I'm not waiting for the answers
On a Sunday afternoon
I'm just too drunk to remember
Why I always slip through

The drugs and fake ambition
Have been helping me to hide
But it's the endless television
That has kept me inside

Where does it stop?
Where does it end?
Where do we go?
Why am I always complaining?

I can be good
I can be bad
I can be loved

But everything's gone black
You're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Black, you're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie

I'm not asking for forgiveness
For the things that I don't know
But I'm really not that different
You just made me think so

Where does it stop?
Where does it end?
Where do we go?
Why am I always complaining?

I can be good
I can be bad
I can be loved

But everything's gone black
You're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Black, you're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie

Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie..
Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie..
Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie
Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie
You're the big green monkey, everyone's a junkie

Black
You're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Black, you're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way
And I'll remember this someday

Black, you're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Black, you're looking for that sun
You're looking for that light
Lonely, you're not the only one to feel this way

Big green monkey, everyone's a junkie


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    "I'm really not that different, you just made me think so.."

    I love that line.

    Concepton May 24, 2002   Link
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    Duuuude.... Lyrics are reeeeally off.

    Anyways, as far as I can tell, this song is about trying to be righteous in a world that's gone "black", about conquering all of the negative influences- "looking for that light".

    and yeah, that line "I'm really not that different, you just made me think so..." suggests another person's influence; a college junkie making someone innocent feel like they're in the minority in the world.

    Am I totally off?

    facelessman00on July 13, 2002   Link
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    no, i pretty much agree with you. and yeah the lyrics are way off. this is a great song though

    CourtneyKilledKurton August 02, 2002   Link
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    this song is an anti television song. look at spritual machines as an album it talks about how the advances in technology can hurt the human race and we allow it to happen. television is the biggest drug in the world, hence "everyone's a junkie" so many people look at the television for answers and to be told how to live their lives. " the drugs and fake ambitions have been helping me to hide, but its the endless television that has kept me inside." it is saying how drugs and hopes and dreams are not the problems in life. it is the television keeping you inside and not letting you live your life, instead of living your life you watch others live there lives. especially in the age of reality tv. " i am not diffrent u just made me think so" people have a low self esteem and a poor self image and think they are diffrent because that is what the television tells you, if u are not a certian height, weight or wear the right clothes you are diffrent. so go out and kill your tv. shun the TV and learn on your own enlighten your mind and go get stoned

    baselineon August 18, 2002   Link
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    yeah this song does have somthing to do with addiction to things other than drugs.

    sergolpon September 08, 2002   Link
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    Nicey done, Baseline. I see it both ways, you have enlightened me, man. But I agree with your television theory, I hate t.v. and everything alike. Brainwashes the weak, I tell you.

    disco_blows_dogs_on March 22, 2003   Link
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    i think this is a reference to the book 'brave new world' by adolus huxley. In it, the government uses this drug called soma to give its subjects false happiness so they wouldn't be unhappy and cause political instability. In the song, soma is compared to television and alchohol: things that give normal people 'happiness.' The song is about looking for a way out, but realizing that you can't find one because all of the other people who are still watching TV ostracize you. "i'm really not that different you just made me think so"

    hobarton June 13, 2003   Link
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    This song is about religion.. Raine was raised Catholic but doesnt practice anymore.. its speaking out against religion and questioning it

    masterson May 13, 2004   Link
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    The reason these lyrics are different from those that were in the version recorded on Spiritual Machines is because these were likely transcribed from a live recording of this song made during the Summersault 2000 tour. I was at the Montreal show, and I have a live recording of the Montreal set, and the lyrics above are just the way they are sung in the live, early version of the song. The lyrics were just changed (a lot) for the finished version of the song.

    Alli-oh!on May 14, 2004   Link
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    Everyone has addictions; for some it's drugs, for others it's machines. If you listen to RK1949-97, it outlines events in which computers take over various aspects of our lives: first they govern us (1984), then they read for us (reading machines) and then they think for us (Deep Blue). We have all these technologies and we become so reliant on them that we no longer realize how little we can do with out them. "Where does it stop/ where does it end/where do we go/" We can't figure out what to do without machines.

    Machines are becoming more and more human. They can do things for us, or even instead of us. It's almost as if computers aren't that different, but we just "make them thinks so".

    Skibum5545on June 12, 2005   Link

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