Wake up, you never looked so glum
Tell me how do you know they can't hear us coming
It's easy for me, I got a head start running away
Keep up for your disease spread quick so
How did you learn to be sick, so cunning
It's easy to sing, but you just keep on humming along
Did you hear that? I got a real bad feeling
How many more do you suppose they're keeping?
Don't make a sound they're not dead, just sleeping.

Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
Yeah!

Wake up, you never looked so glum
Tell me how do you know they can't hear us coming?
It's easy for me, I got a head start running away
Keep up for your disease spread quick so
How did you learned to be sick, so cunning
It's easy to sing, but you just keep on humming along
Did you hear that? I got a real bad feeling
How many more do you suppose thier keeping
Don't make a sound, they're not dead, just sleeping.


Lyrics submitted by Rut, edited by nordberg

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    General CommentTAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
    flavour countryon April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDire, dire, dire, is fleeding (6x)

    Wake up, you never looked so glum
    Tell me how will we know they can't hear us comming?
    It's easy for me I got a headstart running away
    Keep up or your disease spread quick
    So how did you learn to be sick so cunning
    It's easy to see but you just keep on loving alone
    Did you ever, I got a real bad feeling
    How many moles do you suppose they're keeping?
    Don't make a sound they're not dead, just sleeping
    Ruton June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho cares what it means, its a sweet efing song.
    altf4on October 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm hearing
    "Did you hear that? I gotta real bad feeling..."
    underthemoochon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the correct version (as far as I can tell) in the correct order:

    Wake up, you never looked so glum
    Tell me how do you know they can't hear us coming
    It's easy for me, I got a head start running away
    Keep up for your disease spread quick so
    How did you learn to be sick so
    Cunning
    It's easy to sing, but you just keep on humming along
    Did you hear that?
    I got a real bad feeling
    How many more do you suppose they're keeping?
    Don't make a sound they're not dead, just sleeping.

    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting
    Dire dire dire. . .It's fleeting

    Wake up, you never looked so glum
    Tell me how do you know they can't hear us coming?
    It's easy for me, I got a head start running away
    Keep up for your disease spread quick so
    How did you learned to be sick so cunning
    It's easy to sing, but you just keep on humming along
    Did you hear that?
    I got a real bad feeling
    How many more do you suppose thier keeping
    Don't make a sound, they're not dead, just sleeping.

    ******

    Basically, it's about people who inspire movements/styles/fashions, etc. They seem so important, dangerous, edgy and new at the time, but, most of the time, it just fades away, covered up by the next temporary fad. No matter how important and famous it seems at the time, there's always another half-baked idea ready to take it's place.
    pentalarcon May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's easy to sing but you just keep on humming along..."
    This might actually have a meaning. I've grown accustom to listening to this song accompanied by a video of clips from Sin City, it's a good pair for the song. youtube.com/… This song, to me, sounds like an action movie. A good one though, with just a couple cheesy special movie effects. Maybe about a hitman who goes to kill someone and makes a scene out of it, ends up framing the man who hired him, 'coz he did something to him a long time ago, but with some sick twist at the end. I'm just making shit up now. I love the melvins, they never cease to amaze me.
    chachahanchoon May 08, 2012   Link

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