Oingo Boingo

“Mary” by Oingo Boingo.

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Words and music by Danny Elfman. © 1994 Little Maestro Music BMI. .

Oh Mary was unhappy with the life that she led.
She was a simple girl without much to say.
So one day she just upped and left her dreary home.
And she left all her friends behind to wander all alone.
And at first she was afraid, she was so far away from her home.
But slowly she got to like it anyway.
Oh Mary won’t you please come home…

Well in time she found that “The Mountain” that she had been taught all her whole life, that she must avoid.
And though at first it hurt, and no one could comfort her.
She finally came to appreciate it.
And she liked it, she liked it… oh wasn’t she surprised.
And though still alone, she grew so much inside.
Oh Mary won’t you please come home…

And after a time, she became so sublime.
She could look in people’s eyes and read their minds.
Though her hands would sometimes bleed
And occasionally show would long for her past and the memories the bring.
She decided to return to her old hometown.
And her heart was burning with all the things she found.
Oh Mary won’t you please come home…

So Mary came back and at first no recognized her face.
And her friends were a little bit afraid.
When they heard what she had to say they all slowly backed away.
And her family took her aside and put their arms around her.
They said, “Mary won’t you please come back to us now.
There is still time to repent for all your sins.”
And Mary started to cry when she realized
That she’d never come home again in her life.
Oh Mary won’t you please come home…

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“Insanity” by Oingo Boingo.

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Words and music by Danny Elfman. © 1994 Little Maestro Music BMI.

I’m so sorry, please forgive me
Who do I pray to straighten out his problem?
Straighten out this problem, straighten out my mind
Straighten out this crooked tongue..
My mind has wandered, from the straight and narrow
My mind as 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 START] 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 hell insanity [END CHORUS]

I am the virus, are you the cure?
I am morally, I’m morally impure
I am a disease and I am unclean
I am not part of God’s 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 street
Into the abyss and to the sewer, don’t you see
The man just told me, he told me on TV
Do you think you’re better than me
Do you want to kill me or befriend me
And the alcoholic bastard waved his finger at me
His voice was filled with evangelical glee
Sipping down his gin & tonics
While preaching about the evils of narcotics
And the evils of sex, and the wages of sin
While he mentally 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

[CHORUS]

Let’s imitate reality
Let’s strive for mediocrity
Let’s make believe we’re all the same
Let’s sanitize our little brains
I’d love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed
I’d love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head
I’d love to hear you laugh tonight
I’d love to hear you weep
I’d love to listen to you while you’re 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 you’re 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 was wandered away from me
Let’s talk of family values while we sit and watch the slaughter
Hypothetical abortions on imaginary daughters
The white folks think they’re at the top, ask any proud white male
A million years of evolution, we get Danny Quale

[CHORUS]

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

[CHORUS]

I’d love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed
I’d love to see what make 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
I’d love to hear you laugh tonight
I’d love to hear you weep
I’d love to listen to you while you’re screaming in your sleep
I’d love to soothe you with my voice and take your hand in mine
I’d love to take you past the stars and out of reach of time
I’d love to see inside your mind, to tear it all apart
To cut you open with a knife and find your sacred heart
I’d love to take you satin dolls and teat them all to shreds
I’d love to mess your pretty hair
I’d love to see you dead

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