Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

The Evil Has Landed
Queens of the Stone Age Lyrics


Going on a living spree
Plenty wanna come with me
You don't wanna miss your chance
Near-life experience
Faces making noise
Say, be good girls and boys
It ain't half empty or full
You can break the glass, or drink it all
Dig it

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

A glamour cabaret
The last float on parade
'Cause their swing got left behind
Every puzzle piece of mind
Handshake in facade
Play the fool or playing God
Just for God's sake play along
Well, you can have a laugh, hit it
Du-du-du-du-duah
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-duah
Du-du-du-duu-du-dudu
Duuu-du-dudu

Dive in
Falling no different
I am far beyond definitions now
Commence

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

Go on a living spree
You really wanna come with me
They couldn't miss the chance
Near-life experience

Move on
We're all entangled
Oh oh, let the man go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go

Here we come

Here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta the way
Here we come
Get outta the way
Matters not
What the people say
Matters not
What the people say
'Cause here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta the way, yeah

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Dean Anthony Fertita, Joshua Michael Homme, Michael Jay Shuman, Troy Dean Van Leeuwen

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Tammy Sickness

Going on a living spree
Plenty wanna come with me
You don't wanna miss your chance
Near-life experience
Faces making noise
Say, be good girls and boys
It ain't half empty or full
You can break the glass, or drink it all
Dig it

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

A glamour cabaret
The last float on parade
'Cause their swing got left behind
Every puzzle piece of mind
Handshake in facade
Play the fool or playing God
Just for God's sake play along
Well, you can have a laugh, hit it
Du-du-du-du-duah
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-duah
Du-du-du-duu-du-dudu
Duuu-du-dudu

Dive in
Falling no different
I am far beyond definitions now
Commence

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

Go on a living spree
You really wanna come with me
They couldn't miss the chance
Near-life experience

Move on
We're all…



richarquis de sade

@Steve Alcantara again - Now that I'm listening, I'm in the mood for more. This is a purely subjective list, but here are my favourite tracks from each album, in order from first to last.

1. The self titled album. "You Would Know." Homme's lyrics are off in space, with warped fx on the vocals. "Me just happy robot, live on hill of beans..." Such a great opening line, and it gets better. https://youtu.be/uX8CagHpyQw

2. Rated R. "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer" and "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" are the best known tracks, but the one that really gets its hooks in me is "Better Living Through Chemistry." Monstrously hypnotic and psychedelic, but with loads of groove. https://youtu.be/WVE90vGS9ps

3. Songs For The Deaf. "No One Knows" took them from the fringes and threw them into mainstream consciousness. Not top of the charts or anything, but they were suddenly more than "that weird band", they had a hit that was starting to turn heads. For me though, among an album chock full of really solid work, it's the title track. Thundering, aggressive, spooky, just all around fucked up and nasty, yet still full of really catchy hooks and harmonies. A royal fucking masterpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXGcr7gfU-I

4. Lullabies To Paralyze. My favourite has always been "I Never Came." It's the calm before the storm. The storm being tracks 9-12. The slow spooky breakdown of "Someone's in the Wolf" with the sound of knives being sharpened bladed to blade. The complete madness of the carnival music that opens "The Blood Is Love" before it drops into an absolutely gigantic riff with some of Homme's finest lyricism, and some crazy playing from drummer Joey Castillo, where he throws the downbeats and offbeats around, always in time, but changing the mood in unexpected ways. Then into "Skin on Skin", a distorted, mangled, old beast with twisted breakdowns that rival early Butthole Surfers in their unabashed filth and swagger. Finally, "Broken Box" that kicks into overdrive right off the bat, a great big shameless shake your ass singalong. The closing tracks wind you back down, and they're great too, but those 4 songs in a row are absolute magic. Still, it's #8 that really pushes my buttons, for it's beauty. It's pretty much their first real ballad, and it shows off his depth as a writer, how he can go from these huge aggressive numbers, then suddenly show such tenderness. He says it in interviews, he likes his songs to show dynamics, not just in terms of audio engineering, but in their emotion too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z33MyzOwjHE&list=OLAK5uy_lIUuVa7smXo2ZHfeGPNbtAY-HNahnn4H4

5. Era Vulgaris. This motherfucking album. I was waiting outside the doors of the record store 10 minutes before opening on the day it was released. I had smoked some weed, and I was amped as hell to hear it. The doors opened, I grabbed my copy, went directly home, sparked up again, and put the headphones on. I listened to literally nothing else for almost 6 months. I was completely blown away by everything on it. It drew a lot of criticism, people whined about it sounding robotic, having synthesisers, and so on, but I loved it for that. It was still them, but it was wild and brand new, and I just could not get enough of it. So much amazing stuff on this album - I'm Designer, Misfit Love, River In The Road, Run Pig Run, Era Vulgaris, and bonus track The Fun Machine Took a Shit and Died, but my favourite is Battery Acid. It bolts right out of the gate, and despite a stupidly lush chorus, just keeps on charging non-stop from go to woah. Total madness, so much fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEbNmK-rNuQ&list=PL737831582713C57A&index=6

6. Like Clockwork. This is a strange and dark album. Homme was in hospital and due to some complications, was actually technically dead for a few moments, but the doctors managed to bring him back. The return to writing was a long and slow road, but by god, the work that he put out after that experience was a whole new level. I'll break a bit here, as the title track "Like Clockwork" is actually my favourite, but this is the one that drew me in, as it was the first teaser released, so it got me amped as I waited for the full release. The album version is longer, but this edit is stunning, and the video is just magnificent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9OfBcjyxKY

7. Villains. The latest album. Just amazing from start to finish, but for me - Especially the finish. Closing track "Villains of Circumstance" is just the most beautiful thing I've ever heard by them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsqhJcGbaEI&list=PLjy-vFP7g3WAlm2TWhUg-vUePooeZKV1k&index=9

I hope you find even half the pleasure in listening through their collection as I do. They're my favourite band in the world, hands down.



richarquis de sade

@Steve Alcantara In my opinion, the "best" Qotsa album is the last one that came out, and then each time a new one appears, the "best" album changes. For me, the greatest thing about them is that they are always looking for something new. There's a familiarity in their tone and attitude, but there's always something different with each new album. If you like a band that hates to sit still, then they're a great choice. That said though, you should still go back to the start, and listen to the whole body of work as it progresses. After all, the new album only exists because they took all of those previous steps. A lot of people are stuck on the idea that "Songs For The Deaf" was their pinnacle, and nothing after was ever as good, and blah blah bullshit, but I disagree 100%. That album is so far away from the first 2, it only ever came about because they did something new. If all Qotsa ever did was repeat themselves, that album would never have happened. Their constant evolution is their greatest strength.

Other great Josh Homme projects / collabs...

Them Crooked Vultures - Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones from Led Zep. Still very much a Queens sound though. My favourite is "Bandoliers." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g3fckxdvZM

Desert Sessions - Homme recruits a bunch of other musicians and they all go on a 2-3 week retreat to his ranch in the desert, and make an album that's pretty much improvised, although he brings in some old ideas that have been kicking around and never quite found their place yet. My favourite is the b-side from the "Crawl Home" single from Vol. 9-10. Featuring Homme, Dean Ween, PJ Harvey, Twiggy Ramirez, and others, all doing a cover of Prince. A bunch of freaks covering a freak. https://youtu.be/QQGbRBLqnNU

Unkle - War Stories. Homme appears in a few places on the album, and his sound is clearly recognizable, but it's "Restless" that steals the show for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igRcOdtfQsM

Happy listening.



André Prexedes

[Intro]
Close
Come close

[Verse 1]
Going on a living spree
Plenty wanna come with me
You don't wanna miss your chance
Near-life experience
Faces making noise
Say, be good girls and boys
It ain't half empty or full
You can break the glass, or drink it all
Dig it

[Chorus]
Close
Come close
Close
Come close

[Verse 2]
A blown up cabaret
The last float on parade
'Cause their sleep got left behind
Every puzzle piece of mind
Handshake in facade
Play the fool or playing God
Just for God's sake play along
Well, you can have a laugh, hit it
Du-du-du-du-duah!
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-duah!
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-du


[Bridge]
Diving
Falling, no they're different
I fall beyond definitions now
Commence

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus]
Close
Come close
Close
Come close

[Verse 3]
Going on a living spree
You really wanna come with me
They couldn't miss the chance
Near-life experience

[Bridge]
We're all a little tangled
We're all a little mangled
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go


Here.. we..

[Outro]
.. come!
Here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta' the way
Here we come
Get outta' the way
Matters not
What the people say
Matters not
What the people say
'Cause here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta the way



nunogleonardo

Going on a living spree
Plenty wanna come with me
You don't wanna miss your chance
Near-life experience
Faces making noise
Say, be good girls and boys
It ain't half empty or full
You can break the glass, or drink it all
Dig it

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

A glamour cabaret
The last float on parade
'Cause their swing got left behind
Every puzzle piece of mind
Handshake in facade
Play the fool or playing God
Just for God's sake play along
Well, you can have a laugh, hit it
Du-du-du-du-duah
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-duah
Du-du-du-duu-du-dudu
Duuu-du-dudu

Dive in
Falling no different
I am far beyond definitions now
Commence

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

Go on a living spree
You really wanna come with me
They couldn't miss the chance
Near-life experience
Move on
We're all entangled
Oh oh, let the man go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go
Yeah, unfold, let it go

Here we come

Here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta the way
Here we come
Get outta the way
Matters not
What the people say
Matters not
What the people say
'Cause here we come
Here we come
Here we come
Get outta the way, yeah



All comments from YouTube:

Matthew Shezmen

What the hell, i just can't stop playing this song in a loop! XD

David Barnes

Me fucking either! I’m loving that bass line and groove! It makes me want to write!

The best Fella

Hey I didnt know you were into qotsa😂😂

David Lane

Are there really people that are taking issue with this album? I think it's brilliant.

Also, Josh is a fucking fantastic lyricist

KING SHIT THE TURD

Josh isn't just good with lyric, he a good preformer over all. I genuinely think he has one of the best voices I've ever heard and the style of music he involves himself with is amazing

Lucas Indrusiak

@Jay Sharp No. Mark Ronson did.

Jay Sharp

@Laizerdisc I loved the production but they're certain aspects of it that make me feel like it's so Josh... Curious, did he produce it himself again?

Laizerdisc

I think the writing is great I just dont like the production. I dont think it's a bad album at all I just think it could've been better

Ethan Williams

Jamal Hellboy DiCaprio yikes man, I’ve never disagreed abt anything as much as ur comment

1 More Replies...

Tammy Sickness

Going on a living spree
Plenty wanna come with me
You don't wanna miss your chance
Near-life experience
Faces making noise
Say, be good girls and boys
It ain't half empty or full
You can break the glass, or drink it all
Dig it

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

A glamour cabaret
The last float on parade
'Cause their swing got left behind
Every puzzle piece of mind
Handshake in facade
Play the fool or playing God
Just for God's sake play along
Well, you can have a laugh, hit it
Du-du-du-du-duah
Duuu-du-dudu
Du-du-du-du-duah
Du-du-du-duu-du-dudu
Duuu-du-dudu

Dive in
Falling no different
I am far beyond definitions now
Commence

Close
Come close
Close
Come close

Go on a living spree
You really wanna come with me
They couldn't miss the chance
Near-life experience

Move on
We're all…

More Comments

More Videos