"The Statue Got Me High" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
The statue got me high
The statue got me high
The monument of granite sent a beam into my eye
The statue made me die
The statue made me die
It took my hand it killed me and it turned me to the sky

The stone it called to me
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
A rock that spoke a word
(An animated mineral it can be heard)

And though I once preferred a human being's company
They pale before the monolith that towers over me

The statue got me high
The statue got me high
The truth is where the sculptor's chisel chipped away the lie
The statue made me fry
The statue made me fry
My coat contained a furnace where there used to be a guy

The stone it called to me
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
A rock that spoke a word
(An animated mineral it can be heard)

And as the screaming fire engine siren filled the air
The evidence had vanished from my charred and smoking chair
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high

And now it is your turn
(Your turn to hear the stone and then your turn to burn)
The stone it calls to you
(You can't refuse to do the things it tells you to)

And as the screaming fire engine siren fills the air
The evidence will vanish from your charred and smoking chair
And what they found was just a statue
Standing where the statue got me high
And what they'll find is just a statue
Standing where the statue got you high


Lyrics submitted by sawg

"The Statue Got Me High" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Statue Got Me High song meanings
Add your thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • -1
    General CommentI would have to say this is one of my faviorite TMBG songs as it appears to be a hilarious commentary on religion. It seems to be an extended metaphor for religion and gods/idols. The song talks about a statue giving a person this feeling of elation and teaching them. The person then goes on to evangelize the "religion of the statue" saying he has seen and experienced its "miracles". He says once you give it a chance you too will see all that it teaches. The statue seems to have become the believers god, which he now worships. It seems the line, "it took my hand, it killed me and it turned me to the sky" is a vague reference about the heaven the statue showed him. This is all rather similar to many of the large religions and may be more specifically about christianity.
    beefiniton April 30, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain