SUGABABES | Hole In The Head

LYRICS:

Seven hours since you went away
Eleven coffees, Rickki Lake on play
But late at night when I'm feeling blue
I'd sell my ass before I think of you

Seven hours since you closed the door
Started a diet, got a manicure
Erased your number from my telephone
And if you call me I won't be at home

He said...

Why'd you cry
For the guy
Say goodbye
Runaway
Why'd you cry
For the guy
Say goodbye
I said ok, 'cos...

Ooh, won't you miss me like a hole in the head
Because I do boy,
And it's cool boy
And ooh, bet you never thought I'd get out of bed
Because of you boy,
Such a fool boy

Eleven hours on a brand new day
I'm getting ready to go out and play
It's late at night, I'm caught in a groove
I'd kiss my ass before I'm feeling blue

Seven hours, what you calling for?
A bunch of flowers and I slam the door
You're in my face, sorry what's your name?
Takes more than begging to reverse my brain
'cos...

Ooh, won't you miss me like a hole in the head
Because I do boy,
And it's cool boy
And ooh, bet you never thought I'd get out of bed
Because of you boy,
Such a fool boy

I'm through with it
Over it
Not having it
Crazy sh*t
Not feeling this
Can't deal, I quit
No more, No more
I'm through with it
Not having it
This crazy sh*t
Not feeling it
Can't deal with it
No more, I quit
No more, no more

Breaking off the ...
A brand new day has just begun
Just because you made me go "ooh"
Doesn't mean I'll put up with you
Don't you dare come back
Can't u see I wont take that?
I ain't crying over you
Better fill your head up like I told you

Why'd you cry
For the guy
Say goodbye
Runaway
Why'd you cry
For the guy
Say goodbye
I said ok, 'cos...

Ooh, won't you miss me like a hole in the head
Because I do boy,
And it's cool boy
And ooh, bet you never thought I'd get out of bed
Because of you boy,
Such a fool boy (such a fool)

Ooh, won't you miss me like a hole in the head
Because I do boy (I do)
And it's cool boy (yeah it's cool)
And ooh, bet you never thought I'd get out of bed
Because of you boy, (I do boy)
Such a fool boy (such a fool)

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Three (2003)
Hole In The Head (2003) CD-S

x Written by Brian Higgins/ Miranda Cooper/ Tim Powell/ Nick Coler/ Niara Scarlett/ Keisha Buchanan/ Mutya Buena/ Heidi Range.
Published by Xenomania Music/ Warner Chappell Music Ltd/ EMI Music Ltd/ / Universal Music Publishing.
Produced by Brian Higgins, Xenomania and Jeremy Wheatley for 365 Artists at the Town House Studios.
Keyboards: Brian Higgins.
Keyboards, programming: Tim Powell.
Guitar, programming: Nick Coler.
Guitars: Shawn Lee.

x About the song, Keisha Buchanan said: "'Hole in the Head', basically, we didn't think about it. When we went into the studio it was pretty much the same thing. We just went in and Brian Higgins had already written the chorus for 'Hole and the Head' and we just went in and wrote our verses and that was it. And obviously the meaning of the song is basically about a girl or a guy being in a relationship with someone and then breaking up. It's like you're upset for a while but you get over it and you realise that you can do better. That's basically it.
And normally when we go in we listen to the backing track and vibe off and write what we're feeling that day."

REVIEWS:
x Merely just very good in comparison to heart-stirring earlier singles like "Overload", "Soul Sound", and "Freak Like Me", the Sugababes' "Hole in My Head" is still another crisp, smart, me-first pop shuffle. The song's skanking acoustic guitar sounds not unlike "Like I Love You" (or the new Britney single), and coupled with a trance-esque gurgling sound it's almost like micro-tAtU. We're still pretty far from putting a fork in the Sugababes but as far as this year's Brit Chart Pop goes, it's Girls Aloud that are dishing out the most satisfying hits. Scott Plagenhoef

x If you don't believe that girl groups can have edge, check out Hole in the Head. This track is soulful, feisty and totally catchy all at the same time. Kidz World

x It's infectious, catchy and above all contains the now familiar Sugababes trademark attitude. This is amplified by the stormy, yet cool mood of the lyrics about a relationship bust-up and the fact they don't care anyway. All three girls sound great on the vocals with simple but effective multi-layered harmonies. Musically, the various bursts of guitar and trademark reverse cymbals sound great with a synth counter rhythm going on. The rhythm is almost ska like in its composition and has a slightly dreamy quality with multi-layered vocals in the chorus. Great song. Daniel Gee

x From UK garage they may have come, but the Sugababes inexorable journey to the very heart of the mainstream is one of the most satisfying pop phenomenons. Difficult to see how they can again top the majesty of 'Freak Like Me' of course, but 'Hole In The Head' nonetheless showcases their twin strengths. For one, a great choice of material. For another, their talent for singing the most upbeat tune like a motorway service station cashier speaking through a perspex vent. It's a trick that works excellently here: kind of an I will survive sort of song, 'Hole In The Head' taps into the driving guitar-led rhythm so popularised by Basement Jaxx, adapting it to their own ends, and doing so very well indeed. Will work even better, one would think, with a display of the trio's inept Bananarama-esque dancing in big shoes. NME

LINKS:
x video on YouTube
x Wikipedia page

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