"The Ballad Of Maxwell Demon" as written by and Craig Wedren....
Got tired of wasting gas living above the planet
Mister, show me the way to earth
The boys of Quadrant 44 with their vicious metal hounds
Never come around here no more
Sometimes I wonder if I'm still alive
Six feet down at age 25
Maxwell Leather Demon rock hand jive

I came down like water
For the age of solar
Hail to the father
Kiss your sons and daughters
Goodbye goodbye
Steam steady roller
Lady tongue controller
Ten feet tall, better walk it back down

Despite the great duress, always get off 'cause damn it!
It's the only sure-fire way to win
Your poison doesn't hurt me, no
Tender wine disguised in a milk-fat fair kiddie show
I'm here to celebrate the one below
At last I've heard from good God above
As the slap on my ass by a lipstick-kissed elbow glove

I came down like water
For the age of solar
Hail to the father
Kiss your sons and daughters
Goodbye goodbye
Steam steady roller
Lady tongue controller
Ten feet tall, better walk it back down
I came down like water
For the age of solar
I came down like water
Kiss your sons and daughters

Ten feet tall, better walk it back down


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"Ballad of Maxwell Demon" as written by Craig Wedren

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    General Commenteveryone here is crazy 'cause this is the best song ever
    himtopiaon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentD:
    No comments for two years!?
    This song is amazing. It needs more love.
    superminaon April 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it does make sense. Well, it's a ballad.. so it has a lot of metaphors. It's about Maxwell Demon, who is an alien, like Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie).

    Got tired of wasting gas living above the planet
    -He's in a spaceship above his planet, so he's wasting gas to power it)
    Mister, show me the way to earth
    -He wants to go to Earth
    The boys of Quadrant 44 with their vicious metal hounds
    -The astronauts from earth in their space ships
    Never come around here no more
    -Astronauts don't go to space much anymore
    Sometimes I wonder if I'm still alive
    -he's depresses
    Six feet down at age 25
    -People are buried six feet under and he feels dead. He's 25.
    Maxwell Leather Demon rock hand jive
    -His name and a dance move

    I came down like water
    -Water comes to Earth (rain) he came to Earth
    For the age of solar
    -for the solar age (60s//70s)
    Hail to the father
    Kiss your sons and daughters
    Goodbye goodbye
    -he's going to destroy earth. Brain Slade brings glam rock to the youth, which currupts them
    Steam steady roller
    Lady tongue controller
    Ten feet tall, better walk it back down
    -What they become

    Despite the great duress, always get off 'cause damn it!
    It's the only sure-fire way to win
    Your poison doesn't hurt me, no
    -They are trying to kill him. Bring him down
    Tender wine disguised in a milk-fat fair kiddie show
    I'm here to celebrate the one below
    -He worships the Devil. Glam rock is the devil.
    At last I've heard from good God above
    As the slap on my ass by a lipstick-kissed elbow glove
    -he's saying their God isn't who they think he is. He is glamorous like him
    Emalaelaeon February 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^i must agree
    Drewb18c1on July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit really is. but it makes no sense to my feeble mind! haha.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, normally I don't use this excuse but seriously, this song is indecipherable and I think the lyrics are pretty much made up randomly. I believe Maxwell's Demon was some sort of physics thing. Maybe that will give someone a clue.
    Aenema91on October 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously a Bowie tribute.

    First, the song is about "Maxwell Demon", the alter ego of the singer. This mirrors "Ziggy Stardust" and later "Alladin Sane"/The Thing White Duke and various other Bowie alter egos. (Maxwell's Demon is a thought experiment proposed by a physicist, Maxwell, about entropy, fyi). In particular, the title and idea of the song really reflects the song "Ziggy Stardust" from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

    Likewise, the spaceship/space/deity ideas are all a pastiche of Bowie-esque stuff. For example, the story of Ziggy Stardust is about an aliens coming to earth and the rock star (Ziggy) who acts as their prophet.

    Other links I see:

    - Six feet down at age 25 - parallels "Rock'n'Roll Suicide" from Ziggy

    - Came down like water/for the age of solar - i.e., Maxwell is going to extinguish the "age of solar" - see "Five Years" from Ziggy

    - Kiss Your Sons and Daughters Goodby - see "Starman" from Ziggy and "Oh! You Pretty Things" from Hunky Dory

    There's plenty more if you can be bothered. But basically someone sat down and wrote a song with as many faux-Bowie lyrics in it as possible.

    And I love it!
    caitsith01on January 23, 2014   Link

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