You used to smile at me,
Give me something I need,
Bring me coffee or tea,
And call me pretty little bee

You split me in the head
You steal my butter and bread
You threw me out of my bed
And ask me, "Are you dead?"

Oh, I'll get ready in the chimney
Yeah, I feel
I'll get ready in the chimney; I feel
I'll get ready in the chimney; I feel

You used to smile at me,
Give me something I need,
Bring me coffee or tea,
And call me pretty little bee

You split me in the head
You steal my butter and bread
Throw me out of my bed
And ask me, "Are you dead?"
A-yeah-eah, a-yeah-eah

You used to smile at me
Give me something I need

Oh, I'll get ready in the chimney
Yeah, I feel
I'll get ready in the chimney; I feel
I'll get ready in the chimney; yes I'm again
Yes I'm again, yes I'm again
Yes I'm again, yes I'm again
Oh! Yes I'm again, yes I'm again

Yes I'm again, yes I'm again
(x4)

Oh, I'm aga-a-in


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    General CommentI have absolutely no ideea what this song is about. Anyone got a clue? Still, it sounds awesome, one of my favorite tracks from Can
    Yangon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's about a person high as fuck waiting to talk nonsense with another druggie, and in the process he feels he's floating up a chimney. lol i don't fucking know. that's my best guess.
    lazyoldsunon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree it could be about an intense relationship for damo or anyone for that matter. his style of writing is unique and beautiful. but lazyoldsun makes a wonderful insight as well. i don't think anyone could have put it more eloquently than lazy old sun.
    nuageon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell tbh, you just gotta admire the indian grooves and laugh at the lyrics that flow from Damo. It doesn't seem at all funny when you are at one with the song, oddly enough
    Shatakanon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's really sad to me... I thought he was saying, 'Bring me something I need, Bring me coffee or tea'
    tarzan05on January 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTo be honest, I always interpreted this as one of those "break-up" songs, however surreal...

    "You used to smile at me/Give me something I need/Bring me coffee or tea/And call me pretty little bee"
    Typical cohabitating, pet names, general affectionate how-d'you-do, but then...

    "You split me in the head/You steal my butter and bread/You threw me out of my bed/And ask me, "Are you dead?""
    Things go wrong; Damo's protagonist's significant other turns sour on them for no specific reason.

    "Oh, I'll get ready in the chimney/Yeah, I feel"
    He now feels so restricted and so scared that he can't go about the house, and is forced to do everything in secluded areas; hence, he's packing to leave, but he has to "get ready in the chimney". And what does he feel? Scared? Alone? Happy? Who knows? He won't say. Maybe he can't say.

    "Yes I'm again"
    Maybe this has all happened to him before. Maybe it's an oblique spiritual reference (reincarnation or suchlike; wouldn't be surprised with Can...).
    livingpencilon December 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it makes any difference whether Damo 'got' or 'had' religion when he sung the Vocals to Tago Mago - after all does it matter whether composers of older times such as Wagner, or Beethoven or Handel, Hayden or Elgar or Taverner were believers or not, they still made great music, and so did Can.
    simon14982on December 18, 2014   Link
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    General Commentgood shit.
    Caisentijeraon December 29, 2004   Link

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