"Big Lizard" as written by and Joseph Genaro Dean Sabatino....
Big lizard in my backyard
Can't afford to feed him anymore
Big lizard in my backyard
Bustin' down my neighbor's door

I bought a big lizard, only a dollar-fifty
Well, that's pretty neat, yeah, it's fuckin' nifty
But I just can't afford to feed it
And you should see the way it shits

I've got a big lizard in my backyard
Can't afford to feed it anymore
Big lizard in my backyard
Bustin' down my neighbor's door

I was knocked outta bed
Late last night
I was woken up by the sound of dynamite
I ran downstairs to find an army man
He says "we gotta blow up those things we don't understand!"

There's no more big lizard in my backyard
I won't have to feed him anymore
No more lizard in my backyard
They shipped his ass to El Salvador!

Was knocked outta bed
Late last night
I was woken up by the sound of dynamite
I ran downstairs to find an army man
He said "we gotta blow up those things we don't understand!"

Big lizard in my backyard
Can't afford to feed it anymore
Big lizard in my backyard
Bustin' down my neighbor's door

I bought a big lizard, only a dollar-fifty
Well, that's pretty neat, yeah, it's fuckin' nifty
But I just can't afford to feed it


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"Big Lizard" as written by Dean Sabatino David Schulthise

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    General CommentThis sounds almost like a protest song...

    "I ran downstairs to find an army man
    He said 'We gotta blow up those things we don't understand!'"

    The government and other groups act violently because of their ignorance. The big lizard could represent just about anything that the public would go in a panic about, like when black people were protesting for their civil rights. Did the police stop to think of what they were doing? Hell naw dawg, they hosed the protestors down and sprayed the crap out of them with tear gas. They didn't even bother trying to comprehend other's pains. It could also relate to specific individuals, like people who stick out and are hassled because of it (the stereotypical jock vs. nerds thing.)

    The Dead Milkmen can right something really catchy and funny but they can be smart. Like, "Surfin Cow"? That song is the truest, best song ever written and has more emotion than national anthems.
    earthstar_puffballon September 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti know the meaning! this song is about a big lizard in his backyard that he can't feed anymore. there problem solved.
    idonthatesandwhicheson May 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the meaning of this song is pretty obvious
    ha i love song so much
    ifoundyourstaron July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI, um, don't think it's obvious. I don't get it at all. But it's stuck in my head!

    The lizard just has to represent something... but what?!
    Saynaon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL RIET WRITE RIGHT
    earthstar_puffballon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRodney had a roommate in college, who had an Iguana. It kept getting bigger and bigger, and that's how this song came to be.
    dmmskater09on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was about Godzilla
    owell
    moshtradomuson October 04, 2008   Link

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