Sunday, 7 October 2007

Atheist Spotlight: Danny Elfman

(born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman has also composed the themes to television shows, such as The Simpsons and to videogames, such as Fable.

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Oingo Boingo - Insanity (listen 30 sec clip)



Source: Oingo_Boingo Insanity - Song - MP3 Stream on IMEEM Music

Oingo Boingo - Insanity (lyrics)

Im so sorry, please forgive me
Who do I pray to to straighten out this problem?
Straighten out this problem, straighten out my mind.
Straighten out this crooked toungue...
My mind has wandered, from the straight and narrow.
My mind has wandered from the flock you see.
My mind has wandered, the man just said so.
My mind has wandered, I heard it on tv.
And the flock has wandered away from me.

-chorus-
All around the world now
Like a big bright cherry cloud
Traveling from home to home
Tv sets and telephones
Here it comes just like a storm
Bathe in it and be reborn
Time to let the world know
Welcome madness, say hello
Like a wave we cannot see
Washing over you and me
Hiding here and hiding there
Madness hiding everywhere
Such a curiosity
Here it comes to set us free
Plenty left for you and me
Say hello insanity

I am the virus, are you the cure?
I am morally, Im morally impure
I am a disease and I am unclean
I am not part of gods well oiled machine
Christian nation, assimilate me
Take me in your arms and set me free
I am part of a degenerate elite
Dragging our society into the streeet
Into the abyss and to the sewer dont you see
The man just told me, he told me on tv

Do you think youre better than me
Do you want to kill me or befriend me

And the alchoholic bastard waved his finger at me
His voice was filled with evanglical glee
Sipping down his gin and tonics
While preaching about the evils of narcotics
And the evils of sex, and the wages of sin
While he mental fondles his next of kin
My mind has wandered from the flock you see
And the flock has wandered away from me
And he waved his hypnotizing finger at me

Lets imitate reality
Lets strive for mediocrity
Lets make believe were all the same
Lets sanitize our little brains
Id love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed
Id love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head
Id love to hear you laugh tonight, Id love to hear you weep
Id love to listen to you while youre screaming in your sleep

Christian sons, christian daughters
Lead me along like a lamb to the slaughter
Purify my brain and hose down my soul
White perfection, perfection is my goal

Do you think youre better than me
Do you want to kill me or befriend me

Christian nation, make us alright
Put us through the filter and make us pure and white
My mind has wandered from the flock you see
And the flock has wandered away from me
Lets talk of family falues while we sit and watch the slaughter
Hypothetical abortions on imaginary daughters
The white folks think theyre on the top ask any proud white male
A million years of evolution, we get danny quayle

(chorus)

Id love to take you home with me, Id love to tuck you in
I wish I could protect you from the wages of our sin
Id love to hear you scream tonight, Id love to hear you cry
Protect you from the madness that is raining from the sky

(chorus)

Id love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed
Id love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head
I wish that I could keep you in a precious chinese box
On sundays I would pray for you so it would never stop
Id love to hear you laugh tonight, Id love to hear you weep
Id love to listen to you while youre screaming in your sleep
Id love to soothe you with my voice and take your hand in mine
Id love to take you past the stars and out of reach of time
Id love to see inside your mind, to tear it all apart
To cut you open with a knife and find your sacred heart
Id love to take your satin dolls and tear them all to shreds
Id love to mess your pretty hair, Id love to see you dead.

4 comments:

songcatchers said...

Danny Elfman is a big favorite of mine. His soundtracks rock!

tina said...

Wow! Pretty good. I love the video and the lyrics.I don't know much about him though.

Pyramidhead said...

Larro played that one to me. I like it. You should really check out Immolation. With such song as christ's cage,no jesus...no beast. I love those songs!

tina said...

What! No beast??