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"I'm the Man Who Murdered Love" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on and was released as a single for the 2002 album Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2).

The demo appeared as a B-side to the single and on the Wasp Star companion demo album, Homegrown, along with an early cassette version and a Tamla demo version.

An instrumental version appeared on the Wasp Star instrumental album, Waspstrumental.

Single tracklistingEdit

Limited edition singleEdit

  1. "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (album version)"
  2. "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (home demo)"
  3. "Didn't Hurt a Bit (home demo)" (Colin Moulding)

Promo singleEdit

  1. "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (album version)"
  2. "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love (callout hook)"

QuotesEdit

Andy: “If love is an ‘Eros’ like god, he would beg me to kill him, as he hasn't worked for centuries. I'd be doing mankind a good service. Nobody seems to need love anymore. The first one who says it sounds like Sheryl Crow is a goner.”

LyricsEdit

Album versionEdit

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?


He was begging on his bended knee

For me to put him from his misery

He hadn't worked at all this century

Said I'd do a job for all humanity


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?


I put a bullet in his sugar head

He thanked me kindly

then he lay down dead

Phoney roses blossomed where he bled

Then all the cheering angels shook my

hand and said


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

Oh It's the middle of the song

I'm guilty

And then I turned and said


There'll be no more pain

from broken hearts

And no more lovers to be torn apart

Before you throw me

in your dungeon dark

Your honour, they'll be putting statues up

In every park


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?


So dear public I'm here to confess

That I'm the one who freed us from this mess

Love won't be calling at your address

'Cause what you've never had you'll never miss,

I guess


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah, what do you think to that?


If you never, ever use it

You know you're gonna lose it

If you never, ever kiss it

How you ever gonna miss it?

Demo versionEdit

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?


He was begging on his bended knee

For me to put him from his misery

He hadn't worked at all this century

Said 'I do a service for humanity'


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?


Put a bullet in his sugar head

He thanked me kindly, then he lay down dead

Thorny roses blossomed where he bled

And all the cheering angels shook my hand and said...


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?


Oh! Yeah!

Oh! Yeah!

Oh! Yeah!

Oh! Yeah!

What do you think?


There'll be more pain from broken hearts

No more lovers to be torn apart

So don't throw me in your dungeon dark

You're unappealing, putting statues up in every park


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?


So dear public, I'm here to confess

I'm the one who freed us from this mess

Love won't be calling at your address

But what you've never had you'll never miss, I guess


I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?

I'm the man who murdered love

Yeah! What do you think to that?


What do you think to that? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

What do you think to that? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

What do you think to that? Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

What do you think to that? Yeah! Yeah!

What do you think to that? Yeah! Yeah!

What do you think to that? Yeah, I'm the man...

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