When the time comes to documentary what we did here
The transcription won't really be that hard
'Cos i'm a woman eating monster
With a suitcase full of fire
And pink flamingos decorate my yard

Yeah! Pink flamingos decorate my yard!

Do you remember that young girl who did all those things with her body?
Yeah, I guess you could say it was me who gave her her start!
I hear she's working for President Clinton the way she used to work for me
But my pink flamingos keep pecking at her heart

My pink flamingos keep pecking at her heart!

And they never fly away
In my front yard they stay
And, you know, baby
I sometimes find it odd
You've got to climb the statue of the demon to get closer to God!

Woah!

Woah!

Now there's a crowd outside demanding my resignation
And a policeman about to draw his gun
Seems I've lost this battle
But the war has just begun
'Cos my pink flamingos will outlive everyone

Yeah my pink flamingos will outlive everyone!

And they never fly away
In my front yard they stay
And, you know, baby
I sometimes find it odd
You've got to climb the statue of the demon to get closer to God!


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    General CommentThe whole bit about climbing the statue of the demon is straight from the Inferno of Dante Alighieri, where Virgil and Dante must ascend Lucifer's back to esit Hell and enter Purgatory. Not quite the reference you'd expect from Electric Six, but I'd say that Dick isn't as stupid as he makes himself out to be.
    GuitarMan1757on April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...and of course, it borrows heavily from the 1972 cult hit "Pink Flamingos" by John Waters. Which is EXACTLY the reference you'd expect from Electric Six (although it does not in any way imply that either of them is stupid).

    Great movie too, if a bit gross... check it out if you can stomach it, and catch a glimpse of E6's inspiration :)
    sprotzekon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI cried when I heard this song for the first time! It's so beautiful and funny! Thank you Dick, I love you!
    Philemon_Crowleyon September 18, 2006   Link

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