"Pull My Strings" as written by Eric Reed Boucher, Raymond John Pepperelle, Geoffrey Lyall, Darren Henley and Bruce Mitchell Slesinger....
I'm tired of self respect
I can't afford a car
I want to be a prefab superstar

I want to be a tool
Don't need no soul
want to make big money
Playing rock and roll

I'll make my music boring
I'll play my music slow
I ain't no artist, I'm a business man
No ideas of my own

I won't offend
Or rock the boat
Just sex and drugs
And rock and roll

Drool, drool, drool, drool, drool, drool
My Payola!
Drool, drool, drool, drool, drool, drool
My Payola!

You'll pay ten bucks to see me
On a fifteen foot high stage
Fatass bouncers kick the shit
Out of kids who try to dance

If my friends say
I've lost my guts
I'll laugh and say
That's rock and roll

But there's just one problem

[Chorus]
Is my cock big enough
Is my brain small enough
For you to make me a star
Give me a toot, I'll sell you my soul
Pull my strings and I'll go far

And when I'm rich
And meet Bob Hope
We'll shoot some golf
And shoot some dope

Is my cock big enough?
Is my brain small enough?

[Chorus]


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"Pull My Strings" as written by Bruce Slesinger Jello Biafra

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    General CommentThey composed and played this song specifically for the Bay Area Music Awards in (I believe) 1981. They were set to recieve the award for Best New-Wave Band of 1981 along side The Knack, who the DKs despised as corporate media-whores.

    So they came out on stage in white dress shirts with big letter S's spraypainted on them, and their black ties over their shoulders. When they decided to spring the surprise, they dropped the ties, forming a dollar sign on their chests, and started playing Pull My Strings. This whole fiasco went down on live TV and radio.

    Besides violating FCC regulations for all the vulgarities they used, it was a huge and intentional loogie in the eye of everyone at the awards. I.e, "We know who you are, and we know who we are, so you can shove your f***ing award."
    Bullzeyeon October 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is hot b/c it was done by surprise at a new wave award show. They were supposed to play holiday in cambodia but they stopped and did pull my strings without warning it was supposed to be a spoof and insult (obviously) on mainstream music like new wave.
    Star Sickon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how New-Wave is music started by big record companies and the band members a mindless drones DK Rules!
    DeadKennedys18on June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDead Kennedys rawk.
    Aerionon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHehehe Drool.. I luv that part.
    and the end is so great.
    HarlequinStarson August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe weird thing, is how easily the song can apply to the emo stuff on mainstream radio today.
    fuckyouallon March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, or Metallica...
    MountainJewon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha. I <3 this song.

    The end.
    xJustinsWhoreExon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ ahh interesting

    the start is California Uberalles' btw
    daddioon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis there a studio version of this song?
    EZ3on November 04, 2004   Link

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