I aint a politician, I’m just a bad musician
Whatcha gonna do for me?
Do you have the taste for sex and blood and hate
or really good LSD?
I’d like to start a band with you
I’ll sing and you can learn to play the tambourine
Here’s an invitation, no time for hesitation
Come and join my family

I live inside of you
But you don't belong to me
I’m a reflection of you
What’s my recipe?

A half a cup satanical, a teaspoon puritanical,
Stirred with a bloody hand
A quarter cup messiahcal, a sprinkle of maniacal
And now I’m a mechanical man

I’ll give you the heads up
Come on and get your legs up
This is called 'the family jam'
Together we'll stay hidden away for Armageddon
And stick it to the man

I live inside of you
But you don't belong to me
I’m a reflection of you
What’s my recipe?

A half a cup satanical, a teaspoon puritanical,
Stirred with a bloody hand
A quarter cup messiahcal, a sprinkle of maniacal
And now I’m a mechanical man

Charlie: [laughs] "watch this shit, woman! gonna learn somethin' right now."

Open up the curtains, then we'll start a hurtin'
Come on let's do the creepy-crawl
The show's about to go down,
Come on, I got the low-down
Together we'll make Hollywood fall

I live inside of you
But you don't belong to me
I’m a reflection of you
What’s my recipe?

I live inside of you
But you don't belong to me
I’m a reflection of you
You look at me and what do you see?

A half a cup satanical, a teaspoon puritanical,
Stirred with a bloody hand
A quarter cup messiahcal, a sprinkle of maniacal
And now I’m a mechanical man

A half a cup satanical, a teaspoon puritanical,
Stirred with a bloody hand
A quarter cup messiahcal, a sprinkle of maniacal
And now I’m a mechanical man


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    General CommentHey this is a song billie joe recorded for the movie live freaky die freaky. You can get it off of greendayauthority.com so ya its a good song=)
    bestthingintownon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...someone could think it's stupid, but if you have seen the movie live freaky! die freaky! then you should understand how it's simply clever and funny...
    ilarybellaon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey ain't this Billie Joe solo
    kfe2on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"someone could think it's stupid, but if you have seen the movie live freaky! die freaky! then you should understand how it's simply clever and funny... "
    You wouldn't need to see the movie, you would just need to know a tiny bit of information about Charles Manson and what he did.
    itsfruitcakeweatheron May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat, sinister song. Perfect thing to play to your sleeping parents.
    Stoned Immaculateon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe part with really good LSD always gets me. and the bloody hand.
    yallRstupidon July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like billie joe has a dark side
    kissmygreenass123on August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwait i changed my mind this is about the manson family
    kissmygreenass123on August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is about charles manson and helter skelter
    jpj rockson October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like one of those bouncy funny songs. i wanna watch Live Freaky Die Freaky :( anyways, i love this song, billie joe is hawwwwt *droolz*
    SheNaniganzon November 03, 2006   Link

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