"Here Come The Bastards" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
Here they come
Here come the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it form a confidant

They're definitely on their way
There's one with this idea
Something about a hammer head shark
Nosehairs and flatus

Best keep your distance because
Here they come here come the bastards
Bury your head deep in the sand
Anonymity is a virtue in this day and age

Amazing hand dexterity
Flagrant misuse of security
Better run, run, run, run, run
Run run run run, here they come.

Lyrics submitted by knate15

"Here Come the Bastards" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about the band themselves, being told from someone else's point of view. Like "hey, here comes Primus, better look out!" I see it as kind of an entrance or walk on song, like something that would play as a set intro; a warning for what's about to come. Here they come!
    WyomingAliveon July 22, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is not about president bush, it's annoying as hell when everybody thinks that any song that metions a corrupt ruler or sumthin of that sort is about president bush
    super_daveon March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure but I think that this is like in battle or something and the bastards are representing the enemy in the way.

    I don't know but this song is awesome,
    JofaGuhton June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed.
    Razormasticatoron April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about politicians. It especially works right now during the Bush administration with "Flagrant misuse of security."
    The politicians are the bastards.
    ThePythonon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Bastards are basically, everyone who played on the songs of the same name. Members of Primus and Limbomaniacs, plus Matt Winegar, Todd Huth, and Mike Bordin( Faith No More).
    Primus Suckon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. The bastards are a group of people, commonly known as "Los Bastards"
    JAStewarton December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(No relation to the song meaning, but...)
    Everyone in Primus has "Amazing hand dexterity"...
    tapandslapon May 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with tapandslap. since this is the second song on their first major label album, its sort of letting the listener know that these guys (Primus) are a bunch of bastards that are going to change the way you listen to music. and the "flagrant misuse of security" is not about politians, its about how the band with not bother with being safe with their music.

    or something like that
    usernamedeletedon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim almost positive this isnt the meaning of the song but everytime I listen to this i think its written in someone elses point of view, looking at Les and his fellow bandmates as they trip on shrooms, and the absurdity of what they are saying for example...
    " There's one with this idea
    Something about a
    hammer head shark
    Nosehairs and flatus
    Best keep your distance because

    Here they come
    here come the bastards"

    just figured id put in my two cents.
    shaun050on February 06, 2006   Link

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