Fuck the Pain Away

Peaches

About Fuck the Pain Away

"Fuck the Pain Away" is a song by Canadian electronic artist Peaches. It appears on her second album The Teaches of Peaches, released in 2000 on Kitty-Yo. It became her breakthrough song and has since remained her signature song. Its widespread licensing in films as well as numerous official and unofficial cover versions (including a notable cover by of Montreal) has led to a sustained popularity for the song.


Year:
2000
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Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me, 
Callin me, all the time like blondie 
Check out my chrissy behind
It's fine all of the time 
Like sex on the beaches,
What else is in the teaches of peaches? huh? what?

Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me,
Callin me, all the time like blondie 
Check out my Chrissy behind
It's fine all of the time
What else is in the teaches of peaches?
Like sex on the beaches. huh? what?

huh? right. what? uhh.
huh? what? right. uhh.
huh? what? right. uhh.
huh? what? right. uhh.

SIS IUD, stay in school cause it's the best.
IUD SIS, stay in school cause it's the best.
IUD SIS, stay in school cause it's the best.
IUD SIS, stay in school cause it's the best.

Suckin' on my titties like you wanted me,
Callin me, all the time like blondie 
Check out my chrissy behind
It's fine all of the time.
What else is in the teaches of peaches?
Like sex on the beaches. huh? what?

F*ck the pain away. F*ck the pain away. [Repeat: x8]

huh? what? right. uhh. huh? what? right. uhh.
What else in the teaches of peaches, like sex on the beaches.
huh? what? right. uhh.

F*ck the pain away. F*ck the pain away. [Repeat: x4]

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Peaches

Merrill Beth Nisker (born November 11, 1966), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding traditional gender norms and for their use of sexually explicit lyrics. She plays her own instruments for her songs, programs her own electronic beats, and produces her own albums. more »

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Written by: Merrill Nisker

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11 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Peaches" is the stage name for Merrill Nisker, a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist known for her provocative lyrics and stage presence.
Album
"Fuck the Pain Away" is one of the key tracks on Peaches's full-length debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches," which was released in 2000.
Musical Style
The song showcases Peaches's use of minimalist, electronic-based music, featuring little more than a catchy drum machine beat and the singer's vocals.
Lyrical Content
The song's explicit lyrics revolve around themes of sexual freedom and exploration, generating both controversy and praise for their boldness.
Pop Culture Impact
"Fuck the Pain Away" has been featured in numerous movies, television series and commercials, including the opening credits for the film "Lost in Translation," in an episode of "The Handmaid's Tale," and on an Outback Steakhouse commercial notably cleaned up to say 'Rock the Steakhouse'.
Iconic Line
The opening line of the song, "Sucking on my titties like you wanted me," became a widely-quoted lyric, often used to exemplify the song's frank sexuality.
Music Video
Unlike her later videos, the official music video for "Fuck the Pain Away" is relatively simple, featuring Peaches her cat and off-center captions radiating earrings with lyrics of the songs added to it.
Critical Reaction
While the song was received positively by critics for its bold and empowering message, it also generated controversy due to its explicit lyrics.
DIY Production
The entire album, including "Fuck the Pain Away," was created using a Roland MC-505, demonstrating Peaches' DIY ethos and minimalist approach to music production.
Legacy
While it did not chart on its release, "Fuck the Pain Away" became a cult hit and is credited with helping popularize the electroclash movement of the early 2000s. Peaches herself later became a symbol of empowerment within the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities.
Samples
The song contains a notable sample from the 1969 song "More Bounce to the Ounce" by the funk band Zapp.

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