"Grey Cell Green" as written by Johnathan Penney, Alexander Thomas Griffin, Daniel Charles Worton, Matthew Richard Cheslin and Gareth John Pring....
Desire

When your desire, it has been found
You'll be runnin' far away
When your desire, it has been found
You'll be runnin' far away

You're tellin' me it's in the trees, in the trees
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's on the ground, it's all around
But it's not, it's inside me

You're tellin' me it's in disguise, well, use your eyes
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's mother earth, some sign of birth
It's not, it's inside me

Desire

When your desire, it has been found
You'll be runnin' far away
When your desire, it has been found
You'll be runnin' far away, far away

You're tellin' me it's in the trees, in the trees
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's on the ground, it's all around
But it's not, it's inside me

You're tellin' me it's in disguise, well, use your eyes
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's mother earth, some sign of birth
It's not, it's inside me

Desire, it's inside her
It's inside me, desire
Desire

You're tellin' me it's in the trees, in the trees
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's on the ground, it's all around
But it's not, it's inside me

You're tellin' me it's in disguise, well, use your eyes
It's not, it's inside me now
You're tellin' me it's mother earth, some sign of birth
It's not, it's inside me, COME ON!

Grey sells green only if the green cell's grey
Grey cell's green only if the green cell's grey
Grey cell's green only if the green cell's grey
Grey cell's green only if the green cell's grey

Your desire, it's inside her
It has been found



Lyrics submitted by jazzchic, edited by xmor61

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  • +3
    General Commentahh, used to love this band and this song in particular. can still see jon swinging his lopsided fringe....shame we have to grow up eh?
    goodtymze1on November 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a shame these guys weren't slong that long. They were way ahead of their time. If they came out with song now, they'd be going places!
    GunBoyRoveron February 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAm I the only one who thinks this song is just about smoking weed? Turning green cells grey (to ash), his grey cells turn green (high). The first part of the song is about this is just a physiological process, nothing mystic.
    chris10998on December 27, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one of my all time favorite songs off of God Fodder.
    Trom12boneon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one of my all time favorite songs off of God Fodder.
    Trom12boneon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the last line is "Grey cell's green or you've got green cell's grey" as in 'if you don't use your grey matter to think about green matters, your greenery is going to turn grey'

    I always thought of this song as one of those perfect pop songs, great tune, great lyrics and what the hell does it mean? Is it about the environment, lust, desire, what? (obviously desire, and he found it, it was inside him all along. In case you missed that part)
    RoverIACon February 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think he's expressing disdain for "magical thinking". He keeps hearing that "it" is in the trees, in the skies, all around, etc. Presumably that's in reference to "God" or whatever spiritual entity someone wants to believe in, pray to, tap into, or try to emulate in some way. In the end, he says, "Your desire, it's inside her, it has been found..." which I think means: instead of trying to find "Love" as a magical, spiritual experience, simply realize that consciousness is not magic, it only exists inside us, in our grey matter, which has it's own desires, and we can easily fulfill our desires with each other, and without looking for signs, consulting tea leaves, praying to the heavens, or other non-sensical behaviors.
    xmor61on August 28, 2015   Link

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