Sun Kil Moon – “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

As promised, Mark Kozelek has posted his song about the War On Drugs on his website tonight. It’s called “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” and was written in response to a mostly one-sided beef that’s been playing out over the past few weeks. In an open letter on his website, Kozelek had asked if he could play the song during the War On Drugs set tonight at the Fillmore in San Francisco, but it’s unclear if that will happen at this point. We provided some of our thoughts on the whole situation earlier today. Now, you can listen to and download the 7-minute song below. He rhymes “sounded like basic John Fogerty rock” with “suck my cock.” The guitar solo interpolates Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer.” What do you think?

Sun Kil Moon โ€“ “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

UPDATE: Here are the lyrics…

We were up on stage I heard a classic drum fill
Blasting 100 decibels over the hill
It was getting pretty loud, I asked who it was
A guy in a raincoat shouted back “They’re called War On Drugs”
It sounded like basic John Fogerty rock
I said, “This next song is called ‘The War On Drugs Can Suck My Cock.'”

Suck my cock, War On Drugs (x8)

We were playing a show down in Chapel Hill
To a bunch of drunk hillbillies, and it smelled like swill
Microphones didn’t work, the staff couldn’t give a fuck
The crowd was getting out of hand and I told them all to shut the fuck up

All you rednecks, shut the fuck up (x8)

Someone got offended and wrote a piece of crap
Some spoiled bitch rich kid blogger brat
And posted some graffiti done by some half wit
Thought my actual name was Sun Kil Moon, what a dumb shit

Sun Kil Moon, go fuck yourself (x8)

I met War On Drugs tonight and they’re pretty nice
But their hair is long and greasy, hope they don’t have lice
I heard them do their soundcheck; next to the Byrds
They’re definitely the whitest band I’ve ever fucking heard

The whitest band I’ve ever heard is War On Drugs (x8)

There’s more!

They’re playing the Fillmore tonight and it’s sold out
Bridge-and-tunnel people are people too, this is their big night out
They smoke a joint with their buddies on their way in their cars
They’re gonna rock out tonight to some good commercial lead guitar

Bridge-and-tunnel people love them some War On Drugs (x8)

War On Drugs, suck my cock / War On Drugs, beer commercial rock (x2)

War On Drugs loves Fleetwood Mac
War On Drugs loves Mellencamp
War On Drugs, let’s give ‘em a cheer
War On Drugs, to make three albums took ‘em nine fucking years

(Applause)

War On Drugs suck my cock