Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub a dub

Your words burn the air
Like the names of candy bars
Your mouth is cold and red
All in rings around your
Laugh laughing laughs

It's a grind grind
It's a grind
It's a grind grind

I'll scratch you raw
L'etat see'est moi
I drink the drink
And I'm wall to wall
I absorb trust like a love rhombus
I feel I must elucidate
I ate the chump with guile
Quadrilateral I was
Now I warp like a smile

Yellow no. 5
Yellow no. 5, 5, 5

Voulez-vous the bus?

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"Bus to Beelzebub" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General CommentI think this is about being clean then getting high again. This line is about getting back into the habit:

    " Get on to the bus
    That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub"

    Then about being stoned:

    "Your words burn the air
    Like the names of candy bars
    Your mouth is cold and red
    All in rings around your
    Laugh laughing laughs"
    Grisnjamon July 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuadrilateral I was
    Now I warp like a smile

    quadrilateral in the sense that a quadrilateral is straight and at the time he was straight (not on drugs)
    and obviously a smile is all crooked and bent and warped which implies that he was straight no longer
    mookiefishon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti need to find out where doughty buys his ganj.
    yiggie241on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour words burn the air like the names of candy bars... Your mouth is cold and red all in rings around your laugh laughing laughs... *L* Man, you gotta love Mike "Jesus Christ" Doughty.
    Skaman2on October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe names of candy bars refers to the Milky Way, you know, burning the sky and all. I've got no clue on the rest.
    reuvenson February 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeelzebub is a god or demon or something
    but he represents destruction and coruption, rotting from the inside

    getting on the bus is about falling off the wagon, getting stoned again and stop going rub a dub- the tweeker itch

    the next verse is about being messed up. the stoner giggles

    the grind is saying its a party, fun energized

    thats a far as i can under stand
    twitch13on May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the whole getting over the habit thing then the bus being representative of returning to it, just to be a little more specific beelzebub is not just a god or a demon, he's the devil and therefore represents sin and vices
    just katon July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song ^^ It's so insanely high. XD
    Any idea why he says "L'etat c'est moi", the famous quote of "I am the state"? It doesn't really make sense with the song (though it doesn't make sense in general anyway) So I guess he just said it to rhyme? >
    Dog Named Bobon October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone's right, but I think Doughty's heroin period was largely after he wrote the songs for Ruby Vroom, so it could be someone else - which makes sense because a lot of its second person. But that's contradicted by "scratch myself raw", which is definitely smackhead behavior with a reflexive pronoun. And "I am the state", which makes Doughty Louis XIV the Sun King - or just very high. . Rub a dub is both an opioid person's traditional aversion to bathing and a reference to trying to stay clean. The one thing I can't fit in is yellow # 5, and I don't think its there for any reason other than to be dangerous, artificial color that sounds good when he repeats it.
    nathan1149on March 20, 2018   Link

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