- Jun 25, 2018
I have always really liked this song, but only when I got older did I actually pay attention to the lyrics and I always think about the theme that I interpret when I hear it. It really seems like an "insider" song, maybe someone who knows too much about the industry interacting with "normal" people, or people who don't know that it can be pretty evil. I know its an older song and some people have probably already analyzed this but I think it's interesting. Also interesting that the cover art features butterfly symbolism. Some screenshots from the actual music video, you can follow along if you want:
What appears to be a head of baphomet between 2 Cee Lo Greens when he sings "I just knew too much."
Devil horns, "Ha Ha Ha, bless your soul.."
Men in masks "You really think you're in control" (Also sidenote the other member of Gnarls Barkey, seemingly a nonsensical name for a band as I can't find what the inspiration was, is Danger Mouse. I assume this is homage to him, but still creepy.
Gunshot, (sacrifice?), "my heroes had the heart to lose their lives our on a limb"- may referencing famous people who've tried to expose some of the underside of the entertainment industry and ended up losing their lives.
Cee Lo's head exploding as he says "and I can die when I'm done." Interesting reference to the manner of dying, a violent way? Not entirely sure what is being expressed.
End of song, creepy mouse.
Theres also a lot of centipedes, cockroaches, bats, things people usually find to be disturbing.
So what do you guys think?