#SLS ~ I Don’t Think So

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Jim hosts other prompts for music or writing also. Mosey on over to his site and take a gander. (look around, don’t steal a male goose) All the rules, and upcoming prompts can be found there as well.

This week the theme/prompt words are: Brutal, Cruel, Frenzy, Savage, Violent

There were a few songs that came to mind, most of them with the word cruel. The one that came first and stayed, was Everything Zen written by Gavin Rossdale, and performed by his band Bush. I hesitated to use the song because the word violence is not an exact match, but the song was insistent, so I’m using it and hoping it’s an acceptable, small deviation.

Everything Zen was the first single off their first album under the name Bush, called Sixteen Stone. It was their second release overall, having released a previous single Bomb, under the name Future Primative. The song Bomb was included on Sixteen Stone.

Everything Zen was released on January 28, 1995. It wasn’t an immediate hit, but eventually reached number two on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart. It was kept from the number one spot by Lightning Crashes, which I recently used. (I love little coincidences like that)

There must be something we can eat
Maybe find another lover
Should I fly to Los Angeles
Find my asshole brother

Mickey mouse has grown up a cow
Dave’s on sale again
We kissy kiss in the rear view
We’re so bored, you’re to blame

Try to see it once my way
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so

Raindogs howl for the century
A million dollars at stake
As you search for your demigod
And you fake with a saint

There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence

Try to see it once my way
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so
Everything zen, everything zen

I don’t believe that Elvis is dead, yeah
I don’t believe that Elvis is dead
I don’t believe that Elvis is dead, yeah
I don’t believe that Elvis is, Elvis is

There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence
There’s no sex in your violence

Try to see it once my way
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so
Try to see it once my way
Everything zen, everything zen
I don’t think so

Zen, zen
I don’t think so, I don’t think so, I don’t think so

Wiki says this about the lyrics: “Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow” are taken from David Bowie‘s 1971 song “Life on Mars?“. Other references in the song include Tom Waits (“Rain Dogs howl for the century”), Jane’s Addiction‘s “Ted, Just Admit It…” (“there’s no sex in your violence”), Alice in Chains‘ “Would?” (“try to see it once my way”), and the Elvis Presley sighting conspiracy theory (“I don’t believe that Elvis is dead”).

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Are you a fan of Bush? What song would you choose for this week’s prompt? Thanks for stopping by!

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15 thoughts on “#SLS ~ I Don’t Think So

    1. Yep, part of the 90s grunge. I don’t know what “There’s no sex in your violence” means either. I looked at the Jane’s Addiction song it references, and their lyric is “Sex is violent”. The Jane’s Addiction song is supposed to be about Ted Bundy.
      I probably should’ve used the Jane’s Addiction song, I really like them and got to go to one of their concerts in the late 90s or early 00s, but this Bush song just kept repeating in my head🤷🏼‍♀️🤪

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  1. I really like your vision of the prompt! It’s a great fit.
    The song below is what came to my mind. I hadn’t thought of it in a long while.

    Have a super duper Not brutal day! 🥰✨🎶💕

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    1. Yes, I did see them with Vance Joy, Billy Fuckin Idol, and Cage The Elephant. I never knew the name of this song so Thank You!! They had really trippy light displays, cuz they’re not a “jumpin around all over the stage” kind of band, right?! I remember this part of the show really well. I was definitely in the “zone”😆 I’m sure the cannabis helped that too😂😂

      I got Jeff to join in… You’re next😉💕🎶💃🏼

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    1. I’ve been on a 90s kick lately. I’m rediscovering some fantastic music. I’ve always liked Glycerine, but didn’t realize some of the other songs I liked were Bush.
      I listen to a “90s alternative” station on pandora when I walk. When it starts repeating, which it always does, I put it on shuffle with my other “stations”. I get some strange playlists sometimes 😂

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