Free Radicals

(A Hallucination Of The Christmas Skeleton Pleading With A Suicide Bomber)


Wayne's Notes from the album:

"I had a dream in which Devendra Banhart (the weird singer/songwriter) is pleading with a suicide bomber (who is about to go blow up something or somebody) to change his mind. And once he changes the deranged zealot's point of view, he (Devendra) immediately sympathizes with the frustration (mostly aimed at George W. Bush) that could make someone long for such exaggerated revenge... (Keep in mind that this is just a funny dream - these suicide bombers are clearly brainwashed religious fanaticals that are insane with their own agenda... they are beyond any pleads of reason and are not worthy of any sympathy.)"


You think you're so radical
I think you oughta stop
(Say what)
But you're going international
They're gonna call the cops
(No, no, no)
You're turning into
A poor man's Donald Trump
I know those circumstances
Make you wanna jump
Oh no

You think you're radical
But you're not so radical
In fact, you're fanatical
Fanatical

And you think you're a radical
But you're not so radical
In fact, you're fanatical
Fanatical

I'll tell you right now
(Right now)
You oughta change your mind
(Yes)
All of your friends are
(Uh huh)
Standing in line
They're getting tired of
You're at it too fast
(You're gonna lose it)
Without all your bodyguards
How long would you last?
Not long
Not long

You think you're radical
But you're not so radical
In fact, you're fanatical
Fanatical

And you think you're a radical
But you're not so radical
In fact, you're just fanatical
Fanatical

And you think you're a radical
But you're not so radical
In fact, you're just fanatical
Fanatical

Live

From time to time, Wayne would encourage the audience to chant "fanatical - fuck!" at the end of the chorus. During the At War With The Mystics era, "Free Radicals" was also frequently used as a soundcheck.

 

Live Performances

03/11/2006 Sunrise FL USA Markham Park Langerado Festival
The Brain has documented 109 Performances
The Brain has documented 18 Live Downloads available
08/11/2008 Belfast Northern Ireland Custom House Square Belsonic Festival  
08/09/2008 Gothenburg Sweden Slottsskogen Park Way Out West Festival  
08/08/2008 Copenhagen Denmark Tivoli Gardens  
08/07/2008 Haldern Germany Alter Reitplatz Haldern Pop Festival  
07/26/2008 Pemberton BC Canada Mount Currie Pemberton Festival  
07/25/2008 Detroit Lakes MN USA Soo Pass Ranch 10000 Lakes Festival  
07/20/2008 London England Victoria Park Lovebox Weekender  
07/19/2008 Dorset England Lulworth Castle Camp Bestival Festival  
07/04/2008 Des Moines IA USA Western Gateway Park 80/35 Festival  
06/21/2008 Calgary Canada Fort Calgary Virgin Festival Calgary  

 

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Wayne Coyne - Portland, OR 2007
Crystal Ballroom
Portland OR - USA
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Malkin Bowl
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Poolside At The Palm's Hotel
Las Vegas NV - USA
Wayne Coyne - SoCo Music Experience - Madison, WI
Southern Comfort Music Experience
Willow Island
Madison WI - USA
Wayne Coyne - New Years Eve 2006
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Galen Center
Los Angeles CA - USA
UFOs At The Zoo - Oklahoma City OK 2006
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Oklahoma City OK - USA

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