Matt's the man
He's got a plan
Matt's the man
With a purple crayon
Matt's the man
He's got a plan
He'll take out Dan
With a frying pan

Don't go in that darkened basement
Don't go near that darkened basement
There's monsters in that darkened basement
They'll eat you alive

Matt's the man
He's got a band
He's got a band
'Cause he's better than stan
Matt's the man
He's got a band
He's got a band
With a lot of fans

Don't go in that darkened basement
Don't go near that darkened basement
There's monsters in that darkened basement
They'll eat you alive

(does anybody have a lozenge? lozenge?)

Matt's the man
He's got a plan
Matt's the man
With a purple crayon
Matt's the man
He's got a band
He's got a band
With a lot of fans

Don't go in that darkened basement
Don't go near that darkened basement
There's monsters in that darkened basement
They'll eat you alive


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Darkened Basement song meanings
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    General CommentThe song's all about how Matt is the frontman of this band.
    "He's the man/he's got a plan" refers to the fact that he leads the band and controls it. He makes the decisions.
    "Matt's the man/with a purple crayon" refers to his abstract way of drawing the world around him, with a purple crayone, rather than a pen, or pencil.
    "He'll take out dan/with a frying pan" means he'll take out whoever's in his way. In an interview with the crowd's guitarist, it was said that Dan was their ex-manager, and when he had too much control, Matt dropped him.
    "Don't go in that darkened basement" has to do with the fact that matt is paranoid. he's somewhat crazy.
    "There's monsters in that darkened basement" speaks of his inner demons.
    "They'll eat you alive" means when matt gets crazy, he'll do anything, maybe kill.
    "He's got a band/'Cause he's better than Stan" is a reference to his boyhood rivalry with a classmate, Stan. Stan was always doing things better than Matt, and finally when Matt got his band going and they got popular, he won their competition type thing.
    "Does anybody have a lozenge? lozenge?" is because he screams out this song and it hurts his throat.
    The rest of it just repeats.
    staplegunshyon June 01, 2002   Link

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