in my youth i took a trip
my first initial acid trip
and it hit me like a ton of bricks

my eyes they quickly dialated
i began hallucinating
at the tender age of seventeen

as i watched the tv
my dog speaking to me
telling me i'm going insane

i recall a scene it's halloween
and i am dressed as a drag queen
peaking to the point of no return

i met a man i shook his hand
he spoke i could not understand
he was covered with flies and afterbirth

the mandrills were singing
the bees they were stinging
as pink flamingos laid dead on the ground

i am the witness
i am mohammed
i am the elephant man

these are strange days
beautifully chaotic
in a burning metropolis

tuning in and dropping out
dancing buddha's twist and shout
buddhatomic christ is love who
resurrects the flower head

cherishing the subtleties
illusion is reality
swimming the electric ocean
souls at rest were set in motion

martianss perform autopsies
on cattle anal cavities
frontal lobe labotomies
electric shocking chimpanzees

this cause of sorrow is desire
ego fuels the selfish fire
illusion is reality
quantum sychronicity

the mandrills were singing
the bees they were stinging
as pink flamingos lay dead on the ground

visions so clearly
of timothy leary
the godfather of the movement

i am the witness
i am mohammed
i am the elephant man

these are strange days
beautifully chaotic
in a burning metropolis


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    General CommentThis song rocks! Its one of my favorites on the commited to a bright future album.
    pogotheclownon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits pretty obvious... this is about lsd and todds experiences and thoughts about/with lst
    PhLyZiKon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreality fading in and out... the realization that nothing in life is concrete and everything changes with perspective... priceless.
    thewaywetruston August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about drugs! anyway great song this deserves more than 3 reviews!!!!!
    vegetable_carroton March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"as i watched the tv
    my dog speaking to me
    telling me i'm going insane"

    David Berkowitz, the serial killer, claimed he killed because his neighbors dog told him too.
    Sessh0umaru01on July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of thier best songs b/c it tells the truth... and its terribly terrific.
    insane shadowon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAside from the drug reference, I think it's about that point in life, usually teenage years where your 'eyes' truly open for the first time, and from then on, you see everything differently.

    (Ever had an existential crisis?)
    djtableclothon September 22, 2009   Link

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