Bugs

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There's a big red ant at the foot of my bed
If I go to sleep it'll crawl into my head
There's a giant roach playing in the kitchen
It's spreading disease and leaving droppings around
I tried those sprays I even fumigated
But all I do just seems to complicate it
Emerging from cracks with their smiling mugs
I don't like bugs
There's a black hairy spider living under my sink
If I get naked it'll bite into my pink
There's some kind of crustacean there behind the fridge
It's brothers and sisters are probably living upstairs
Roach motels, electrocuting shells
I just want to send those fuckers to hell
Laying their eggs that hatch in my water jug
I don't like bugs
They hurt you, they harm you, in the dark they alarm you
When you come home at night they're waiting in the moonlight
They know when you're sleeping they know when you're awake
So they can run to the counter and chow down on your cake
Well I know some people keep their lousy bugs as pets
But I haven't met a sane person who's done that yet
There's a wasp on my cheek while I'm taking a nap
Injecting its poison before I can slap
There's a gangrenous slug floating in my bath
It's sucking my blood and then spitting it back
I don't mean to be mean I know they're all creatures of God
But I still wish they'd perish in one big fat stinking blob
They can live outside but not in my rug
I don't like bugs
Every time I think of you I think of you and your bugs
When you die they'll eat you up
They hurt you they harm you they all gang up on you
Dropping in unexpected with hair follicles erected
They're on your dishes your toothbrush, your toilet, your skink
Your telephone your ice cream cone, your fountain pen ink
Well I know some people keep their lousy bugs as pets
But I haven't met a sane person who's done that yet
There's a big red ant at the foot of my bed
If I go to sleep it'll crawl into my head
There's a giant roach playing in the kitchen
It's spreading disease and leaving droppings around
I tried those sprays I even fumigated
But all I do just seems to complicate it
Emerging from cracks with their smiling mugs
I don't like bugs

©1986 Douglas Chay
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from The Deal Box, released July 21, 1986

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Douglas Chay Baltimore, Maryland

Influences include Violent Femmes, the Velvet Underground & Talking Heads, but the music of his forebears is filtered through his own distinctive world view & sonic approach, resulting in a creation uniquely his own.

Simple without being simplistic, accessible without being sycophantic, & clever without feeling smug, he achieves a compelling balance between the new & the familiar. - Scott Hollis
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