"Demon Cleaner" as written by and Josh Homme....
I've got the demons in me
I've got to flush them all away
I feel the demons rage
I must clean them all away

Yeah (yeah)

Inside I see more,
Cobwebs in the way
The magic cleaner will
Shine his smile over me

I am the demon
Cleaner to save the day
I get the back one
Important they'll always stay

If only one thing that you'll know
Impostors from the show,
They'll try to trick you into
Normal treatment
Oh don't you listen to them say
Shush them all away
I am the demon cleaner
Madman of Encino
I am the the freedom bleeder
Standing naked here to say
I'm the only way

Lyrics submitted by SeasonS, edited by KyussLives

"Demon Cleaner" as written by Josh Homme

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  • +5
    General CommentApparently, Demon Cleaner is a song about... brushing your teeth. hahahah

    Garcia: Nobody knows that "Demon Cleaner" is about brushing your teeth. I didn't write that song; Josh wrote it, and it meant something totally different to me. But when it goes, "You get the back ones..." he's talking about brushing your teeth.

    Homme: I have a tooth obsession. I've had everything done to my teeth that you could have done. I used to dream about teeth all the time-I've had nightmares about them since I was a kid, like horrible night terrors. I even went the doctor about it, and that's why I hate going to sleep even to this day. I still always have nightmares. So I'd have this recurring dream where I'm getting my teeth pulled out and then I'd flash forward and I'd be in a giant mouth with these teeth bleeding everywhere. And I'd be cleaning these giant teeth while the blood was coming down and I'd be drowning in a sea of toothbrush foam and blood. So "Demon Cleaner" was this metaphor for, you know, you gotta keep yourself clean, you gotta keep yourself tight.
    TimmyHimselfon January 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCould this have anything to do with some jesus feelings?

    maby his Demons are his 'human' cravings for affection, Physical expression and to commit sin, considering he was both divine and mundane.

    While at the same time he had come to unite God's people, and rid the world of 'false' gods, or Demons. he sees himself as a 'Demon Cleaner', warning of the false promises they give you:

    ''Impostors from the show,
    They'll try to trick you into,
    Normal treatment,''

    ''Oh don't you listen to them say,
    Shush them all away''

    The lyrics sort of reflect his message of ''I am the way, al those who believe will never die''
    'I am the demon cleaner,
    Madman saver,'

    Brill song, whatever it means. Far be it from me to understand the mind of a genius
    RedCathal88on November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think It's about avoiding a soon- to -be bad trip
    Ultramegablownon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKyuss is a great, relatively underground band (although they arent together anymore). i reccomend getting a lot of their music... you really get into it.. they use heavy guitar distortion with very cool riffs and drumming. 2 thumbs up.
    SeasonSon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentscott.redder!!!!!!
    XquietxmindXon August 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song plays on the old "good and evil in all of us" theme. By the way, this song rocks my socks.
    Pyrrhonon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a song!!!!! (and video)
    uncletommyon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit always reminds me of alcohol as a way to make the demons get away. It cleans your body....in a way.... i mean this is how the song sounds to me. A sort of pro-alcohol song.....very odd view
    gosso kingon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, since the drugs influences are obvious with Kyuss, it *could * have something to do with a entheogenic plant ayahuasca, known by native Amazonians as "La Purga" - "The Purge" (due to its inducement of nausea and vomiting). Traditional ceremonies are held in which those who eat the plant purge themselves of evil spirits, before being "reborn". Of course, there are many psychotropic plants and substances that are taken in rituals like this (such as peyote), but it's just a thought.
    Viroon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttool have done a cover of this song
    Elinon February 06, 2005   Link

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