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 Machine 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
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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.
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."