"Grey Matter" as written by and Danny Elfman....
They say you're stupid
That you're too young to vote
They say you'll swallow anything
That they shove down your throat

They say you can't think
That you haven't got a brain
That you're just there to listen
That you're just being trained

CHORUS
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head
There's something inside your head

They say you lost the ability to even think
That your tiny little brain
Slipped down the kitchen sink

They say that you'll buy anything
That they turn your way
That you'll listen to everything
That they decide to play

CHORUS
Grey matter grey matter ooh . . .
Grey matter grey matter ooh . . .
Grey matter grey matter ooh . . .
Grey matter grey matter ooh . . .

BRIDGE
I think you like it--like it
To be told what to do--isn't that true
I think you're better--better--better off
Stone cold dead--without your head

They say you're stupid
That you're too young to vote
They say you'll swallow anything
That they shove down your throat

If they say lie down, you'll do it
If they say--buy it now--you'll do it
If they say--turn around--you'll do it
If they say--hit the ground--you'll do it
If they say--bite the big weenie--you'll do it
If they say--wasn't that good--you'll do it
If they say--bend over baby--you'll do it
If they say--take it and like it--you'll do it

CHORUS



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"Grey Matter" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentIt's an indictment of the human 'sheep' mentality. It's asking why don't people think for themselves, and accuses us of not even trying to ("I think you like it").

    Why has no-one else commented? This song is effing brilliant.
    charlieSometimeson January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt IS brilliant. It seems like a pretty impassioned plea for people to think for themselves and it reminds me a lot of "freedom of choice" by Devo.
    enuma elishon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits an awesome song, but its kinda sad that there are people out there who don't know when to stand up and say "hey, im not taking this crap". so this song is basically saying if ur not gonna stand up for yourself, theyr gonna tell you that ur an idiot. theyll tell u to bend over and f*uck u in the ass sadly..
    basedcorianderon June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI envision it as more of a youth rebellion song, with the mass saying "Hey, what are you worth in society?" The same basic "I'm not taking this crap" song as other suggestions
    CheddarBlockson January 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. New wave at its best!

    My thoughts:

    I believe it's called Grey Matter because, back then, it came out a disk to expand the possibilities of the famous keyboard "Yamaha DX-7", called "Grey Matter E! Card". Most of the sounds used in this song come from a DX-7...
    hypernovaon December 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised no one brought up that there's a part in your brain called the grey matter.
    Some say that if the center of the grey matter is enlightened, you will no longer be tempted by "Them" (media, government, FBI, whoever runs the nation).
    You will be free from the flock. Otherwise, you're just another slave/sheep of society.
    wortheniaon April 11, 2013   Link

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