"Delicate Tendrils" as written by and Les/rollins Claypool....
Now, because you own , you possess
You have something that they can take
You remember how it was when you had nothing
You looked at the ones who had what you wanted
And you felt strong in your need
Brave in your limited surroundings
Righteous in your desires for something different
Contemptuous of those who had exactly what you wanted

You hated them because they looked weak and slightly scared
You circled the water hole and thought about closing in
Now you have it and you feel weak in your power to keep it
You feel desperate to make them see that you won't let them take it away
Because it's yours
You never had to justify yourself and your possessions before
I earned this
I worked hard for what I've got
I paid my dues
I deserve this
You say these things to yourself as the animals circle and wait
Shake your fists at the hyenas
Chase them away from your water hole
Justify
See them all differently...
Now you see that they all want something
They want exactly what you've got

You get some juice
Human becomes prey
Human gets scared
You figure out that you have to become hard to keep it yours
You have to be cruel
You have to kill them off just for looking
Leave the bodies by the water hole so the rest will see
Hang spent bullet cases from fishing line outside
All the windows of your house
Put up signs
Please break in
I would love the opportunity to kill you legally
Let the fear turn into desperate anger
Start seeing the differences in people
They all start looking suspicious
They all want

The need never stops
Out there, someone is always needing
Always hungry
Always looking at you

Checking your eyes for weakness
Zeroing in on the vein in your neck
As they circle the water hole
And close in


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"Delicate Tendrils" as written by Les Claypool Henry Rollins

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    General Commentyes yes yes and more clapool
    grateful26guitaron December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Herry Rolling's on Vocals.
    JAStewarton December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are incomplete.
    JAStewarton January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh no, my mistake.
    JAStewarton January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sort of creepy when you listen to it at night.
    ColonelClaypool_00on April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat does it mean?
    ColonelClaypool_00on April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLife..? No?

    you want what someone else has, when you get it, there are others like you were, that want it and their/your greed/need never stops.
    JAStewarton May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about a fragile, paranoid person. His home is his shell, a virtual recluse. A man that avoids human contact out of fear of feeling.
    kkrobertson January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit kind of reminds me of when you have money or lots of posessions because you are working hard to pay for them... and people start using you to get to your stash etc, even subtle things like parents hitting you up for money, and you see them as animals now not just people and you must kill them to defend your merchandise.
    shenmue4lifeon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit seems as if he is talking about a drug dealer who had nothing at first, but now has built up. he is seeing everyone else has he once was. and now paranoia is setting in and he knows other people will do anything to get what he has. so he must become stronger, crueler, and tougher then they all are.
    )djarum(on May 23, 2007   Link

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