"Grease Paint And Monkey Brains" as written by and Rob Wolfgang/reynolds Zombie....
Death is on the Midway
Gambling with souls
Roulette on the wire
Ace is in the hole
I sink beneath the feeling
Moon is in my hands

A crooked wheel of Twenty-One
I just don't understand, no!
Laugh, yeah, drown and Laugh
Your life is over
If God is the dealer
Why do we never win?

A bloody mix of silk and mud
That starts all over again
No, laugh, yeah,
Drown and Laugh,
Your life is over!

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Clowns, they scare
The children
Roll around the
The ring, The
Animals they
Want to kill
Anyone, anything
Laugh, yeah
Drown and
Laugh,
Your life is over!


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"Grease Paint and Monkey Brains" as written by John Tempesta Jay Noel Yuenger

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    General CommentWelcome to the circus from HELL. Very creepy and very good.
    murasaki_vchan21on December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the most hardcore metal ive ever heard.
    gearhead426on August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is how grotesquely fragile our mortal lives are. It's like a slot machine; everythings left to probability and chance, but in the end it's all gonna go back into casino. And the fact that a midway is notorious for sapping your money out of your pocket via a rigged game (life robbing you blind.)
    Hanayon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually kind of prefer the remix of this song on the supersexy swingin' sounds compilation. It sounds really really cool. Yeah Hanay, I think you're right with your meaning of this song. but no matter what the meaning of this song is, it's got an awesome psychadelic kick to it; I disagree with this being the most hardcore metal I've ever heard though...that would go to the up and coming band Zuckuss I believe.
    Star-Wars Themed Porno-Grind :D
    havana4saleon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line, "There's a lot of people who are running now. I could run. It's right to run," is from George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.
    ArchieButtleon January 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust knowing that his parents worked in a carnival when he was a kid and he witnessed a family friend getting hit in the face with a hammer when a riot broke out at the carnival...I feel like this song is referencing that a little with the imagery.
    kellylugosisdeadon September 30, 2015   Link

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