This is a story about a little man named Rodney.....
Just went along with his pathetic, lonely life. Even when he went to school, Teacher said "jump" and he jumped and he jumped and he jumped. He fell on the floor.

.....

It was not to be, the world for him to see. Mercy. Oh, Mercy.

He wanted to go somewhere, relax for a while. Went to work on a boat as a cabin boy. "Get on your knees and scrub the decks, I wanna see you sweating, Make sure you're in my cabin at around 'alf past ten this evening."

He didn't like this one bit, HE'S GOTTA GET ANOTHER JOB! So he jumped off the boat and swam to the shore to work in a beach at a bar. He met a chick working there, just like him. Not too pretty, not too pretty! Sad and lonely... just like him. They went to the cinema together and then...went to his room, went to his room and made sweet lovin' to each other's only friend.

Night after, he walked out of his room, heard a voice shout...

Barman:" GO PICK THE DEAD RATS OUTTA THE DRAIN!"

First day, but it's ok. But Rod doesn't do anything just sits there. He thinks: "Fuck it, I'll put up with this shit, I've got a girl and a friend I don't need nothing else".

Barman: "How you doing my good friend? You like the ladies, eh? I see you have good taste. Miranda very nice girl, very nice girl."

Rod: "What's that supposed to mean, you tryin' to say something, say it! Very friendly girl, VERY FRIENDLY GIRL?? What's that supposed to mean??" *mumbling*

Barman: "Miranda your girl?"

Rod: "Yeah, what of it?!"

Barman: "She very good at expressing her affection for her friends, she's my girl, your girl, everybody's girl."

Rod: "So you're saying that you and all the other people that have come in this here bar have been with her? But no-one's come in here for days... APART FROM A COUPLE OF PISS-HEADS!"

Piss-head: "She 'ad lovely tight cheeks"

Sailor: "Not after I saw to her"

Rod was furious, Rod said to Miranda:

Rod: "How could you do this to me?"

Miranda: "Because of you, my whole life changed"

Rod: "So you have the confidence to disgrace yourself? No longer do I want to be a slave."

Miranda: "What? What did you say?"

Asked Miranda, would she say sorry:

Miranda: "You're weird, stay away from me"

So he put some laxatives in their tea.... and he was all alone again.


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    General CommentGreat song, amazing band.
    "She 'ad lovely tight cheeks" - Great line!

    SikTh Rock!!
    Cuiydhaon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song is very, very cool.
    noneedfordavon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about life, but i think this song refers to making something of yourself in life. The video is very helpful and like, shows Rodney at the begnning walking through a desert.......he is not born yet. The the song start which symbalises life. Then how he has a "lonely" life, he doesn't make anything of himself all through his life, the miranda symbalises how he any normal person has an incident with a girl. Then with the
    last line "He put some laxatives in their tea", its pathetic revenge, meaning this was probably his greatest achievement in life.

    Then with the "He was on his own again" line it symbalises death, which i think means life has ended for him before he knew it. So the moral is: Use life to its fullest :)

    Either that, or its about schizophrenia........
    Dr_Wu_Bruon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnah.

    I think it's about a loser called Rodney.
    No message just a kinda sad but funny story.
    muchthanmoreon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentReally crappy tune, but nice lyrics.
    JAStewarton January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWoah! I never even considered the schizophrenia thing. But now that I look at it...it makes a lot of sense.
    pantsuiton February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI actually change what I said before. Its fucking awesome.
    JAStewarton September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics explain the whole thing =D.
    love the song though it sounds really good when you he shouts "how could you do this to me"
    rob_sandersonon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Mikee, this song is from a chapter in a novel he was/is working on and thought it would be intresting to comprise it into a song, with all the different characters and voices. I think it's a pretty cool idea.
    undertakerpton April 27, 2007   Link

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