‘The Secret of Life’

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Alright because it’s Friday and I’m a little insane after spending too many hours watching The Venture Brothers, I’m gonna share a song with you guys by one of my favourite unknown bands – The Dead Milkmen. They were a merry bunch of pranksters who merged comedy with punk rock during the late 80s and early 90s. This particular song, off their rare 1992 album Soul Rotation, is rather poignant to me. Should I die tomorrow, I want it played at my funeral.


The reason why I’m so fascinated with this song is because I believe it’s about death (especially the last part). And I’ve been thinking about death a lot recently. Volcanoes erupting, earthquakes, Ke$ha, 2012, it all adds up! But I shall refrain from doing another bat-sh!t-crazy rant. 2 years is quite a while to wait…

‘The Secret of Life’ by The Dead Milkmen

I saw a cigar shaped flying ship
It landed outside on my lawn
You poked your head out of a door
And said, “Hurry up get on.”
I’ve never seen the sight before
The world became a shrinking ball
I asked where you were taking me
You said, “Shut up and you will see.”

Waves of time they rock us back and forth
There’s no telling if we’ll stay on course

We raced across the galaxy
Away from all our ugliness
I felt beautiful and free
Out where the devil can’t exist
I felt a burst of energy
Hot white light poured from your eyes
We sped into infinity
I felt beautiful and free

Now I’m no longer in my life
I’ve left all my friends behind
Now letters don’t get past my door
I can’t really read them anymore
You took me to another world
Where time ceases to hold sway
And computers contain the missing key
To life’s most sacred mystery

The secret of life is no secret at all
For secrets hold death and
Lies only build walls

One more for all you religious-nuts out there….


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