Send in the clouds. Bring down the rain.
Shut all the blinds, turn out the lights:
I feel insane when you get in my bed.

I am the trick my mother played on the world
Seventeen doctors couldn't decide
whether I should be allowed in the game.

Why can't monsters get along with other monsters?
Soi disantra, soi disantra...

I know a puppy who walked form Kentucky.
Made to East Virginia by dawn.
He had seventeen ideas in his head.

Windex tears flow down the robot's face.
He never felt a mother's embrace.
My momma named me after a king.
I'm gonna bury my name in you.

Why can't monsters get along wih other monsters?
Soi disantra, soi disantra...


Lyrics submitted by 3ric, edited by tamchop

Send in the Clouds song meanings
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    General CommentDead C: Actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is also a huge fan of yours and I promised that I would ask a question for her about the song “Send in the Clouds”. She wanted to know what “Soi Disantra” meant and, based on numerous forums I found through a google search, she’s not the only person that will be happy to find out the answer to that question.

    David Berman: Soi-disant means “so called”. the line before it mentions monsters. the singers are calling themselves monsters, but then adding “so called!” . Even in calling myself and Steve monstrous, I had to undercut it, to avoid sounding self-important. It was the tendency of the times.

    from this interview, here: monsterfresh.com/2009/05/11/david-berman-silver-jews-interview/
    TheWrongGirlon March 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. No discussion?
    ScribnerVillageon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is a great song. I still don't know what soi disantra means though. I read somewhere that it means "self-styled." The lyrics here are a bit wrong. It should be "Windex tears flow down the robot's face. He never felt a mother's embrace."
    elskepticoon September 20, 2006   Link

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