"Mind Eraser, No Chaser" as written by and John/homme Baldwin....
Run along face lift
If it kills, I got news, it ain't a side effect
Call it a full reject or
A fuel injected, type corrected, teenage obstacle

All I wanna do is have my mind erased
I'm begging you, pleading you, stop comateasing us all
Drug company, where's a pill for me?
I call it mind eraser, no chaser at all
On permanent leave of everything
Law biding dick riding, fun police, leave us alone
Dulling the edge of a razor blade
What does it mean when the knife and the hand are your own?

Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
Understanding is cruel the monkey said as it launched to space
I know that I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect
Ignorance is bliss, until they take your bliss away

Robotic mom bought me,
DIY kit lobotomy
It's a tuck, taste, dance craze, movie of the week
You'll buy the doll, kick the ball
Then piss on the sheets

All I wanna do is have my mind erased
I'm begging you, pleading you, stop comateasing us all
Drug company, where's a pill for me?
It reads- mind eraser, no chaser, in bright lights
On permanent leave of everything
New age goosestep on a karma collision
Dulling the edge of a razor blade
What does it mean when the knife and the hand are your own?

Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
Understanding is cruel the monkey said as it launched to space
I know that I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect
Ignorance is bliss, until they take your bliss away

Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
Your dangerous side effect
I know that I am, your dangerous side effect
I'm not sorry to say we just ran out of give a shit


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"Mind Eraser, No Chaser" as written by John/homme Baldwin

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    General CommentI don't think it's about the drug companies....

    I think this song is about how society as a whole tends toward self-destructive attributes, but mainly how we are unaware of what we're doing to ourselves, and how certain people manipulate the populace.
    OutofYourHighchairon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentseems to be about drug companies.. Qotsa's "better living through chemistry" is about how cynical the drug industry is.
    henrikhenrikon November 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the last line is -

    I'm not sorry to say we just ran out of "give a shit"
    OutofYourHighchairon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the alternate, line-by-line vocals of Josh and Dave in the pre-chorus. It's Queens and the Foo in perfect measure. Tasty.
    floydzkriegon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah highchair man i think ur spot on there maan,the self destructive thing in the line : What does it mean when the knife and hand are your own? but im sure u had this down already.
    negativecreep09on November 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentand about how the shit we/me do is damaging : Drawing up the edge of a razor blade,and that it aint a side effect line like its a main effect,its what will happen given time,if u will
    ive seen the mindloss happen to those around me n they still think its good to continue on said path and they end up bare retarded pretty much : Know that I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect
    Ignorance is bliss until they take your bliss away,i may be wrong but its still fun to debate this kinda shit
    negativecreep09on November 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually I think it's about discovering stuff he wish he hadn't discovered on psychedelic drugs.
    That's why he wants his mind erased and it also explains the lines about understanding is cruel and ignorance being bliss.
    This is also why he wants the fun police to leave him alone coz he's probs doing acid and he knows he's probably screwing his head up but he doesnt care hence "Give me the reason why the minds a terrible thing to waste?".
    didier12on February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHere's the actual lyrics, using CD booklet (good attempt though, some of those lines are hard to understand):

    Run along face lift
    If it kills, I got news, it ain't a side effect
    Call it a full rejeckt or
    A fuel-injected, type corrected teenage obstacle

    (All I wanna do is have my mind erased)
    I'm begging you pleading you, stop coma-teasing us all
    (Drug company, where's the pill for me?)
    I call it mind eraser, no chaster at all
    (On permanent leave of everything)
    Law-abidding, dick-riding fun police, leave us alone
    (Dulling the edge of a razor blade)
    What does it mean when the knife and the hand are your own?

    Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
    "Understand is cruel," the monkey said as it launched to space
    I know that I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect
    Ignorance is bliss until they take your bliss away

    Robotic mom bought me,
    DIY kit lobotomy
    Its a tuck, taste, dance craze, movie of the week
    You'll buy the doll, kick (up) the ball, then piss on the sheets

    All I wanna do is have my mind erased)
    I'm begging you pleading you, stop coma-teasing us all
    (Drug company, where's the pill for me?)
    It reads: "mind eraser, no chaser" in bright lights
    (On permanent leave of everything)
    New age goostep on a karma collision
    (Dulling the edge of a razor blade)
    What does it mean when the knife and the hand are your own?

    (Your own...are your own...your own!)

    Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
    "Understand is cruel," the monkey said as it launched to space
    I know that I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect
    Ignorance is bliss until they take your bliss away

    Give me the reason why the mind's a terrible thing to waste?
    I know that I am, your dangerous side effect
    You know that I am your dangerous side effect
    I'm not sorry to say we just ran out of "give a shit"
    Katenesson February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about drug abuse as a means of escapism. The idea of amnesia in a pill is the most obvious reference, but it hardly ends there. The most subtle is probably "Dulling the edge of a razor blade," in my mind, refers to the act of cutting up a drug into lines of powder to snort it. I can't really think of another action that one would willingly use a razor blade for that would cause it to significantly dull, outside of its intended use of course.
    TrendyHateon June 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOK considering Ive tried mot drugs out there id like to shed some light on this one. OutofYourHighchair was right by saying its about self destructive behavior. to be exact its about how no one is truly happy with out some self destructive habit (in this case drug use/abuse) and how most people don't even want to be happy even if u wont admit it everyone wants an end. hes not saying that drug companies want us dead, they would make no money that way. hes saying subconsciously all people who use drugs just want an end(death). Just to clear up any confusion here are all the drug references.

    1)it seems to focus on a pill as a means of escaping ones own previous actions, and therefore regrets but LSD has almost no taste and there for needs no chaser(drink taken right after a pill to make it go down smoother) and was used by the CIA for sleeper trials the users having little or no memory of their actions.

    2)coma most likely referring to heroine use to sleep the depression away.

    3)dulling the razor referring to cocaine or snorting pills just as said by TrendyHate.

    4)Knife and hand are your own referring to the cutting of ones wrists or other extremities.

    5)terrible thing to waste drugs kill brain cells.

    and then the line: Ignorance is bliss until they take your bliss away just means ur happy with the worst things in life until u know it could be better, or the opposite there might be chance for the degree of how bad life is to be less bad
    pinkbunny713on August 30, 2011   Link

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