"Sinister Exaggerator (The Residents cover)" as written by and Homer Flynn....
Your life is leaning downhill
Sloping off the outer edge
Your undetermined oyster beds
Were found to be a hedge

You caused the kids of Elmer Fudd
To feed the farmer whose
Cadaver's filled with onion rings
And feet are filled with glue

Now sinister exaggerator
What's your claim to fame?
Is still your favorite Ferlinghetti
Found in Auntie Maim?

Your alter life is superseded
Only from above
Your heart is like a silken sponge
That calls saliva love

Lyrics submitted by knate15, edited by wattdefalk

"Sinister Exaggerator" as written by Homer Flynn Hardy Winfred Fox

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    General CommentFrealin' badass, it makes me want to get into the Residents. This song has a weird structure in the singing, but that makes it even cooler.
    bugmenoton December 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*freakin'
    bugmenoton December 13, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is probably stretching meanings beyond Homer & Hardy's intentions... but I picture the singer tearing up at seeing a love of his marrying someone else. "Onion rings:" onions make you cry, see... "Feet are filled with glue:" no longer free but anchored to one person, see? And might it be "ALTAR life," continuing the wedding theme? "a silken sponge that calls saliva love" and "undetermined oyster beds... to be a hedge:" doubts this marriage is based on real feelings, only on bodily fluids and convenience (like a financial hedge). "Favorite Ferlinghetti found in Auntie Mame" is interesting. In the original book, Auntie Mame hooks up with a so-called poet who's a big phony, just a leech and a lush. Whatcha think?
    wattdefalkon December 08, 2012   Link

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