"The Shame of Life" as written by and R.j./haynes Ritchie....
I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
There were girls in the front
There were girls in the back
And there were girls pettin' squirrels
And there were squirrels smokin' crack
With an old Navy Seal and the DEA
And a loaded automatic just to blow me all away
With a dog drinkin' liquor from a hole in the sky
And a picture of a pitcher throwin' pitches at a guy
He had a problem with his sister and her 3D cups
And a brother with a shovel just to shake it all up

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test

Locomotive individual and a knuckle in a fight
And I was hidin' in the bushes but I couldn't stand the light
And he was highly indisputable the leader of the gang
Like a bullet in the freezer, bang bang

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test

Get down, get down get get dow dow dow down
Invisibility is a relative thing
Hah hah hah ha ha ha ha ha

I was all shaken up after I got shaken down
I was shakin' in the air
And I was shakin' on the ground
I was taken by the shaker who was preachin' to the crew
He was shakin' lots of bacon cookin' egg in his shoe
And awaken all the stereos began to sing a tune
Told us we were just a vision in a dream about a shoe
That was walkin' through a store
To find a needle for a soul
That had lost a little reason
Through a little tiny hole

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test
I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test


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"The Shame of Life" as written by Jeffrey Scott Coffey Gibson Jerome Haynes

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    General CommentWow it's really good that we can understand what the hell Gibby is saying on the later butthole surfers tracks.

    I think this song is about how everything breaks down into chaos sooner or later. And we should all be cool about it because there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

    There's a lot of people out there that take life way too seriously, and I think this song is about just getting down with the fun stuff once in a while, like girls and drugs, and not worrying about being a shallow asshole sometimes.

    The beat just rocks and the lyrics just let your mind wander around and makes you realize that you're not the only one thinking about strange and bizarre things.

    It's like slipping deeper into a dream without worrying about being alone.
    dontpanic42on September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes dontpanic42, this song is exactly that. It is how everything breaks into choas sooner or later.
    the Edgeon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is partly about Gibby's heroin addiction. Short anecdote, Gibby Haynes was in the same rehab centre as Kurt Cobain, where they discussed escape plans. The next day Cobain actually escaped and killed himself soon afterwards.
    Brown moseson April 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the girls and the money and the shame of life

    my shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life

    there were girls in the front and there were girls in the back
    and there were girls pettin' squirrels and there were squirrels smokin' crack
    with an old navy seal and the dea
    and the loaded automatic just to blow me all away

    with a dog drinkin' liquor from a hole in the sky
    and the picture of a pitcher throwin' pitches at a guy
    he had a problem with your sister and her 3D cups
    and a brother with a shovel just to shake it all up

    i love the girls and the money and the shame of life

    hop down to the people on the street where the fuzz in the navel make the people wanna eat

    my shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life

    get down to the level of the rest where the people on the street put the metal to the test

    locomotive in the bridge will land a knuckle in a fight
    and i was hidin' in the bushes but i couldn't stand the light
    and he was highly indisputable the leader of the gang
    like a bullet in the freezer bang, bang

    i love the girls and the money and the shame of life

    hop down to the people on the street where the fuzz in the navel make the people wanna eat

    my shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life

    get down to the level of the rest where the people on the street put the metal to the test

    get down, get down

    get-- get--
    dow-- dow-- dow-- down

    invisibility is a relative thing

    I was all shaken up after i got shaken down
    i was shakin' in the air and i was shakin' on the ground
    i was taken by the shaker who was preachin' to the crew
    he was shakin' lotsa bacon cook an egg in his shoe

    and believing all the stereos begin to sing a tune
    yo cuz we were just a vision in a dream about a shoe
    that was walkin' to the store to find a needle for a soul
    that had lost a little reason through a little tiny hole

    i love the girls and the money and the shame of life

    hop down to the people on the street where the fuzz in the navel make the people wanna eat

    my shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life

    get down to the level of the rest where the people on the street put the metal to the test

    i love the girls and the money and the shame of life

    hop down to the people on the street where the fuzz in the navel make the people wanna eat

    my shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life

    get down to the level of the rest where the people on the street put the metal to the test
    ultimate godon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really don't understand any of their songs, but I enjoy their music so...oh well!
    Livvy_deppon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGibby was never into heroin. He did (and presumably still does) enough LSD on a daily basis to make the Merry Pranksters look like choirboys.
    Bullzeyeon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere were girls pettin' squirrels and there were squirrels smokin' crack XD
    JediBumMasteron July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know what the French (I assume it's French) at the end says?
    Electrophileon October 01, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGibby didn't do heroin. You're fucking full of shit.
    Beavis46on July 02, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Comment@ beavis

    although he is clean off it now, by his own admission gibby was very much into heroin and was in rehab with cobain...look it up
    mr.von February 19, 2009   Link

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