Bear paws and rascal power
Watching us in your garage
Big girl you ate the neighbor
The nova is over
Wake up and play
Balleradio
Make room for Clara's bare feet
The love of a Martian

Tick tock and waiting for the meteor
This clock is opening another door

Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know how to say
Losin' what I love today
These are the best that I
Lots of love just keep it comin'
Making something out of nothin'
These are the best that I
I don't know what to say
Look at what I lost today
These are the things that I

Blood flowers in the kitchen
Signing off and winding down
The Martian ends her mission
The nova is over
She caught the ball
By the mission bell
Chase lizards bark at donkeys
The love of a Martian

Let's bow our heads
And let the trumpets blow
Our girl is gone
God bless her little soul

She's got sword in case tho this is not her lord in case the one who can't afford to face her image is restored to grace. Disappeared. No trace. Musky tears. Suitcase. The down turn brave little burncub bearcareless turnip snare rampages pitch color pages....down and out but not in Vegas. Disembarks and disengages. No loft. Sweet pink canary cages plummet pop dewskin fortitude for the sniffing black noses that snort and allude to dangling trinkets that mimic the dirt cough go drink its. It's for you. Blue battered naval town slip kisses delivered by duck muscles and bottlenosed grifters arrive in time to catch the late show. It's a beehive barrel race. A shehive stare and chase wasted feature who tried and failed to reach her. Embossed beneath a box in the closet that's lost. The kind that you find when you mind your own mysteries. Shiv sister to the quickness before it blisters into the newmorning milk blanket. Your ilk is funny to the turnstyle touch bunny who's bouquet set a course for bloom without decay. Get you broom and sweep the echoes of yesternights fallen freckles....away...



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Death of a Martian song meanings
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    My Interpretation:--Bear paws and rascal power = dog has bearlike paws and is strong
    --Big girl you ate the neighbor = dog bit the neighbor
    --Wake up and play = dog is dead, and wont awake to play
    --Make room for Clara's bare feet = make room for Clara (flea's daughter) in his heart

    --Tick tock and waiting for the meteor = waiting for the death of Martian
    --This clock is opening another door = the end of Martian's time is opening another door (heaven?)

    --Lots of love just keep it comin' = unconditional dog love
    --Making something out of nothin' = making something out of dog's death
    --These are the best that I = these are the best memories i have
    --I don't know how to say = I dont know how to describe the memories
    --Losin' what I love today = losing Martian

    --Blood flowers in the kitchen = paw prints of blood (Martian's possibly) on kitchen floor?
    --Signing off and winding down = Martian is dying
    --The Martian ends her mission = end of Martian's life
    --The nova is over = the best times are over
    --She caught the ball = Martian caught life/goals
    --By the mission bell = Before he died
    --Chase lizards bark at donkeys = Martian chased animals

    --Let's bow our heads, And let the trumpets blow, Our girl is gone, God bless her little soul = we salute Martian

    --Disappeared. No trace. = Gone forever w/o a trace
    --Musky tears. = tears of people who loved/knew Martian
    --Suitcase. = People that traveled to see him in the end
    --down and out but not in Vegas. Disembarks and disengages. No loft. = He's gone and off on a new journey w/ no energy to "loft" or hang on (in the air)
    -- Sweet pink canary cages plummet pop dewskin fortitude for the sniffing black noses that snort and allude to dangling trinkets that mimic the dirt cough go drink its. It's for you. = The people cry and sniffle as the dew is fresh on the ground. its all for Martian
    --Blue battered naval town slip kisses delivered by duck muscles and bottlenosed grifters arrive in time to catch the late show. = bottlenosed grifters are paparazzi who came to the funeral to see the band members?
    --Embossed beneath a box in the closet that's lost. The kind that you find when you mind your own mysteries. = The place after that is hidden from view that you find when you aren't looking for it (when you die)
    --Your ilk is funny to the turnstyle = your breed is different from the way of life that spins contiuously.
    --touch bunny who's bouquet set a course for bloom without decay. = Martian chased a bunny and caught it. the bunny had set a course to live and grow without dying.
    --Get you broom and sweep the echoes of yesternights fallen freckles....away... = Sweep away your sadness and tears
    IIMustafaIIon January 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The 'outro' is insanely incoherent, but I think it somehow relates to the incoherency-of-thought you sometimes go through when someone or something (in this case, Flea's dog, Martian) passes. Everything becomes jumbled up and muddled.
    Elithraron May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Listen people... it does Not matter what You think of this song.... It matters what We think of this song, colletively. In my opinion, that is where meaning of a work of ANY art originates. This song speaks, to me, about the death of a close one: Be that close one a dog, a significant other or someone meaningless... death affects us all. it reminds us of our mortality.

    Anthony Keidis For Governor of Cali

    Mhanna66@hotmail.com
    mhanna66on July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:great song, it's about Martian, Flea's dog that died
    i love the end
    Avatar-rockon May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The ending sounds like a ercital from some sort of uber sacred text! T'is a good way to bring the album to a close methinks
    Liamuson May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Anthony's dog, Buster, who helped him get out of his drug addiction, also died while they were working on this song.
    adam07on May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:it's a very sad song, but it's very good
    JLynn943on May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Yup its about his dog, funny Flea's daughters name is Clara, very literal song compared to their others...
    Chupacabra86on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah its about when fleas dog died and anthony wanted to write a song bout it cause ants dog had just died too and knew what he was feeling
    FleaFlyFloon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:its horrible to lose your pet. it cant be compared to losing a person but its a sad situation, too. i love the ending of this song. Get your broom!!!
    papiLPSon May 11, 2006   Link

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