"Public Menace, Freak, Human Fly" as written by and Spider Powerman 5000....
I know a man-his face is like plastic
Stretch smile wide, it's elastic
I know a girl she can fill up a room
1200 pounds, footsteps of doom
I know a machine man he's X-51
Harder than steel-his fists they're
Like machine guns
I know a guy bend a fork with his mind
The three-eyed baby, she is not blind

From mud hut to skyscraper in the
wink of an eye
Back again just as fast
Public menace, freak, human fly

I know the rat boy he does the rat dance
Born with a tail
He had to cut a hole in his pants
I know the slug of the slime of the
Slug of the worm man
Couldn't walk a step, but he
Dreamed that he ran
I know the skeleton girl she'll play
A song on her bones
Creak the high notes and rattle
Those low tones

From mud hut to skyscraper in the
wink of an eye
Back again just as fast
Public menace, freak, human fly

Dollar a look
Dollar a look
Dollar a look
Dollar a look


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"Public Menace, Freak, Human Fly" as written by Powerman 5000 Spider

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    General CommentSome of the characters in this song remind me of characters in "Cirque Du Freak". The skeleton girl reminds me of Alexander Ribs, the 1200 pound girl reminds me of Rhamus Two Bellies, the machine man reminds me of Gertha Teeth, as her teeth and his fists are stronger than steel, and in the movie, the rat boy reminds me of Rebecca, the monkey girl, who is Darren's movie girlfriend. It sounds like it's about the existence of freak shows and how greedy confidence people con people into thinking that these people are freaks and were made to be gawked at by the public ("Dollar a look"). However, some people claim that the freaks had work to do that they got paid to do, so it's really a paradox about the freakish conditions. They say that the people in the song plus other freaks would be on disability or have reality shows if they lived in these times.
    seeingon December 12, 2015   Link

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