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Song Name: Going Under

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: New Traditionalists, Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace 12/9/88, New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle, Butch Devo And The Sundance Gig(As "Goin Under")

Year Released: 1981

Years Performed: 1979, 1981-1982, 1988-1990, 1996, 1999, 2005-present

Run Time: 3:28 (album version)

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh / Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale (lead), Mark Mothersbaugh (backing)

  • Vocal duties are reversed for all live performances

Alternate Versions: "Softcore Mutations" (opening song on the Duty Now for the Future tour), E-Z Listening version (performed on the Total Devo tour with vocals)

Demo Versions:

Song Connections: All Of Us (lyrics), NuTra Theme (similar drum beat, segues into during 1981-1982 performances)

Trivia / Info:Edit

Onstage Behavior:

Lyrics: Going Under - LyricWikia

Left home with a friend of mine
Gone two years and I don't know why
Now I'm happy all the time
I can't think and I'm feeling fine
Girl put me in a situation
Going through softcore mutation
Think you've heard this all before
Now you're gonna hear it some more
I know a place where dreams get crushed
Hopes are smashed, but that ain't much
Voluntary experimentation
Going through softcore mutation
I'm goin' under (x5)
Goin' under (x3)
Down under where the lights are low
To a place where all the mutants go
Doing things I never did before
Inside out and coming back for more
Little girl with the full red lips
Never knew it could be like this
You put me in a situation
Going through softcore mutation
Down under where the lights are low
To a place where all the mutants go
Doing things I never did before
Inside out and coming back for more
Little girl with the four red lips
Never knew it could be like this
You put me in a situation
Going through softcore mutation (Goin' under)
Down under where the lights are low (Goin' under)
To a place where all the mutants go (Goin' under)
Doing things I never did before (Goin' under)
Inside out and coming back for more (Goin' under)
Little girl with the four red lips (Goin' under)
Never knew it could be like this (Goin' under)
You put me in a situation (Goin' under)
Going through softcore mutation (I'm goin' under)
I'm goin' under (x7)

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DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's DEVO (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total DEVO (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1977) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Filmography
The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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