When worlds collide, the best of us Won't be here with the rest of us They'll drop before the paint has dried When worlds collide, when worlds collide The young today, I must confess Have lost the path of righteousness By settling for something less The smarty pants, they fail to see The posture of morality Is just like common currency That's the way it works for me So I dress like a brushing bride Because my every move is sanctified By claiming God is on my side When worlds collide, when worlds collide When worlds collide, the virtuous Will have to take the shuttle bus But we in limousines shall ride When worlds collide, when worlds collide These kids today, they have no pluck Don't know the value of a buck They think all politicians suck But managing economies Is one of my best qualities Especially to friends like these I can favor the ones I please And if the mandate should be denied me Then there's always something kept aside If you have grease then you can slide When worlds collide, when worlds collide When worlds collide, the devious, The cunning, and mischevious Will mourn the moral men who died When worlds collide, when worlds collide The youth today, I must relate Have not learned to appreciate The pleasures of the city-state They waste themselves on drugs and sex And boogieing in discotheques I'll take them by their bleach-blond necks And conscript those I don't reject Then I'll serve them butchered and fried For our commander can sleep satisfied While someone's licking one's backside When worlds collide, when worlds collide
Kindred spirits moving along the spiral I can see you up on another level It's too great a fall And I can't reach you to pull me higher But I don't seem to get much closer or any more far What would you tell me, if I could hear you speaking? If you could touch me, how would I know the feeling? I just can't imagine But I try to do it anyway I wish I was moving faster, I wish you'd drift back But it just wasn't meant to happen Very soon I'll have to Face the fact Some things never come together Parallel lines running on forever And you can't turn back There is never any starting over Parallel lines never do cross over It's a challenge Gotta make myself remember Facing the truth, well, that doesn't mean surrender What is bravado and how much is a force of will? I know that the world is full of opposites that attract But unless we ignore the physics Very soon we'll have to So I send you the gift of empathy If you'd once in your life acknowledge me I have visualized so thoroughly That when I think of me I think of we Can't face the truth It means that we must surrender Understanding won't satisfy the hunger It whittles away at the destiny we fulfill And like an animal running wild You can't call it back And it's just gonna make it harder When it's finally time to It's like a train that's stuck running on a track Parallel lines running on, running on, running on
We're free We're male We're twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one It's not enough to be twenty-one and free It's not the same as male and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one This is such a fine distinction The career that we've begun I just made twenty-one I'm old enough to run For congressman or clerk of the public works Or dogcatcher or something just as dumb If I should choose to run I make no exaggeration Just a statement of the facts Now I'm second generation And I am manly to the max And no one can decree Just who I have to be The choice is up to me And if I could be anything, I'd be Male and twenty-one It's nice to be a man I use it all I can I never had a choice for a higher voice But I have to say I'm glad to be a man Since this is what I am Sigmund Freud may have a crisis With his own identity But there's nothing wrong with me Because I enjoy being a boy And all that it will say upon my resume' Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one If I could change Change anything, everything Everything in the world Then I would make Half of the world Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one And I don't believe in heaven What a let down it would be And I hope there's not a hell But there must be a God 'cause He made me Free, male, and twenty-one There's got to be a God 'cause He made me Male and twenty-one Free, male, and twenty-one
My boy I say you're unaware of Things that I am unaware of The things they say behind one's back That you suspect but aren't quite sure of Don't say you haven't noticed The smell of money is all about me I just can't rid myself Of it's overpowering bouquet My inner beauty cursed with obscurity By a scent that can't be washed away I don't know who you think I am But if I'm who I think I am Then there's no cranny I've examined Taints the air where ere I am But don't say you haven't noticed The smell of money wafts all about me It neutralizes any other odors I convey Best friends won't tell me They know I'm suffering With a scent that can't be washed away The stench of money Is reeking off of me A mix of cheap cologne Weasel pheromone and rotted grave Thank dad and mommy I'm filthy, stinking rich So I can say to you "Piss off" I bathe, I bathe
The smell of money Like flies and honey Appeals to something More immediate than mere foreplay And now if you're hungry This one is on your mind The aroma takes my will away Who does this young man think he is? Who needs this turgid love he gives? For though he strives to please me He can't hit the spot like fifty G's can How can I help but notice The smell of money It makes me runny I want a man whose been endowed And is preparing to pay And if you're tipsy It even smells like love The aroma takes my will away It takes my will away The aroma takes my will away!
If I have to be alone Then I should make my mind serene After all you're born alone, you die alone You might as well spend every moment in between alone But if I have to be alone Then it will be on my own terms I can never talk about it, ever show it Even though the world is watching while I squirm alone And your bleeding heart friends say, "Isn't it sad?" Then they go make love While you go insane. Insane! It drives you mad! Mad! My mind, I love my mind And if no one can feel the same I'm a computer with a name And I've got no one else to blame If I have to be alone And if nobody understands That special creature that is me And if they fail to see the me I see Then no one else knows truly what it means To be alone Maybe once in a lifetime you lose your will Then you can let down your guard But they cower in fear. In fear. It makes you ill! Ill! My heart, my burning heart And if no one will quench the flame I'm not obliged to do the same And then they'll have to share the blame Because I have to be alone Because I have to be alone But I don't want to be alone
Can you hear it? Ear against the ground and you'll hear it I can tell a change when I hear it We are tigers Kings of jungles Trapped in cages We forget we once were free! And the average swain Would be contented in his chains Were it not for complainers like me Throw the book I'm up against it Up against the rules Bring the experts Up against them Up against the fools Bring on city hall I'm against them all Lamp of freedom No, you can't change Human nature Wheels of power Keep revolving endlessly With a fanatical faction A charismatic attraction There's a piece of that action for me Call the press I'm up against it Up against the flacks Bring the shrink I'm up against it Up against the quacks Revenuers Up against it Up against the tax Name some names And I'm up against them Bullies, big and small I'm against them all All we need is some vitality Like an [...] individuality But I guess they [...] [...] make it all alone Bring the girls I'm up against them I'm up against their lips Bring the boys I'm up against them Up against their hips Bring the priest I'm up against him Up against that cross Bring the mob I'm up against it Up against the boss Bring the cops I'm up against it Up against the jaw Throw the book I'm up against it Up against the law Politicians, all - I'm against them Fascist lackies all against the wall Fist of freedom Guns of freedom Bring the lackies Up against it Up against the wall Bring the bishop Up against it Up against the wall Bring the chairman Up against it Up against the wall Put the general Up against it Up against the wall!
Submitted for your inspection The evolutionary erection Of primitive man But before we explore the question of his sense of style We must point out his predilection To cover his glands Brothers, we've been led to believe That between Adam and Eve There was nothing to hide Were it not for Eve's primal haste Or a leaf strategically placed Who knows what she'd decide Eve and some guy named Clyde That's why life is a drag Life is just a pose in a rag You can play the part of Pusher or pastor Of harlot or hag Life is just a dressing game Life is a drag The argument can be rendered All bodies are forcibly gendered By how they are wrapped And though popular opinion holds this Makes us civilized So much deference is attended By what's in one's lap History proves that Who wears the pants is as much a mere circumstance As a matter of time Ultimately, why should we care Where one buys one's lace underwear If one is so inclined Show me yours, I'll show mine That's why life is a drag Fashion is a long running gag We can deck you out in sequins or spandex A mohawk or shag Who remembers unisex? Life is a drag It's a drag What a drag You can be a stag in a bag They won't know until you're stiff On a slab and they look at the tag What you see is what you get Life is a drag Let's just say We hereby conspire That a change of attire Is all part of the plan Something that was so long suppressed Starts to show when you wear a dress And if clothes make the man They can unmake the man That's why life is a drag Life is just a pose in a rag You can play the part of Pusher or pastor Of harlot or hag Life is just a dressing game Life is a drag It's a drag What a drag Fashion is a long running gag Aren't you glad they found a way to look hip When your butt starts to sag Praise the Lord, designer jeans What you see is what you get Who remembers unisex And who are you calling fag Life is a drag
Puff we now ourselves with pride Swelling outward far and wide For God Herself is on our side With heaven's plan for the motherland "All right, all right ladies, Settle down now, settle down" Now, the usual formalities Everyone, hold all your questions please You'll all have your opportunities to Shoot the breeze or cut the cheese But upon this juncture I must state How immensely you appreciate The illusion of grandeur I create When every trait I overrate And every word gesticulate In praise of the motherland Puff we now ourselves with pride Swelling outward far and wide For God Herself is on our side With heaven's plan for the motherland "Quiet please, quiet, I'm still speaking" Irregardless of to what we pledge The electorate gives me the edge And the boost to my ego that can't be measured Ruling you is such a pleasure Speaking of good taste in dames I submit to you my list of names Maybe some of them come up short on brains But good at diplomatic games And sycophantic without shame I give you the cabinet The privilege is strictly ours To have you watch while we devour The crumbs of presidential power That we can grub from Lilly She's got the wardrobe we adore Her teeth are perfect, what is more She knows what having friends is for We're silly over Lilly, Silly over Lilly 'Til we're ill, we'll sing it shrilly Lilly is the nation's pride And we love her like a mother "You like me, you like me" You don't know what this means to me To be the one you run to see when You need a mother "All right, I feel good I'm a [partridge?] I'm ready to take you all on First question please" Tell us the end, tell us the end Can you confirm the rumours goin' 'round? For the record, one time being Terms of truth are being spread around "All right, all right, settle down buddy Are you ready to get an answer to your questions: Yes, yes, no, maybe, no, Maybe, not a wink, I wasn't there, I don't recall, the dog ate it. Now I certainly hope that clears up the air And we can get on with important business now" Tell us prime minister Tell us prime minister For the record One time, prime minister Sources state That the Archbishop's hiding some Thing of interest Something of interest Sources state Maybe you're just a puppet of Special interest Some special interest Special interest Some special interest We would like to know your posture please On the hard line's platform policies Like providing free to all the nation Mandatory mass castration For the sake of common decency The Judeo-Christian society Wants to guarantee a pregnancy To anyone past twenty-three Tell us prime minister Tell us prime minister We've fresh ugly rumors going 'round For the sake of party unity I've some photographs you'd like to see Puff we now ourselves with pride Swelling outward far and wide For God Herself is on our side With heaven's plan for the motherland All right ladies, settle down now
Sometimes things fall apart That's God's love in disguise And when I break your heart That's my love in disguise When you awake in pain It should come as no surprise I'm not sure I care But it still must be there My love in disguise And all you want are sweet lies I see my problem now Her love was in disguise Some fear that won't allow Her love to shed this guise Ian, don't be a fool Look what she's done She'll do it again Pale, pure, and virgin things So frail, it turns from my eyes It hides while I become So hurt my heart is numb When love is in disguise The best you have is sweet lies Ian she'll be our downfall Don't believe your eyes Lies! And she'll leave you all alone Possessiveness and jealousy We recognize easily That which we claim to prize No one can recognize The poor young sap is unaware of Things that we are all aware of The knife she hides behind her back Misery! He gets his share of The flowers must pollinate The beasts are forced to mate Woman and man decide Yet we're not satisfied God's love is in disguise And all we want are sweet lies Sweet lies Long live the glorious revolution
Sacrifice! Christ-like sacrifice! Pass that cup to me I will bear the price If the puny and insignificant Are to have a glimpse of peace Then someone much like I myself Almost exactly like I myself Must rise above the rabble By helping them to their knees As this is how I see myself I might as well anoint myself For the greater good of us all You'll thank me in the end For the loss of the weak and small You'll thank me in the end Though it may seem painful at first You'll thank me in the end And you'll wonder how things could get worse You may not reach the end Speak my name as your last breath is spent When you were lost in your ignorant haze And afraid of the dark I led you out again! When you dreamed that God was love And life was a lark I woke you up again! For my sacrifice Who will bear the price? The extraordinary problems That occur from day to day Require somebody like myself Let's say exactly like I myself So that ordinary labors May proceed with least delay So we've elected me myself Since we can think of no one else When you're in the mood to complain You'll call me in the end Then for things that I'll do in your name You'll blame me in the end But if I use the right choice of words Your family and friends You'd betray like a cowardly turd Then refuse to watch the end Then we'll go through the whole thing again And when I'm standing astride your backs With my head in the stars You'll take me in the end While I'm bending you over and Screwing you hard in the arse You'll love me in the end Pass that whip to me Let us raise the price Sacrifice! Never knowing love Just so you can believe a power above This is my sacrifice! You'll thank me You'll thank me in the end You'll like me in the end You'll love me in the end You'll praise me in the end You'll thank me
Maybe I'm better off If I never leave this cell Maybe I've lived enough In a world as free as hell (just as free as hell) Where you keep on thinking While it's stinking You enjoy the smell And you lick the bowl as well Love's out there They tell you They sell you anything to make you happy Then it all just turns to crap So maybe I'm better off Than I was when I was young Now that I know the cost When you try to love someone Guess I'm better off In jail at thirty-one What about all my friends? Now I won't have to watch them die And every time they sell out I won't be there to question why They can get so high On the butts they're kissing While they're pissing 'Way each other's lives As they shag each other's wives No shopping, co-oping None of the grand design to sooth the masses 'Til it's time to pay your taxes Maybe I'm better off Than I was in days gone by Now that I know the cost When you set your sights too high Yes I'm better off It's jailbreak time for Ian Maybe I'm better off Now that I've kissed her off Now that they've whisked me off to the slammer and Maybe I'm better off Now that she's pissed me off Now that my fist takes on a new glamour and Maybe my mind's run off Maybe I've just gone off my head Maybe I've just gone 'round the bend Maybe I'm in my own little world It's jailbreak time for Ian Praise the lord, it's jailbreak time for Ian What the hell took you so long? Life hands you new chances Uncertain circumstances Set you back But then you win the Lotto jackpot Every time you give up (every time you give up) Then you give up being young Everything has a cost That's the way this world is run Maybe I'm better off Now I'm free and thirty-one I'm free, male, and thirty-one
It's never your fault, sweet mother That I was raised in the days Of the house-husband craze But the taste of your loving udder Was replaced by another Dried cow puss and rubber And now a hunger still thrives A hunger that I've never satisfied I'm fumbling through life From hunger I writhe for someone With a place I can hide my eyes I'm searching for a mighty heart Housed with a mighty crest And from this base of operation I would pacify the nation But then who would rely On a boob such as I I'll be anyone's twit For a mouthful of tittie And still that hunger will thrive A hunger that I've never satisfied I'm fumbling through life From hunger I writhe for someone With a place I can hide my eyes And I've got big eyes For someone With a place I can hide these eyes And that ain't all
We understand each other Bull! You hear some distant drummer play I think we understand each other Have you no else to offer? Poor boy! I have expenses to defray I hope we understand each other We have a problem Yes, but it's not that we Don't understand each other Oh brother! When they say "understand" They gotta mean fairyland For twenty tons of silver She sold him into stir And when it gets his freedom back He throws it away over her When he says "understand" He must mean some other girl I'll never comprehend My putrid taste in men It's not fair I love Each little hair and he Don't even care about me When she says "understand" Must mean some other man Our preconceptions to retain We're obliged to exclaim We understand each other We hear some distant drummer play Must mean we understand each other Oh brother! If there's a problem We'll admit it Not that we don't understand each other Each other When they say "understand" It's like Wendy and Peter Pan Have you ever met somebody More self-involved than he? This has got to be a miracle The man has divine empathy What could be wrong with me? I know his repartee Insincere He's down There, I'm up here But whenever he's near It's some kind of divine empathy When they say "understand" Smells like something else to me We're talking sleight of hand Each other's mind We read so well We have no time to know ourselves We understand each other Though we don't even know ourselves We think we understand each other Though we don't even know ourselves We think we understand each other Though we don't know ourselves I hope we understand each other Each other
Consider the riddle that is man From his perch at the top of Darwin's ladder Though the rules he little understands Plays at life as if it really mattered When before all our eyes A parading of lies And reality splatters But we have dreams, wonderful dreams While we live in dreams, terrible dreams We're only waiting, waiting for Entropy, mindless entropy Beseech it not, For it has no thought of anything All things are equal to Entropy, heartless entropy It knows not love, for it shows no love For anything, anything Breathes there a soul so dull It has not striven to attach some meaning To the chaos that invades the human skull At the thought that some force is intervening And this thought we call God Keeps us straight as a rod While all else is careening But we have dreams, beautiful dreams But we live in dreams, perverted dreams While we are waiting There's no stopping Entropy, skulking entropy That lustless rapist who plants its seed in Everything, everything, everything Yes, there is a thing call wisdom But we've never had it We are too preoccupied with How to iron-clad it There was never a chance There was never a chance Let us dance! What about our fearless leaders? What about our necks? What about the church of Jesus? How 'bout drugs and sex? What about our precious freedom? What about free will? What about our precious freedom? What about free will? What about our precious freedom? Entropy will win! What about the rule of reason? Entropy will win! What about our precious freedom? What about free will? What about our precious freedom? What about free will? Entropy! We're all up against it Entropy We're all up against it! Entropy can't take away your freedom Precious freedom There's no freedom No shelter No heaven help us! Entropy crushes everything Entropy smashes everything Entropy cleanses everything Everything!
Drumgoole, my dear, I must admit Your life's been one long pile of shit I must be nuts, at least a bit To want to be involved in it But given the alternative Who knows how we'd be forced to live? When worlds collide, when worlds collide? With you, Drumgoole, at my side And at my side! And at my side! With worlds colliding in on us Drumgoole must be trigamous Pray, say we shall be man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! When worlds collide, the chivalrous Drumgoole performs the frivolous And dares to make it man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! That one's mine, he's my concubine He'll get more out of me Than what you peons call "love" Hands off him, that one's mine! Your favors do not satisfy I've witnesses who'll testify And though Drumgoole is thin of thigh She's worth a try, she's worth a try Though nature was not generous Her breasts are not as pendulous Yet still they would be man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! Now according to the law this week Still evolving even as we speak Any woman may, at her discretion Have her pick of losers Since the breed has dropped so in quality We abolish, hereby, monagomy If you don't quite fancy this selection We've got lots more losers I've seen all that I need to see I've fallen for their flattery And so we shall be man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! When world's collide, the rest of us Won't be here with the best of us For these, they shall be man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! Correct me, honey I smell no money And when the chips are down You'll be back around this finger here I never said that I was in love with you I never said that I was not, my dear Why must this girl have everything? How quickly he forgets the sting For though she feigns to please him She is talentless except to tease him Don't think we haven't noticed We'll have a shower And I'll allow her She seems amused with you It's so hard to keep her entertained We'll all go "nudies" And you can bring your friends Just keep the one who's nuts for tits restrained! My long term memory Is not what it should be Some tiny spark of love Helps me find the proper words to say Your smell of money You filthy, lying bitch Is just about to make me puke! Go away Please go away! It's time to make us man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! We've simplified, no muss, no fuss And vows are now superfluous I just declare you man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Georgianna, get over here with that law book Listen up everybody I've the law book right in front of me Article sixteen dash thirty-three "When consenting adults shack together They're connected legally" Though he wants to eat and have his cake There's a pact with me he cannot break So the rest of you go rot forever This one will stay here with me When worlds collide, the devious The cunning, and the mischevious Our not-yet-happy-home divide When worlds collide, when worlds collide When worlds collide, this friend of us Is forced to be a succubus Cruel fate is not upon our side When worlds collide, when worlds collide Connie! Connie! This urgent telegram is just in from Parliament Well don't just stand there, let's gloat over it Aw oh, I don't think you're going to like this "Must clear the old regime' away The residue must be destroyed As of 9:00 o'clock today Contracts with men are null and void" What! You're free, my boy, I'm proud to say And so without further delay I now declare you man and bride And man and bride and man and bride! When worlds collide, the least of us May get to share the feast with us For now we four are man and bride 'Til worlds collide, 'til worlds collide We're men and bride!