Too Many Puppies

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"Too Many Puppies" is a song by the American rock band Primus, released as the second single from their debut studio album Frizzle Fry (1990). It was the first Primus song bassist and lead singer Les Claypool ever composed. A reworked version featuring drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia can be found on their Rhinoplasty EP (1998).


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Too many puppies are being shot in the dark. 
Too many puppies are trained not to bark. 
At the sight of blood that must be spilled so that we may maintain 
Our oil fields. 
Too many puppies. 
Too many puppies. 
Too many puppies are taught to heal. 
Too many puppies are trained to kill. 
On the command of men wearing money belts that buy mistresses 
Sleek animal pelts. 
Too many puppies. 
Too many puppies. 
Too many puppies. 
Too many puppies. 
Skinny was born in a bathtub 
And he grew so incredibly thin 
Even the tide from the eyedropper sucked him in 
Skinny never knew any questions 
Skinny never looked alike 
Skinny sold somethin' every single night 
Skinny sold a soldier to me 
Skinny sold the wife 
Skinny sold a suction cup and a knife 
Skinny found a hello dolly record in the house. 
Sold it to a truck driver in the night. 
Too many puppies with guns in their hands. 
Too many puppies in foreign lands. 
Are dressed up sharp in suits of green and placed upon the war machine. 
Too many puppies are just like me. 
Too many puppies are afraid to see. 
The visions of the past brought to life again, 
Too many puppies, too many dead men.

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Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Primus originally formed in 1984 with Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth, later joined by Lane, though the latter two departed the band at the end of 1988. Featuring LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander, Primus recorded their debut, Suck on This in 1989, followed by four studio albums; Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl. Alexander left the band in 1996, replaced by Bryan "Brain" Mantia, and Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South Park and two more albums, Brown Album and Antipop, before declaring a hiatus in 200… more »

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