Well ah jumpt! and fled this fuckin' heap on doctored wings
Mah flailin pinions, with splints and rags and crutches!
(Damn things nearly hardly flap)
Canker upon canker upon one million tiny punctures
That look like...
Long thin red ribbons draped across the arms of a lil mortal girl
(Like a ground -plan of Hell)
Curse these smartin strings! These fuckin' ruptures!
Enough! Enough is enough!
(If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out)
If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out
Ah caint tolerate this ol tin-tub
So fulla trash and rats! Felt one crawl across mah soul
For a seckon there , as thought as wassa back down in the ghetto!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
Ah'm bailin out! There's a mutiny in Heaven!

Ah wassa born...
And Lord shakin, even then was dumpt into some icy font,
like some great stinky unclean!
From slum-chuch to slum-church, ah spilt mah heart
To some fat cunt behind a screen...

Evil poppin eye presst up to the opening
He'd slide shut the lil perforated hatch...at night mah body
To the whistle of the birch
With a lil practice ah soon learnt to use in on mahself
Punishment?! Reward!! Punishment?! Reward!!
Well, ah tied on...percht on mah bed ah was...
sticken a needle in mah arm...

Ah tied off! fuckin' wings burst out mah back
(Like ah was cuttin teeth!!)
Ah took off!!!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
There's a mutiny in Heaven!

Oh Lord, ah git down on mah knees
(Ah git down on mah knees and start to pray)

Wrapped in mah mongrel wings, ah nearly freeze
In the howlin wind and drivin rain
(All the trash blowin round 'n' round)
>From slum-heaven into town
Ah take mah tiny pain and rollin back mah sleeve
(Roll anna roll anna roll anna roll)
Ah yank the drip outa mah vein! UTOPIATE! Ah'm bailin out!
If this is Heaven ah'm bailin out!
Mah threadbare soul teems with vermin and louse
Thoughts come like a plague to the head...in God's house!
Mutiny in Heaven!
(Ars infectio forco Dio)
To the plank!
(Rats in Paradise! Rats in Paradise!)
Ah'm bailin out!
(Hail Hypuss Dermio Vita Rex!)
Hole inna ghetto! Hole inna ghetto!
(Scabio Murem per Sanctum...Dio, Dio, Dio)

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    The way this was written was driving me nuts!

    Well I jumped and fled this fucking heap on doctored wings My flailing pinions with splints and rags and crutches (Damn things nearly hardly flap) Canker upon canker upon one million tiny punctures That look like That look like Long thin red ribbons draped across the arms of a little mortal girl (Like a ground plan of Hell) Curse these smarting strings These fucking ruptures Enough! Enough is enough! If this is Heaven i'm bailing out If this is Heaven i'm bailing out If this is Heaven i'm bailing out

    I can't tolerate this ol tin-tub So full of trash and rats Felt one crawl across my soul For a second there, I thought I was back down in the ghetto Rats in Paradise Rats in Paradise I'm bailin out There's a mutiny in Heaven

    I was born... And Lord shaking, even then was dumped into some icy font like some great stinky unclean From slum-chuch to slum-church I spilt my heart to some fat cunt behind a screen Evil poppin eye pressed up to the opening He'd slide shut the little perforated hatch at night my body blushed To the whistle of the birch With a little practice I soon learned to use in on myself Punishment? Reward! Punishment?

    Well, I tied on perched on my bed I was sticking a needle in my arm I tied off Fucking wings burst out my back Like i was cutting teeth I took off

    Rats in Paradise Rats in Paradise There's a mutiny in Heaven

    Oh Lord, I get down on my knees I get down on my knees and start to pray

    Wrapped in my mongrel wings I nearly freeze In the howling wind and driving rain All the trash blowing round and round From slum-heaven into town I take my tiny pain and rolling back my sleeve Roll and roll and roll and roll I yank the drip out of my vein

    Utopiate I'm bailing out Utopiate If this is Heaven i'm bailing out

    My threadbare soul teams with vermin and louse Thought come like a plague to the head in God's house

    Rat's in paradise Rats in paradise Mutiny in Heaven Mutiny in heaven If this is heaven I'm bailing out

    itsxpartyxtimeon November 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    Heroin addication and one of the greatest songs about it

    Girgoon September 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Most fucked up drug song ever. I love it.

    ilikegoodmusicon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    Calling this a drug song is limited and overlooks the main themes of \'Mutiny in Heaven\'. The song\'s central message is the way that the idea of original sin in the Catholic Church makes children internalise guilt and ultimately self-loathing. The narrator rebels against the manipulation and control of the Church by becoming a drug user, fulfilling his Luciferian role of the song\'s title. If this is Heaven, then he\'s bailing out.

    AlexanderDumbasson March 22, 2022   Link
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    Makes Lou Reed sound like a pussy! Put this next to Heroin - both great drug songs, but this is far & away better & more real. He sees himself as Lucifer being cast out of Heaven - too many wonderful lines to pick from - "fucken wings burst out mah back (like ah was cuttin teeth)"! And that voice! The shrieks! UTOPIATE! Just amazing.

    morbid moragon October 05, 2008   Link
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    it drives me nuts too. what is the point in writing the lyrics down with emphasis on his pronunciation and aussie accent, lmfao, it just makes it harder to read.

    Streichholzon August 02, 2010   Link
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    Fucking wings burst out my back Like i was cutting teeth

    ah yes... we've all been there.

    STUDLYCUDDLYBUDDYon April 01, 2011   Link
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    the reason the lyrics were written in dialectic was because the person who wrote it had obviously read nick cave's book: "and the ass saw the angel" which is every bit as cool as a cave album and written entirely in this way - you get used to it pretty quickly and is a great read unless you have problems with reading irvine welsh, or overly florid language in which case it may be too much for a few people to bear).

    pedroagnoon October 20, 2012   Link

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