"The Troglodyte Wins" as written by and Elvin Estella Regan Farquhar....
I should just (get up)
And treat these itchy bedsores
(Get up) to making my indie-cred soar
My witty thread bores your kiddy pool party
This self-absorbed crowd is dumb and foolhardy
(Get up) to a face that’s like a homepage
(Get up) in a day as long as a stone age
I’m a quadruped pulling your dogsled
Yet in my mind we are all dead

I’m always telling them to (get up)
But they stand-by like bystanders until I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
They can’t comply to my standards especially when I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
But they stand-by like bystanders until I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
They can’t comply to my standards especially when I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)

Your retro hair band’s gonna blow up
'Cause gay is the new black
And when you stray LA won’t take you back
I’m supposed to spearhead this Christian rap record
And not the musings of a winded fact-checker
So I feel about an inch tall
And I got pre-teens to enthrall
So I pimp all the cost shares, install the software
But still I feel like my back is against the wall

I’m always telling them to (get up)
But they stand-by like bystanders until I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
They can’t comply to my standards especially when I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
But they stand-by like bystanders until I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)
They can’t comply to my standards especially when I (get down)
They’re camera-shy giant pandas and when they (get up)

'Cause you can ward off U.S. wars
By fingering warped fret boards
See we exploit our talents so we can raise kids
Like my homie Trey, he’s the poor women’s Taye Diggs
But when it comes to love I stain the bedding
Catching bouquets at the wedding
But this don’t go hand and hand with your Volkswagen van
Because you voted in a defrosted Cro-Magnon man
The Trogdolyte wins

Because you voted in a defrosted Cro-Magnon man
The Trogdolyte wins
Because you voted in a defrosted Cro-Magnon man
The Trogdolyte wins
Because you voted in a defrosted Cro-Magnon man
The Trogdolyte wins

I'm always telling them to...

We don’t believe in you


Lyrics submitted by egg, edited by UncleHuggedMeFunny

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    General CommentI think this song is about how people write songs to incite some sort of political action, and yet are continually let down by their fans' apathy towards the situation and lack of participation in the democratic process
    jesusbuiltmyhotrodon March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA troglodyte is a chimp...it's not trogdolyte, I don't think that's anything. Anyway, good song.
    Miggityon January 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA "troglodyte" can also be a prehistoric cave-dweller, hence its proximity to the "Cro-Magnon" reference. It also can be used apparently to mean a person who is excessively basic in their thought processes or emotions, or someone very barbaric, or also someone who is unacquainted with how the world works. I think it best applies to the 1st two of those here, but all 3 work...the Cro-Magnon thing is a joke, obviously, most likely aimed at George W. Bush's stupidity. And then the more practical definition also works, as in addition to accusations of being excessively stupid, many feel Bush was excessively violent in his foreign policy. And given those problems in foreign policy, one could argue he's a troglodyte in the sense of misunderstanding the world.

    Also, in the first stanza, "dull" should be "glum", but other than that, this seems right.
    immortaldreamson May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt, a trog, is also a little lizard folk in dungeons and dragons.
    Miggityon September 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyric should be "You can ward off /arduous/ wars By fingering warped fret boards"
    goatmaleon April 27, 2010   Link

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