"The Statue Got Me High" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
The statue got me high
The statue got me high
The monument of granite sent a beam into my eye
The statue made me die
The statue made me die
It took my hand it killed me and it turned me to the sky

The stone it called to me
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
A rock that spoke a word
(An animated mineral it can be heard)

And though I once preferred a human being's company
They pale before the monolith that towers over me

The statue got me high
The statue got me high
The truth is where the sculptor's chisel chipped away the lie
The statue made me fry
The statue made me fry
My coat contained a furnace where there used to be a guy

The stone it called to me
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
A rock that spoke a word
(An animated mineral it can be heard)

And as the screaming fire engine siren filled the air
The evidence had vanished from my charred and smoking chair
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high

And now it is your turn
(Your turn to hear the stone and then your turn to burn)
The stone it calls to you
(You can't refuse to do the things it tells you to)

And as the screaming fire engine siren fills the air
The evidence will vanish from your charred and smoking chair
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high
And what they'll find is just a statue
Standing where the statue got you high


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"The Statue Got Me High" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI think y'all are thinking too hard. Some TMBG songs are hard to understand (Everybody Wants a Rock, Someone Keeps Moving My Chair) and some are easier (Birdhouse in Your Soul) but I think this one requires no interpretation. This one should be taken at face value. It's just a narrative of a spooky/goofy science fiction/fantasy story. Particle Man could be interpreted at face value too, but it has some more mysterious bits that crave explaining (Universe Man, Person Man). This doesn't have anything like that.
    Burgesson April 18, 2012   Link

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