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Brain Candy Soundtrack Lyrics

Some Days It's Dark | Happiness Pie | Six Dick Pimp | I'm Gay
Spiralling Shape | Swoon | Butts Wigglin'
How to Play Your Internal Organs Overnight | Eat My Brain | Long Dark Twenties

 

1. Some Days It's Dark

Written by Craig Northey, Steven Drake, & Bruce McCulloch

Performed by Death Lurks (Bruce McCulloch & Odds)

Grivo: Hold it! I wanna talk about drugs.

Man in crowd: Heroin!

Grivo: No. Not heroin.

Crowd: Speed!

Grivo: No. Not speed.

Crowd: Hashish.

Grivo: No. Not even hasish.

Crowd: Horse tranquilizers?

Grivo: No. Not horse tranquilizers. [mic feedback] I just heard about this new drug that makes you happy. I just wanna say [pause] fuck happy!

[music begins]

Grivo: [singing] Some days it's dark. / Some days I work. / I work alone. / I walk alone. / I know / sweetness. / Bring me / laughter / or not.

Most days I work. / Most days it's dark. / Love me / alone.

Ooooo. Oo-oo-ooo.

[speaking] Whoa. This is bullshit. Whoa! Hey! Hey! [music stops] I can't go on. This is bullshit. You people.



4. Happiness Pie

Written by Reid Diamond, Craig Northey, Steven Drake, & Bruce McCulloch

Performed by Death Lurks (Bruce McCulloch & Odds)

Happiness and sunbeams and cute little puppy dogs / These are the things that I've seen with my heart / Life is a happy game if you don't forget to smile / But every now and then, your face, it harbors a frown.

Sadness is a barnacle clinging to your bright boat / You won't let it sink your spirits if you'll only learn to float. / We are all sea captains, sailing on life's rough seas / Come on you Magellan's, come with me / I've got Pie; / Happiness Pie.

I guess you want to know what's in this pie. / Well, there's two cups love, a cup and a half of understanding / A tablespoon of good old-fashioned compassion / Sugar to taste, and you know what.. / The ovens are our hearts.

Happiness Pie.

See the sad man in the corner, he is gross and he is old / People steal his shoes and make him eat mold. / His life won't be bad if he does what he is told. / He should be an alchemist, and turn his pain into gold. / Golden Pie.

Happy tailors, happy workers, happy farmers, happy girls, happy widowers, happy free-lance artists, happy welders, happy world happy drinkers, happy thinkers, happy musicians, happy beauticians, happy mayors, happy pears, happy call girls, happy hula boys.

Happiness Pie / Happiness Pie / Happiness Pie

 

5. Six Dick Pimp (Dialogue)

Psychiatrist: It's because... you are one of them. You... are gay. You are gay. You are a homosexual. You're the opposite of straight, you're gay. I know it, your family knows it, dogs know it. Everyone seems to know it except you!

 

6. I'm Gay

Written and peformed by Scott Thompson and Joe Sealy

[singing]

Wally: I'm gay!

Neighbor: He's gay!

Wally: I'm gay!

Kid: He's gay!

Wally: I'm gay!

Woman: He's gay!

Man: He's gay!

Kid 2: He's gay!

Woman 2: Did you hear the news? He's gay!

Wally: I used to be straight, and now I'm gay, I think the drug made me that way!

All: He's gay! He's gay! He's gay!

Wally: I'm gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

 

7. Spiralling Shape

Written and performed by They Might Be Giants
Lead sung by John Linnell; Backup (in brackets) by John Flansburgh

Down, down, down you go / No way to stop / As you fall, hear me call / No, no, no / Listen to this warning and / consider these / simple words of advice / Stop, stop, stop.

Fogging the view / cupping face to win-indow / In darkness you make out a Spiralling Shape / Putting all reason aside / you exchange what you've got / for a thing that's hypnotic and strange.

The Spiralling Shape will make you go insane / [Everyone wants to see that groovy thing] / But, everyone wants to see that groovy thing / [Everyone wants to see that thing.]

And nobody knows what it's really like / but, everyone says it's great / And they heard it from the Spiral in their eyes.

This could lead to excellence / or serious injury / Only one way to know / Go, go, go / Go ahead; wreak your life / That might be good / Who can say what's wrong or right / Nobody can.

Put out your hands and you fall through the win-indow / and clawing at nothing you drop through the void / Your terrified screams are inaudible / drowned in the Spiral ahead / and consumed in the Shape.

The Spiralling Shape will make you go insane / [Everyone wants to see that groovy thing] / But, everyone wants to see that groovy thing / [Everyone wants to see that thing.]

And now that you've tried it / you're back to report that the Spiralling Shape was a fraud and a fake / You didn't enjoy it / You never believed it / There won't be a refund / You'll never go back.

The Spiralling Shape will make you go insane / [Everyone wants to see that groovy thing] / But, everyone wants to see that groovy thing / [Everyone wants to see that thing.]

And nobody knows what it's really like / but, everyone says it's great / And they heard it from the Spiral in their eyes / [Spiral in their eyes.]

Fogging the view / cupping face to window / In darkness you make out a Spiralling Shape / Putting all reason aside / you exchange what you've got / for a thing that's hypnotic and strange.

The Spiralling Shape will make you go insane / [Everyone wants to see that groovy thing] / But, everyone wants to see that groovy thing / [Everyone wants to see that thing.]

Don't spend the rest of your life wondering / [Everyone wants to see that thing] / Don't spend the rest of your life wondering / [Everyone wants to see that groovy thing] / Don't spend the rest of your life wondering / [Everyone wants to see that thing.]


8. Swoon (Dialogue)

Chris: Writing a hit song is a real science.

Clemptor: And you should know, Chris.

(They laugh)

Clemptor: Und now, zee award for ze best new rap, hip-hop, or folk act.

 

10. Butts Wigglin (+Dialogue)

Written and performed by The Tragically Hip
Sung by Gordon Downie

The sweet sound of patent approval / comin' down in a not quite fog / The sweet sound of patent approval / comin' down in powdery sparks / The sweet sound of patent approval / comin' down with holiday concern / The sweet sound of patent approval / comin' down in a world of hurt.

In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.

The warm hand of abject approval / comin' down with its ropey veins / The warm hand of abject approval / comin' down to the fingerbowl.

In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinon. The drug is ready.

The cold eye of constant approval / comin' down to freeze the blood / The cold eye of constant approval / comin' down to look real close.

In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.
In my opinion, the drug is ready.

Cabbie: The drug is made from monkey cum. They keep these monkeys locked in a room all day, you know. And then they make them jack-off. And then they take the cum and they boil it or something. And that's what the drug is made of.

 

13. How To Play Your Internal Organs Overnight (Dialogue)

Don: You know, the thing is Chris, is that your drug, it's effectively changing the world for the better. You know, it's important that you know that, because, have you heard that crack is, you know, gone? I mean, crime is down, and oddly enough so is tourism, but you know if I haven't said it before, good job.

 

15. Eat My Brain

Written and performed by Odds
Sung by Craig Northey

My droopy-eyed Madonna / a triple fire alarm / all the other rogues and darlings / get sent to the farm / I don't need to deceive you / 'cause I feel no pain / Maybe I should let you / come on and eat my brain / Yeah yeah yeah / There's an art to perception / so see it as you will / Can you adjust my reception / just give me the latest pill / Yeah / I don't need to deceive you / 'cause I feel no pain / Maybe I should let you / come on and eat my brain / Yeah yeah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-oh / Yeah / [instrumental break] / I know you tried to forget me / well today is remembrance day / so if you're willing then let me / It's time to make your play / Yeah / I don't need to deceive you / 'cause I feel no pain / Maybe I should let you / come on and eat my brain / Yeah yeah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Ah-aa-ah-aa-ah Ah-aa-ah-ah-ah / Yeah / Come on and eat my brain / Yeah yeah yeah / Eat my brain / Yeah yeah yeah / Put a little bit of ketchup on it now / Eat my brain / Yeah yeah yeah / Eat my brain / Yeah yeah yeah / [instrumental to end]


16. Long Dark Twenties (+Dialogue)

Written by Paul Bellini, Alec Stewart, and Rob Rowatt
Performed by Paul Bellini

In his late teens, he felt so lost / He never told what he felt to anyone / He just took drugs and stayed indoors / Spared from the cancer-causing summer sun / At 21, he fell in love / with a brick wall and it set him back / The pain was great / His feelings' crushed / He smoked some hash to make it black

Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties

As he approached his later years / The desperation took him by the throat / It choked him off / It choked him up / The feelings inside became so remote / He sized things up / He was dismayed / At how the years had flown by so fast / He had a future / He had a dream / But all he really wanted was to have a past

Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties

[instrumental break]

People admit / They've made mistakes / And hope that history will not repeat / They count their blessings / And pray for more / Hug their lovers and then go to sleep / He sleeps alone / He always has / And after all these years, it's not so bad / But there are mornings / He bolts awake / And he is overwhelmed by feeling sad

Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties /Long dark twenties twenties / Long dark twenties twenties / Loser!

Grivo: I can't go on. This is bullshit!

(Crowd cheers)

 

Contributors To This Page

 Trista Lycosky (1, 7, 10, 15-16), Karen Lutgens-MacKenzie (4), Brion Vibber (rest)

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