They're shining searchlights in the sky
'Cause there's a new God in the sign
It says their map is not their terrier work
And then I broke my telescope
But that's the nature of the game
And you have to play

Bring back the pain of a god that's never blue
You're in control of the whole damned universe
Bring back the shame and the bright lights on a few
It keeps me coming back to you

The deaths were faked, the laughs were cries
But resurrections are doing fine
You got me walking into suicide
And I'll be there right by your side
A reproduction of your merry go bye bye

Here to paradise they go
Brighter made is their woe
As above, so below

We reached for an outside point of view
But its out of touch with me and you
I feel I'm walking into suicide
But you'll be right there by my side
To beam my message into space as I die

Bring back the shame of a man that follows through
Get on your knees 'cause I'll be coming back to you
Bring back the pain of an inverse world for two
It keeps me coming back to you

Lyrics submitted by Fear_Of_Mole_Rats, edited by MistahBungle

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  • +3
    General CommentGo to the second question in this interview for the backstory of this song.…
    IamZanderson October 09, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is amazing. If you don't like it your musical tastes fucking suck and you should be punished.
    ThePantyshoton October 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentkinda fucked up that this is the most "normal" song off disco volante
    necrophageon September 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn reproduction at your merry go BYE BYE!

    Great song
    Molon_ukon April 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Bring back the shame and the bright lights on a few,"
    Is actually; "bring back the fame..."
    "In reproduction at your merry go bye bye,"
    is really; "A reproduction of your..."
    walnutbutton September 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has nothing to do with NASA whatsoever- i am disappointed in how many comments are just "This song is the best!" I want to read some interesting interpretations for this ridiculous song.

    I believe this song is about using death as a tool of persuasion like all the martyrs throughout history that have the same exact history as Jesus and were equally important to other early religions because all organized religion is an imitation of sun worship and astrology.

    Well, you believe that than that means you also believe that organized religion is a conspiracy for control of the masses to keep people from understanding that god is just another word for the experience of sameness of everything.

    Here to paradise they go
    Brighter made is their woe
    As above, so below
    ^This is duality like yin-yang black white whatever.
    Duality is a prevalent dichotomy in our understanding of reality which boils down to every single thing in our every day life. But you must understand that the on and off,1-2,black white, everything nothing, is not in conflict with itself and that on=off and 1=2 and so on,
    they are actually exactly the same while being the opposite.

    Like a reflection in a mirror exactly the same but the opposite.

    Which is interesting in this case since of course duality applies to life/death by the same rules which ends up being like a crazy cosmos reincarnation cycle of everything same insaneness
    claymoreon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentuntil it gets to the death metal/space noise, then it's just chaos
    necrophageon September 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Bungle song ever.
    Fear_Of_Mole_Ratson June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya same, this song is just amazing and the lyrics are just great too. And i agree pantyshot that a person should be shot if they dont liek it.
    panasonicyouth99on December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is also insanly amazing and all bungle songs are! MR BUNGLE AND FANTOMAS AND RAMONES AND NOFX ROCK!
    iceyflameon April 14, 2005   Link

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