"Crash Course In Brain Surgery" as written by and Bourge Shelley....
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    General CommentBudgie is one of the greatest rock/metal bands of all time. The consistency of their classic material is nearly unsurpassed and they have more awesome songs than one can count. Their complete lack of recognition is a travesty, pretty much. It's true that Metallica butchered most of the songs they covered...Mercyful Fate, Diamond Head, and Budgie. Their Breadfan sucks compared to the original.

    I think this song is about social inability and a rocky love relationship, things going wrong, being compared with brain surgery. So basically his feelings are like having his brain knifed up...pretty gritty metaphors in this one.

    'The art of finding words to conquer life' - is something he wishes he possessed, because without this art he is under the 'knife'.
    mrpieeateron September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe writer is fighting with his girlfriendand she has the upper hand and "the words are cutting deep inside" his "brain" or really getting to him. perhaps the raven he speaks of is his darker side asking him for help to find the words to knock this bitch off his back so he can breathe for a munite or mabe end the arguement all togather. "ooh baby i can rock and roll ooh baby get out of my soul" implys he was sucessfull in his efferts to repell her verbal assult. in the last verse he says "now the wicked lance i fear" he may have won this time but knows he is heavily out gunned and is not looking forward to the next encounter.
    8o8marl3yon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis and Breadfan, are covered by Metallica on their album Garage Inc. They cover many more songs on that album, like Stone Cold Crazy and Turn The Page.
    blackled222on February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentD\By covered do you mean butchered, It's a disgrace to Budgie.
    zepprockeron May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentD\By covered do you mean butchered, It's a disgrace to Budgie.
    zepprockeron May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with you, I was just trying to tell the facts :)
    blackled222on May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's good to see budgie fans out there, good on you for spreading the word.
    zepprockeron June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks. Budgie are definitely one of those sadly forgotten hard rock bands from the 70s.
    blackled222on June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep. I only got to know them because Metallica covered some of their songs, but I am surprised that so few people actually know the band...
    Daniaron June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wanna team up with zeprocker, blacked222 and Daniar.This was/is a great band with a very solid output that would make jealous tons of those well recognize Metal Heroes!!
    Oxxoneon August 03, 2006   Link

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