Toronto Mike

When They Swore on the Radio


Is it me, or did they used to air more tunes with swear words on the radio than they do now?  I'm not talking about late night live-to-airs, I'm talking about middle of the day F bombs.

From memory, here are songs with swears I heard completely uncensored on CFNY / Edge 102 back in the day.  I always took a mental note when terrestrial radio aired swear words so these have been tattooed in my memory for a while now.

Green Day - Longview
They smell like shit and say you're fucking lazy

The Tragically Hip - Fireworks
They said you didn't give a fuck about hockey

Radiohead - Creep
They say you're so fuckin' special

Matthew Good - Hello Time Bomb
He's turning shit into solid gold

Nine Inch Nails - Closer
He wants to fuck you like an animal

The Violent Femmes - Add It Up
They wonder why they can't get just one fuck

Alanis Morrisette - You Oughta Know
She wonders if you're thinking of her when you fuck her

The Tragically Hip - At The Hundredth Meridian
They remember every single fucking thing they know

Maybe it's just that I listen to less radio now, but I could swear I used to hear more swears on the radio.

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