Skammentary: Written by Bob Marley, "Simmer Down" was the first hit for the Wailers, way back in '64. The Bosstones covered the song nearly a quarter century ago, in '93. I've long wanted to walk out on stage to "Simmer Down," in a late-night talk show-type format; I don't particularly want to be interviewed on late-night talk show, I just want my introduction to be accompanied by "Simmer Down."
"Simmer down, control my temper,
Simmer down, the battle will be hotter,
Simmer down, it's hard 'cause it hurts,
Simmer down, kick me off…"