GRACE JONES / “I’ve Done It Again”

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4 Responses to “GRACE JONES / “I’ve Done It Again””

Richie Says:
July 13th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Just came across your blog, was searching for the meaning behind “I’ve done it Again” as well. Any more elaboration as it’s recently become one of my favorite songs. If not, then I guess the best part about it is coming across your page. Really dope page.


sami Says:
August 1st, 2009 at 3:55 am

i’ve done it again as well, but not for a while anymore. And so did a good friend of mine recently too, infact your blog post inspired me to send him the track by email as a little reminder. (Although he knows very well he’s been a bad boy.) Anyway, Grace is good, no better than good, and nightclubbing is bad- bad meaning good :-). thanks for the post, her work deserves it.

Caleb Howarth Says:
November 17th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

It’s been 22 years since I bought my first Grace Jones !cassette tape!, which happened to be Nightclubbing. Of late, and for no reason i can point to, I’d been wondering of Grace was still around, only to surf my way to the AMAZING, INCREDIBLE Corporate Cannibal song/video. Grace is SO still around! Yet of all her work, old and new, the first song I then remembered (and wanted badly) was “I’ve done it again.” Her soaring vocals in “Again” have stuck in the back of my mind like a map to buried treasure. It was fantastic to read your exploration of this haunting classic…thanks!

iain Says:
May 18th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

I’ve Done It Again is not the complex song you think it is – it was written in the late 1970s, by the divine MARIANNE FAITHFULL, and her collaborator Barry Reynolds, and it is simply a song expressing great world-weariness, a cry from the heart of someone who’s seen everything, done everything. The “historical” references are metaphors for a long life deeply lived. Jenny Lind was also known as “The Swedish Nightingale” and was a beloved opera singer in the early years of the 20th century. “White Fang” is a novel by Jack London about a wolf surviving in the brutal Alaskan winter (and it’s a book everyone should read). Jack London was, also, a sailor – one who “charted all the courses”. I agree that it’s a wonderful song, haunting and touching and celebrating survival. It’s just a shame that Marianne herself never released a recording.

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