Juno was mad;
He knew he'd been had
So he shot at the sun with a gun
Shot at the sun with a gun
Shot at his wily one only friend

In the gallows or the ghetto (a-ah)
In the town or the meadow
In the billows even over the sun
Evey end of the time is another begun

You understand
Mechanical hands
Are the ruler of everything (ahh!)
Ruler of everything (ahh!)
I'm the ruler of everything
In the end

Do you like how i dance?
I've got zirconium pants!
Consequential enough
To slip you into a trance

Do you like how i walk?
Do you like how i talk?
Do you like how my face
Disintegrates into chalk?

I have a wonderful wife
I have a powerful job
She criticizes me for being egocentric (ha)

You practice your mannerisms
Into the wall
If this mirror were clearer
I'd be standing so tall

I saw you slobber over clovers on the side of the hill
I was observing the birds
Circle in for the kill

I've been you
I know you
Your facade is a scam
You know you're making me cry
This is the way that I am

I've been living a lie
A metamorphical scheme
Detective undercover brotherhood
Objective: obscene

Oh no, no
Oh yeah

Do you hear the flibbity jibbity jibber jabber
With an oh my god I've got to get out of here or I'll have another
Word to sell
Another story to tell
Another time piece ringing the bell
Do you hear the clock stop when you reach the end
No
You know it must be neverending
Comprehend if you can
But if you try to pretend to understand
You resemble a fool
Although you're only a man
So give it up and smile
(x2)


You understand
Mechanical hands
Are the ruler of everything
Ruler of everything
I'm the ruler of everything
In the end

Without looking down
Gliding around
Like a bumbling dragon I fly
Scraping my face on the sky

Oh no, no
Oh yeah


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  • +3
    General CommentLyrics with the new MMMM:

    Juno was mad;
    He knew he'd been had
    So he shot at the sun with a gun
    Shot at the sun with a gun
    Shot at his wily one only friend

    In the gallows or the ghetto
    In the town or the meadow
    In the billows
    Even over the sun
    Every end of a time
    Is another begun

    You understand
    Mechanical hands
    Are the ruler of everything (ahh!)
    Ruler of everything (ahh!)
    I'm the ruler of everything
    In the end

    Do you like how i dance?
    I've got zirconium pants!
    Consequential enough
    To slip you into a trance

    Do you like how i walk?
    Do you like how i talk?
    Do you like how my face
    Disintegrates into chalk?

    I have a wonderful wife
    I have a powerful job
    She criticizes me for being egocentric (ha)

    You practice your mannerisms
    Into the wall
    If this mirror were clearer
    I'd be standing so tall

    I saw you slobber over clovers on the side of the hill
    I was observing the birds
    Circle in for the kill

    I've been you
    I know you
    Your facade is a scam

    You know you're making me cry
    This is the way that I am

    I've been living a lie
    A metamorphical scheme
    Detective undercover brotherhood
    Objective: obscene

    Oh no, no
    Oh yeah

    Do you hear the flibbity jibbity jibber jabber
    With an oh my god I've got to get out of here or I'll have another
    Word to sell
    Another story to tell
    Another time piece ringing the bell
    Do you hear the clock stop when you reach the end
    No
    You know it must be neverending
    Comprehend if you can
    But if you try to pretend to understand
    You resemble a fool
    Although you're only a man
    So give it up and
    Smile

    You understand
    Mechanical hands
    Are the ruler of everything
    Ruler of everything
    I'm the ruler of everything
    In the end

    Without looking down
    Gliding around
    Like a bumbling dragon I fly
    Scraping my face on the sky

    Oh no, no
    Oh yeah


    Tally Hall! I love you!
    timesfiveon August 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAhh. I love Tally Hall. =D

    Mmkay so,
    "You understand mechanical hands are the ruler of everything"
    = "Time rules everything" Hands on a clock, that type of thing.

    Zirconium = Used to make fake diamonds, while pretty, has no real value.

    The deep voice is time, and the higher voice is people.
    Esp. during "do you like how I walk, do you like how I talk"/"do you like how my face disintergrates into chalk" - Showing ageing.

    People are egocentric; we consider ourselves important. We can do things like make money and start families.
    The material possessions "you" or people in general, surround themselves with, can do nothing against the flow of time.


    This is quite a cynical song if you think about it. Haha.

    -Ani
    lawlesslyon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust so you all know, Tally Hall are going to be huge. HUGE.
    majestikmoose9on February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think i should submit some more of their songs. a little greener perhaps
    sheslikeohsoemoon February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere is the second verse?
    MXMissleson April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are the lyrics off the complete demos, the second verse is only on the Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum album
    bugoffon April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been to the museum, seeing as i live not far from it...which is pretty awesome for me because i totally love this band
    juicybananaon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe second verse is:

    In the gallows or the ghetto
    In the town or the meadow
    In the billows
    Even over the sun
    Every end of a time
    Is another begun
    hide_seekon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*ahem* an error in the lyrics if you will.

    You practice your mannerisms
    Into the wall
    If this mirror were clearer
    I would see myself fall

    At the end instead of "I would see myself fall" it is actually "I'd be standing so tall" listen again.

    ps. THIS IS MY FAV SONG ON THEIR ALBUM!!!!!!
    TALLY HALL IS AWESOME, once they get out more they will be HUGE!!!!
    Amafirlyon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing, I finally understand what mechanical hands is referring to. Fantastic. The cd art makes sense to now.
    Ca2188on February 26, 2007   Link

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