"Cutt Off" as written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff....
John was a scientist, he was hooked on LSD
Interested in mind control and how the monkey held the key
Said that all life is experiments somebody's planning for the heir
It's for the unexpected citizens who hallucinate in fear.
Sing that.

Chew the backbone,
A solar system, these clever convicts

In union station, with a package in his hand
Tied to the suspect, he chanced him where he stand
And I don't think you realize he's coming for your neck
And the sound is breaking all around
He's keeping lives in check

Chew the backbone, a solar system, these clever convicts

Making his getaway threw a punched out mirror
He blend into the crowd, hear the system scream
And all those spies that strikes your head
Are clinging to their guns
And if you smell those omens man, I think you better run.


Chew the backbone, a solar system, these clever convicts.
Chew the backbone, a solar system, these clever convicts.
Chew the backbone, a solar system, these clever convicts.

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"Cutt Off" as written by Sergio Pizzorno Christopher Karloff

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about John Lilly, there is no denying that. The whole first verse describes the MKULTRA testing perfectly. As for the second verse and the chorus, your guess is as good as mine. But in the third he mentions the russian spies that Lilly's work was originally spsonsored for (the US wanted to be able to gain control over their minds and pump the spies for info, ironic). Sounds at the end like the spies are comin after him, which checks out with the Cyanide because that is an old KGB technique.
    realeyes_realizeon April 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is sooo cool!...I was once singing the first line in a class, we had our German teacher as a cover...when I sang "LSD" these 2 kids both go "What?!!" and my teacher glared at me ferociously...I decided not to notice, and instead replied to the kids - "It's a song!" Was very funny
    frozen_in_fireon December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif would help if once in a while we got accurate lyrics posted
    Ohmon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd if you smell those almonds man, I think you better run.

    I don't think John's the only one on LSD...

    This is a good song..Doesn't compare with Club Foot and Reason Is Treason but hey, what u gonna do?

    I agree with princessskate...defo a song bout getting high. But it's also about being so stoned that you start to believe the crazy stuff that you think about under influence. It's just this time, John decided to take these actions seriously....TOO seriously!!
    otori_wazmasteron January 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCyanide (a really nasty toxic gas that kills everything it touches in a few seconds) is supposed to smell of almonds, maybe that's what that line's about. John does seem to be kind of homicidal.
    SquidThingon February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love kasabian, whoever the singer is, i love him. i really want to see them in concert. such a cool song...frozen fire, the best song to sing out loud to get people pissed off is rape me by nirvana, that always gets people going.
    i.am.meon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBelieve this one refers to a fucked up scientist who hears voices telling him to bomb a tube station. Might be wrong.
    Matt Parryon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is blatently about get so high your feet dont touch the ground
    princesskateon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe shark in the video's hilarious...but this song can't really compare to LSF
    frozen_in_fireon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think John is John Lilly, who apparently conducted experiments with LSD as part of the MK-Ultra mind control experiments.
    apathyinactionon February 19, 2005   Link

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