"Negasonic Teenage Warhead" as written by and David Wyndorf....
Saw your face last night on the tube
Strong fine snake in a sucker's vacuum
15 clicks and it's time to say bye
15 trips and a love that won't die

Me and myself killed a world today
Me and myself got a world to save
Broadcast dead revolution don't pay
Strapped up freaks on the Lazarus plane

I can tell just by the climate, and I can tell just by the style
I was born and raised on Venus and I may be here a while
Cause every supersonic jerk off who plugs into the game
Is just like every subatomic genius who just invented pain

I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby
Yeah yeah, yeah, wow

Oh baby, I'm lazy
Oh baby, introduce me to God
Oh baby, I'm lady
Oh baby, set a place for the dog, for the dog

Yeah, Oh

Shut me off 'cause I go crazy with this planet in my hands
Shut me off 'cause I go crazy with this planet in my hands
Shut me off 'cause I go crazy with this planet in my hands
Shut me off 'cause I go crazy with this planet in my hands

I can tell just by the climate, and I can tell just by the style
I was born and raised on Venus and I may be here a while
Cause every supersonic jerk off who plugs into the game
Is just like every subatomic genius who just invented pain

I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby
I will deny you
I will deny you baby

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, wow
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Negasonic Teenage Warhead" as written by David Wyndorf

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    Song MeaningIt's basically a backlash against the grunge scene.
    The verses from what I can gather don't have anything to do with the overall meaning of the song, the clinch is the lines.
    "Cause every Supersonic Jerk-off who plugs into the game"
    - Referring to the amount of "negative" rock bands coming out of the woodwork after the success of "Nevermind".
    "Is just like every subatomic genius who just invented pain"
    - Basically talking about all the young guys in these bands moping about as if no-one else has ever been depressed and un-happy.

    I'm not sure if it's a direct attack on, say Nirvana, or more an attack on the bands that began to appear in the wake of their success. Monster Magnet are very much products of the 60's and 70's, when Rock music was more about rebelling, taking drugs & having a good time. So understandably they'd be critical of the "mopey", "angsty" direction rock was heading.
    laminatedeffecon December 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIf you ask me, I've always thought this song was about a day spent playing a MUSH, MOO or MUD... some sort of 'puter game at least. :D
    girthon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow, i used to play MUDS all day and listen to mainly magnet songs. i have no special memories of this one in particular. but this is a work of genius. or at least a lot of drugs.

    the part of "with a planet in my hands" is i believe him fighting other gods , or other people, somewhere in another space/world/dream? perhaps
    dusgistadon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta rock song full of allegorical meanings... the world is too much forr him...
    john galton September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry folks, wrong on all counts. The song is about rock stars who are negative. It's basically a retort to all the rock lyrics about depression, sadness, etc. There's a lot of irony in it. "Every supersonic jerkoff who plugs into the game" and "every subatomic genius who just invented pain" refer to whiny musicians who hate themselves.

    it's also a backlash against the grunge culture in which every song seems to be about sadness.
    kokoutsuon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah man i agree with that last guy,in particular its about kurt cobain n eddy vedder,nega-negative,sonic-their musicians,teenage warheads-young heroin users,well cobain anyways
    negativecreep09on October 17, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningClearly you guys have never done psychedelics before. The song is a map to not losing your mind in a trip.

    "Me and myself killed a world today - explaining the concept of no time

    Me and myself got a world to save - explaining the anxiety

    Broadcast dead revolution don't pay - 1 of 2
    Strapped up freaks on the Lazarus plane - 2 of 2 - Explains fight or flight
    I can tell just by the climate, and I can tell just by the style - Familiarity with the trip

    I was born and raised on Venus and I may be here a while - Explains the confusion

    Cause every supersonic jerk off who plugs into the game - 1 of 2
    Is just like every subatomic genius who just invented pain" - 2 of 2 - This is the cornerstone, hes explaining that everyone who trips (plugs into the game) is like every other person who never has. In other words, this world is fake.

    "I will Deny you baby" - Explains denying your fear of what really is OR the denial of ones self, you will experience either of these.

    "Oh baby, I'm lazy
    Oh baby, introduce me to God
    Oh baby, I'm lady
    Oh baby, set a place for the dog, for the dog" - This part is interesting and I think its personal. I think what he means is, he wants all the answers to life, but its too hard (im lazy). Ultimately I think it means its as pointless as setting a place (to eat at the table) with a dog... it doesnt matter.

    "Shut me off 'cause I go crazy with this planet in my hands" - Finally, after your 16 hours of madness.. you want rest.
    rblaeholderon January 09, 2017   Link

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