Richard hell the voidoids blank generation love comes in spurts - Richard Hell And The Voidoids - Light Of The World lyrics.


Of the first wave of punk acts that emerged from CBGB in New York City, Richard Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the smartest and most cutting lyricist, and while he had a real gift for turning a memorable phrase, there was a lot more to his work than that. "Love Comes in Spurts," which Hell first performed during his brief tenure with the Heartbreakers and later revived as the opening track of his first album with the Voidoids, sounds like the title to some bit of semi-clever sexual humor. But a quick scan of the lyrics proves that Hell's real subject wasn't Eros so much as the maddening search for validation through a relationship. As Robert Quine's shrapnel-bursts of guitar explode around him, Hell spits, in a voice that splits the difference between rage and hurt, "I was a child/Who wanted love that was wild/Though tight as slow motion/But crazed with devotion," capping off the first verse with the bitter declaration, "I was 14 and a half/And it wasn't no laugh." When the title line is shouted out by Hell and his bandmates in the chorus, it's made obvious that this song isn't about sex, it's about love that arrives in measures too few and far between to ease the pain of a harsh and abrasive world. And if that sounds a bit sensitive for a punk rock song, well, in this performance Hell proves that sharing your feelings doesn't have to sound wimpy. While many writers have accused Richard Hell of nihilism in his lyrics, "Love Comes in Spurts" can certainly be used to support the argument that his best music instead reflects the mind of a truly frustrated romantic.


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