"The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died" as written by and Josh Homme....
Got guns
Do you wanna take aim at each other?
Scratch the itch? Give the finger?
'Cause we don't care


Got knives,
Have you seen 'em?
In your back's where we keep 'em
And your never gonna reach 'em
Now that sounds fair

Oh, this is bound to be good
You can't, but you thought that you could

How you like your position?
You ain't Robert Mitchum
You say you give and you give
Why don't you just give in?

Tra la la

Young, dumb, drinkin semen
Small pond kind of dreamin'
If you don't like the raft,
Why don't you take a swim?

Ooh, this is bound to be good
You can't, but you thought that you could
Ooh, how can you win?
Against yourself again

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"The Fun Machine Took a Shit and Died" as written by Josh Homme

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  • +2
    General CommentThere's an awesome video of this song and before hand Josh says "This is about my former friends...".

    Amazing song.
    yourmistakeindeedon December 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell the fun machine was a keyboard/organ thing they used in the studio. So maybe it died. It doesn't matter because this song could eat the universe and your mom if it wanted to.
    VelvetEyeson March 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the few songs I'd call an 'experience'. The unpredictable nature of this song and the constant disruptive screeches are just masterfully wound around tight, precision riffs: QOTSA at their best. As far as meaning as the lyrics go, it appears to be sneering at cheaters and masochists.
    wtfstonernerdon June 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe (non LP version) on era vulgaris (tour edition), which is a studio version, has a heap of extra words in the instrumental
    something along the line of

    little time
    little king
    little brow
    (some rushed fukwit who thinks he's the king, pushes everyone as if his time is of the most importance along with his oppinion)

    hope you get what u give
    but you just cant, well
    (that above mentioned fukwit should one day get what he gives, but since what he gives is so fuked up he'll never pull his head outta his ass for long enough consider what he gives, let alone take it given to him)

    come on take it with a smile
    that dont, bound to hurt a while
    (deserves a good ass fuking which, if he were to receive it he couldnt handle it, as those around him handle his shit on a daily basis)

    you can beg u can pleade
    won't take a page
    (he'd bitch and winge, yet couldnt take a page from his own book)

    This is bound to be good.
    You can't
    but you thought that you could.

    How could you win
    yourself again?

    then in the background there is a recording that i think is aldolf hitler (re-afirming his dictator like fukwit-ness)

    then it goes onto

    how you like your position?
    you ain't Robert Mitchum

    Your ten pounds of shit
    in a five pound bag
    (the person is so full of shit it's dribblin down his chin)

    This is bound to be good.
    You can't
    but you thought that you could.

    How could you win
    yourself again?

    ohhh yaahh

    over and over in his girly voice till the end

    i dunno, i used to think it was about some backstaabbing bitch, but i guess it was just me reffering it to my own cheating bitch filled life. but i now agree that it's prob something to do with a producer or something tryin to tell them how to write their songs.

    i've heard two versions of this song, the one i mention above, and the dvd version. but i haaven't heard the version originally quoted here, what recording is it found on???????????????

    Then there is the era vulgaris bonus track version, which is totally different and nothing like this song, so wtf??????????
    Timjamson January 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere is the "your ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag" lyric!?! that is the best line! Top quality song nevertheless!
    GODSBOLLAXon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best Queens songs EVER. Anyways, I think its about someone who thinks they're a big shot trying to tell them what to do, or stabing them in the back. Maybe a producer, im not sure?
    Dark Knigh7on March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anybody know why this song didn't make it onto Lullabies To Paralyze? Was it really lost in the recording process like it says in the booklet?
    WestkAdaon May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJosh says they left the masters at another studio, and couldn't get them back in time.
    dorepollon June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol,
    freakystyleyon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the DVD the second verse contains different lyrics.
    lukefunon July 09, 2006   Link

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