Give a Monkey a Brain... And He’ll Swear He’s the Center of the Universe Album

Artist(s): Fishbone

Cover Art

Fishbone Give a Monkey a Brain... And He’ll Swear He’s the Center of the Universe Cover Art

Tracklist

Swim

length: 4:40
composer: John Bigham
lyricist: John Bigham

Coming up from the sound
It`s got you swimming around
Metal`s crushing your bones
As you hit the ground
No blood no foul
Back into the pool
No diving from here
**** that rule

I like to swim
Into the mosh

Up the side and straight down the middle
Jam with Link and Walt just a little
Then I`m back in the mix
Brain Dead Goliath trying to grab my leg
I break that tackle like Bo
Then I head for the heads

I like to swim

Servitude

length: 5:25
composer: Kendall Jones
lyricist: Kendall Jones
Who, who do you serve?
For whose empire and for whose whims?
Is your honor judged by men?
Will you lie?
Will you lie if they say it`s their will?
Will you die or continue to kill?
Until the generals all have their fill

Craven cowards
Armchair warriors
You will serve them well

What, what will you write?
For whose pleasure, for whose delight?
Will your readers see your light?
Will you say... That the singer can`t blow you away?
That we hate people just `cause they`re gay
Women and children all stay away

To whom, whom do you pray?
Do dollars wash your sins away?
Does God love cold hard cash?
Do you say... If we all just continue to pay
All our ailments will go away
And our souls will be saved

God`s not with you
"Holy Roller"
Your heart dwells in Hell

Why, Why do you run?
Our awareness has spoiled your fun
Our eyes see you too clear
Will you hide
From the joy of expressing our pride
For the leaders and people who`ve died
While combating your genocide

Chains are breaking
Minds are waking
Soon we`ll serve no more...

Black Flowers

length: 5:47
composer: Christopher Dowd
lyricist: Christopher Dowd
Black Flowers have lost their way
They`ve lost their way again
Cursed for their will to dream
Raped by mankind again

Like the auction blocks of castrated dreams
Kills the heart of love turned into disease
And each day I pray
Please take me away
Please take me away

Black flowers have lost their way (X4)
Why does this hatred linger on
Voices in my mind remind me everyday
And the passing time has healed no wounds
Deep inside my heart the pain it lingers still
And the love
Away the colors
Oh the love
Fade and blur
Has rotted away
Outside my window sill
And I can`t bear this feeling anymore

No I won`t give into hatred
And I`ll never stop dreaming
And I`ll love
Oh I`ll love
Till my very last breath
Is taken away

"You have to put on your imagination
Heart glasses to see the rest !"

Unyielding Conditioning

length: 4:47
composer: Kendall Jones
lyricist: Kendall Jones
Unyielding Conditioning
Tune out from all that`s happening
Nobody deserves empathy
Nobody feels for me

We`ve all been trained by our worlds
I cannot see no one but me
No one can feel my emptiness
Everybody must fend for themselves
There is no openness

We`ve all been claimed by our worlds [X2]
But I have heard of ways
That say there`s light beyond the darkness
And everyone can keep their children warm
And togetherness will guide us safely
Through all Storms

Unyielding Conditioning
Remove all trace of memory
No one needs justice anymore
No voices raised in anger

We`ve all been tamed by our worlds [X2]
But I have heard of ways
Where people topple all injustice
No one lives their lives on bended knees
And all bigotry is like a disease
Drowned in the sea
And all can hold their head up high!

Properties of Propaganda (Fuk This Shit on Up)

length: 5:24
composer: John Norwood Fisher
lyricist: John Norwood Fisher
Best to bust the dust
Of a flour to powder the crust
A grain of sand and a gust of wind
To stir my stomach

And a ground swell to shake
The all that it must take
To break the headache
In my earthquake

Git together yo' ****
Move your *** to a proper toilet
We gonna **** We gonna phuck
We gonna fuque this **** on up

Git it like it's posed to be gotten
Hear it like it's posed to be heard
Shake it loose
Shake it loose holy cow

Sittin' silly like a morning roost
Time don't tell no swells
****-A-Doodle-Do duck or git goosed
****-A-Doodle-Do duck or git goosed

Sittin' it on down
Sit your *** on down
Git together your ****
Move your *** to a proper toilet

It's the properties of propaganda
When your feet don't move and you
Don't know where you standda

The Warmth of Your Breath

length: 4:57
writer: Angelo Moore, John Norwood Fisher
You don`t think for me
Or see what I see
And I will not do the things that you say
An explanation if I may
I don`t like you and by the way

May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

You don`t own my mind
Or my black behind
And I will not follow the order of the day
If you thought it was any other way
Listen closely to the word I say

May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

You`re just a pig to me
With a dog with fleas
Run your kennel !
I think the answer is Hell No !
I`m no cow, no herd, no ho !
I stand firm and will not blow you

May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

Come here Fido ! Hey beautiful dog. Oh it`s a Police dog
Here puppy have a nice raw steak and some gravy train
Maybe a little Alpo. Whew he sure eats a lot
How about a mint flavored dog biscuit. Still hungry ?
Now have this chocolate flavored Ex-lax covered jelly donut, Pigdog
Now Now Now

May your dogs colon be familiar
With the warmth of your breath

Lemon Meringue

length: 6:13
composer: John Norwood Fisher
lyricist: John Norwood Fisher
I see you setting up your shot
I`m gonna git out of your range
I`ll never sing your sad sorry song
Lemon Meringue

Sour to the taste and sweet to the teeth
Death by saccharination
And the criminal charge is the same

A chance to tell the crimes of the cruel
A chance to wave the flag of the fool
But the cross on your road is twisted
And reflects an imageless tool

Gotta let the taste buds blossom
Sunny side never lost em
Easy over born to be clever
So I conclude you`ll never lose

Creepin like a cavity
Waiting for the time to be
Drilled up under the bridge
Who`s looking for oil
Who`s diggin for Diamonds
Who`s diggin for Gold

Lemon Meringue pie
And I must say goodbye

Varmints and vermin writhe down the vine
Too wet to whistle, when the moon is rhine
Sound asleep when the sun does shine
Watchin the clock instead of the time

You can take away the drum
But the beat will never change
Evercharge, everlarge

Lemon Meringue pie
And I must say goodbye

Gotta let the taste buds blossom
Sunny side never lost em
Easy over born to be clever
So I conclude you`ll never lose

A windless sail and a waterless sea
A rusted ship and a discontinued journey
When will you be what you need to see
because a mile in your shoes may cause swollen feet

Pipe dreams sound sweet
That`s why the drilling is so deep
The pullout is pain
With a bang, yeh yeh !

Lemon Meringue pie
And I must say goodbye

Gotta let the taste buds blossom
Sunny side never lost em
Easy over born to be clever
So I conclude you`ll never lose

They All Have Abandoned Their Hopes

length: 5:02
writer: John Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore, Christopher Dowd
I had a dream that I was disgusted
It was a scene where gold had rusted
They took the homes of the people who trusted
The one up high be he only lusted

Things of material worth & gender
Destroy all things that are pure & tender
They took my homes and all of my gardens
To build a tall building people could work in

And now my family lives in the street
With lots of pride but nothing to eat
They took my dream and now you see what I mean
All just because he wanted all the green

They all have abandoned their hopes [Repeat: x 3]
They`ve discarded their dreams

Death to the corporate
The yuppie scum cloud up the earth
Shine people shine
And never abandon your turf
You must say Oh No !
When the depression hand licks
When the depression foot kicks
And you`re locked in the dungeon
When the keys gotten ridden of

Sink in a tsunami of sadness
Grab onto the key of gladness

And don`t abandon your hopes for no one
Even in the worst of situations
Because in this society
Which was not made for you or me so

They all have abandoned their homes [Repeat: x 3]
They`ve discarded their dreams

Limitations and almost marshal law
And robots with badges and quick draw
Just lights and glitter and garbage underneath
And the raging oppressed
With razor sharp teeth

They took him to the city jail
Hail the conformist, Hail the bureaucrats
Them Ah chase them homeless [Repeat: x 2]

Rat Race City [Repeat: x 3]
I pray the Lord my soul to take
And the ground began to shake
And the whirlybirds of death
To light atop the skyscrapers
To finish off all the rest

End the Reign

length: 5:25
composer: Kendall Jones
lyricist: Kendall Jones
In the darkness, I have found my vision
I`ve seen the Queen that thrives on desolation
A Queendom that preys on both young and old
Open your eyes...

A pain is growing that mocks all the true healers
The light of wisdom is making us all turn cold
Those who dare to dream can hold no quarter
Open your eyes...

Apathy in Babylon
Dreams have been deferred so long
Those who dwell in misery
Ne`re receive my empathy
`No one cares for anyone
The chorus to her fatal song
This woman spites everyone
This woman is man...

End the reign!
I have passion, I have faith and reason
Yet she decrees I am less than human
(The darkness hides within the light...)
But it`s my soul that satisfies her hunger
(The evil`s always in your sight...)
Open your eyes...

When the pretense starts to fall
The `prefects` make their margin call
Will you join the ranks of sheep
That will not a soul to keep
Their premise is intelligence
Profaned by human arrogance
If you stand against it all...
Make the bastards fall...

End the reign!
In the world that you perceive
Who are your true enemies ?
Is it those you do not know...
Or the ones you can`t control
Does joy excite every nerve
From the `Mistress` that you serve
Do you have the strength at all
To heed the final call

End the reign!

Drunk Skitzo

length: 5:16
writer: John Norwood Fisher, Angelo Moore
M-M-M-M-My Dad`s a drunk
My My Mom is a skitzo
My Dad`s a drunk
And my my mom is a skitzo
My Dad`s a drunk...
My mom is a skitzo...
I am a drunk and I am a skitzo

My son`s a punk
My daughter`s a lezbo
My unc`s a drunk
I can`t make my mind up

Why don`t it just fade away
F-F-F-Fade away...
T-T-T-T-Tah turn the page

My bro`s my fo
My nice is a morfo
My wife`s a freak
My husband`s a psycho
My sister`s a whore
I can`t take it no more
I got bad luck
But wait there`s more

My aunt`s a *****...
My cuzz is a ****up...

...C-see-Ah C`mon
Why can`t they just

Straighten up
SSSSSSAh Straighten up...

All because my mom`s a drunk
My dad is a skitzo
My dad`s a drunk
My mom is a skitzo
My dad`s a drunk
And I am a skitzo

My Grandma`s cool
Grampa`s already gone
My Grandma`s cool
Grampa`s already free
Grandma flips in and out of reality
My Grampa`s free, no reality
My breath flips in and out of reality
Grandma`s free, no reality
My life flips in and out of reality
Why did he have, why did she have
To die?

Am I going crazy, or is it the world around me ?

No Fear

length: 6:03
composer: John Bigham
lyricist: John Bigham
There`s a storm coming
But there will be no rain
Bringing clouds of anger
From a thousand years of pain

For some of us there is no shelter
From the change in the weather
It will find you wherever you run
So if you`re down for what`s right

There`s no reason to hide
For you there is no fear

People dying and crying
The sound of shattered dreams
Drowning the voice of the future
With negativity

For some of us there is no answer
To the change in the weather
Cloud`s will cover the sun
So if you`re down for what`s right

There is no reason to run
For you there is no fear

Run Run Run Run...
But you can`t hide...
From the storm
Lightning from the sky
Will strike you down
I have no fear [Repeat: x 2]

There`s a hurt coming
But who will feel the pain
And the tears of sadness
Falling down like rain

Run Run Run Run...
But you can`t hide...
From the storm

Lightning from the sky
Will strike you down
I have no fear [Repeat: x 2]

There`s a storm coming
But there will be no rain

Nutt Megalomaniac

length: 5:47
composer: John Norwood Fisher
lyricist: John Norwood Fisher
N -U- T - T - M - E - G
Sittin` on a powder keg
Waitin` for the thang to bang
Meganutt from sea to shinin` sea
Press the button I`m nuttin
All wound up, When the ladies sang

N - U - T - T - M - E - G
Sittin` on a powder keg
Waitin` for the thang to bang
Bust that Meganutt for me
Nuttmegg filthy nuttmeg

Every Every
A multiple musical orgasm
Body Body
Sittin smack dab on your lap
want to want to
A macrocephelous concoction
Git a nut
Sturretching daddies cap

Cummin around the mountain uppa the cut
Just a little time is all it takes to shake that butt
That`s lookin` for the multiple Meganutt

Cummin down the mountain inna the cut
Just a little time is all it takes to shake that butt
That`s lookin` for the multiple Meganutt

N - U - T - T - M - E - G
Sittin` on a powder keg
Waitin` for the thang to bang
Meganutt from sea to shinin` sea
Press the button I`m nuttin
All wound up, When the ladies sang

N - U - T - T - M - E - G
Sittin` on a powder keg
Waitin` for the thang to bang
Bust that Meganutt for me
Nuttmegg filthy nuttmeg

Every Every
All wound up to unwind your behind
Body Body
All wound up to nutt up
want to want to
I gotta little hump I likesta grind
Git a nutt
Strappin `em in the stirrups

Dont` try to wake me up
When I`m defnetlee gittin down
You ain`t dreamin, It`s the butter
Nut butter, Nut butter
Pee nutt butter sound