"Lift Your Head Up High (and Blow Your Brains Out)" as written by and James M. Franks....
Do you still go to raves?
Do you think that Christ saves?
Do you spend your days in a Purple Haze?
Do you contemplate what a grape nut is?

Or could you live drinkin' your own whiz?
Are you hooked on a feeling are you hooked on gin-n-tonics?
Are you hooked on fistin are you hooked on phonics?
Did you ever have sex with a box of Kleenex?

Did you like the movie Malcolm X?
Or do you own a record by Stryper?
Do you have a Mongoloid cousin wearin' diapers?
Were you born and raised in New Jersey?

Did you like the taste of Crystal Pepsi?
Are you deaf?
Well if you are you can't hear me
But what's the use of living if your ear's be?

Broken even if I spoke clearly
You're still not able to hear me
'Cause life is a game that no one wins
But you deserve a headstart the way your life's goin'

So throw in the towel cause your life ain't shit
No take that towel and hang yourself with it
Life's short and hard like a body-building elf
So save the planet and kill yourself

If you're feeling down-and-out with what your life's all about
Lift your head up and blow your brains out
Lift your head up high and blow your brains out
Does your girlfriend look like the chick from M*A*S*H?

Dead ringer for Klinger with a thicker mustache?
When you're at a get-together does everybody always ask?
Ain't no Halloween party why's she wearin' that mask?
Does she got more Chins than the Chinese phone book?

Would you rather make out with a rusty fish hook?
Does she stick to linoleum when she squats?
Does she look pregnant although she's not?
Did you first see your boyfriend on Cops?

Or at a Star Trek convention or on top?
Of your best friend or maybe at Wendy's?
Workin' third shift late New Years' Eve?
Does he live under a bridge scare kids and kill squirrels?

Does he do kegstands until he hurls?
Could a blind man mistake his complexion for Braille
Does he have time to sit around and wait for the mail
Life is a game that no one wins

But you deserve a headstart the way your life's goin'
So throw in the towel cause your life ain't shit
No take that towel and hang yourself with it
Life's short and hard like a body-building elf

So save the planet and kill yourself
If you're feeling down-and-out with what your life's all about
Lift your head up and blow your brains out
Lift your head up high and blow your brains out

So take your life instead of taking it for granted
I'm thinking you should can it I think I'll help you plan it
Live today like it's gonna be your last
Hang out blow your mind have yourself a gas

I hope you take this the wrong way
And misinterpret what I say
Rewind and let me reverse
Backwards like Judas Priest first did

'Cause life is a game that no one wins
But you deserve a headstart the way your life's goin'
So throw in the towel cause your life ain't shit
No take that towel and hang yourself with it

Life's short and hard like a body-building elf
So save the planet and kill yourself
If you're feeling down-and-out with what your life's all about
Lift your head up and blow your brains out

Lift your head up high and blow your brains out


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"Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out)" as written by James M. Franks

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  • +2
    General CommentBody-building elfs ftw.
    JAStewarton March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn case you wondered if the backwards part actually said something...

    ...Backwards like Judas Preist first did:
    Devil child wake up and eat chef boyardee beefaroni (X 3)
    Cause life is the game where no one wins...

    A good recommendation, as Beefaroni is a good source of protein.

    Later.
    drewon October 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan interesting take on life
    *amanda*on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how he makes a list of all people who thinks should die, especially ravers and christians. hahahaha.
    Archfoeon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't normally listen to the Bloodhound Gang, but this song is good. Drews right, it does say "devil child wake up and eat chef boyardee beefaroni" I recorded it backwards just to find out.
    Andromedaeon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me or does anyone else think this song isn't about killing yourself. I think the overall tone is satirical, pointing out where our dumb society sees faults and feels that nothing less than perfection is worth anything at all. I say this because it seems like they are giving you a disclaimer:

    "I hope you take this the wrong way
    And misinterpret what I say"

    When I hear this song I feel like getting up and doing something about my life, not looking for a gun to end it.
    Bradwickon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think theyre trying to say it could be worse.. they describe all these loser scenarios. It's like surely your life isnt' THIS bad. I dunno, thats what it means to me.
    Angry Saron July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole backwards thing tells it all. Backwards satanic and suicidal messages were all the hype once. Zeppelin and Judas Priest (supposedly) did it. It was a big controversy. So the BHG, being the offensive psychopaths that the are just came out and made entire non-forgiving pro suicide song, and left the non-offensive line for the backwards part, turning the entire song inside out! That's satire at its best. And the funniest thing of all, it's likely that no one has ever killed themselves to this song, yet the corporate machine user friendly tripe like Good Charlotte has put teenagers in the noose.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my themesong. wat a good idea.
    tuna_aton January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI found that everyone has at least one of the things they like doing in the song so maybe its just a big FUCK YOU
    infamoustex62on February 08, 2006   Link

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