Butthole Surfers — The Shame of Life
Album: Weird Revolution
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:21
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I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
There were girls in the front
There were girls in the back
And there were girls pettin' squirrels
And there were squirrels smokin' crack
With an old Navy Seal and the DEA
And a loaded automatic just to blow me all away
With a dog drinkin' liquor from a hole in the sky
And a picture of a pitcher throwin' pitches at a guy
He had a problem with his sister and her 3D cups
And a brother with a shovel just to shake it all up

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test

Locomotive individual and a knuckle in a fight
And I was hidin' in the bushes but I couldn't stand the light
And he was highly indisputable the leader of the gang
Like a bullet in the freezer - Bang Bang

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test

Get down - get down get get dow dow dow down
Invisibility is a relative thing
hah hah hah ha ha ha ha ha

I was all shaken up after I got shaken down
I was shakin' in the air
And I was shakin' on the ground
I was taken by the shaker who was preachin' to the crew
He was shakin' lots of bacon cookin' egg in his shoe
And awaken all the stereos began to sing a tune
Told us we were just a vision in a dream about a shoe
That was walkin' through a store
To find a needle for a soul
That had lost a little reason
Through a little tiny hole

I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test
I love the girls and the money and the shame of life
Hop down they're the people on the street
Where the fuzz in the navel make the people want to eat
My shallow mind is just a sign of your game of life
Get found at the level of the rest
Where the people on the street put their mettle to the test
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All right then. I can honestly say I have never heard this song before in my life. Thanks for that.
Some good lyrics in there, and well delivered.
Sounds like a tribute to Yello. I like it. 
 bluematrix wrote:

I know, right? But Bill is the segue king and does things no one else can do, which is why I love this station.

 
Precisely !!!!
 Me too!
SteadyRollingMan wrote:
Reminds me of the wonderful slinky groove of "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3...{#Devil_pimp}

 


Tom Waits meets Frank Zappa
Hell yeah!  Read those lyrics!  Condensed version of a blockbuster summer action movie!
Reminds me of the wonderful slinky groove of "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3...{#Devil_pimp}
 bentonian wrote:
Poor Bill. Some of his listeners think Neil Young is a god on earth, and some can't enough Butthole Surfers... Try programming for that audience!

 
I know, right? But Bill is the segue king and does things no one else can do, which is why I love this station.
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
these guys are the ONLY thing good about Texas!

 
Come on, really? How about ZZ Top and Austin, TX.
A little bit like the very fabulous FUN LOVING CRIMINALS but it's OK
Love the visuals...."squirrels smokin' crack"
 AnchorMan wrote:
Looked for this on iTunes.

It would only let me search on "b*******e surfers", and didn't find anything. Jezz. We can't use naughty words now.
The thought police are here.

 
They on a list of fake music. Blame the Russians!
 bentonian wrote:
Poor Bill. Some of his listeners think Neil Young is a god on earth, and some can't enough Butthole Surfers... Try programming for that audience!

 
And yet he does. Second that.
Last saw them play on a street stage in Deep Ellum about 2001 or so. It was a night performance. Small crowd. Dimebag Darrell stood next to me taking in the show. Nice guy, conversed with any admirer who approached. Gibby doused the inverted drum cymbals with lighter fluid and lit 'em up just like in the old days. Quite a fun show.
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Looked for this on iTunes.

It would only let me search on "b*******e surfers", and didn't find anything. Jezz. We can't use naughty words now.
The thought police are here.
Cool stuff: They've mellowed & mainstreamed significantly since the early days in Austin/SA...but still Los Surfers de Butthole nonetheless! Their live shows (often at The Ritz Theater on 6th in Austin) were wild.

Gibby Hayes' father was Mr. Peppermint on PBS' The Mr. Peppermint Show. If I'm not mistaken GH attended Trinity University. He had the attitude of 'a rock-n-roll star' even when just a regional act.

The band's name has a pluralistic reference—the obvious anatomical one as well as perhaps a little Left Coast culture bashing...hey, I enjoyed both places! Try as you might it's been hard to beat Austin for music...for a long time now.
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
these guys are the ONLY thing good about Texas!

 
Sounds like a band/guy lost in L.A. This is the techno-ghost of "Pepper." 
 bentonian wrote:
Poor Bill. Some of his listeners think Neil Young is a god on earth, and some can't enough Butthole Surfers... Try programming for that audience!

 
This stuff surprised me but it was a good kind of surprise, something refrefreshing.