Edge of the World, by Faith No More

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The rock band Faith No More was formed in 1979 in San Francisco, California. It released its third studio album The Real Thing on June 20, 1989. I like its 11th and last track, a funny song titled “Edge of the World,” which was also released as a single in 1991. The band’s lead singer Mike Patton wrote the lyrics, while the the bass player Billy Gould, keyboard player Roddy Bottum and drummer Mike Bordin composed the music.

This humorous piece revolves around a man trying to attract a little girl, shown through the usual clichés about the middle-aged paedophile: “I’ll tell you a secret,” “Hey, little girl / Would you like some candy?,” “It’s not the point / That I’m forty years older,” and “I’ll do anything / For the little girlies.”

Here is the video from the band’s official YouTube channel:

I give below the lyrics from Genius:

Edge of the World

Come here, my love
I’ll tell you a secret
Come closer, now
I want you to believe it

I’ll tell you all the things
You want to hear
Don’t worry, baby
There’s nothing to fear

Hey, little girl
Would you like some candy?

Look into my eyes
I’ve seen it all
Hand in hand
Together we fall

We’ll sing and dance
And we’ll find romance
And we’ll stroll to the edge of the world

Come sit right down
Lay your head on my shoulder
It’s not the point
That I’m forty years older

You can trust me
I’m no criminal
But I’d kill my mother
To be with you
Be with you
Be with you
Be with you

Sing and dance
And we’ll find romance
And we’ll stroll to the edge of the world

Give me a smile
Let me see those pearlies
I’ll do anything
For the little girlies

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