I'll sow my seed where the mandrake grows
No footsteps go beyond it
I'll eat the dirt
Where the rooster crows
Flesh rodeos, yee-haw it
Player, push in your teardrops
Make you a cyclops
Breakin' the branches off your family tree
Keep you up like a fluffer, girl
Ain't that enough with her?
Look in the sewer for my pedigree
Your truly cause repeats its pulse
And could make your tears, if you need it too
Make me blow out my brains, pointing the gun
And throw my neck in the noose
But I'm hangin' tough

Day by day

Listen closer to your mother
You can hear her ocean roar
Sittin' quiet in the corner
Put another record on
God hates a coward, sonny
Got a date with your VCR
Watch another action movie
Dream of me

On the only piano
Wrote the fucking concerto
Shoot pool with your eyeballs, rack 'em up
Make a meal of your asshole
Gnaw on your fat soul
Droppin' your heart in my vinegar
Lots of millions appear
Just like in front of lecher's cell
Cum on the brat
And everybody's got pickaxes
I need something to squeeze
Because they're coming to kill
I never fit my paper route
Burn it up

Day by day


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    General CommentThis song is about a bastard, probably a mean step dad with a huge ego.

    I sow my seed with a metric Gross
    No footsteps go beyond it

    He goes around knocking up every girl and makes them all get abortions.

    I'll eat the dirt
    Where the rooster crows
    Flesh rodeos, yee-haw it's

    This has some kind of pornographic connotation to it. Probably a poop fetish, and fleh rodeo is probably reference to a lap dance.

    He is threatening his step son. He tells him that god hates a coward because he thinks the kid needs to learn how to be like him. Day, my day, my day (will come). I think is the allusion we are supposed to draw here. He is screaming like a mad man that his day will come.

    I think he kills the kids mom in the middle of the song.

    Then he is telling the kid why he did it and what he is going to do if the cops ever come to get him.

    Just my opinion.

    Caaveman82on February 25, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song for some reason just sticks with me alot lol.

    so i thought i'd share my interpretation of this song...





    it starts in a living room, a man in a chair drinking a

    beer or whatever, sitting staring at nothing and speaking

    to a sniffling adolescent male. and in a emotionless and

    slightly evil tone he begins telling the boy his life story...

    "all my life i've never wanted kids. so far as to make my

    women get abortions. i've stuck my dick in everything from

    strippers to cowgirls. and i swear if you start crying i'll tear

    your eyes out. now then your mother was a whore, and if

    you say anything i'll kill your family too. i'm a piece of shit and i know it.

    and i want to kill myself, but i stick through it."



    "you'll get yours" the boy mumbles under his breath and the man hears it.





    " you hear your mother anywhere? i drowned her and stuck her

    in the corner and you're not going to do shit about it. so fuck off and

    listen to your music or go watch some action movie and wish you were as tough as them."



    *switch to fresh orphaned child a few years later*



    he sits writing music to have a place to pour out his

    emotions instead of bottling them, then one day he writes a

    song fantasizing about killing the man that killed his

    mother. all the evil thing he would do with the corpse to

    defile it. he keeps remembering that one day the murderous

    man's day will come and it will be him to exact revenge.



    one day he finally breaks and kills the man, but during

    that he's panicking looking for a way to hide the

    body; bury it, grind it up and flush it, nothing,

    and he starts thinking people have known what he's done.

    so int he end he finally decides to cut the body up,

    pack it in a satchel or suitcase and burn it.

    mike patton is a fucking genius.
    2_fingers_from_fateon August 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simply awesome...
    fatmikeon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hypnotizingly catchy, but that's not what makes it good. It's got a cryptic sound to it and the lyrics that I can understand are great. I can't wait to see Tomahawk open for Tool!
    toolupon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw, can someone tell me who writes the tomahawk lyrics?
    mike?
    yamatsukaaon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe mike writes the lyrics.
    BungleManon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably Mike, its seems like thew kind of thing he'd write.
    GodHatesACowardon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanyone her mike say yehaw??? right after fresh rodeos??? i swear it goes fresh rodeos, yehaw ?..and they where great live in cleveland..tool sucked..no comment on why and mike...just great...im getting mr bungle and fantomas just because of this record..i heard fantomas was strange......anyone have any good stuff on them?
    thom_0kon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFantomas and Bungle are both amazing bands, Mr.Bungle is my all time favorite band.
    ThePantyshoton April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfantomas is definitely the least accesible project mike's ever been affiliated with..I can still find in enjoyment in their music but wow it takes some getting used to..anywho this is without a doubt my favorite song of all time.. and how in the HELL could you think tool sucked? the first time I saw them maynard got pissed off because of some fucktards in the crowd but the second time I saw them with tomahawk was easily the best show I've ever been to
    MrXon April 23, 2003   Link

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