Pepper Lyrics - Butthole Surfers

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Marky got with Sharon
And Sharon got Cherese
She was sharing Sharon's outlook
On the topic of disease
Mikey had a facial scar
And Bobby was a racist
They were all in love with dyin'
They were doing it in Texas
Tommy played piano
Like a kid out in the rain
Then he lost his leg in Dallas
He was dancing with a train
They were all in love with dyin'
They were drinking from a fountain
That was pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

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I don't mind the sun sometimes
The image as it shows
I can taste you on my lips
And smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary
And softly spoken lies
You never know just how to look
Through other people's eyes

Some will die in hot pursuit
And fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit
While sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life
And drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

I don't mind the sun sometimes
The image as it shows
I can taste you on my lips
And smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary
And softly spoken lies
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes

(In Reverse:
I don't mind the sun sometimes
The images it shows
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes)

Another Mikey took a knife
While arguing in traffic
Flipper died a natural death
He caught a nasty virus
Then there was the ever-present
Football player rapist
They were all in love with dyin'
They were doing it in Texas
Pauly caught a bullet
But it only hit his leg
Well it should have been a better shot
and got him in the head
They were all in love with dyin'
They were drinking from a fountain
That was pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

I don't mind the sun sometimes
The image as it shows
I can taste you on my lips
And smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary
And softly spoken lies
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes



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Tommy played piano... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/17/13

I was also in the class of '76 at Lake Highlands HS in Dallas, knew Gibby since 5th grade. The first time I heard this song it struck a nerve and I KNEW it was about us and I just guessed it was Butthole Surfers. Tommy did play piano, amazingly improvising the score for our drama performance of Through the Looking Glass (I think, 37 years have faded most of my high school memories). I never attended a reunion, but friends that did told me he was in a wheelchair, from an accident on a RR track, and that he suffered with depression... I do remember many hazy days spent with him, in my smokey '66 VW Van. The other names; some bring up vivid images of leering red faced jocks with yellow/red hair, others of too pretty-too horrible cheerleaders,a closeted gay friend... It was us. I know it.

Great Song | Reviewer: Jdjdiahsjd | 1/25/12

I love this song. Listen to it every night. My ex listened to this all the time so I got really hooked. Now all I think is about him when I hear it but its not bad thoughts :) thats good music right there if it can do that

Addicted | Reviewer: Jen | 1/1/12

I heard this song for the first time, maybe just yesterday. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since! Just something about it makes it so.. addicting. If you need me, I'll be listening to it over and over again for the next few months.

Love it | Reviewer: Mark | 6/10/11

I heard this song first when my oldest song listened to it in high school. He always said he was the football player. Since I grew up with Led Zeppelin and Santana and the Beatles, I don't care for a lot of what's out there today, but I love these guys and especially this song, to me this is what great rock - or any great music is all about - a good rhythm with a good story behind it, catchy lyrics done by killer talent.

love this song | Reviewer: Nicole | 5/24/11

i'm fairly younger, i was probably still swimming amniotic fluid when this song made an appearance but it is still one of my favorite songs, i love the flow and like many others have said the memories cruising with my best friend and her dad singing as loud as we could. this song jives so well you can help but sing along. its one of my favorite songs how ever young or old you may be

just because | Reviewer: steff | 2/7/11

I'm from midland tx I love this song.... Every time I hear it it reminds me of when I just changed schools and on my first day riding the bus to school me and a few others got delayed cause we witnessed a guy playing on the train tracks he got hit.. He lost his head and much more but I thought of this song when it happened idk I went to many schools all around the US. And if you think texas kids are messed up try milton fl that will change ur mind quick!!

overanalysed | Reviewer: Bryan | 1/25/11

I went to High School in Dallas with the lead singer, Gibby Haynes. This song is just a reflection of the people in our high school. pretty messed up class I have to say. Thats all this is. Gibby was always a non conformist and this is just his statement. Its not about anything else.

Acid Rock? | Reviewer: Mikey | 1/22/11

These guys were pretty unapologetic heroin users if I'm not mistaken. What is acid rock, is it that they took a bunch of acid and make music whilst under the influence? because thats exactly what this song sounds like.

Ahh music/art interpretation. | Reviewer: Amy | 1/11/11

The first time I remember hearing this song was just as the news was breaking about the heroin epidemic in Plano in the mid- late 90s. I had probably heard it before, being an Austin native, but it's use in tributes and such link them inextricably in my mind. From that link and from the lyrics themselves I am asked to take a look at the invincibility of youth and a look at the way I think about life and death.

This song does what any piece of art should; it invites debate and conversation about topics that relate to all people, not just the target demographic of the final product.

18 yrs | Reviewer: madness | 1/8/11

I like the song i liked it when i first heard it 18yrs ago, i had no idea who it was or what the title of the song was, i just thought it had a catchy sound to it. Then i never heard it for the longest time, until yesterday. I suppose i just kept missing it on the radio waves. Who cares what its about, its a cool song. I like Rachels take on it, it takes you back to a time.

Memories | Reviewer: Rachel | 12/14/10

Most songs to me aren't necessarily about what they are supposed to mean or how you interpret them, but rather the memories I have listening to them. I will still listen to Wilson Philips to thia day because it brings me back some of my first memories with my mom. I remember the song playing during my first kiss. None of these were amazing songs but meant a lot to me.
This song is especially important to me because it brings me back to my preteen years driving in my dad's shitbox and him singing and getting a kick out of it. He's since passed but all the songs he loved, the Rage, Beck, Greenday, even the Wesley Willis all mean a ton to me.
When you nit pick and look for every hidden meaning and explanation in a song I think you miss the point... You feel a song, you make memories with a song.

Love Pepper | Reviewer: Brittany | 12/2/10

The Butthole Surfers are not necessarily the best band from the good ol days, but whenever Pepper comes on the radio everyone recognizes it. I personally cant help but belt out certain parts of the song but that goes for some Patsy Cline songs, and Van Halen. I'm diverse like that I guess. But Thanks for posting the lyrics for us!

And btw Why do any of you care, what someone who Anonymously posts smut, says. He/She is too much of a Puss to give an e-mail to recieve comments. It is probably just looking for your reactions.

its a awesome song | Reviewer: roxy | 11/1/10

I really like this song and I think its one of those songs that has diferent meanings to everybody and y'all need to leave it at that and you mister annyomous posted at 4/7/10 your probably just some vieo game nerd who has nothing better to do but call people stupid for doing nothing but discussing the meaning of a song and if you'd go back to whatevr thing youb do instead of acting all high and mighty and stuipid maybe people would like you.

Like a fine wine | Reviewer: Bob | 9/29/10

Some day...... if you're lucky, you will all be older and realize it's really not that important. Really.
I was a rocker from the 70's and all those songs I use to think were so insightful I now realize......they're just songs.

Differences | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/23/10

All songs mean something different to each person depending on the circumstances in that persons life or their dreams, etc. So do not argue about what you think it means, just share your opinion of it and compare with others.


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