this? what is this song? and why has it taken me so long to get round to playing the damned thing!

‘All I Really Want’ is bitter, belligerent and angry but so very, very funny. It had me imagining a drunken performance at a late night cowboy bar, by a singer who’s past caring what the audience think and decides to burn all his bridges with the management by singing a song with a chorus that goes “All I really want is to beat your fuckin’ ass!”.

Click here to buy the Rough Trade ‘Antifolk’ CD that the track comes from. The CD features many other brilliant left-field songwriters like Adam Green, Turner Cody, Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson.

Barry Bliss – All I Really Want mp3

Visit Barry’s MySpace page to download two more mp3s.

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7 Comments to “MP3 OF THE WEEK: Barry Bliss – All I Really Want mp3”

  1. Hello !

    I’m so surprised by this Page…. Who knows “barry bliss” around me…. Nobody. I’m french, few people had the luck to listen “Antifolk Vol1…” with my beloved track “all i Really want”.

    All i really want, is to find lyrics or\and tabs. This song rythms my days since 2004… If someone can Help me… tsugoi@msn.com

    Thanxxxxx

  2. Not perfect, but here’s the lyrics/chords:

    All I Really Want

    Verse:
    |Eb |Ab |Eb |Bb x2

    \All I really want is to be left alone
    Like ice cream melting down a sugar cone
    Like a voice in the forest once it’s left the phone
    Like a six foot snake once it’s mind has blown

    All I really want is to be free of all this stuff
    I don’t want to be rough, tough or good enough
    I don’t want a hot chick digging me
    Everything that you say matters, I just want to be free

    Chorus:

    |Ab |Bb |Cm |Cm x3
    |Ab |Bb |Eb |Eb

    All I really want is to beat your fuckin’ ass
    To be thrown in jail and rolled in broken glass
    To be offered a kingdom by a crazy man and say I pass
    To be beaten to death by British bobbies en masse

    All I really want is to be unknown by all
    But no-one here hits it when I nail it to the wall
    I don’t want a single person to know that I exist
    I wish I were as invisible as mist

    All I really want is for no-one to understand
    And to just be left alone and to not be in demand
    I wish my money would disappear
    Don’t you get, God damn it, I don’t want to be here

    Hey, all I really want is to beat your fuckin’ ass
    To be thrown in jail and rolled in broken glass
    To be offered a palace by a pussy man and say I pass
    To be tied down in the desert and eaten alive by fire ants

    Change:
    |Cm |Cm |Bb | Bb
    |Cm |Cm
    |Eb Ab |Eb Bb| x4

    As for tomorrow, well it’s not for me
    It’s full of sorrow, so please
    Let me be right here where I’m all (??not??) alone
    The future’s ahead and the past is gone
    The present moment is where I exist
    Rollin along with ???? not to persist

    Change 2:
    |Cm | |Eb |Ab |Ab
    |Ab |Bb |Cm |Ab |Ab
    |Ab |Bb |Ab |Bb
    |Ab |Bb |Eb |Eb

    Hello, I’m ?????
    Like a bird up in the air
    Brother, if you complain
    I swear to God you’ll get nowhere
    So you might as well be
    Oh, you might as well be
    Yeah, you might as well be happy

  3. Wow! thanks David.

    Did you transcribe them yourself? I’ve many an hour doing that myself. You really get to know a song that way.

    Plus miss-hearing lyrics can be very funny.

    To my ears, the last two verses are:
    ——————————————–
    As for tomorrow, well it’s not for me
    It’s full of sorrow, so please
    Let me be right here where I now belong
    The future’s ahead and the past it is gone
    The present moment is where I exist
    Rollin along refusing not to persist

    Hello, I’m free again
    Like a bird up in the air
    Brother, if you complain
    I swear to God you’ll get nowhere
    So you might as well be
    Oh, you might as well be
    Yeah, you might as well be happy
    ———————————————
    One of the best songs ever in my opinion.

    Ryan (StopMe)

  4. Hi, I am Barry Bliss.
    It’s 2009 and I still perform that song, but the lyrics have changed somewhat.
    Funny, that is my most famous song because that is the only one any record company ever put out.
    It was originally on my self-titled self released cdr just called Barry Bliss.
    I had 300 copies made in 2000.
    About 1/2 sold.
    I threw the last 50 copies in the trash a few months ago because so many of the songs lyrics had changed.
    I should have given more away when people were interested.
    I now deliver groceries in NYC and have put out about 7 cdrs since the first one.
    Most have sold about 40 copies.
    I appreciate all the compliments.
    Thanks, folks.

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