They say the fittest shall survive
Yet the unfit may live
Let 'em wear gaudy colors
Or avoid display
Hey it don't matter
It's all the same

So I do this and I do that
So I do this and I do that
So I do this and I do that

It's never straight up and down
It's never straight up and down
It's never straight up and down
It's never straight up and down

Oh you got a nickel
I got a dime
I'd like to get to know you
But I haven't got the time
You gotta walk like a mannequin
Roll like a tire
Act on reaction
Dodge the big spud fryer
So wiggle on the bottom
Wiggle on the top
Wiggle up the middle
And laugh a lot
Cause I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world, a wiggly world
I got to tell you
I've been living in a wiggly world now
Wiggly world, a wiggly world
Well I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world, a wiggly wor/d
I got to tell you
I've been living in a wiggly world
WiggIy world, a wiggly world

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Yeah I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world
Oh I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world
Well I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world
Well I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world
Well I've been living in a wiggly world
Wiggly world
Well I've been Iiving
In a wiggly world now
Wiggly world
Well I've been living in a wiggly world
wiggly world
Oh, I've been living in a wiggly
Wiggly world


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    "They say the fittest shall survive Yet the unfit may live Let 'em wear gaudy colors Or avoid display"

    This is straight from the Devolutionary Oath, a series of ten (or five, depending on version) contradictory statements by Devo, things like "Fight with your neighbors or untie them. It doesn't matter."

    Dubious Meriton March 06, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaning

    The song is referring to the experience of having an acid trip. People who experience LSD often describe the world as wiggling while they laugh a lot.

    don1095849on September 27, 2019   Link
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    I believe “Wiggly World” is a reference to Alan Watts. “ This world is a great wiggly affair. Clouds are wiggly, waters are wiggly, plants are wiggly, mountains are wiggly, people are wiggly. But people are always trying to straighten things out. Look, you see we live in a rectangular box, all the time; look at the bookshelves, see, everything’s straightened out. So wherever you look around nature and you find things often straightened out you know people have been around. They’re always trying to put things in boxes. Those boxes are classifiers, pigeonholes. Words are labels on boxes. But the real world is wiggly, wiggly, wiggly. Now when you have a wiggly system like a cloud, how much wiggle is a wiggle? Well, you have to draw the line somewhere. And so people come to sorts of agreements about, uh, how much of a wiggle is a wiggle; that is to say a thing. One wiggle, you can always reduce any one wiggle into sub-wiggles. Or see it as a subordinate wiggle in a bigger wiggle. But there’s no real fixed rule about it.” -Alan Watts

    GrmPrsnpon October 08, 2019   Link

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