Hole - Awful

"Awful" is the twelfth single, and also third EP, by American alternative rock band Hole, from their third studio album Celebrity Skin. Released in April 1999 by Geffen Records as a CD single, the song's lyrics explore how the media and modern pop culture corrupt young girls and how they should rebel against this. The line "swing low, sweet cherry" in the song is an allusion to the African American spiritual hymn, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

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Song Lyrics

Swing low sweet cherry

Make it awful

It`s your life, it`s your party, it`s so awful

Let`s start a fire

Let`s have riot! Yeah it`s awful

It was punk

Yeah, it was perfect now it`s awful

They know how to break all the girls like you

And they rob the souls of the girls like you

And they break the hearts of the girls

Swing low, cherry, cherry

Yeah it`s awful

He`s drunk, he tastes

Like candy, he`s so beautiful

He`s so deep, like dirty water

God, he`s awful

You`re lost, oh, where`s your daddy - he`s so awful

And they royalty rate all the girls like you

And they sell it out to the girls like you

To incorporate little girls

Hey, run away with the light

Run away, it`s divine

Let`s run away, yeah, tonight and

We`ll steal the light of the world

Swing low, sweet cherry, yeah, it`s awful

You`re ripe for the picking, it`s so awful

You`ve got your youth

Don`t waste your money

Yeah it`s awful

I was punk

Now I`m just stupid

I`m so awful

Oh, just shut up you`re only 16

Oh, just shut up you`re only 16

If the world is so wrong

Then you can break the mold

With one song

If the world is so wrong

Then you can take it on

With one song

Swing low sweet cherry

Make it awful

They blew it up, just build a new one,

Make it beautiful...yeah

Soundtrack Credits

The song "Awful" appears on the soundtrack of the following movies and TV shows.
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Release History

The Hole song "Awful" appears on the following releases. The list of releases includes albums, compilations, singles, soundtracks and remix albums.
Disc Track Album Year
1 1 Celebrity Skin 1998
1 0 Awful 1999


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