Monsters In The Parasol

Album: Rated R (2000)
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  • The walls are closing in again, oh well
    The walls are closing in again, oh well
    I seen some thing I thought I never saw
    Covered in hair
    Paul's dad is warped and bubbling, oh well
    Paul's dad is warped and bubbling, oh well
    And my mind is out here on another wave
    Covered in hair

    She won't grow

    [Chorus]
    You've got a monster (distress) in your parasol (body out??)
    You've got a monster (dwarfs, doors?) in your parasol (of course)
    You've got a monster (displeasure) in your parasol (I told you??)
    You've got a monster ? in your parasol (x-nay?)
    Paul's sister is an alien, oh well

    Paul's sister is an alien, oh well
    I seen some things I thought I never saw
    Covered in hair

    She won't grow

    You've got a monster (distress, my pest?) in your parasol
    You've got a monster (dwarfs) in your parasol (war horse)
    You've got a monster (displeasure) in your parasol ?
    You've got a hole in you I never saw ?
    In your parasol, in your parasol Writer/s: JOSH HOMME, MARIO LALLI
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Comments: 2

  • Brad from London, Ontario, CanadaThe song is about an LSD trip with one of Josh's friends. The line "Paul's Dad is an alien, oh well" refers to the point where Paul's dad (Paul being the guy he was tripping out with) appeared to be an alien due to the effects of the LSD.

    The whole song is basically about the effects of LSD.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandMost bands will say a song's about something to do with where they are dependant on their sense of humour. Josh Homme's got a very dry sense of humour but they are a desert band so I wouldn't put it past them to have it about LSD
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