"Bug Powder Dust" as written by and Warfield/simenon....
[I think it's time to discuss your … ah …
Philosophy of drug use as it relates to artistic endeavor]

Check it, yo!
I always hit the tape with a rough road style
You heard the psychdelic and ya came from miles
Keep my rhymes thick like a Danish brew
So you could call me black and tan when I'm a wreckin' a crew
I'm like Bill Lee whacking when he's in Tangiers
And now I'm out on the sole surviving with my Beatnik peers
Analog reel and a little distortion
Smokin' on somethin' s'you could say I'm scorchin'
I never been the type to rap up a well
Make a man burn his draft card like it was hell
Send ya up the river like you lookin' for Kurtz
I got the mugwump jism up in every verse

(Refrain 2x)
Bug powder dust a mugwump jism
And the wild boys runnin' into some trippin'
Led into control about the Big Brothah
Try like hard to not blow my cover

Who's that man in the windowpane
Got somethin' on his tongue and it's startin' to stain
Sho' nuff equip so wop n'get dancester
Butt bond my ladder and you'll get beat down
Hash bond style so I'm singin' day glow
Wakin' up the dead like serpent and the rainbow

Kick off the shoes and relax your feet
Now roll up your sleeves for this lyrical treat
(...)


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"Bug Powder Dust" as written by Tim Simenon Justin Warfield

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    General CommentThis song is loaded with references, mainly from the film of The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs. There are a number of versions available, the original from the album 'Clear' but the most highly regarded being the Kruder & Dorfmeister Sessions mix which is chilled out enough to keep fruit fresh.
    Forevergreenon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmr blau is a dumbfuk
    toolapcon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI prefer Jason Mraz's interpretation in his song "Conversation With Myself"
    SomeGuyYouKnowon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've heard this was an attempt to fit as many pop culture references in as possible.

    The line "typewriter that's sexier" line is also interpreted as "tight bite of dyslexia" by a lot of people... I hear the latter, I must say, even though the former would make more sense in regards to the Burroughs and beat poet references.
    stygimolochon November 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAh!! the true black meat of the giant aquatic brazilian centipede, mmmmm centipede uuuuggghhhh
    TheDirgeon February 11, 2010   Link

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