Vaccine

from Decline of Day by 20 Minute Loop

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Lots of people think we are singing "and the backseat it burns like fire", which I think may have been a way cooler lyric. You can sing that instead if you want.

- ka

Yes, it's true: people pull a mondegreen with that line, but I disagree with Kelly that it sounds better: it sounds more hemorrhoidal to me. I recorded this song once before on a 7" I split with my long-lost musical-genius friend John "One Boy Band" Geiger. I played all the instruments on that version, even the drums. We pressed it on red vinyl, but the company that manufactured it made it sound like shit. Or maybe my drumming made it sound like shit. I remember playing a Fisher Price xylophone on the earlier version. You know, the one with the rainbow-colored chintzy metal bars?
-gg

lyrics

And the vaccine it burns like fire...
The crosses crept inside
to meet and drink their wives
Share a smoke and have a poke
and a quick shot at Pichinco
And the vaccine is thick as sap
It kills the good with the bad
It's a homeopathic racket
It's full of gelatinous fire
Fire
And the bubble rings out
And it curses through the vein
and the wives are forced down
by the fast approaching flame
And the vaccine it burns like fire...
Fire...

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from Decline of Day, released October 23, 2001
Music: Giles
Lyrics: Giles/Atkins

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