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Total Destruction To Your Mind

Total Destruction To Your Mind

WRITING CREDITS:
Jerry Williams, Jr. (a.k.a. Swamp Dogg)

Sitting on a corn flake,
riding on a roller skate—
too late to hesitate
or even meditate.
 
Always looking up what's down.
They've come to get me from the lost and found,
but believe me, I'm feeling fine.
Now to the world I toast some wine.
 
And then I'll do
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind,
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind yeah yeah yeah.
 
Trials and tribulations,
misuse and aggravation—
it was me who you stepped upon,
me who you look down on.
 
I stand here, watch you playing games,
but now I'm learning do the same,
and now I am on your case
looking you square in the face.
 
And as sure as the sun do shine shine, shine, shine, shine . . .
I'm gonna do
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind,
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind yeah yeah yeah.
 
Love is what it's all about.
War is definitely out.
They found a way to tax my grass.
Now watch them get that law passed.
 
By many, for years I've been blind.
It's my year, it's my time.
Don't matter if they do or they don’t,
don't matter if they will or they won’t.
 
I'm gonna do
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind,
total destruction to your mind, mind, mind, mind—
total destruction to your mind yeah yeah yeah.
 
I'm beggin' you, please destroy my mind. Oh please, baby.
Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom . . .
 
Please destroy my mind.
Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom . . .
 
Destroy my mind.
Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom Boom . . .
 
Please destroy my...to my mind
Total destruction to your mind
Destroy my mind mind mind mind mind mind mind mind mind mind.
Total destruction to your mind,
total destruction to your mind mind mind mind.
 
Wow! It's my mind! Oh! It's my mind!
Total destruction to your mind mind mind mind.
Total destruction to your mind,
total destruction to your mind mind mind mind.
 
Oh please, Oh please, Oh pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty please.
Pretty please. Destroy my mind, destroy my mind. I want it.
Destroy my mind. I want total destruction of my mind right now.
Right now, right now. . . .

  

 
APPEARS ON
Birdland With Lester Bangs, LP, CD
Track §9
LP: Add On Records, AD#101 (1986); LP, CD reissue: Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives 1118 (1998)

Live Wire Compilation, Cassette
Track B §9
Live Wire Records, Trash Publishing, LW15 (1988) 

SOURCES
Originally published on the Swamp Dogg album Total Destruction Of Your Mind (Disques Vogue, 1973)

Last Updated: 08/29/2016

ABOUT THE LYRICS: 

This Swamp Dogg cover was recorded by Lester Bangs at New York's Big Apple Studios, in April 1977, for inclusion on Ork Records' never-released Lester Bangs's EP. Musicians on the track include Jody Harris, David Hofstra, Jay Dee Dougherty, and Robert Quine.

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