Did he say "I'm in a snake-back situation"?
August 19, 2006 6:29 PM   Subscribe

What are the lyrics to "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis?
posted by donajo to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
I googled partial lyrics all over the internet and found absolutely nothing. I did hear "snakeback situation" though. I listened to the song and got about half-way before the multiple voices drove me insane:

He had a ______ day
I'm in a snakeback situation
Here's a pencil pad
I'm gonna spread some information

Makin' me happier
Now I am snappier
while I'm with you

I've got to be happier
Cause I am happier
when I met you

In my _______ phone
singing' ________
I get a dark blue ring

I get a snack-back (snakeback?) ________
I get a purple sting
(unintel.)
These are the whistle-cats
Along a fossy road

I get another ring
...

Sorry to not be of further help. I would be very impressed if someone found the original lyrics.
posted by aye at 1:03 AM on August 20, 2006


It also might also be easier to listen for the vocals by equalizing 400Hz-2000Hz higher, and downmixing to mono (if listening with headphones), but you've probably tried that.
posted by aye at 1:06 AM on August 20, 2006


According to this post on the Luaka Bop forum, these are the lyrics to that awesome song. I could never make 'em out, either.

Behind a rainy day
I'm in a sneak back situation
Here is pencil and pad
I'm gonna spread some information

You making me happier
Now I am snappier
While I am with you
I got to be heavier
Cause I'm happier when I'm with you

In my little sin-phobia
singing blue anna
I get a dark blue ring
ooh ooh ooh ooh
I get a snap back raincoat
forth of blue yonder
I get a purple steam calling to the king
king is in tune beside the whistle cat
Screaming the hour along the frosty roadside
always in time
I get another ring
making me happy
That will take me for another ride
up in the sky
Riding by she knows the high

You making me happier
Now I am snappier
While I am with you
I got to be heavier
Cause I'm happier when I'm with you

Inside a dream storm
dreaming in and out of style
Upon an 8 o'clock sit down
dreamin' for the other side so I can get down
Out in the country fields smilin'
smilin' laughin' having fun
I feel the love of a pretty sound
sounding on me

GUITAR SOLO

Laughin' smilin' having fun
Dreamin' laughin' smilin' having fun
Laughin' smilin' lovin' getting down
Smilin' lovin' burnin' getting down

posted by Dr. Wu at 6:15 AM on August 20, 2006


Or maybe that post was a joke. Impossible the tell, actually, now that I look at it more carefully. The lyrics above are plausibly psychedelic, and they do seem to be more or less what ol' Shuggie is saying, but the tone of that post is a little weird.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:18 AM on August 20, 2006


And, for what it's worth, that same forum has at least one other entry in which someone asks the same question as you.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:20 AM on August 20, 2006


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