Oh! What joy! A child of our own...

Oooh, such a handsome child
With a fusebox smile
I think he's trying to speak now
But he's got nothing to say

He must have nothing to say.
Nothing, you say?

I cannot hate you.
Why should I bother?
I never felt anything anyway.

Dark in the bedroom
Why did you bother?
You never saw eachother,
why should you see me now?

The child can't do anything right.
Oh, why can't he be like us?
Tell me why?

Clean the mind off this plastic baby.

You took these eyes, set them in deep...
I just repeat what you said.

I just repeat what you reap.
You set this flesh up on these bones
...what you said.
I just repeat what you said.

Clean off this plastic baby.

I'm through with patience.
I'll wait no longer.
You never waited for me anyway.
This thing inside me,
it's growing stronger.
It's going to tear.

Tear until it sees the light of day.

The child can't do anything right.
But why can't he be like us?
Tell me why?

Clean the mind off this plastic baby.

Clean... the... mind...

Clean the mind off this plastic baby.

I'm through with patience
I'll wait no longer
You never waited for me anyway.

This thing inside me
is growing stronger,
I'ts going to tear...
Tear until it sees the light of day.

The child can't do anything right.
But why can't he be like us?
Tell me why?

Clean the mind off this plastic baby.

You set these eyes deep in this face.
And I just repeat what you said.

I just repeat what you said.

You put this flesh up on these bones.
I just repeat what you said.

Baby repeat what you said.

Make me repeat what you said.

I just repeat what you said.

The story you told still rings in my head.

The young men came down,
down to the river, to wash their hands of the mud.
The young men came down,
down to the river, to wash their hands of the blood.
See all the young men come down,
after the stoning, to wash their hands of the mud.
To wash off the mud,
To wash off the blood.

Repeat what you said.

Repeat what you said.

Repeat what you said.

Women came down,
down to the lakeside, to wash their legs of the blood.
See all the women come down,
after the birthing, to wash their legs of the blood.
I saw the women go down,
down to the water, to wash their legs of the blood.
The blood... The blood.

You just repeat what you said.
Repeat what you said.
Oh, just repeat what you said.
Repeat what you said.
You just repeat what you said.

Clean the mind off this plastic baby.

Keep still Child.
I'm washing your insides away.
That's a good boy.

You know we love you.


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    General Commentthis is by far one of floaters most intense song I have ever had the privilige of seeing live at the brickworks in chico california,unfortunaly i broke my fucking toe and got fired from my job the next day but all in all it was fucking awesome. this song has something to do with a problem child of some sort, I could be wrong though
    samREDmonstalkeron May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, it's good to hear you love Floater enough to lose your job and break your toe, though it sucks that both happened. i miss the Brickworks.

    i'm not sure what this song could be about. sometimes i think that it could be about children being brainwashed... "clean the mind of this plastic baby" and "i'm washing your insides away" makes me think that they are saying that a lot of children are losing their personalities and just becoming a manufactured type of person that is all too common these days. but then i also think that it's another metaphor about drugs or alcohol. "this thing inside of me is growing stronger" and stuff like that sort of point towards some kind of habit (drug/alcohol abuse) driving him a little bit mad. it's spread all through the cd.
    Galongdafaron December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentidk. i think this song is more about his fucked up childhood. i think he's the child. and he was different(as they say in MANY of their songs) and his parents had a hard time accepting that so they tried to make him like that. idk maybe i'm not breaking into the song very deep. it kinda remind me of happy feet.....though i'm sure the band shudders that any of their fans might think that. lol

    reminds me of 3 things. 1 what a woman might feel while she's pregnant. 2 like you said drug addiction. but the band also talks about inner demons alot. being the "evil" side of a person. or maybe its one and three together. lol. " my baby is satan spawn. oh no!" hahaha. sorry, that my twisted humor.

    omgi miss the brickworks too.

    i was also at that show. lol.
    watchedbycrowson October 24, 2008   Link

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