Higgs Boson Blues

Album: Push The Sky Away (2013)
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  • Can't remember anything at all
    Flame trees line the streets
    Can't remember anything at all

    But I'm driving my car down to Geneva

    I've been sitting in my basement patio
    Aye it was hot up above
    Girls walk past, their roses all in bloom
    Have you ever heard about the Higgs Boson Blues?
    I'm going down to Geneva, baby
    Gonna teach it to you
    Who cares?
    Who cares what the future brings?

    Black road long and I drove and drove
    And came upon a crossroad
    The night was hot and black
    I see Robert Johnson with a 10-dollar guitar
    Strapped to his back looking for a tomb
    Ah, well here comes Lucifer with his canon law
    And a hundred black babies running from his genocidal jaw
    He got the real killer groove
    Robert Johnson and the devil, man
    Don't know who is gonna rip off who

    Driving my car, flame trees on fire
    Sitting and singing the Higgs Boson Blues
    I'm tired, I'm looking for a spot to drop
    All the clocks have stopped
    In Memphis now in the Lorraine Motel
    It's hot, it's hot - that's why they call it the Hot Spot
    I take a room with a view
    Hear a man preaching in a language that's completely new, yeah
    And making the hot cocks in the flophouse bleed
    While the cleaning ladies sob into their mops
    And a bellhop hops and bops
    A shot rings out to a spiritual groove
    Everybody bleeding to that Higgs Boson Blues

    And if I die tonight
    Bury me in my favorite yellow patent leather shoes
    With a mummified cat and a cone-like hat
    That the caliphate forced on the Jews
    Ah, can you feel my heartbeat?
    Can you feel my heartbeat?

    Hannah Montana does the African Savannah
    As the simulated rainy season begins
    She curses the queue at the Zulu's
    And moves on to Amazonia
    And cries with the dolphins
    Mau Mau ate the pygmy
    The pygmy ate the monkey
    The monkey has a gift
    That he is sending back to you
    Look, here comes the missionary
    With his smallpox and flu
    He's saving them, the savages
    With his Higgs Boson Blues

    I'm driving my car down to Geneva
    I'm driving my car down to Geneva

    Oh let the damn day break
    The rainy days always make me sad
    Miley Cyrus floats in a swimming pool in Toluca Lake
    And you're the best girl I've ever had
    Can't remember anything at all Writer/s: Nicholas Cave, Warren Ellis
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Mute Song Limited
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Aaron from NjIt's not the "Jewish Caliphate" which is a contradiction in terms. Rather, he's referring to the Islamic Caliphate will forced Jews (and Christians) to wear distinctive clothing to highlight their second class status: See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_hat
  • Flawedplan from Austin"Darkly comic" are you kidding me? Are you effing kidding? Yah, MLK's assassination, the Jewish caliphate, the AIDS epidemic, hilarious, and the fun just gets "darker" from there. It took me a year to understand this song and would still not presume have the chops to nicksplain it to the public. This song requires a syllabus, a commitment to self-teaching.
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