Sometimes I really want to be alone
But that's one state I'm never in
Because I know that I've got millions upon millions
Of tiny, one-celled organisms living on my skin

(Germs) I rub and scrub until my flesh is raw and bleeding
(Germs) But they just come right back again
(Germs) I can't even see'em,
but I know they're up to something
Hey, don't touch that - you don't know where it's been!

They're all over me
They're inside of me
Can't get'em offa me
I'm covered with... microscopic bacteria
What do they want from me
What'll they do to me?
There's no escape for me
I'm crawling with... microscopic bacteria

Now if I ever dare to go to sleep
That's when they start their sneak attack
In the morning I wake up in utter horror
To find my teeth are covered with bacterial plaque

(Germs) Can't get those parasitic creatures off my face
(Germs) And there's more comin' every day
(Germs) I never said that they could camp out on my body
I wish they'd pack their tiny little bags and move away

They're all over me
They're inside of me
Can't get'em offa me
I'm covered with... microscopic bacteria
What do they want from me
What'll they do to me?
There's no escape for me
I'm crawling with... microscopic bacteria

They're creepin' around my shorts
They're under the bathroom sink
They're ridin' inside my car
They're swimmin' in every drink
They're hidin' between my toes
They're lurkin' in every kiss
I got'em way up my nose
In every orifice
I'm gonna show them who's boss
I'm gonna get even yet
Just gimme some Lysol spray
Just hand me a moist towelette
Don't tell me I'm paranoid
I know that they're after me
Look under the microscope
See??

They're all over me
They're inside of me
Can't get'em offa me
I'm covered with... microscopic bacteria
What do they want from me
What'll they do to me?
There's no escape for me
I'm crawling with... microscopic bacteria

They're all over me
I can feel'em all over me
Over every part of me
Microscopic bacteria
I know they're watching me
They're always watching me
They're coming after me
Microscopic bacteria
Won't somebody help me
Please sombody help me
You've got to believe me
They're out to get me
They wanna control me
They wanna destroy me
They're tryin' to kill me
It kind of upsets me


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a take-off on NIN much like Dare To Be Stupid was a take-off on Devo. It's a style parody.
    OpinionHeadon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlmost sounds like Terrible lie from NIN
    King Nothingon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the obsessive-compulsive paranoia of germs...
    JoshFon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know it's not a parody, but is this supposed to be a send up of Bon Jovi's music? The singing sounds kind of like Jon.
    Regos the Saneon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea, it's a parody of NIN. Cool song.
    PGMon August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it's a paradoy of NIN... The songs "Closer" and "Terrible Lie" from "The Downward Spiral" and "Pretty Hate Machine," respectively.
    PinkFloydrulezon June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, but Al doesn't make notes in the album booklet that this song is a parody of multiple NIN songs, its obvious if you're familiar with NIN
    River Wolfon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe doesnt make note of style parodies in the booklets, only parodies of specific songs
    avs2006on September 04, 2006   Link

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