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Give a Monkey a Brain​.​.​. And He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe

by Fishbone

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released May 23, 1993

Columbia CK 52764

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Track Name: Swim
Coming up from the sound
It's got you swimming around
Metal's crushing your bones
As you hit the ground
No blood no foul
Back into the pool
No diving from here
Fuck that rule

I like to swim
Into the mosh

Up the side and straight down the middle
Jam with Link and Walt just a little
Then I'm back in the mix
Brain Dead Goliath trying to grab my leg
I break that tackle like Bo
Then I head for the heads

I like to swim
Track Name: Servitude
Who, Who do you serve?
For whose empire and for whose whims?
Is your honor judged by men?
Will you lie?
Will you lie if they say it's their will?
Will you die or continue to kill?
Until the generals all ahve their fill

Craven Cowards
Armchair Warriors
You will serve Them well

What, what will you write?
For whose pleasure, for whose delight?
Will your readers see your light?
Will you say...That the singer can't blow you away?
That we hate people just 'cause they're gay
Women and children all stay away

To whom, whom do you pray?
Do dollars wash your sins away?
Does God love cold hard cash?
Do you say...If we all just continue to pay
All our ailments will go away
And our souls will be saved

God's not with you
"Holy Roller"
Your heart dwells in Hell

Why, Why do you run?
Our awareness has spoiled your fun
Our eyes see you too clear
Will you hide
From the joy of expressing our pride
For the leaders and people who've died
While combating your genocide

Chains are breaking
Minds are waking
Soon we'll serve no more...
Track Name: Black Flowers
Black Flowers have lost their way
They've lost their way again
Cursed for their will to dream
Raped by mankind again
Like the auction blocks of castrated dreams

Kills the heart of love
Turned into disease
And each day I pray
Please take me away
Please take me away

Black flowers have lost their way
Black flowers have lost their way
Black flowers have lost their way

Why does this hatred linger on
Voices in my mind remind me everyday
And the passing time has healed no wounds
Deep inside my heart the pain it lingers still
And the love
Away the colors
Oh the love
Fade and blur
Has rotted away
Outside my window sill
And I can't bear this feeling anymore

No I won't give into hatred
And I'll never stop dreaming
And I'll love
Oh I'll love
Till my very last breath
Is taken away

"You have to put on your imagination
Heart glasses to see the rest!"
Track Name: Properties of Propaganda (Fuk This Shit on Up)
Best to bust the dust
Of a flour to powder the crust
A grain of sand and a gust of wind
To stir my stomach
And a ground swell to shake
The all that it must take
To break the headache
In my earthquake

Git together yo' shit
Move your ass to a proper toilet

We gonna fuc We gonna phuck
We gonna fuque this shit on up

Git it like it's posed to be gotten
Hear it like it's posed to be heard

Shake it loose
Shake it loose holy cow
Sittin silly like a morning roost
Time don't tell no swells
Cock-A-Doodle-Do duck or git goosed
Cock-A-Doodle-Do duck or git goosed
Sittin it on down
Sit your ass on down

Git together your shit
Move your ass to a proper toilet

It's the properties of propaganda
When your feet don't move and you
Don't know where you standda
Track Name: Unyielding Conditioning
Unyielding Conditioning
Tune out from all that's happening
Nobody deserves empathy
Nobody feels for me
We've all been trained by our worlds

I cannot see no one but me
No one can feel my emptiness
Everybody must fend for themselves
We've all been claimed by our worlds

But I have heard of ways
That say there's light beyond the darkness
And everyone can keep their children warm
And togetherness will guide us safely
Through all Storms

Unyielding Conditioning
Remove all trace of memory
No one needs justice anymore
No voices raised in anger
We've all been tamed by our worlds

But I have heard of ways
Where people topple all injustice
No one lives their lives on bended knees
And all bigotry is like a disease
Drowned in the sea
And all can hold their head up high!
Track Name: The Warmth of Your Breathe
You don't think for me
Or see what I see
I will not do the things that you say
An explanation if I may
I don't like you and by the way
May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

You don't own my mind
Or my black behind
And I will not follow the order of the day
If you thought it was any other way
Listen closely to the word I say
May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

You're just a pig to me
With a dog with fleas
Run your kennel!
I think the answer is No No No
I'm no cow, No herd, No ho
I stand firm and will not blow you
May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

Come here Fido! Hey beautiful dog. Oh it's a Police dog.
Here puppy have a nice raw steak and some gravy train,
Maybe a little Alpo. Whew he sure eats a lot.
How about a mint flavored dog biscuit. Still hungry?
Now have this chocolate flavored Ex-lax covered jelly donut, Pigdog
Now Now Now

May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath
Track Name: Lemon Meringue
I see you setting up your shot
I'm gonna git out of your range
I'll never sing your sad sorry song
Lemon Meringue
Sour to the taste and sweet to the teeth
Death by saccharination,
And the criminal charge is the same
A chance to tell the crimes of the cruel
A chance to wave the flag of the fool
But the cross on your road is twisted
And reflects an imageless tool
Creepin like a cavity waiting for
The time to be, drilled up under the
Bridge, Who's looking for oil, who's diggin
For Diamonds, Who's diggin
For Gold, Lemon Meringue Pie
And I must say goodbye.

Varmints and vermin writhe down the vine
Too wet to whistle, When the moon is rhine
Sound asleep when the sun does shine
Watchin a clock instead of watchin time
You can take away the drum
But the beat will never change
Evercharge Everlarge
Lemon Meringue

A windless sail and a waterless sea
A rusted ship and a discontinued journey
When will you be what you need to see
A mile in your shoes may cause swollen feet
Pipe dreams sound sweet, that's why
The drilling is so deep
Lemon Meringue Pie & I must say goodbye
Gotta Let the taste buds blossom
Sunny side never lost em
Easy over born to be clever
So I conclude you'll never lose
Track Name: They All Have Abandoned Their Hopes
I had a dream that I was disgusted
It was a scene where gold had rusted
They took the homes of the people who trusted
The one up high be he only lusted
Things of material worth & gender
Destroy all things that are pure & tender
They took my homes and all of my gardens
To build a tall building people could work in
And now my family lives in the street
With lots of pride but nothing to eat
They took my dream and now you see what I mean
All just because he wanted all the green
They all have abandoned their hopes
They've discarded their dreams

Death to the corporate
The yuppie scum cloud up the earth
Shine people shine
And never abandon your turf
You must say Oh No!
When the depression hand licks
When the depression foot kicks
And you're locked in the dungeon
When the keys gotten ridden of
Sink in a tsunami of sadness
Grab onto the key of gladness
And don't abandon your hopes for no one
Even in the worst of situations
Because in this society
Which was not made for you or me So
They all have abandoned their homes
They've discarded their dreams

Limitations and almost marshal law
And robots with badges and quick draw
Just lights and glitter and garbage underneath
And the raging oppressed
With razor sharp teeth

They took him to the city jail
Hail the conformist, Hail the bureaucrats

Them Ah chase them homeless
Them Ah chase them homeless
Rat Race City
Rat Race City
I pray the Lord my soul to take
And the ground began to shake

And the whirlybirds of death
To light atop the skyscrapers

To finish off all the rest
Track Name: End the Reign
In the darkness, I have found my vision
I've seen the Queen that thrives on desolation
A Queendom that preys on both young and old
Open your eyes.....

A pain is growing that mocks all the true healers
The light of wisdom is making us all turn cold
Those who dare to dream can hold no quarter
Open your eyes.....

Apathy in Babylon
Dreams have been deferred so long
Those who dwell in misery
Ne're receive my empathy
'No one cares for anyone
The chorus to her fatal song
This woman spites everyone
This woman is man...

End the Reign!!

I have passion, I have faith and reason
Yet she decrees I am less than human
(The darkness hides within the light...)
But it's my soul that satisfies her hunger
(The evil's always in your sight...)
Open your eyes.....

When the pretense starts to fall
The 'prefects' make their margin call
Will you join the ranks of sheep
That will not a soul to keep
Their premise is intelligence
Profaned by arrogance
If you stand against it all...
Make the bastards fall...

End the Reign!!

In the world that you perceive
Who are your true enemies?
Is it those you do not know...
Or the ones you can't control
Does joy excite every nerve
>From the 'Mistress' that you serve
Do you have the strength at all
To heed the final call

End the Reign!!!
Track Name: Drunk Skitzo
M-M-M-M-My Dad's a drunk
My My Mom is a skitzo
My Dad's a drunk
My my mom is a skitzo
Dad's a drunk
My mom is a skitzo
I am a drunk and I am a skitzo
My son's a punk
My daughter's a lezbo
My unc's a drunk
I can't make my mind up

Why don't it just fade away
F-F-F-Fade away
F-F-F-Fade away
Ooo-oo-Oh Fade away
Fah Fah Fade away
T-T-T-T-Tah turn the page

My bro's my fo
My nice is a morfo
My wife's a freak
My husband's a psycho
My sister's a whore
I can't take it no more

I got bad luck
But wait there's more
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
My aunt's a bitch
My cuzz is a fuckup
....C-C-Ah C'mon
Why can't they just
Straighten up

SSSSSSAh Straighten up
SSSSSSAh Straighten up
---------Sah Straighten up
---------Sah Straighten up
SSSSSSAh Straighten up
SSSSSSAh Straighten up

All because my dad's a drunk
My mom is a skitzo
My mom's a drunk
My dad is a skitzo
I am a drunk
And I am a skitzo

My Grandma's cool
Grampa's already gone
My Grandma's cool
Grampa's already free
Grandma flips in and out
Of reality
My Grampa's free
No reality
My berath flips in and out
Of reality
Grandma's free no reality
My life flips in and out of reality
Why did he have, Why did she have
To die?
Track Name: No Fear
There's a storm coming
But there will be no rain
Bringing clouds of anger
From a thousand years of pain

For some of us there is no shelter
From the change in the weather
It will find you wherever you run
So if you're down for what's right
There's no reason to hide
For you there is no fear
People dying and crying
The sound of shattered dreams
Drowning the voice of the future
With negativity

For some of us there is no answer
To the change in the weather
Cloud's will cover the sun
So if you're down for what's right
There is no reason to run
For you there is no fear

Run Run Run Run
But you can't hide
Run Run Run Run
But you can't hide
From the storm

Lightning from the sky
Will strike you down
I have no fear
I have no fear

There's a hurt coming
But who will feel the pain
And the tears of sadness
Falling down like rain

Run Run Run Run
But you can't hide
Run Run Run Run
But you can't hide
From the storm

Lightning from the sky
Will strike you down
I have no fear
I have no fear

There's a storm coming
But there will be no rain
Track Name: Nutt Megalomaniac
N - U - T - T - M - E - G
Sittin' on a powder keg
Waitin' for the thang to bang
Meganutt from sea to shinin' sea
Press the button I'm nuttin
All wound up, When the ladies sang
N - U - T - T - M - E - G
Sittin' on a powder keg
Waitin' for the thang to bang
Bust that Meganutt for me
Nuttmegg filthy nuttmeg

Every Every
A multiple musical orgasm
Body Body
Sittin smack dab on your lap
Wanna Wanna
A macrocephelous concoction
Git a nut
Sturretching daddies cap

Cummin around the mountain
Uppa the cut
Just a little time is all it takes
To shake that butt
That's lookin' for the multiple Meganutt
Cummind down the mountain
Inna the cut

Every Every
All wound up to unwind your behind
Body Body
All wound up to nutt up
Wanna Wanna
I gotta little hump I likesta grind
Git a nutt
Strappin 'em in the stirrups

Dont' try to wake me up
When I'm defnetlee gittin down
You ain't dreamin, It's the butter
Nut butter, Nut butter,
Pee nutt butter sound.