The Gash
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


Is that gash in your leg
Really why you have stopped?
'Cause I've noticed all the others
Though they're gashed, they're still going
'Cause I feel like the real reason
That you're quitting
And admitting that you've lost
All the will to battle on

Will the fight for our sanity
Be the fight of our lives?
Now that we've lost all the reasons
That we thought that we had

Still the battle that we're in
Rages on till the end
With explosions, wounds are open
Sights and smells, eyes and noses
But the thought that went unspoken
Was understanding
That you're broken, still the last
Volunteer battles on

Battles on
Battles on
Battles on

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Written by: MICHAEL IVINS, STEVEN DROZD, WAYNE COYNE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

edd ortiz

Is that gash in your leg
Really why you have stopped?
'Cause I've noticed all the others
Though they're gashed, they're still going
'Cause I feel like the real reason
That you're quitting, that you're admitting
That you've lost all the will to battle on

Will the fight for our sanity
Be the fight of our lives?
Now that we've lost all the reasons
That we thought that we had

Still the battle that we're in
Rages on till the end
With explosions, wounds are open
Sights and smells, eyes and noses
But the thought that went unspoken
Was understanding that you're broken
Still the last volunteer battles on

Battles on
Battles on



All comments from YouTube:

Mental Set

Well, considering they came out in two different decades, they could each hold the title, but I definitely prefer this album to the other. The Soft Bulletin is a perfect concept record, presenting a clear theme of finding hope in the face of mortality, without resorting to the on-the-nose narrative structure of Yoshimi. It was written following the death of Wayne's father, Michael's near-fatal car crash, and Steven's struggles with heroin, when everyone in the band was seeking a reason to go on.

Atari Lynx

Nailed it.

DukeOfDeath27

I love showing people that have never heard the lips before this song. The look on their face when it first starts is one of "what the fuck is this?" But then the drums and groove kicks in and they get this grin and their head starts to bob to the beat as they get into the awesomeness of the song. So awesome to see the power of music work its magic on someone!

Sonial

This album feels like humanity is facing a very dangerous and serious state in which they can't give up. So relatable right now.

Mark Robinson

They opened their V2000 set in the UK with this song and it was overwhelming. I remember 'Lightning Strikes The Postman', with a stage fogged with dry ice and Wayne barking the lyrics through a wall of dry ice with a strobe strapped to his chest. At the end of 'A Spoonful Weighs A Ton' - 'The sound he made was 'Love...love..love, he punched the air as he sang it - as we all did - and I was in tears. What a gig.

Lupo de' Lupis

I'll see them for the first time (and i know them since middle 90's) here in Tuscany (Italy), the next september. Damn i can't wait and i'm counting the hours that separate me from the show! :)

R H

I saw their Glastonbury set the same year, absolutely phenomenal

Matthew Maury Smith

This song helps me live when I just want to give up

Radgeagainstthemachete

Keep gawn mate, keep gawn.

Jonas Butler

This and Yoshimi help me to relax and enjoy life. There's something about the Flaming Lips that just remind me that everything's gonna be alright.

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