When Gordon Gano
sings this line in Kiss Off
, it's a reference to what the principal
of his high school
told him after the band played at a National Honor Society
ceremony. While they were still in high school (before they made it big), The Violent Femmes
were asked to play some music at the NHS ceremony. They said sure... and then they played Gimme the Car
. The students in the audience went crazy
, pandemonium ensued, and the principal told Gano, "I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record."
I love this band WAAAAY too much.
I don't get it. The writeup that was previously here simply said that this is a line from a Violent Femmes song. That writeup had a score of 10 or so. This place is so fickle.