"Get It On" as written by Luigi De Angelis, Maurizio Clemente, Don Stafford and Giuseppe Troccoli....
I had to get up to get down to start all over again
Head on down to the basement and shout
Kick those white mice and black dogs out
Kick those white mice and baboons out
Kick those baboons and other motherfuckers out
And get it on get it on get it on
On the day that you got born

They had to dig him from the ground
They chipped him from the frozen snow
They dug his monkey fingers
But he had no where to go
They dug his pink hair curlers
They dug his sequined gown
They dug his Stratocaster
They dug his pornographic crown
He's got some words of wisdom!

He crawled out of the ooze
He defied evolution
He had green flippers and sang the blues
He caused a revolution
He got in the British weeklies
He got in the dailies too
He drank panther piss
And fucked the girls you're probably married to
He's got some words of wisdom GET IT ON GET IT ON
On the day that you were born

You gotta do The Vaughan
Yeah, papa's down
Sweets is sweet
Tex is on

Then one day he went away
His neighbour claimed he'd shot him
If he hadn't of dissappeared
The Taxman would have got him
Yeah but before I leave
I call out from the storm
For those who gave their lives
So we could get it on
On the day that you got born!

Lyrics submitted by shrodes

"Get It On" as written by Simon Hulbert Gaby Ellis

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about kicking those white mice and baboons out and GETTING IT ON
    Mausismon December 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe's talking about Nick Cave's return to the form that made him so notorious before he turned to more orchestral songs for most of the 2000s.

    That first guitar riff is better than sex.
    deadringeron May 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is their attempt to "Break On Through To The Other Side".

    That is, I don't think that it is about anything concrete, but an attempt to invoke and channel the inner demon that inspires such gonzo rock.

    Marcus Greil has some great material on Stagger Lee, who seems to be a recurring archetype and inspiration in rock music. "Get It On" may be another example of this archetype. I think that Greil wrote about this in his book "Mystery Train".

    IAmElectroon November 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was about Elvis (or an Elvis archetype)
    blanktom2on February 04, 2012   Link

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