There must be something that we can eat, maybe find another lover
Should I fly to Los Angeles, find my asshole brother
Mickey mouse has grown up a cow, Dave's on sale again
Kissy-kiss in the rearview, we're so bored you're to blame

Try to see it once my way
Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so
Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so

Raindogs howl for the century, a million dollars a steak
as you search for your demi-god, and you fake with a saint

There's no sex in your violence, there's no sex in your violence
There's no sex in your violence, there's no sex in your violence

Try to see it once my way
Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so

Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so

Everything's zen, everything's zen

I don't believe that Elvis is dead, yeah
I don't believe that Elvis is dead

I don't believe that Elvis is dead, yeah
I don't believe that Elvis is, Elvis is

There's no sex in your violence, there's no sex in your violence

There's no sex in your violence, There's no sex in your vi-----olence

Try to see it once my way
Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so

Try to see it once my way
Everything's zen, everything's zen, I don't think so

Zen
Zen

Well I don't think so, no I don't think so

Well I don't think so

Zen


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  • +4
    General Comment1)lmao...this song is NOT about Full House. Hell, any song could be about Full House if you smoke enough ganja!
    2) Im almost positive its not Minnie mouse, its MICKY mouse.
    I think rage.love is close.
    3)Its a poke at our Western culture:
    We want the biggie size meals, big cars, the hottest women, ect. "...another lover" Have u seen the divorce rates in the US?
    Micky mouse has grown up a cow is referring to business corporations. Disney World, like most american businesses have turned into money sucking whores.
    Yep, turn on the news or TV, what do u see? Violence, death, destruction. But we condemn sex to restricted adult channels.
    I dont believe that elvis is dead, he is making fun of us. After almost 50 years we still have Elvis wanna-bees and almost worship him. He's 'dead' physically, but not dead in spirit.
    Other parts are pretty vague. Fake with a saint is probably him saying how fake we are when it comes to religion. But I dont know his religious beliefs so idk.
    But Im pretty sure thats the drift, and not about Full House lol, although a fascinating attempt.
    outKast524on February 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti was just wondering if anyone could see the connection to david bowie.... in david bowie's song -life on mars?- one of his lyrics is mickey mouse has grown up a cow, and then i noticed that bush had used it and followed it with dave's on sale again and there has been mention before of how david is often considered a sell out cause he restablishes himself to fit with the current trend of popular music, so i wonder if he was in mind when gavin wrote this song...
    ilovedavidon July 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenteveryone is right. it's about drugs, western culture, david bowie, foo fighters, full house... although full house (*puke*) was set in San Fran, not LA. Saw Gavin playing live the other day. Small venue, played most of sixteen stone. One of the best shows ever.
    eminent_eddieon September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe that there are no comments for this song!! This was the first song Bush released, and one of the best. It just gets you so pumped up. And Nigel's guitar playing in this song is amazing. God, Im gonna miss him!
    ashley007on May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is choice! I love it! I noticed something in many of Bush's songs...they seem to repeat lyrics a lot. Anyone know why?
    tracieon June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy does Bush repeat lyrics in a lot of their songs? Just wondering...
    tracieon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBecause when somthing is important to a poet or a writer(important to the tone or meaning of the piece not important as in somthing special to them) they repat it so put more emphasis on the meaning or the word. thats why. oh and this is the baddest ass song, nigel is awesome and yes im gonna miss him too. isn't it ironic how depressing him leaving is compared to all of gavins songs. THEY'RE ALL FUCKING DEPRESSING!! sorry i just thought it fit. it kinda sums bush's mood up in one incident. god that sucks. sorry. oh and yes MORE PEOPLE SHOULD COMMENT! THAT IS THE POINT OF THIS SITE RIGHT!. anyway goodnight
    Dr Fishopolison June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy can't you just face it? gavin was making fun of david bowie
    seetheron July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of Bush's best songs - but I don't think this is about them getting high - Gavin is making fun of David Bowie though - GREAT SONG.
    WhiteWolfon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so congested and cluttered with imagery. i don't know what to think of it really. it's GREAT to listen to though, the meaning is just a little obscure, maybe purposely.
    NightNeverSleepson October 17, 2002   Link

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