THE FLAMING LIPS – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (2x CD Singles)

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song CoverWarner Bros. W711CD1 / W711CD2: 17th April 2006
1. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
"If you could make everybody poor, just so you could be rich, would you do it?"
2. The Gold In The Mountain Of Our Madness
"They'd dreamed and they had run, they found the grass, and the trees, and the sun"
3. Time Travel… Yes!!
"And yes, I say that time travel does already exist"
4. Why Does It End?
"You think the stars, burn on forever, why does it end?"

At first 'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song' seems childishly simplistic. But when you think about the questions that the song asks you, it's actually quite profound. It made me think, without laws, can there be crime? If you could do something wrong and no one would know, would you do it? Do we have morals, or is it just society and god? If power corrupts absolutely, can we really know what we'd do if we had it? It gives no answers, it's up to you to search within yourself and decide. Musically it reminded me of 'Juxtapozed With U' by Super Furry Animals. The bit four minutes in where it sounds like the sun imploding is amazing. This is easily the best thing The Flaming Lips have ever done.

The Flaming Lips have also recorded three brilliant b-sides. 'The Gold In The Mountain Of Our Madness’ tells a story about some unsuccessful prospectors. When they find no gold, they realise it doesn't matter, because the world around them is so much more precious. 'Time Travel… Yes!!' is a mix of woozy jazz and blissful psychedelia with a vocal similar to David Byrne's on 'Seen & Not Seen'. 'Why Does It End?' has got big orchestral drums that give it a sense of drama. But it's worth hearing just for the gut-wrenching fuzzy guitar solo in the middle.

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