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Fishbone lyrics

Album: Truth And Soul [1988]

Tracks14
 01  Freddie's Dead
 02  Ma And Pa
 03  Mighty Long Way
 04  Pouring Rain
 05  Deep Inside
 06  Question Of Life
 07  I Like To Hide Behind My Glasses
 08  Bonin' In The Boneyard
 09  One Day
 10  Subliminal Fascism
 11  Slow Bus Movin' (Howard Beach Party)
 12  Ghetto Soundwave
 13  Ghetto Soundwave
 14  Change
all Fishbone lyrics



Freddie's Dead4:29
Hey, yeah, hey, hey
Love, love, love, love, love
Yeah, yeah !

Say Freddie's dead, huh !
That's what I said

Let the ??? said he'd send him home
But his hope was a rope but he should have known

It's hard to understand
There was love in this man
I'm sure all would agree
That his misery was his woman and things

Freddie's dead, huh !
That's what I said

Everybody's misused him
Ripped him off and abused him
Another junkie plan
Pushing dope for the man
A terrible blow but that's how it goes
Freddie's on the corner now

And if you want to be a junkie, wow !
Just remember
Freddie's dead

We're all built up with progress
But sometimes I must confess
You can deal with rockets and dreams
But reality, what does it mean ?

Ain't no damned thing said
'Cause Freddie's dead

Hey, yeah, hey, hey
Love, love, love, love, love
Yeah, yeah !

Hey, yeah, hey, hey
Love, love, love, love, love
Yeah, yeah !

All I want is some peace of mind
With a little love I'm tryin' to find
This could be such a beautiful world
With a wonderful girl
I need a woman, child

Why can't we brothers protect one another ?
No one's serious and it make furious

Freddie's dead
Don't be misled, just think of Fred
Don't be misled, just think of Fred

Everybody's misused him
Ripped him off and abused him
Another junkie plan
Pushing dope for the man

Freddie's on the corner now
And if you want to be a junkie, wow !

Freddie's dead
Freddy, Freddy, Freddy, Freddy !
Freddie's dead, huh !back to top
Ma And Pa3:17
There once was a Ma that wanted her
There once was a Pa that wanted her
I know she's confused,
she's my blood sister
She told me the blues as she start to shiver
Only a child in the middle of a war
She's a problem child now because of a divorce
Hey Ma and Pa
What the hell is wrong with ya'll
Hey Ma and Pa
What the hell is wrong with ya'll
Well there's a lot of money
For all the attorneys
It's just not a fight for child custody.
'Cause Ma and Pa's revenge
Is making little sister bleed
Fussin' and fightin' through a family life
Make her wanna take drugs and be out of line
Hey Ma and Pa
What the hell is wrong with ya'll
Hey Ma and Pa
What the hell is wrong with ya'll
Fighting for love on an angel's feather
Why don't ya'll get your shit together
Well it's three the hard way
Doin' it the wrong way
Ma hates Pa, Pa hates Ma
Little sister say,
"What the hey!"
Well there's an evil streak there
With a righteous leak I fear
That's why a child goes stray
To live a life another day
Mom and Pop in a family fury
Brother tried to say
"Little sister, don't worry."
Hey Ma and Pa
What the hell's wrong with ya'll
Hey Ma and Pa
Why'd the family rise and fall
Why don't you get your shit togetherback to top
Mighty Long Way3:21
Said I'm shakin' in my shoes sometimes
And all alone I get the blues sometimes
And I'm far away from home, it seems so far, so far away
Many moons and many days
You know many things are on my mind
I search and search for answers I can't find
Then my people I will seek
They listen when I speak
Believe me when I say
Me and my friends go a mighty long way
Yea, yea
There's nothing that can make this bond to break
And if it comes along it must be strong
Believe me when I say
Me and my friends go a mighty long way
Well I look into the cloudy sky
And cleanse my soul as the heavens cry
My life like a rolling stone
Up and down the hills
It breaks my ass like a window sill
And if I had to do it all by myself
There be a threat to my mental health
But there's no need to run and hide
When folks are by my side
Believe me when I say
Me and my friends go a mighty long way
Yea, yea
Yea, yea
There's nothing that could make this bond to break
And don't even try unless you're ready to die
Believe me when I say
Me and my friends go a mighty long way
Believe my when I say
We go a mighty long wayback to top
Pouring Rain5:11
The sun will shine on brighter
And the wind will always blow
Some think life's a breeze
Others feel love is sin
I've found beauty in dancing stars
To you, your dreams may be a farce
And you think that you can't feel pain?
And you think we can't feel at all
Can you sing out in the pouring rain
Can you sing, can you sing out
He had one foot in the gutter
Another on dry land
His ship sailed without him
Across life's burning sands
He cried out in the distance
And no one, no one heard a word
For a prophet's not respected in his own world
Chorus
And all the things I've said
And all these things
And all the things I've said
That you doubt and disbelieve
Are shoved back in your face
By the spite of mankind's greed
You choose to close you eyes
And the rest of the world will bleed
You choose to close your eyes
And the rest of the world will bleed
Chorusback to top
Deep Inside1:20
Rich Ass
High Klass
Don't bother me and I won't realize your crime
Two faced
You're out of place
You can't rock out because you ain't the kind
Well if you were on the other side of the fence,
well maybe you'd understand,
I may freak you out with my raw look,
'cause I just got the feelin' Man!
Brain Washed
You're Lost
Your blindness can't be helped anyway
Your Cash
My Clash
Makes me able to say
Makes me able to say
You got the prestige status
You've got the majority mass
Plus you've got a blender by General Motors
And a Tonka Toy dump truck up your ass
You'll never look the way I feel
You'll never feel the look in my eyes
I feel the look in my eyes
Cause I've got the feelin' swimming in my bones
And it's takin over Deep Inside
It's takin' over Deep Insideback to top
Question Of Life3:00
I saw the god spread his arms across the imperfect sky
The clouds rolled across the full moon,
tattooed in the sky
For the eye tattooed in the sky judged the planets plea
And I was just a humble man and feared God in his sight
The Light
A question rose from my soul
A question I began to hold
A pitchfork pinned to my chest
Will I, I not pass the test
Will I, I not pass the test
A disease of clouds formed over the sea
The Angel was cruisin' down so that I could see
The roses in his eyes
He would give me, Lord
The New Age not the winter
The Ice Age was the last page
You must present a P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude)
For we all dance for freedom sake
To tie the shoelace of life in place
To change the mind from a negative state, Yeh!
Chorus
The Angel began to say to me
As the roses set me free set me free
You must recite this throughout the land or else
you will be snuffed and canned snuffed and canned
You musn't wrong the write
Yoo musn't dark the Light
Yu must dove the vulture
U must do or die
Wow I was shakin'
A question shake shake shake
Wow I was shakin'
A question shake shake shakeback to top
I Like To Hide Behind My Glasses4:42
I like to hide behind my glasses
When I feel uptight
I like to hide behind my glasses
When I'm trippin' in the strobelight
I like to hide behind my glasses
So I can give you all dirty looks
And they won't know what I'm thinking
Like I hate you, incompetent, moron, son of a jerk
In another world behind shaded lens
Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Link-A-Side
In another world behind shaded lens
Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Link-A-Side
I like to HIDE behind my glasses
So I can disappear to run and hide
I like to HIDE behind my glasses
So in myself I can confide
I like to HIDE behind my glasses
So I can make the boss a little man
I'll take my underdog supersauce pill
To beat the bullies and save the land
To beat the bullies and save the land
But when I take off my glasses I shrink down again
They interrupt my psychadelic kingdom and
They think they can whip me with MY SILVER PEN
SO DON'T ASK ME WHY I PUT ON MY GLASSES AGAIN
DON'T ASK ME WHY I PUT ON MY GLASSES AGAIN
I MUST REPEAT MYSELF BECAUSE I HAVE TO WIN
SO DON'T ASK ME WHY I PUT ON MY GLASSES AGAIN
I like to hide behind my glasses
When I'm trippin' in the strobelightback to top
Bonin' In The Boneyard4:45
IF YOU CAN'T FIGURE THIS ONE OUT, THEN YOU ARE LAME!back to top
One Day4:56
Waitin' for the day
Waitin' in restaurants
Waitin' in cars
Waitin' in bathrooms
Waitin' in bars
Waitin' in bootcamps
Waitin' in front of t.v.'s in living rooms
Waitin' in heaven
Waitin' in hell
Waitin' for the one dayback to top
Subliminal Fascism1:25
People got problems that they can't work out
So there sense cracks
I read the paper and I watch the news it don't give me the blues
It just gives me the blacks
Starvation on the radio
They don't play the facts
They play the crackerjacks
Subliminal Fascism gettin' under your skin so you better wake up US
Well the bad gets worse
Too fucked up
And the hate grows more each day
So when the infected try to effect you
Don't listen to them when they say
Follow the rules and forget the bomb
Communistical patriotic
The plan is subtle but it's in the open
Kingpins Nazi scheme getting under your skin
So you better wake up US
Subliminal Fascism
Subliminal Fascism Fascism Fascism Fascistback to top
Slow Bus Movin' (Howard Beach Party)2:35
"Born in the 1940's, my parents couldn't vote,
X and King were on a march for power true,
Black power that is
Panther's and their attitudes,
sport fresh new business suits, yeh yeh.
Stricken with determination to rise above a slave,
the mayo men used firehoses
to spray the monkeys back in their cages."
Round and around and around they go
The bus is goin mighty slow
Brothers in the back seat
Caucs in the front
People gettin' hostile when I kill someone
"Well the overlords thought it would be a good idea
to mix the Black with the White but if you're a fly in
the buttermilk they'll chase you all through the night.
So go ahead and burn your cross and rape our women in the night,
'cause the day will come when your cream coated daughter is gonna be my wife."back to top
Ghetto Soundwave2:46
There's another cry of murder
Policeman shoot down baby brother
Shot him, shot him down in the street
But did they know the mother's grief
Were they sure they got the right one
Did they know he was her only son

A father tries to feed his family
They come here to find their opportunity
Living, living, living in the streets
With their dreams and with their humility
Can't we see all the pain and hurt
They love this land maybe more than us

It's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everyday
It's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everyday

Another bourgeois politician
Hears our pleas but does not listen
Never, never, never sees the need
But caters only to his greed
Can't he see there's no use in lying
And don't he know all our hope is dying

Our hope is dying, our hope is dying ! Hey !

It's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everyday
It's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everydayback to top
Ghetto Soundwave4:20
There's another cry of murder
Policeman shoot down baby brother
Shot him, shot him down
In the street
But did they know the mother's grief
Were they sure they got the right one
Did they know he was her only son
A father tries to feed his family
They come here to find their opportunity
Living, living, living in the streets
With their dreams and with their humility
Can't we all see the pain and hurt
They love this land maybe more than us
There's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everyday
There's a ghetto soundwave
Gets to me everyday
Another bourgeois politician
Hears out pleas but does not listen
Never, never, never sees the need
But caters only to his greed
Can't he see there's no use in lying
And don't he know all our hope is dyingback to top
Change2:55
There's a light on a hill
That's far out in the distance
And it calls out my name
It calls out for a change
Far away voices
That want their own choices
Sigh for a plea
As it calls out for a change
Ooh Change
Ooh Change
Ooh.......We can change today
Repeat Chorus
Deep inside our hearts
There's a love
You can feel
It's a love that assures
We can cry out for change
The dark clouds that did dance
To the blue skies here before me
Make it plain to my eyes
We can cry out for change
Ooh Change
Ooh Change
Ooh.......back to top
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