Mickey Mouse is dead
Got kicked in the head
'Cause people got too serious
They planned out what they said
They couldn't take the fantasy
Tried to accept reality
Analyzed the laughs
'Caus pleasure comes in halves
The purity of comedy
They had to take it seriously
Changed the words around
Tried to make it look profound
The comedian is onstage
Pisstaking for a wage
The critics think he's great
But the laughter turns to hate

Mickey Mouse is on T.V.
And the kids stare at the screen
But the pictures are all black and white
And the words don't mean a thing
'Cause mummy's got no money
And daddy is in jail
He couldn't afford the license
She can't afford the bail

The kids out in the road
Their minds have all gone cold
'Cause Mickey Mouse is dead
They shot him through the head
With ignorance and scorn
They believed in something new
They read the papers watched the films
And thought they know the truth

Look what you done to Mickey Mouse

But reality deceives
No matter what you believe
There's always another idea
And theirs is based on fear
The fear of being sussed
For what they really are
The fear of being laughed at
When they go too far

They call it paranoia
You can't laugh it away
Until you come to realize
That everyone's the same
People hide their problems
Under faces of contempt
They hide them 'til it kills them
And no one is exempt not even you
You, you!
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse

1,2,3,4
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1,2,3,4
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1,2,3,4
Look what you done to Mickey Mouse
1,2,3,4
You can't even laugh it away


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    General CommentI think you're all wrong actually, i think it's more about how the people making and behind mickey mouse got all serious about it "they planned out what they said, the purity of comedy, they had to take it seriously" e.t.c.. Cause like has anyone seen really old original mickey mouse? Not serious at all, and he didn't even speak, while nowadays some people at some big corporation do plan out what he says and he does speak and he's pretty serious. I think it might've been something he or someone actually liked once upon a time or something because it was neutral and not serious and gave some distance to the/his real world, but then instead of keeping it that way they got scared or whatever and turned mickey mouse into a part of the real world you know; mickey mouse is dead.
    St.Catastropheon September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWahhh I love this song. Hell, I love SubHumans in general. GREATNESS I say! More people should love them.
    IHaveElbowsYayon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love them! but i dont count, right...
    LiquifiedCaton June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about how people turn one thing and make it sound bad. (i.e. the "gay" telletubby)It's about how people make pure entertainment sound corrupt and evil.They try to analyze and look for something that isn't there.
    AstroZombie777on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a Crass song.. Ah shit WinMx lied to me. Great song in my opinion, love punk. Off to read about the Subhumans.
    JoE][BoXeRon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    It's about how people turn one thing and make it sound bad. (i.e. the "gay" telletubby)It's about how people make pure entertainment sound corrupt and evil.They try to analyze and look for something that isn't there.
    completely agree.

    i thought it was a crass song for the longest time as well, until i went to my pal mikes house...and listen to subhumans.
    puddin.popson September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOr more so their "real" world.

    "They read the papers watched the films
    And thought they know the truth"
    St.Catastropheon September 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about what they see on the news and how the average person precieves it to be. They believe what they see like a child would believe mickey mouse is real. then one day people are going to learn the truth and not be able to handle it just as a kid will eventually learn that their favorite tv icon isn't real.
    illfareon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about what they see on the news and how the average person precieves it to be. They believe what they see like a child would believe mickey mouse is real. then one day people are going to learn the truth and not be able to handle it just as a kid will eventually learn that their favorite tv icon isn't real.
    illfareon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me, the song is about censorship and how it ruins many things
    theadict666on March 29, 2008   Link

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