I was in heaven
I was in hell
Believe in neither
But fear them as well
This one's a doctor
This one's a lawyer
This one's a cash fiend

Taking your money
Back of the metro
Ride on the greyhound
Drunk on the Amtrak
Please shut up
Another rider
He was a talker
Talking about TV
Please shut up
This one's a crazer

Daydreaming disaster
The origin of junk food
Rutting through garbage
Tasty but worthless
Dogs eat their own shit
We're doing the cockroach yeah
Doin' the cockroach yeah
Doin' the cockroach yeah (alright, not bad)
Doin' the cockroach yeah (alright, not bad)
Doin' the cockroach yeah (alright, not bad)

One year
Twenty years
Forty years
Fifty years
Down the road in your life
You'll look in the mirror
And say, "My parents are still alive."

You move your mouth
You shake your tongue
You vibrate my eardrums
You're saying words
But you know I ain't listening
You're walking down the street

Your face
Your lips
Your hips
Your eyes
They meet
You're not hungry though

Well late last winter
Down below the equator
They had a summer that would make you blister
Oh my mind is all made up
So I'll have to sleep in it
So I'll have to sleep in it
So I'll have to sleep in it


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Doin' the Cockroach Lyrics as written by Isaac Brock Eric Judy

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    General CommentI think that this song is about how one life is no different than any other. A very negative existential point of view. It's important to note that a cockroach is a prehistoric insect that has been around forever just doing the same thing and just won't go away. He's saying that everyone is just "Doin the Cockroach" and just living for years and years never really changing what they're doing. When he says,

    This one's a doctor
    This one's a lawyer
    This one's a cash feed

    He's expressing that all these people are no different than eachother because life is meaningless and they're all going to end up in the same place.

    the first line,

    was in heaven
    I was in hell
    Believe in neither
    But fear them as well

    This shows that he is unsure of the existence of these but tries to live as if they exist. This is an existential view that further proves that he believes life is meaningless.

    I could go in more detail about the lyric with the years and the lyric when he says "he's not listenting" but it would basically be rehashing what I've already stated.
    ScalewagJimon March 24, 2003   Link

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