"Ballad Of Buckethead" as written by Les Claypool, Brian Carroll and Bryan Kei Mantia....
Who's this guitar playing sons-of-bitch
is a question common asked
on his head a bucket of chicken bones
on his face a plaster mask
he's the bastard son of a preacher man
on the town he left a stain
they made him live in a chicken house
to try and hide the shame

He was born in a coup
raised in a cage
children feared him, critics raged
he's half alive
he's half dead
folks just call him Buckethead

Farmers would torment him
as he snuggled with the hens
they'd hose him down with water
and steal his little friends
but late at night
he'd sneak off to the graveyard all alone
and play his soapbox guitar
to the faces made of stone

Buckethead found his freedom
at the age of seventeen
when he burned the chicken house down
with a quart of gasoline
he did puppet shows on corners
and bought a real guitar
and with the help of Colonel Sanders
he's bound to be a star


correct lyrics:

Who's this guitar playing sons-of-bitch
is a question common asked
on his head a bucket of chicken bones
on his face a plaster mask
he's the bastard son of a preacher man
on the town he left a stain
they made him live in a chicken house
to try and hide the shame

He was born in a coup
raised in a cage
children feared him, critics raged
he's half alive
he's half dead
folks just call him Buckethead


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    General Comment.....No, no it's not an instrumental.....just goes to show that the person who posted all of these lyrics isn't a buckethead fan, not only is this not bucketheads song, it has as much lyrics as any normal song would. The poster posted most of bucketheads songs as instrumentals, when really there not in most of his songs there's voices scattered throughout his song saying something. If your gonna post lyrics, for f*cks sake LISTEN to the song and interpret the lyrics
    Socomon July 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI laughed my ass off when I first heard this song
    Cobain_liveson April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Its great.
    Somber_Eyeson July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much... I could watch the video on loop for an hour straight... in fact, I'm pretty sure I have... :)
    MoonChild13on August 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentholy crap i cannot figure out what this is talking about ha
    Dillbobon November 30, 2009   Link

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