"Mrs. Blaileen" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
Mrs. Blaileen - she was a sixth grade teacher
And she controlled the children
By using humiliation.
The target always seemed to be Donny.

He was a bit slower than the others.
When he was quite young
His mother died at the kitchen table
While choking on some food.

The fashion of the day
Was bleach and tied Levi's.
Donny decided to make some,
But he didn't know to rinse them.

So he came to school a reekin'.
Bleach stenched filled the classroom.
Mrs. Blaileen began to chastise.
She made him feel like an asshole

Two feet small.
Oh what a lonely boy.
Don and Ronald
They always stuck together

For they were a bit different than the others
And they were as tight as brothers
Then Ronald moved away.
Now Steven

He was year or two younger
And he really thought he was something.
He liked to harass other children
Or anyone he found outnumbered.

Alone Don walks from fishing.
Steven and his friend they stop him.
They took his hat and they taunt him,
Pimp-slap him with a newspaper.

Don lunged forward with his fish knife
Then ran all the way home weeping.
He gave his knife to his father and
Said I think I hurt Steve.
Oh what a lonely boy.

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"Mrs. Blaileen" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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  • +1
    General CommentShitty childhood, horrible teacher, getting picked on, lessons learned. Les, your childhood must have sucked.
    bugmenoton October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut look what he turned out to be!
    JAStewarton December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are some of my favourite Les lyrics. People treated me like shit a lot and still do in school, not this bad though but then again its just a story. Its about a kid who takes loadsa crap and just bursts into a ball of anger one day.
    El Moeon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby far the best song to use the phrase "pimp-slap"
    Levitator89on June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of the songs on this album in particular (and Frizzle Fry?) refer to his personal experiences, though I think there's a metaphor here about the innocence of youth (e.g. what he said to his father), how someone can be corrupted easily or mentally scarred/affected or whatever when their young, lonliness and reacting when and pent-up feelings.
    Baudson July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEl moes description sounds right. He gets Picked on at school, his mom died choking, his teacher even picks on him, one day he goes crazy and kills the kid who was picking on him. great song though!
    Chris Ron August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm...obviously a kid mistreated, and having alot of shit thrown at him and nothing to clean it off. Sad really, because there are problems like this in the world that happen every day
    BGG_001on October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLevitator89, YES!!!
    Kyle Chizeckon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is based on a true story. i know a guy who went to elementary school with les and this is a literal story translated.
    JakeFatalon May 28, 2011   Link

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