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I Put My Headphones on - songs from "F*ck 7th Grade"

"Being a 13-year old sucked. It was a fucked-up time but I had all this cool music, my older brother’s records. That music was my savior. I read all the liner notes and lyrics. I could tell you who played everything on every song and who produced it, engineered it, did the cover art—all those people were my heroes. That was my reading material. I knew who played like the triangle on a song but I had no one to share that information with. I was the only girl in Denver, and maybe the entire United States, who had Frank Zappa records"

I Put On My Headphones

I’m in the wings when you push me on

But I never learned the words to the songs

And there I stand naked, they’re staring at me, laughing at me

I’m by the locker turning the dial

The hallway is empty and stretches for miles

Then I’m on a boat heading over the falls

You reach for my hand but it just breaks off

I suddenly wake up was only a dream

I’m back in the gilt cage that you made for me

But when you are working or fast asleep

I put my headphones on

I put my headphones on

I’m in the backyard burying the bones

Don’t know why I did it, hope no one will know

I can’t seem to hide the remains of my crime, I never learned to fly

I suddenly wake up was only a dream

I’m back in the gilt cage that you made for me

There might be someone who listens to me

I put my headphones on

I put my headphones on

Flip the record, headphones on

Court and spark, the 7th song

Joni sings love is gone, “love is gone”

Janis ian’s “Seventeen”

That song from 10cc

Alone again naturally

Someone has is worse than me

Sam Stone, Major Tom

Captain Jack and Delta Dawn

Alvin Tustig, Sweet Jane

Music wash away my pain


(Jill/robin)


Book of F*ck 7th Grade by Liza Birkenmeier


The song - a faster version - was on Nostalgia Kills, my last record.


What were the songs that gave you comfort when you were 13?

© Jill Sobule