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Song Name: Softcore Mutations

Artist: DEVO

Years Performed: 1979

Run Time: approx. 5:30

Writing Credits:

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

Song Connections: Going Under

Trivia / Info:

Early version of Going Under performed on the Duty Now for the Future tour in 1979. Features a lengthy intro, plus late 70s synthesizers and a guitar riff not present on the studio version.

Lyrics:

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 (x4)
Down under where the lights are low
To a place where the mutants go
Doing things I never heard 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
You put me in a situation (Whoooooaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaoooooo)
Going through softcore mutation (Goin' under)
Down under where the lights are low (Goin' under)
To a place called Club Dev-o (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
You put me in a situation (Whoooooaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaoooooo)
Going through softcore mutation (I'm goin' under)
[repeat last two verses]
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
You put me in a situation (Whoooooaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaoooooo)
Going through softcore mutation (Goin' under)
I'm goin' under (x7)

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