Well it got my goat
For heaven's sake!
What? A-Ha!
See something's come over
The people around here
They never leave their comfor zone
What? A-ha!
They seem not to care
So try to steer clear

As the legend goes
Of the mystery house
The old man in his basement chained
A monster in the cabinet
A creature of habit
incredibly inevitable
Incredibly strange

Ever since the day
Just like a parade
When the old man moved to town
The people started losing track
Of important things they'd known
And folks 'round here lost the will
To get things done at all
Ask someone what wwent wrong
They'll say it's not their fault

So when you're feeling might low
Not just a little, but a lot
You realize you're all messed up
But don't feel bad
A voice inside your head says
It's not your fault

The Thing
That climbs into your head at night
The Thing
With selfish teeth and greedy eyes
The Thing
That helps you escape your mistake
The Thing
There's something else that you can blame
THE THING IN THE BASS AMP

He unleashed the beast on the people
When it hit no one cried or screamed
They all went about their business
Getting back to the front of the TV screen
Now the thing, he's part of your
He'll keep your pride alive
And who are they to accuse you?
I guess they think that thing's a lie!
It's a lie!
It's a lie!
It's a lie
It's a lie!

So when you're feeling might low
Not just a little, but a lot
You realize you're all messed up
But don't feel bad
A voice inside your head says
It's not your fault

The Thing
That climbs into your head at night
The Thing
With selfish teeth and greedy eyes
The Thing
That helps you escape your mistake
The Thing
There's something else that you can blame

It's alive!
It's alive!
It's a lie!


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    General CommentI think this song is about how people try not to take the blame. As their story goes, when the old man moved into town, people decided they could blame things on him, or he's responsible for unleashing the blame monster on the people. It's also a play on words on the thing in the basement. That's what i think. great beat, another great aquabats song!
    beccac96on February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hilarious, i love it.
    uselessdragon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didnt bring a flashlight pa!
    What?!

    Haha, this song is brilliant. No idea what its about though :p
    WeAreSuperheroon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Look here Billy, I think I see somethin' over here.."
    "Is that.. is that one o' them things?"
    "Yeah quick, hand me the flashlight!"
    "I didn't bring a flashlight pop!"
    "What? You didn't bring the flashlight?"
    "I.. I didn't bring it!"
    "Looks like the work of the things.. It looks..."
    HAHAHAHA etc.
    (or something like that?)

    Man do I love this song :) Listened to it obsessively when the album first came out.
    amnesiaclyricon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with beccac. Not only is the thing representative of the ugly side of human nature, it's also a target for said blame! If anyone says the Aquabats don't have any serious lyrics, I point them here.
    DrRoyon May 19, 2010   Link

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