You Happy Puppet Song Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Blind Man’s Zoo cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

How did they teach you to be just a happy puppet dancing on a string? How did you learn everything that comes along with slavish funnery? Tell me something, if the world is so insane, is it making you sane again to let another man tug at the thread that pulls up your nodding head?
How did they teach you to be just a happy puppet dancing on a string? How do you manage to live inside this tiny stage you can't leave? Tell me something, if the world is so insane, is it making you sane again to let another man tug at the thread that pulls up your nodding head? A dullard strung on the wire. When the master's gone you hang there with your eyes and your limbs so lifeless.
How did they teach you to be just a happy puppet dancing on a string? How do you manage to speak, your mouth a frozen grin? A dullard strung on the wire. When the master's gone you hang there with your eyes and your limbs so lifeless.
Tell me something, if the world is so insane, is it making you sane again to let another man tug at the thread that pulls up your empty wooden head? Your hollow head, your marble eyes, your wooden hands and your metal jaw pins all wait in limbo for the man who knows how to move you this way.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Eat for Two
  • 2 Please Forgive Us
  • 3 The Big Parade
  • 4 Trouble Me
  • 5 You Happy Puppet
  • 6 Headstrong
  • 7 Poison in the Well
  • 8 Dust Bowl
  • 9 The Lion’s Share
  • 10 Hateful Hate
  • 11 Jubilee


  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album Blind Man’s Zoo
    release date: 1989-5-16
    popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:39
    producer: Peter Asher
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    piano: Dennis Drew
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    engineer: Frank Filipetti
    guitars: Robert Buck
    organ: Dennis Drew
    bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    assistant engineer: Dave Cook, Dennice Brown and Jeff Abikzer
    composer: Robert Buck
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596081528
    script: Latin