Rabid (Over You) – rock song by The Damned

  

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Rabid (Over You) is a 1980 science fiction and horror-themed rock song by British punk-goth-psychedelic band The Damned. The song – composed by Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Levien – appeared on the B-side of the band’s ‘White Rabbit’ single, the latter being a boisterous cover of Jefferson Airplane’s 1967 hit, issued initially by Chiswick Records and then Big Beat. ‘Rabid (Over You)’ was intended as a single itself but Chiswick were apparently concerned that it was too raucous despite its melodic chorus and swirling synth sound.

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The song has subsequently appeared on a Best of compilation titled ‘Another Great Record by The Damned’, as an extra track on a remastered reissue of ‘The Black Album’ and as part of ‘The Chiswick Singles – And Another Thing’ compilation CD.

Lyrics:
I read about a bug eyed mad dog
Taking London in a storm
I heard about a blue eyed heroine
Screaming out for help
I held my breath as tentacles
Came through the cabin door
And timing forces slipped a cross
The traitor’s sticky core

I was just a hero of the human race
But monsters keep on trying
To take control of space

I heard about a brand new movie
That took the world by storm
People said the effects were groovy
The plot was much the norm
The garbage was whiter than white
The villain mostly dark
The hero was enlightened by light
Dogs began to bark

I was just a hero of the human race
But monsters keep on trying
To take control of space

You treat me like a dog
Give me a bone to chew
Frothing at the mouth
Frothing all over you
Yeah I get rabid over you
I’m kind of rabid over you
I’m kind of rabid over you

Your daddy’s got a gun
He’s gonna put me down
Compliments of public health
Horror teenage town
I’ve been bitten over you
I’m kind of rabid over you
I’m kind of rabid over you

Rabid rabid rabid

I can’t stand the rain (rabid)
Water on the brain (rabid)
I’m kind of rabid over you
I just gotta hide (rabid)
I wanna bite (rabid)
I’m kind of rabid over you

I can’t stand the rain (rabid)
Water on the brain (rabid)
I’m kind of rabid over you
We just gotta hide (rabid)
All I wanna bite (rabid)
I’m kind of rabid over you

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