"Internal Primates Forever" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Cop provisions feed my addictions mistakes I made then
I opened up the holes and they crawled in,
Now when it's time for the feed they won't let me forget,
They ride upon my back and they'll fuck me with their need,
My invisible enemies all my monkeys

Their coming they're coming their coming
They're coming to take me away.

Disgusted with my position so submissive I am the only way we get
Away is give in sharpen up the razors stab the needles into pipes to
Kill cravings so sick of this in me can't stand the want to need
Can't get free always got a grip on me

There's no use to fight this wrenching tourniquet of deprivation
Obedience subservience leads to substance

Do you want more give it to me

Leave my motivation to chemical dependency no room for patience
Don't want it need it come on right now

Everything I've become now is everything I didn't want to be

Every time I try to run away I fall on my face they drag me back
Every time I try to run away I fall on my face

Help! They won't leave me alone

If I would have known back then what I know now I 'd take it back
If I would have known back then what I know now I 'd take it
Back,
I'd take it back I'd take it all fuckin' back

Stay away stay away
Hold me I'm shaking violently
Pull me out of my covering
Mold me into a new man
Lull me into a deep sleep

There's no use to fight this wrenching tourniquet of deprivation
Obedience subservience leads to substance

Even if you want you can't stop

Internal primates forever


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"Internal Primates Forever" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it is limited to drug addiction, drug addiction may be part of the theme of the song but I think it has to deal with desire more in general. At least thats what I thought when I first looked at the lyrics. I don't see why the name of the song would fit if it were just about drugs... interal primates forever meaning we act and are controlled by our desires and not by rational thought.
    Dead4Nowon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Internal primates forever" - despite we're humans as we developed from monkeys (Darwin said that) we've got much in common. We are still controlled by animal desire (Freud said that).

    "Internal primates forever" means we are all monkeys under our skin although many of us never realize that simple fact.

    Desire can be as well drug but I wouldn't go so far to reduce "Internal primates forever" lyrics to that.

    Right, so I'd like to say just one thing:
    you are mostly too young to think deeper about the thing and it doesn't have to be just MuDvAyNe lyrics... sure Sókrates from Athens (not me) would become handy in your case....
    (philosophers will understand, the others will think I'm an asshole... whatever).


    Peace
    Sokrateson June 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, Mudvayne is a great band and I look forward to their new album due in 2005.
    Disgorgeon December 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIPF means we are ruled by primal feelings and not rational thought.
    EmpyreanImagoon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has to do with how you cant escape drug's powerful force
    Pharmicopiaon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about being addicted to drugs and how you cant seem to stop no matter what you do and the horrible things the craving for it makes you do(KuD)

    Pharmicopiaon April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about addiction, drug related or otherwise, and man's natural propensity for it.
    mudvaynianon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteheheh
    Pharmicopiaon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenteheheh
    Pharmicopiaon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was inspired by a friend of Kud's.
    GodHatesACowardon May 27, 2002   Link

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