"Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)" as written by Mark Allen Mothersbaugh and Robert Mothersbaugh....
Something about the way you taste
Makes me want to clear my throat
There's a message to your movements
That really gets my goat
I looked for sniffy linings
But you're rotten to the core
I've had just about all I can take
You know I can't take it no more
Got a gut feeling
Centered 'round long time ago
On your ability to torment
Then you took your tongs of love
And stripped away my garment
Got a gut feeling
Slap your mammy down
Slap your pappy down again
Oh move it up and down now
Oh move it all around now


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"Gut Feeling" as written by Robert Mothersbaugh Mark Allen Mothersbaugh

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  • +4
    General Commentcome on people, it is SNIFFY linings

    this is a great song, bought the album when it first came out and loved every bit of it

    this song is about falling for a hot girl that is evil and having her mess you up to where it drives you nuts in the deep of your gut no matter how much you try to see any goodness in her, yet you keep on having sex with her anyways
    jopsieon May 27, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about stalking and then (sudden change to slap your mammy) raping a girl. Its just done in the very dry DEVO way in which things of high emotions are said in the simplest terms possible.
    Neonsolidon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's about how he can taste another man (or woman) on her... That's why he wants to clear his throat. He has a gut feeling she's cheating on him. He knows she's tormenting him and he wants to dump her, but her "tongs" (tongue?) have stripped away his will. I think in the end he just winds up having anger-sex with her.
    Oleander67on December 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNeonsolid, that, or someone beating/raping their spouse after they get a "gut feeling" that they're cheating?
    urban_idyllon December 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt really should be "silver linings," since that verse is all cliches, but you know that wacky Devo, sniffy it is.
    Dubious Meriton March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt does sound a bit like mark's singing of "sniffy linings" but it's surely it's "I looked for SILVER linings, but you're rotten to the core" .... ahhh much better.
    wizmoon December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song...I heard this off "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"..very odd movie, but great soundtrack.
    BLAHness90on June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcome on, someone else has gotta like this song....
    BLAHness90on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard it from the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary.
    And damnit, it's great.
    Gutteron February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this DEVO song is very underrated. My favorite on the Q&A album. The melody, the lyrics... Perfect.
    anchorlesson April 24, 2006   Link

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