"Hats Off" as written by and Les Claypool....
When I was born, the doc he held me by my ankles
Smacked my red behind.
They hosed me down, wrapped me like a bean burrito
Then marked the date and time.

Hats off, to the ones that string the beads together
And keep the ducks in line.
Hats off to all the ones that stood before me
And taught a fool to rhyme.

At thirteen, I made myself a motion picture
Out of lumps of clay.
At fourteen, I pulled some weeds and bought a four string
Taught myself to play.
At seventeen, I'd get naked with a beauty queen
At the hot tub zone.
At nineteen, she was livin' hard and snortin' drugs
That decayed her bones.

Hats off to the ones that put it all together
And keep their ducks in line.
Hats off to all the ones that erred before me
And taught me how to survive.


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"Hats Off" as written by Les Claypool

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    General CommentI hate it when cloggers ask dumb questions on here who don't know how to find ridiculously easy information themselves with a search engine
    goldsacon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSimple. He's giving a very breif story of his life. He telling how people have messed up and how he learns from others mistakes and can live knowing what has happened before him.
    TheHeckler348on July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Comment^^ can't add anything to that. Just like to say that this such a nice wee song, Love it!
    Jebus_Christon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the best primus songs
    SomePurpleGuyon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the best primus songs
    SomePurpleGuyon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hate it when people post the same thing twice.
    And I haven't heard it, what album is it on?
    Invader Z?on March 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah goldsac i agree, what a fuckwit
    anyways back to the song i reckon its great, would be cool if it was longer and had a bit more quirky stuff
    obviously about his life
    ozziundrgrndon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCorrect me if I'm wrong, but isn't his current wife also his girlfriend since they're 17 (as far as I remember). Or are those 2 different persons, his current wife and the drug anorting female he's talking about
    Arnie sumirPon November 14, 2016   Link

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