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An asteroid crashed and nothing burned
It made me wonder
Do tigers sleep in lily patches?
Do rhinos run from thunder.
I got an ache in my left ear
I felt the truth but I still could hear.
Made me think, I would not be burned,
but rather give myself to science,
I felt that I could help
To science, I felt that I can help

Paranoid the doctor ran,
Shouting his graphic translation
All out of order
Gang wars and ails of riches,
Spewing forth their color
He purposely waited till I was done
To knock on the lavatory door
Accusing me of ruining the fun,
He knocked on it some more
The fun, He knocked on it some more.

And alloy suitors were all inside
An apple or a grape
To put forth a cloud of Mercury
In front of a mighty car
On a freeway in Los Angeles
Once the spraying has been done
'Cause there's more pain from necessity
You're a portrait of your past,
There's a mummy in the cabinet.
Are there no more arrows left?

What's that rubber bottle doing here?
How's that napkin for a proof
Ten cents to a dollar now
For a shelf of pregnant hens...

Robert Palmer is employed
again, again, again
So stupendous, living in this tube.

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    General Commentthis song is crazy. i'm guessing you have to look at the last line "so stupendous, living in this tube". maybe the song is just talking about how crazy/insane that life would be if you just based it off of what you saw on TV.
    deathbearon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^^^moron. not every song is about drugs
    Stayon March 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^^^at least it was way more interesting and thought provoking than your post.

    considering how many songs have references to drugs/drug addiction, not only by phish, it's a definite possibility.
    scarletfire1585on August 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't disagree more with that first post this song has nothing to do with television take it into context of who the song is singing to... a bunch of dosed heads who are changing themselves rapidly with chemicals, "i got an ache in my left ear, i felt a twinge but i still could hear, made me think i could not be burned, but rather give myself to science i felt that i could help" its an excuse for turning yourself into a science experiment with massive doses and if you never come back and things start looking like robert palmer and a cloud of mercury its alright because your just a sample and a statistic "its so stupendous, living in this tube"
    fouretwentey420on December 17, 2008   Link

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