Some time ago, our friend Wesley gave us a copy of Kate Nash’s Made of Bricks. It’s not an album that I tend to listen to straight through, but I do like several of the tracks individually. This week’s song of the week comes from this album: track 4, “Dickhead”:

While in general I like the idea of calling everyone who irritates me a “dickhead,” this song resonates with me this week because I was worried that I was acting like a dickhead in my dealings with a colleague recently. I’m not totally sure whether he thought I was being a dickhead, but in retrospect I thought I was.

To make sure I’m not a dickhead, from now on whenever I get irritated at other people’s behavior, I’m going to listen to this song once before replying to their email!

I’ll post the lyrics after the break.

Why are you being a dick head for?
Stop being a dick head.
Why are you being a dick head for?
You’re just fucking up situations.

Why are you being a dick head for?
Stop being a dick head.
Why are you being a dick head for?
You’re just fucking up situations.

Shiny floor, slippery feet,
Lights are dim, my eyes can’t meet.
The reflection that turns my images,
Upside down so I can’t see.

Think you know everything,
You really don’t know nothing.
I wish that you were more intelligent,
So you could see that what you are doing is.
So shitty, to me.

Thirty five,
People couldn’t count.
On two hands the amount of times you made me stop,
Stop and think why are you being such a dickhead for?

Stop being a dickhead,
Why you being a dickhead for?
You’re just fucking up situations.
Why you being a dickhead for?
Stop being a dickhead,
Why you being a dickhead for?
You’re just fucking up situations.

Stop, don’t show, just have a think before you…
Will you, stop, now don’t show, just have a think before you…
Will you stop, no don’t show, just have a think before you…
And, stop, don’t show, just have a think before you…

Cos my brain and my bones don’t want to take, this anymore.
My brain and my bones don’t want to take, this anymore.
My brain and my bones don’t want to take, this anymore.
My brain and my bones don’t want to take, this anymore, so,

Why you being a dickhead for?
Stop being a dickhead.
Why you being a dickhead for?
You’re just fucking up situations.

Why you being a dickhead for?
Stop being a dickhead.
Why you being a dickhead for?
You’re just fucking up situations

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