Suffer Some

Suffer Some is a song written by Jane’s Addiction in early 1986, shortly after Dave Navarro and Steve Perkins joined. It was played live a number of times, usually as an intro to Pigs In Zen. While it was never recorded and released prior to the band’s 1991 break up, the ending of this song can be heard during the beginning of Pigs In Zen on Jane’s Addiction’s self-titled debut album.  A new version was recorded for the 2003 Strays album.

Lyrics

Strays version:

She’s so lucky that she had to suffer some
Left her happy home began to drink and slum
She’s got problems?
C’mon on name me one?
She makes problems
Like makin’ new friends

She had to suffer some
Be like everyone
Had to suffer some
She gets in free down at the Scream
Oh yeah

All night running through her living room
All her sucked up friends and daughter too
You poor mother! You cashed your little on in
For a three bag fill up and a new syringe

She had to suffer some
Be like everyone
Had to suffer some
Was in the pink now she’s in the blue
Oh yeah

And you know
She’s seen better days
Did you hear?
How far shes gone?
Far away
Far away
She’s gone far away
May be the last song you’ll be sung

Ain’t no sweet left in that emotion
She’s got problems
And more problems to come
‘Cause it’s worse than murder
That’s what you done
Now you go suffer!

Yeah she had to suffer some
Be like everyone
Had to suffer some
Was in the pink baby’s feeling blue?
Yeah she had to suffer some
Be like everyone
Had to suffer some
She gets in free
Always was a freak
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (18)

  • 1986/02/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Wilton House, The
  • 1986/08/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Co Co Club, The
  • 1987/01/22 - Los Angeles, CA, Cooperage Hall, University of California Los Angeles
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/04/01 - Los Angeles, CA, Lillian Way Studios
  • 1987/07/08 - Sacramento, CA, Cattle Club
  • 2002/07/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Rain In The Desert @ The Palm Resorts Casino
  • 2002/07/20 - San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
  • 2002/07/26 - Seoul, South Korea, Chamsil Stadium
  • 2002/08/31 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Costa Azul Beach
  • 2002/12/28 - Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 2002/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre, The
  • 2003/01/26 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theater
  • 2003/01/30 - Melbourne, Australia, Metro
  • 2003/02/05 - Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 2003/02/07 - Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
  • 2003/10/09 - Hamburg, Germany, Grosse Freiheit 36
  • 2003/11/10 - London, England, Covent Garden