I wish you could've been a fly on the wall
When I was 12 years old
Crying over my homework
I would've slit my wrist if it wasn't for
Rock and roll
Rock and roll
In the spirit of Kenneth Anger
I put a curse on you
Lois baby
This is for you

I think I'll call you
Virginia Woolf
I'd rather be a dandy
Than another boring girl
With an acoustic guitar
With an acoustic guitar
Lemuria rising
Lemuria rising
Lois baby
This is for you

I think I'll call you
Virginia Woolf

In the spirit of Kenneth Anger
I mean what I say
In the spirit of Kenneth Anger
I mean what I say
In the spirit of Eddie Spaghetti
We do what we do
In the spirit of Eddie Spaghetti
We do what we do
Lois baby
I put a curse on you
I put a curse on you
Lois baby
This is for you

I think I'll call you
Virginia Woolf
I put a curse
I put a curse on you
I put a curse on you
I put a curse on you


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    General CommentWhoever submitted the lyrics here, did a terrible job rendering them... anyway.

    "Lemuria" is a fabled lost island, along the same lines of Atlantis. According to legend, it was situated in the Indian ocean. Lemuria sunk into the sea, and the remnant of it is Madagascar. Lemuria was named because of supposition that it was the original home of the Lemurs (primitive primates that live only on Madagascar)

    Virginia Wolfe was a woman who was famed for having a very sharp tongue (read - good at insulting others). Kenneth Anger was an experimental filmmaker, and Eddie Spaghetti is the outspoken bassist of a band called the Supersuckers, whom I've never had a chance to listen to.

    This song is subtler than a lot of the Murder City Devils lyrics. Fields of Fire, for example, is my favorite song of theirs, but it's easy to understand what they're talking about. This one, on the other hand...

    Seems to me that Spencer's singing about how he plays his music the way he wants to. Lines like "I'd rather be a dandy than another boring girl with an acoustic guitar" and "in the spirit of Eddie Spaghetti, we do what we do" seem to say that he's not really all that concerned with what other people think. The opening lines are his decision to play this way in the first place.

    I haven't yet figured out what the lines about Lois mean, or why Lemuria is relevant to the lyrics... join in, people. This is one of MCD's most underrated songs, and deserves the attention.
    Psicofreak667on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAdding to PsicoFreak667, Kenneth Anger was widely known for being really into the supernatural/Aleister Crowley/Church of Satan, and one of his most famous films was called Scorpio Rising (he made another called Lucifer Rising which I think he worked with Jimmy Page on, who was also really into Crowley).

    Anger's also well known for writing "Hollywood Babylon," which was about Hollywood scandal & corruption and was really well known in his films for poking fun at popular culture with tons of camp. But I'm guessing the Anger reference probably has more to do with Scorpio/Lucifer Rising.
    darksparkleson December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really underrated, and its meaning pretty cryptic. Psicofreak makes a lot of good points. I would also add that Virginia Wolfe & Kenneth anger were two very contravercial figures who also did things their own way.
    On a personal note, i love this song because i was that kid, crying over my homework, who would've slit my wrists if it wasnt for Rock n Roll. Fucking Brilliant.
    MD01GEISTon March 12, 2010   Link

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