I was riding on a concrete slab,
down a river of useless flab it was such a beautiful day I heard a witchdoctor say, "I'll turn you into a toadstool" I'm looking for the joke with a microscope my muscle's twitching on your words if you're on the streets you lose your nerves divinity throws you a curve sticks you and then you go beserk abhoaring no inspiration. I'm looking for the joke with a microscope page out of a comic book a chicken hanging on a hook a river and a babbling brook a sermon and a teenage hook shaking my hand at your fake face a suicide a certain look a microphone a loose guitar people feeling near and far stupidity a mental scar put cruel into cruelty as life goes by you in a blurr an achoholic has gone far everything just goes to far I was pissing on the desert sands, when the desert whispered to me, "damn! isn't this a shame? things will never be the same..." I run this gas and oasis now I'm looking for the joke with a microscope I was a teenage dinosaur, stoned and obsolete I didn't get fucked and I didn't get kissed I got so fucking dense using my head for an ashtray now I'll tell you who I am I'm the repo-man and I'm looking for the joke looking for the joke I'm looking for the joke with a microscope

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Repo Man Lyrics as written by Iggy Pop

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    General CommentIggy Pop wrote this song specifically for the Alex Cox movie "Repo Man."

    He actually wrote it after reading the script, before the movie was filmed - the line "using my head for an ashtray" is supposed to reference the other repo men putting a cigar out on Otto's head (in the scene where they're trying to get him to tell them who beat him up), but that didn't end up getting filmed.
    Dubious Meriton June 03, 2006   Link

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