He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)

29May10

Just come across the Grizzly Bear cover of this song, which sounds much more ominous and full of sadness than the original (originally performed by the Crystals and arranged by Phil Spector, it was written by Carole King and Geoffrey Goffin as a critique of domestic violence but often misunderstood as an endorsement). After discovering another singer was being beaten by her partner, when they asked her why she answered that his violence was rooted in his love for her. That old chesnut.

If he didn’t care for me
I could have never made him mad
But he hit me,
And I was glad.

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