Permanent Waves

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file


Please call a doctor, I've been so depressed
That I think that I'm finally breakin'
I can't quite explain, I can't feel any pain
But I know that this time I'm not fakin'
Oh, what can it be, oh, inside of me

I saw my doctor he said man you look sick
He said I think you better do something quick
He checked me over and he said I was fit
What you need is a change, have a shave, find a chick
Your body functions but your hair's a disgrace
You shouldn't let it hang all over your face
Change your image 'cos you look out of place
Comb your hair, put on weight, try to look up to date
Why don't you put in some permanent waves
You'll look smooth, you'll look cool, you'll be laughing
You'll get lots of dates, you'll be made, you'll get laid
You'll get out and about, you'll be laughing
Oh, you'll be O.K. once you get those permanent waves

I was really up but now I'm down once again
I went out walking and it started to rain
My perm washed out it just got flushed down the drain
My neurosis returned, I'm a wreck once again
But wait 'til I get back my permanent waves
I'll be cool, I'll be smooth, I'll be laughing
I'll be all the rage in my permanent waves
And I'll start a new craze, I'll be laughing
Oh, I'll be O.K. once I get my permanent waves

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded 24-28 Oct, 1977 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Misfits 1978 Brazil Arista (EMI-Odeon) 31C064 61007 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Misfits 17 May, 1978 USA Arista AL 4167 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Misfits 19 May, 1978 UK Arista SPARTY 1055 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Misfits Dec 1981 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL1-070 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Misfits 12 Jul, 1988 USA Arista ARCD-8069 CD
Misfits 24 Nov, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79726-2 CD
Misfits 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79802 SACD (hybrid)
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