Questions deserving answers
Answers deserving action
What am I of the populi
I am but a fraction

Is there heaven? Is there Hell?
Is that tuna melt I smell?
Come on

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Hellbound 17 1/2 Lyrics as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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    General CommentIn an interview Les explained that the song simply was he and Ler wanting to do a theme for something. So they did this little goof of a ditty. Ironicly they would be asked to do the theme for South Park just after Tim left the group for a few years, or as I like to call them Primus' Shit Years.
    GreenAndyon September 17, 2006   Link
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    MemoryWhile tripping on mushrooms at a Primus show in 1996 in Kansas City, I had a revelation of what this song may be about.. We have so many questions about life where we came from .. what it's all about and you realize how small you really are in relation to everything else.. so why worry about silly things when you can enjoy the good things and just be you "Is that a tuna melt that I smell? C'mon!" Just my little take on it..
    JacoBassMonon February 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps from some american TV show. I've never heard of it in Britian.
    JAStewarton November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTis not a show her British buddy, but I do think this is suppose to be Primus' theme from hell.
    bugmenoton November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhy? Because the first album they made with him was the Brown Album? If not, please recognize Brain's talent by listening to the live recording of Tommy the Cat found on the album Rhinoplasty.
    Ain't no psuedo-Mexican like 'im!
    Invader Z?on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe brown album is one of my favorites, how is the brain albums the "shit years?"
    Hylonomuson January 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like how philosophical it starts off, pondering questions that deserve answers and the action taken that follows those answers. Realizing that we are only miniscule fractions of the entire human population. Wondering if there is a heaven or a hell. And then being distracted simply by the possible smell of a tuna melt.
    miramarjuiceon July 10, 2012   Link

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