Bodies – Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols - Bodies
Sex Pistols – Bodies

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Song Facts

Writers: Cook, Jones, Lydon, Vicious

Length: 3:03

Album track on Never Mind The Bollocks.

Written about a fan, according to Lydon’s autobiography, she told Lydon about becoming pregnant and then having abortions and she described them in detail to him.

Credits

Performers:

  • Johnny Rotten – lead vocals
  • Steve Jones – guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Cook – drums
  • Sid Vicious – Bass

  • Chris Thomas – production
  • Bill Price – engineering, co-production
Lyrics

Bodies

She was a girl from Birmingham
She just had an abortion
She was case of insanity
Her name was Pauline, she lived in a tree

She was a no one who killed her baby
She sent her letters from the country
She was an animal
She was a bloody disgrace

Body! I'm not an animal
Body! I'm not an animal

Dragged on a table in factory
Illegitimate place to be
In a packet in a lavatory
Die little baby screaming
Body screaming fucking bloody mess
Not an animal
It's an abortion

Body! I'm not animal
Mummy! I'm not an abortion

[Spoken]
Throbbing squirm,
gurgling bloody mess
I'm not a discharge
I'm not a loss in protein
I'm not a throbbing squirm

Fuck this and fuck that
Fuck it all and fuck a fucking brat
She don't wanna baby that looks like that
I don't wanna baby that looks like that
Body, I'm not an animal
Body, an abortion

Body! I'm not an animal
Body! I'm not an animal
An animal
I'm not an animal.....
I'm not an abortion.....

Mummy! 
Urgh!

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