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Other Songs - Lyrics
All lyrics received directly from the band and are by M. Doughty unless otherwise noted. Publishedby Our Pal Dolores/WB unless otherwise noted


Unmarked Helicopters
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A source at Warner Brothers has told me that Soul Coughing wrote this song specifically for and about X-Files. They are, apparently, fans of the show. If you listen closely you can hear samples of the show's theme in this song.- Opus

During an interview on 9/16/96 Doughty said, regarding this song:

[It was] written specifically as a comment made as a kinda fairy tale paradigm on the X-Files.

 


MURDER OF LAWYERS
[This Song's Lyrics]

(This song has changed since its original incarnation. The lyrics provided are from an earlier version - Opus)

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The Bug

[This Song's Lyrics]

WHY I DON'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT THE LYRICS TO "THE BUG" ARE - By M. Doughty

We wrote this song in one day, at Fort Apache studios in Boston. Our pal Bil Emmons, who worked as an engineer on the Steve Fisk-produced tracks came up from New York to help out. Yuval got a beat up, Mark got an oscillating-filter-analog-synth thing going, I started fucking around with words. They're meaningless, really; except for some flirty in-joke references I made to a girl I was dating. I actually cannot remember the bulk of the words. I wrote them on a legal pad and threw them away when I was done. You will never ever know what the actual words are, and in any case, whatever you believe them to be is doubtless three times as interesting as what it actually is. Please, world, leave me the fuck alone about this song, I was big on Batman when I was four and I just wanted to be a part of it, and goddamnit, them Batman people paid us good money and I paid my rent and got the satisfaction of going to the Wal-Mart in Pensacola and seeing that the Batman soundtrack was number six on their chart, and all my Pensacola friends got drunk to celebrate. So the words are useless? Who gives a fuck? I'm just trying to have a good time all the time, mister. Fuck off.

I'm quitting smoking right now. Please excuse me.


Bond
M. Doughty w/808 State

[This Song's Lyrics]

 

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BUDDHA RHUBARB BUTTER

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The Brooklynites
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Theme From Rachel's Sitcom
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Lemon Lime
[This Song's Lyrics]

 

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I'm Livin' On Baby Food
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Blow My Only
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A Plane Scraped Its Belly On A Sooty Yellow Moon
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We dug the track Roni did, but it took numerous listens for me to really hear the pulse. It was a lot more 'out' than we expected it to be. Man, did it impress the boys around the Knitting Factory, though. I don't know, Roni's really trying to push his shit further these days--check his mix of U2's "Mofo"--after the Mercury Prize cometh the Big Bucks--it's really out, and he freaks those chiming Edge guitar bits really groovily.

All in all, I was happy that we freaked the process for the Spawn soundtrack differently than everybody else did. Rather than getting into some big bucks studio and laying some guitar chords over a techno track, ending up with the lowest common denominator, we went up to Bristol, Yuval recorded some beats in the tiny Full Cycle studio, I wrote some quick poetry and laid it onto tape, Mark sent a DAT of Soul Coughing bits and pieces. Basically, we let Roni sample us, to play us the way he plays everything else he does.

I was gladdened that we were put at the very back end of the CD; like we kind of scared 'em, they had to hide us in the kitchen of their little Yes-Techno-Can-Be-Played-On-Modern-Rock-Radio! world.

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