Inside a jar of prehistoric air
Neon fossil penguins grow on trees
The child professor doesn't care
He has a friendly new disease
It causes me to swear
I never said I care, I never said

It takes a paucity of scale
To simulate what's in the jar
A friendly fire of forest whales
On rubber hearts and vacuum stars
It causes me to swear
I never said I care, I never said

We could have ourselves a slow race
And the object is to lose
The awards flow by like icebergs
Deep and giant blue

There are no fish left in the streams
They all have taken to the air
And with their rattles, guns, and beads
New age pirates sit and stare
It causes me to swear
I never said I care, I never said
We could have ourselves a slow race
And the object is to lose
The awards flow by like icebergs
Deep and giant blue

There are no fish left in the streams
They all have taken to the air
And with their rattles, guns, and beads
New age pirates sit and stare
It causes me to swear
I never said I cared, I never said
We could have ourselves a slow race
And the object is to lose
The awards flow by like icebergs
Deep and giant blue
There's a boring intermission
In the middle of the play
The awards flow by like icebergs
Made of ancient clay


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    General CommentThe visual images in this song really remind me of the Meat Puppets moreso than most of the other lyrics on the album. Good song.
    Jimmifrisbeeon April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview Curt has suggested it was written partly about his brother's marriage, which was rather an unhealthy relationship for both parties.
    But it also makes me think of the commercial breakthrough of alternative rock, as it might be viewed from Curt's position.
    azkmon July 07, 2009   Link

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