"Barbarella" as written by and Scott Richard/castaneda Weiland....
You play the game
I'll masturbate and sing a lullaby
You run the race
I'll pay the miles

You sing the pink love fuzz
And dance the musty queer
I'll stay at home ‘cause I'm the mouse
So high that I can't fly

More deep than space number nine
Can't tell time by telling time
She's so ready I'm so heavy
It's so heavy on me

Can't hold time by holding time
Barbarella
Come and save me from my misery
Can't you see it's a disease

Shoot the bad guys
And I'll gladly sing a tune for you
Lost in space-we could be free
Let go, let God they say

I do believe but not in yours or yours
I just believe it's all the same
Don't know just who I am
Don't know about the lamb

I'm the meat of the feast
Barbarella
Come and save me from my misery
Can't you see it's a disease

Shoot the bad guys
And I'll gladly sing a tune for you
Lost in space-we could be free
Na Na Na Na Na Na

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na
And all the tangerines
They taste like jelly beans

This must be boring by now
Grab a scale and guess the weight of all
The pain I've given with my name
I'm a selfish piece of shit

Barbarella
Come and save me from my misery
Can't you see it's a disease
Shoot the bad guys

And I'll gladly sing a tune for you
Lost in space-we could be free
Barbarella
Come and save me from my misery

Can't you see it's a disease
Shoot the bad guys
And I'll gladly sing a tune for you
We'll watch Lost in Space on my TV


Lyrics submitted by Pablo Nirvana Nut

"Barbarella" as written by Tony Castaneda Scott Richard Weiland

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    General CommentI don't really know what means this one, I think it's like for an x-girlfriend. anyway, scott weiland gave us a great song, and an amazing video too... i'm a selfish piece of shit.... by the way, barbarella was/is a kind of 60's comic space heroe. that's why i think it's about an x-girl or someone u really wish.
    special.kon May 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is indeed about his heroin addiction, his ex, God and least we forget. Narcotics Anonymous.... R.I.P sweet prince.
    jaredwion June 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCAN SOME ONE TELL ME PLEASE WHAT THIS MEANS????
    Pablo Nirvana Nuton February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho knows? It's weird but it's funny when he says "and all the tangerines...they taste like jelly beans."
    creedudeon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentScott was on a lot of heroin when he made 12 bar blues, which tends to make a lot of the lyrics impossible for mostly all of us to comprehend. That's not to say they're not great songs, just...
    Foundation4lifeon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWas he on heroin when he made this album? I thought he made this while he was in jail. To me it's like he is admiting that what he does is hurting everyone around him and he wants to stop but can't. He wants someone to save him in this song. (Thats my take on it.)

    In the movie Barbarella, the character discovers the pleasure of sex and kind of whores her way around trying to find Durand Durand and stop him from using his "destructo ray" (I can't remember what it was but it was bad.). Along the way she meets an angel who can't see and lost the will to fly. She makes love to him and he regains his will. He flys her around and they are pursued by these evil flying things. Barbarella shoots them down. On and on. Barbarella saves the day. Its a terrible movie, but terrible like the Evil Dead is terrible. It's great.
    Bettyforsmuton January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song ties in aspects of Barbarella the movie, along with other science- fiction pop culture references i.e Space #9. Which was some kinda 70's TV series I believe. Much like Star Trek. The whole video was a direct spin- off of a David Bowie song and video. I can't remember what the name of the Bowie song was. I can only vaguely recall a 3 minute story Kurt Loder did on this song. It was an interview in which Scott talked about the power drugs can have on you. Along with the things I have mentioned above.

    I'll break down what Weiland is referring to with some of his lyrics:

    "Don't know just who I am Don't know about the lamb I'm the meat of the feast". = As a junkie Scott is the meat that drug dealers feast on. It's an easy sale. Scott doesn't know "who I am", or his role, bcuz he is clouded by his drug use.

    "And all the tangerines they taste like jellybeans". = The greater aspects of his life have become ordinary. Again this is bcuz of his drug abuse.

    Barberella = I'm pretty sure Scott's refering to his wife.

    " Save me from my Misery. Can't you see it's a disease. Shoot the bad guys..........................We watch Lost in Space on my TV". = Misery due to drug abuse. Disease is his drug abuse. Shoot the bad guys; meaning to kill Scott's demons. Watch Lost in Space; Watch other struggle while we live happily ever after.

    Worth mentioning......The one line that hit me like a ton of bricks was: "grab a scale and guess the wait of all the pain I've given with my name. I'm a selfish piece of shit". This song is fucking heavy. And it was a great way to sum up his message. I cried the first 10 times I heard this song and Scott sang that line.
    Bl00d h0und gangon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn honesty, who really cares what its about?
    Scott is the only one that really knows in the beautiful, heroin injected mind of his.

    I mean, "And all the tangerines, they taste like jellybeans." Where the fuck are you gonna find lyrics as great as that???
    aronmaukon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone listens to the second verse, I'm pretty sure it's weiland's take on religious beliefs. In his view, he believes there's some higher power, but he's not taking any one religion's view on it. "Let go, let god they say, I do believe but not in yours or yours. I just believe it's all the same." That part's pretty obvious. Then he says, "Don't know just who I am, don't know about the lamb. I'm the meat of the feast." Clearly, he's referencing Jesus. "The Lamb," is a metaphor for Jesus, and as far as him being the meat of the feast.....no idea. Messiah complex? Dunno, he's maybe making a comparison between him and Jesus tho, meat of the feast referring to Jesus and the last supper.
    So none of this clarifies the rest of the song, but that's my little 2 cent chime-in on the 2nd verse. Hope that helps someone!
    cystermisterieon October 01, 2008   Link

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