Add It Up is the fourth track from the Violent Femmes self-titled debut album.
Lead singer, songwriter, violinist and guitarist Gordon Gano reflects on the writing of the song: "I was in my bedroom -- that's where I wrote it -- feeling frustrated. I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. It just happened to feel good lyrically . . . and it still does."
The song's title was used for a Violent Femmes compilation album, Add It…
Day after day
I will walk, and I will play
But the day, after today
I will stop, and I will start