Oh, welcome to this world of fools
Of pink champagne and swimming pools
Well, all you have to lose is your virginity
Perhaps we'll have some fun tonight so stick around and take a bite of life
We don't need feebleness in this proximity

Ask good MacDuff and Donalbain, so many good ideas are slain
By those who would dare not step out of line
But if I have my way tonight and chances are I think I might-
I'll turn those sour minds to grapes of wine

Welcome to this world

Don't judge the boy by what you hear
The words are heard beyond the ear
The heart and mind are focus for this conversation
But be abound in mystery for that so much you do to me
For there are those who drown in adulation

Welcome to this world

If I had a dime for each time that I heard them preach
Well I'd have wicked thoughts upon my brain

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Welcome to This World Lyrics as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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    General CommentI don't think this one is about drugs. MacDuff and Donalbain are characters in MacBeth. Donalbain is the Prince of Scotland and flees after the King is killed. And MacDuff is a nobleman of Scotland. I think it's about people not doing things they should or afraid of ideas they have because they may not be politically correct.
    kmk_natashaon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Natasho above. Good catch on the MacBeth references. I also think this song doenst really refer to things that people "Should" do, but things people are afraid to do in General. Don't be afraid to try some things, we don't need feebleness in this proximity.
    iconofsinon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLes is not human. He comes from the planet Kicapoo. He came to earth, disguised as a primate or homosapien, simply, to make music. And he has been making music ever since.
    Ilayaraaja1986on April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's another one of Claypool's spins on anti-conformity, and the absurdity of those who do (and supossedly 'why').

    One of my favourite Primus tunes, for sure.
    The Distortedon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI swear I hear him say creativity instead virginity.
    SpashDamageon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlright, well I agree with kmk natasha with the whole Macduff and Donalbain thing, and the anti-conformist stuff. But I reckon it's all being applied to society, like with "pink champagne and swimming pools" - creates that idealistic American teenage party; "all you have to lose is your virginity": the norm, and the way to fit in...If ya get what I mean hehe.

    My first ever comment on Songmeanings.net, go easy on me, I suck at pragmatics, just wanted to comment such an ace song.
    Tommy_the_Caton April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree more with iconofsin but the macbeth thing is also correct...but also a religous twist in the last line
    "If I had a dime for each time that I had heard them preach,
    well I'd have wicked thoughts upon my brain." meaning that he wants to go out and have fun but he knows its a sin...
    but this is one of those primus songs that pretty much let you know if your a primus fan or not...either you like it or hate
    waybetteron November 20, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song I think is about drugs.
    JAStewarton November 27, 2004   Link

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