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 Up (1981-1993).
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