"Tiger In My Tank" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
I bought some rock star ashes
From the back of rolling stone
I guess he wouldn't mind it
They couldn't sell his soul

The tiger in my tank
Is going to go extinct
And I'm not feeling so good myself
I think I'm on the brink of disaster

I had a dream last night
The TV and the phone
Grew some legs and took a walk
And left me all alone

The tiger in my tank
Is going to go extinct
And I'm not feeling so good myself
I think I'm on the brink of disaster

When I grow up I'll be
An angry little whore
I'll give you all the finger
I'll sell you all what for

The tiger in my tank
Is going to go extinct
And I'm not feeling so good myself
I think I'm on the brink of disaster


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"Tiger in My Tank" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentI dodn't know 'tiger in my tank' was an advertising jingle!

    I always thought it was about suppresed rage, like a tiger trapped in a tank, and this verse:

    i had a dream last night
    the tv and the phone
    grew some legs and took a walk
    and left me all alone

    might be about how people walk out on him, and even the TV and the phone, his last connection to other people, might walk out on him too. Maybe the reason he brought a rockstars ashes is for company, like he's got a connection to someone famous who everyone likes.
    pikmindoctoron July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an antiadvertising jingle. the chorus refers to the old esso slogan i think, its very catchy like an advert
    dalai Lamaon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm... but I don't find it too easy to link the verses to advertising though- especially not the second. At least the first or third have references to buying and selling.

    Though that one line can't have been an accident (can it?)
    MercuryCobainon June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites as it has the bouncy happy music set to the inverted morbid and depressing lyrics. The call and response in verse three is also very entertaining. The inversion reminds me of Vanity Fair by Mr. Bungle or The AIDS Song be Ween.
    simsjon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe has an isolated life style. He doesn't make a physical contact with people, feels like a powerful tiger when he is at home(in his tank). He watches tv, listenes rock music(maybe he dreams his self as a rock star) and talks with friends at phone. He knows this kind of life style isn't good and sustainable, and this tiger will die and extinct.
    MeTToWon January 01, 2015   Link

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