"A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off" as written by and Stephin Raymond Merritt....
Eligible, not too stupid
Intelligable and cute as Cupid
Knowledgable but not always right
Salvageable and free for the night

Well, my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
Poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?
Woah, nelly!

My wife doesn't understand me
Many dozens hope to land me
I'm for free love and I'm in free fall
This could be love or nothing at all

But my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
The poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?

We don't have to be stars exploding in the night, or electric eels under the covers
We don't have to be anything quite so unreal, let's just be lovers

Well, my heart's running 'round like a chicken with its head cut off
All around the barnyard, falling in and out of love
The poor thing's blind as a bat, getting up, falling down, getting up
Who'd fall in love with a chicken with its head cut off?
It ain't pretty


Lyrics submitted by Anne Arbour

"A Chicken with It's Head Cut Off" as written by Stephin Raymond Merritt

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    General CommentI think it's almost the opposite. It's about a guy who's been so brutalized by careless loves before hat he doesn't know up from down, but he's trying to convince someone to come home with him and making his predicament well known. So that there's no confusion later on.
    geoffingeorgiaon January 26, 2008   Link

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