ÔŅĹ Myxomatosis 3:57

 
Originally released: June 09, 2003

Available on: Hail To The Thief (album)

 
the mongrel cat came home
holding half a head
proceeded to show it off
to all his new found friends
he said i been where i liked
i slept with who i like
she ate me up for breakfast
she screwed me in a vice
but now
i don't know why
i feel so tongue-tied
i sat in the cupboard
and wrote it down real neat
they were cheering and waving
cheering and waving
twitching and salivating like with myxomatosis
but it got edited fucked up
strangled beaten up
used in a photo in time magazine
buried in a burning black hole in devon
i donít know why i
feel so tongue-tied
donít know why
i feel
so skinned alive.
my thoughts are misguided and a little naive
i twitch and i salivate like with myxomatosis
you should put me in a home or you should put me down
i got myxomatosis
i got myxomatosis
yeah no one likes a smart ass but we all like stars
but that wasn't my intention, i did it for a reason
it must have got mixed up
strangled beaten up
i got myxomatosis
i got myxomatosis
i donít know why i
feel so tongue-tied

 

First off, what is Myxomatosis? It's an infectious viral disease of rabbits and hares, which is usually fatal. However, some strains of rabbits develop resistance to the disease. Myxomatosis was used by Australia and the UK in the 1950s to reduce the rabbit population, because rabbits were causing significant damage to crops.

Lyrics i donít know why i feel so tongue-tied and i donít know why i feel so skinned alive come from their earlier song Cuttooth.

This song was premiered in Lisbon, Portugal on July 22, 2002.