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Kill V. Maim by Grimes
from Art Angels
Released November 6, 2015
Length 4:06
Writer(s) Grimes
Producer(s) Grimes
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Grimes - Kill V. Maim

Kill V. Maim is a song from Grimes' fourth solo studio album Art Angels, being the sixth track off the album and second promotional single. A music video for the song was released on January 19, 2016.

Background

Kill V. Maim is Grimes' favorite track off the album. She told Q Magazine the following about the song: "Kill V. Maim is written from the perspective of Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part II. Except he's a vampire who can switch gender and travel through space".

Video

The music video was directed by Grimes and her brother Mac Boucher, and features her driving a tricked-out pink car, dancing at a blood-soaked rave, and wearing black wings in the style of Natalie Portman in Black Swan. The video also references various pop culture motifs including Anime, Law & Order, and Blade.

Lyrics

I got in a fight, I was indisposed
I was in, despite all the wicked prose
But I'm only a man, and I do what I can

I got friends in high places
I get out for free
I got in a fight but they don't know me
Cause I'm only a man
And I do what I can

B-E-H-A-V-E
Arrest us
Italiana mobster
Looking so precious
B-E-H-A-V-E
Never more
You gave up being good when you declared a state of war

Eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh
Are you going to the party? Are you going to the show?

Cause I'm only a man, do what I can, oh
Cause I'm only a man, do what I can
Are you going to the party? Are you going to the show?

I did something bad, maybe I was wrong
Sometimes people say that I'm a big time bomb
But I'm only a man
And I do what I can

B-E-H-A-V-E
Arrest us
Italiana mobster
Looking so precious
B-E-H-A-V-E
Never more
You gave up being good when you declared a state of war

Eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh
Are you going to the party? Are you going to the show?

Cause I'm only a man, do what I can, oh
Cause I'm only a man, do what I can
Are you going to the party? Are you going to the show?

Oh, the fire it's all right
Cause we can make 'em all go crazy
We can make 'em wanna die
Oh, the fire it's all right
The people touch it
I can't touch it
Even though it's mine

Eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh eh
I don't behave, I don't behave, oh
(Are you going to the party? Are you going to the show?)

Cause I'm only a man, do what I can, oh
Cause I'm only a man, do what I can

B-E-H-A-V-E
Arrest us
Italiana mobster
Looking so precious
B-E-H-A-V-E
Never more
You gave up being good when you declared a state of war

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