"S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)" as written by and Mark Allen Mothersbaugh....
Gotta nervous kind of feeling
Gotta painful yellow headache
Every picture in every magazine's
Come real

Every face looks out
And screams at me too real
Cold sweat on my collar
Dripping to my boots

The waves of nauseous pain
Sets off the pressure pad alarms
Gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta here
Gotta get outta here
Gona get outta here
Gotta painful swelling brain

Banging in my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick
Gotta swelling itching pain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta swelling itching pain

Clutching at my brain
Gotta painful swelling brain
In the back of my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick
Gotta swelling itching pain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta swelling itching pain

Clutching at my brain
Gotta painful swelling brain
Got me laying in the floor
Gotta painful swelling brain
Think I left my senses
Gotta swelling itching pain
Seems like endless torture
Gotta swelling itching pain

Banging in my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
In the back of my head
Gotta painful swelling brain
And I called off sick
Gotta painful swelling brain
Got me pulling out my hair
Gotta painful swelling brain

Clutching at my brain
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Driving me up the wall
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain

Gripping at my eyes
Ears, nose and mouth
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
It's bloating my thoughts

Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Leaves me holding the front door now
Gotta swelling itching pain
Swelling itching pain

Clutching at my brain
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Got me lying on the floor
Gotta painful swelling brain

Painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Going out of my skull
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain

Burning up my thoughts
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Gripping at my eyes
Ears, nose and mouth
Gotta painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Painful swelling brain
Tearing me apart


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"S.I.B." as written by Mark Mothersbaugh

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is either Devo just being goofy and singing about a guy who's just so genius his brain is exploding!

    It also seems as if it could reference someone getting high or tripping for the first time, if you've ever had that experience, you might know what I mean. I'm sure that is very slim to what they meant, but it still works in that respect.
    killwhitieon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentParts of this song really remind me of anxiety, or even a panic attack. Perhaps something set off by a bad trip. Either way, I relate these lyrics to the general feeling of anxiety, and the juxtaposition of lyrics with the music really hammer this feeling home.
    triggerhappyguyon February 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHAha first post, i haven't heard this lately till tonite
    i think this guyshould seek medical attention immediately!!
    Sparkle7on August 05, 2006   Link

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