We've been driving around
From one end of this town to the other and back
But no one's ever seen us (No one's ever seen us)
Driving our Econoline van (And no one's ever heard of our band)
And no one's ever heard of our band

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

Then they wouldn't understand a word we say,
So we'll scratch it all down into the clay
Half believing there will sometime come a day
Someone gives a damn
Maybe when the concrete has crumbled to sand

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

The Mesopotam-ish sun is beating down
And making cracks in the ground
But there's nowhere else to stand
In Mesopotamia, (No one's ever seen us)
The kingdom where we secretly reign (And no one's ever heard of our band)
The land where we invisibly rule

As the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

This is my last stick of gum
I'm going to cut it up so everybody else gets some
Except for Ashurbanipal who says my haircut makes me look like a Mohenjo-daroan

Hey, Ashurbanipal,
I'm a Mesopotamian
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

"Hey, man, I thought that you were dead
I thought you crashed your car"
"No, man, I've been right here this whole time playing bass guitar
For the Mesopotamians"

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh


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  • +2
    General Comment"Hey, man, I thought that you were dead
    I thought you crashed your car"
    "No, man, I've been right here this whole time playing bass guitar
    For the Mesopotamians"

    Sounds to me like a pretty obvious shout-out to Paul McCartney, going so far as to mention the supposed method of how he died. Why that's there, though, I have no idea. Great song, though.
    SuddenlySeymouron June 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's like an extended metaphor portraying the Mesopotamian civilisation as a band... not sure what else after that
    Gesiwujon September 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a clear parody of pop "introduction" songs where the band describes themselves.

    In addition, it's comparing how we look on history to how we look back on old music.
    Ninsanejaon March 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's an educational song... no deep meaning. It helps you remember the main Mesopotamian leaders with a catchy tune.
    LarryThePenguin12on August 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis song always reminds me of my amazing sixth- and seventh-grade social studies teacher, who taught us about the Mesopotamians and the Indus valley civilization.


    LMAO @ "Except for Ashurbanipal who says my haircut makes me look like a Mohenjo-daroan."
    Miss Wildeon November 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an educational song... no deep meaning. It helps you remember the main Mesopotamian leaders with a catchy tune.
    LarryThePenguin12on August 30, 2008   Link

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