"Disseminated" as written by and Mark/doughty Degliantoni....
The Goat chewed up,
Once a tin can.
The Goat shat out,
was a Ford Sedan.

Like an eyeball.
Like a square cut.
Like a funny car.
Like a monster truck.

Call up bop and I'm bunting stomach,
Koko mop I chop chunking plummet,
Thud on top, I ate the crocodile.

And ever since then, I got disseminated,
The Jupiter Moon, I got disseminated,
The Average Man, I got disseminated,
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Toots Hibbert,
At the wrong prom.
Serves a beat down,
On a tom tom.

Like Genius.
Like Dervin.
Like Joseph.

Lyrics submitted by scheisse

"Disseminated" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentFor a little insight into this song, read:

    Toots Hibbert is a referece to the guy from Toots & The Maytals. I think the funny car/monster truck references the ice cream truck Doughty drove one summer.. Dervin and Joseph were musicians he met in Jamaica. "Cocoa mop" may be a referece to dreadlocks?

    I think the whole song is about being dumped.. like getting chewed up, shat out, and feeling scattered (disseminated).
    jay314on September 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis used to be one of my favorite Soul Coughing songs, so I was surprised when I learned it was Doughty's "absolute least favorite of all the Soul Coughing songs". Wow. Harsh.

    However, if you want a primary source on what this song is about, I highly reccomend following jay314's links! They're awesome! Well, at least I thought so.

    I especially love the NY Press one because, if you've read Doughty's poems in Slanky, it becomes VERY clear that the poem called "True Story of the People Had Over" is about that whole predicament. And it's awesome to read the full story of it from Doughty's POV.

    Ha... I now understand why he hates the song. Although, I still love it. XD
    sjj92on May 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me dance :) it's so goofy and fun, and makes no sense at all...
    scheisseon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol yeah, I love this song, great feeling to it. When you think about it, half of soul-coughing's songs don't make any sense.
    Huh?on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about making something brilliant out of something simple, in different domains (art, nature...). The author appears to find this happens inevitably, and is flabbergasted by it.
    EifLon August 09, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYO! none of soul coughing's songs make sense.. unless you're stoned. if you don't smoke bud then don't listen to 'em.. he's obviously talking about the whole mid 20th century jazz community.. so suck it!
    yiggie241on July 24, 2002   Link

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