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This Here Giraffe
The Flaming Lips Lyrics

I saw this bird fly off his head
Without him ever lookin' up
This here giraffe was never caught complainin'
He wouldn't take skin off your back

And you hear yourself, thinking
And you hear yourself, thinking
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed

I saw this man stick out his neck
With his binoculars intact
He couldn't tell the right side of his brain
Just lost all interest in his left

And you feel yourself shrinkin'
And you feel yourself shrinkin'
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed

And you hear yourself
And you hear yourself
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed
This here giraffe, laughed

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Doug Smith

@scentless_apprentice there's a fairly brief live show from a NYC Sub Pop showcase during a music conference (CMJ?) from I think 1995 that The Lips got added to at the last minute where they have ZERO of the Xmas lights stage setup or, any other props. The camera is filming DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF RONALD JONES!!!
The quality is quite good for the time period too...even being directly in front of the waves of controlled feedback and sonics Ronald is manipulating...the heavenly craziness of his numerous pedals...etc...the sound of the video recording is never really overwhelmed and, overdriven to a squealing shitty mess.
It is a great set. I saw them quite often during the Ronald Jones era and, the fact that they were "forced" to rely on the music and, not on any "gimmicks" really works in their favour. Time is also an issue and, they just pound through their set without any real banter.

When I say "forced" I am not saying that the other bands and the venue were riding their asses to hurry up and finish...I just mean that the Sub Pop bands were very kind to make adjustments to their own setlists to accommodate the Lips and, the Lips were very appreciative and considerate of not fucking around and, screwing the other bands that had already sacrificed to accommodate them. Same with "gimmicks" being used...the Xmas tree lights tours were possibly the most amazing lightshow I've ever seen! The manner in which the band incorporated the Xmas lights and light wheels, etc, into their stage show and, the ebb and flow of their songs was brilliant. It was almost spiritual at various points of the set...along with the sonic gymnastics from Ronald and, Wayne's fragile hit you somewhere special

Gonna try to find that NYC set. I'll post a link here if I do


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This a song they could use in 'Sesame Street'. And I mean that as a compliment.

Matt Schultz-Finkler

My dad would always play this song while taking me to preschool. I’m graduating high school this summer and I still remember this very well.


First Time I took DMT I listened to this song. It was so beautiful.

jose ernesto hernandez ponce

Wonder what you felt


Sofia Coppola ♥


I was motivated, to sign in, and like it.

Julio Vélez

Sofia Coppola <3

Thad McCormic

i watch this video every week just to see that beautiful blocked jazzmaster

Vicoland Tributes

Same thing for me. But i did it only to watch that beautiful blonde...


My absolute favorite Flaming Lips song from my favorite album of all time.

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