I know that you're probably mad at me. I've come to expect that. You know that you'll never have all of me, you've come to resent that. You say "tomato", I say "video games", you're acting so solemn. You'll take the precious remote control from me. Do I sound like Gollum? (It's) not that I'm escaping, you charm me like the flame does moths, it's just that you'd prefer me docile, like a narcoleptic sloth.

The wizard needs food badly, the Voltron can't be incomplete. The things I love, you hate so madly, I must not go down in defeat.

In the hunter-gatherer societies, I'd bring home the bacon. Public thought says men should try and be tame, stirred but not shaken. I say "baseball" then you start to cry, I'm sorry I grieve you. I think a motorcycle's a good way to die, this must bereave you. I know that you try so hard, and I'm not saying it's a sin, it's just that they don't feel my pain, in Vogue or Cosmopolitan.

And I'm sure you have your reasons, but listen to me please... I want the G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu action grip. I want Nintendo with the extra-graphics-microchip. Tackle football with rocks, and sticks, and knives, and pain... I want a truck with the four wheel drive train. You'd rather see me get good at bookkeepping, I could clean house in the time that I'm not sleeping. I live to serve you, and I don't want to be rude, but you should see that the wizard needs food.

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Wizard Needs Food, Badly song meanings
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    General CommentThis song cracks me up. It's all about guys wanting to play with toys. But their wives obviously want them to do stuff around the house or be usuful. Altogether, The End is Near is a great album!
    Kiwi_the_dogon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song (and The End Is Near as a whole) too! It just never gets old, just liek Gauntlet...
    ShesMyAlcatrazon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf you don't understand the name of the song, just type in "Wizard needs food badly" in the Google engine... It has to do with an old video game... I think it was Gauntlet, like ShesMyAlcatraz said. Pretty funny song... One of my faves on the album!
    knocloo27on March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow. This song is freakin halarious and pretty true. They are very creative. Somebody who can't see the meaning in this song is a retard. or they are blind.
    lilevilpinkbunnyon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMore serious than it first sounds. It reminds me of a John Eldredge book. It is about how women domesticate men. Its not really about toys, rather about masculinity
    EZEebson December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about how life is in some places for people. Someone needs food to survive, but people are ignorant and want to do other things like play nintendo, so in the end the wizard is about to die because he gets no food. I can say its a lighthearted look at something pulled from the bible.
    Matthew15on September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was so excited when I saw the song name. I used to play Gauntlet with my brother and dad. Such a good game. And in the song when he says "but you should see that the wizard needs food!!!" its the funniest thing in the world.
    Maekrixon October 14, 2009   Link

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