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Too Many Holes

I always liked the sparklin’ bangles that dangled from her lobes
And I got used to the diamond on the left side of her nose
Now there’s a gold hoop on her eyebrow and another on her lip
But she’s gone too far, she’s got a tongue with a platinum tip

Time and again I tried to warn her
‘bout all those punctures that adorn her
But she never listened to a word I said
Now she’s got too many holes in her head

Too many holes in her head
Too many holes in her head
She insists that it’s not painful ‘cause all the nerves are dead
She’s got too many holes in her head

It’s a fairly standard practice when you do it to your ears
But she could’ve hugged a cactus and had fewer places pierced
And I know she likes the ornaments of precious stones and gold
But I don’t understand why she needs so many bleedin’ holes

It’s not that I don’t respect her
It’s just annoying when she sets off the airport metal detector

Too many holes in her head
Too many holes in her head
She insists that it’s not painful ‘cause all the nerves are dead
She’s got too many holes in her head

Too many holes in her head
Too many holes in her head
She says I ain’t seen nothin. ‘wait ‘til she does her belly button
She’s got too many holes in her head



@ 1997 Craig Carothers/Tim Ellis