Too Many Puppies

Album: Frizzle Fry (1990)
  • Too many puppies are being shot in the dark
    Too many puppies are trained not to bark
    At the sight of blood that must be spilled so that we may maintain
    Our oil fields
    Too many puppies
    Too many puppies
    Too many puppies are taught to heal
    Too many puppies are trained to kill
    On the command of men wearing money belts that buy mistresses
    Sleek animal pelts
    Too many puppies
    Too many puppies
    Too many puppies
    Too many puppies
    Skinny was born in a bathtub
    And he grew so incredibly thin
    Even the tide from the eyedropper sucked him in
    Skinny never knew any questions
    Skinny never looked alike
    Skinny sold somethin' every single night
    Skinny sold a soldier to me
    Skinny sold the wife
    Skinny sold a suction cup and a knife
    Skinny found a hello dolly record in the house
    Sold it to a truck driver in the night
    Too many puppies with guns in their hands
    Too many puppies in foreign lands
    Are dressed up sharp in suits of green and placed upon the war
    Too many puppies are just like me
    Too many puppies are afraid to see
    The visions of the past brought to life again
    Too many puppies, too many dead men Writer/s: LES CLAYPOOL, REID L. III LALONDE, TIMOTHY W. ALEXANDER
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Joey from Houston, TxI meant Operation Desert Shield.
  • Joey from Houston, TxThe song is about war in general, not the first Gulf War. It predates even Operation Desert Storm, which was in 1990, the same year Frizzle Fry was released. Primus performed "Too Many Puppies" and a few other tunes on 90.1 KZSU's (Stanford U's radio station) Wednesday Night Live back in 1989.
  • Sam from Cambridge, Ontario, CanadaThis song is about the First Gulf War. It mentions the oil fields.
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