"Triumph Of The Will" as written by and Mark Allen/casale Mothersbaugh....
It was a thing I had to do
It was a message from below
It was a messy situation
It was desire for a girl

I'm not a wanker or a banker
I'm not afraid to take a risk
It is the thing females ask for
When they convey the opposite

Before I die
Before I die
Before I die
I'll get another piece of pie
I'll get another piece of pie
I'll get another piece of pie
If I have to lie

It was a thing I had to do
It was a message from below
It was a messy situation
It was a triumph of the will

Before I die
Before I die
Before I die
I'll get another piece of pie
I'll get another piece of pie
I'll get another piece of pie
If I have to lie

When the well cries out for water
It is a need that must be filled
It goes beyond the laws of nature
It takes a triumph of the will


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"Triumph of the Will" as written by Mark Mothersbaugh Gerald V. Casale

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    General CommentI assume by "breaks a taboo" you mean rape? That's what I think. And obviously Devo are mocking him by comparing his "it's just nature" excuse to fascism.
    urban_idyllon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Triumph of the Will" is a famous Nazi propaganda film by Leni Riefenstahl. It's a good title though - I think Devo is seeing this grand-sounding fascist mission statement as given by a guy who's just trying to get laid.
    Dubious Meriton March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a man who breaks a taboo in order to gain sexual intercourse. He didn't want to, knew it was wrong, but he HAD to do it, because the mating urge is too strong.
    Ookieon April 29, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't know you, but I've always heard (wrong) "People are dying" instead of "Before I die". That would change a bit the meaning of the song, so would contribute to the dictatorial connotation, once the "I'll get another piece of pie" would mean indifference.
    Reverberatoron September 16, 2014   Link

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