"You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)" as written by Michael Ivins, Wayne Coyne and Jonathan Donahue....
You have to be joking
They wouldn't do what you said
Oh, my vision is blurred again

You have to be kiddin' me
They wouldn't do those unspeakable things
Oh, my Jesus
It's worse than you think

Stood here in the morning
Got no science to explain
Seems to me that God and the devil
Are both the same

You have to be lyin'
They wouldn't do what you told me about
Oh, my vision is blurred again [Repeat: x2]


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"You Have to Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)" as written by Michael Ivins Wayne Coyne

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    General CommentThis song is about hearing that somebody has done something fucked up (world trade center, oklahoma city bombing, etc...) and somebody telling you the news and then just having to ask, "what? no way." And not understanding why people do such hateful and hurtful things to other people. And why God (if there is such a being) allows such things to occur.
    kublipon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn a technical note, this song uses a sample from the movie and song "Brazil". Great song!
    DevastatorJr.on July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with kublip.
    ZEROpumpkinson February 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't know the exact meaning of it but something i think needs to be considered that which KUBLIP mentioned, it seems from the perspective of someone being told of a situation similar to new world order/god not being real or many of the other lies we've been told SANTA EASTER BUNNY(i.e. "My vision is blurred again" he repeats this in different verse's suggesting several other moment's in life his reality blurred due to realisation he'd fallen for the same lie everyone has and thing's aren't as they seem

    "God and the devil are the same" seems to be referring to how the government always uses god to justify their own terrorism when it's more something the devil would do.

    If you break it down like this it becomes clear

    Take the first 2 lines of every paragraph and think of it as someone who is being explained about New World Order and not wanting to believe, Then look at the second 2 lines and think about it from the perspective of someone who know's and understands the situation in the world. "Oh, Jesus It's worse then you think"

    Mad song either way cause i liked it before i had my eye's open to this subject and never even saw it
    phoenix777on August 12, 2012   Link

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