"Lullaby" as written by and Maynard James/howerdel Keenan....
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"Lullaby" as written by Maynard James Keenan Billy Howerdel

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    General CommentUmmm... it's not his son. The vocals in this song are done by a women named Jarboe. The only song Devo is involved in is Pet.
    eeyore1883on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjust kidding
    Lloyd-Giovanni666on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUntil I found this site I thought renholder was a weird little song and always skipped it. Then I found out about "Dannnnny Lohner". The result of playing it backwards. Well I also always thought lullaby was a weird little song - SO I reversed it too. I am feeling nauseated to tell you all that if you do that you will hear "I want incest" x 6. Which may put a whole new light on Pet and so on.
    crusty_1on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot too sure about this one. All I know for sure is that it's Maynard's son, Devo, singing the guitar riff from Pet. Maybe it ties into the drug-theme by showing how the addict has gotten what he needed, and can finally relax and enjoy the high.... I guess basically how the drug is soothing him.
    ObsessiveTendencieson April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think lullabye is conveying a behavoral pattern you arnet able to free yourself from.
    It is after pet, and pet can be percieved as the behavoral pattern speaking to the person, comforting him.
    The repeated line "go back to sleep" in lullabye is showing how the person is unable to free himself from the pattern of behavior. Somethings are just to hard to free yourself from.
    In gravity this carryed on. "UNable to just let this go" or "tail in hand".
    tottaly Blueon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is totally about the crayon melting on the window seal from the unbarraable heat of the sun and that was Jarboe's favorite crayon and she is crying (na nana na na na nay) and before hand Maynard was tellng her to go back to sleep and forget about the crayon and focus on the butterflies and multicolored doornobs the world has to offer you.
    Lloyd-Giovanni666on May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is just a followup to "Pet." I don't believe it has any particular meaning unto itself, aside from the subject literally falling asleep as the music fades out.
    Rob Matteron June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthahah lloyd. yeah
    NicoleInWonderlandon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthank you nicole, if you guys are wondering I have song meanings for the outsider and a stranger from MJK himself. so,
    Lloyd-Giovanni666on October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song really spins me out when I'm high
    gothick_dudeon November 01, 2004   Link

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