Your Obedient Serpent (athelind) wrote,
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Song of the Day: Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back

Came home bitey. Not work-related, Universe-related. Cynicism turned up to 11.

In a word, RAAR.

This requires a song.







Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back
Written and Composed by Jim Steinman
Performed by Meat Loaf
from the album
Bat Out of Hell II


It's all or nothing
And nothing's all I ever get
Everytime I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's always something
There's always something going wrong
That's the only guarantee
That's what this is all about

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And all the morons
And all the stooges with their coins
They're the ones who make the rules
It's not a game--it's just a rout

There's desparation
There's desparation in the air
It leaves a stain on all your clothes
And no detergent gets it out

And we're always slipping thru the cracks
Then the movie's over--fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

I want my money back
I want my money back

What about love?
It's Defective!
It's always breaking in half

What about sex?
It's Defective!
It's never built to really last

What about family?
It's Defective!
All the batteries are shot

What about friends?
They're Defective!
All the parts are out of stock

What about hope?
It's Defective!
It's corroded and decayed

Waht about faith?
It's Defective!
It's tattered and it's frayed

What about your Gods?
They're Defective!
They forgot the warranty

What about your town?
It's Defective!
It's a dead end street to me

What about your school?
It's Defective!
It's a pack of useless lies

What about your work?
It's Defective!
It's a crock and then you die

What about your childhood?
It's Defective!
It's dead and buried in the past

What about your future?
It's Defective!
And you can shove it up your ass!

I want my money back
I want my money back

It's all or nothing
And nothing's all I ever get
Everytime I turn it on
I burn it up and burn it out

It's a never ending attack
Everything's a lie and that's a fact
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!

And we're always slipping thru the cracks
Then the movie's over--fade to black
Life is a lemon and I want my money back!


I already feel better.
Listening to Mr. Aday belt out existential rage
is like primal scream therapy.

Tags: lies, life, multimedia, music, raar, video
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