The Train Runs Over the Camel but Is Derailed by the Gnat Lyrics

The Flaming Lips

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd, Wayne Coyne
album: Track 5 in album Zaireeka
release date: 1997-10-28
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Indie Rock/Experimental
length: 6:14

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624680420
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Flaming Lips Zaireeka cover art

Lyrics

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As if to be some kind of test,
Born out of the boredom of who's better than the rest.
This time they wouldn't measure the pointless small details,
The only thing that mattered was if the "you" prevailed.
Maybe it's just some coincidence that natural selection always works the best.
What if they didn't count the molecules that failed
And the only thing that mattered were the pieces that prevailed.As if to be some kind of test,
Born out of the boredom of who's better than the rest.
This time they wouldn't measure the pointless small details,
The only thing that mattered was if the "you" prevailed.
Maybe it's just some coincidence that natural selection always works the best.
What if they didn't count the molecules that failed
And the only thing that mattered were the pieces that prevailed.As if to be some kind of test,
Born out of the boredom of who's better than the rest.
This time they wouldn't measure the pointless small details,
The only thing that mattered was if the "you" prevailed.
Maybe it's just some coincidence that natural selection always works the best.
What if they didn't count the molecules that failed
And the only thing that mattered were the pieces that prevailed.As if to be some kind of test,
Born out of the boredom of who's better than the rest.
This time they wouldn't measure the pointless small details,
The only thing that mattered was if the "you" prevailed.
Maybe it's just some coincidence that natural selection always works the best.
What if they didn't count the molecules that failed
And the only thing that mattered were the pieces that prevailed.

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand
  • 2 Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
  • 3 Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair
  • 4 A Machine in India
  • 5 The Train Runs Over the Camel but Is Derailed by the Gnat
  • 6 How Will We Know? (Futuristic Crashendos)
  • 7 March of the Rotten Vegetables
  • 8 The Big Ol' Bug Is the New Baby Now
    CD 2
  • 1 Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand
  • 2 Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
  • 3 Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair
  • 4 A Machine in India
  • 5 The Train Runs Over the Camel but Is Derailed by the Gnat
  • 6 How Will We Know? (Futuristic Crashendos)
  • 7 March of the Rotten Vegetables
  • 8 The Big Ol' Bug Is the New Baby Now
    CD 3
  • 1 Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand
  • 2 Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
  • 3 Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair
  • 4 A Machine in India
  • 5 The Train Runs Over the Camel but Is Derailed by the Gnat
  • 6 How Will We Know? (Futuristic Crashendos)
  • 7 March of the Rotten Vegetables
  • 8 The Big Ol' Bug Is the New Baby Now
    CD 4
  • 1 Okay I'll Admit That I Really Don't Understand
  • 2 Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
  • 3 Thirty-Five Thousand Feet of Despair
  • 4 A Machine in India
  • 5 The Train Runs Over the Camel but Is Derailed by the Gnat
  • 6 How Will We Know? (Futuristic Crashendos)
  • 7 March of the Rotten Vegetables
  • 8 The Big Ol' Bug Is the New Baby Now