Soul Coughing - Bus To Beelzebub Lyrics




Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

Your words burn the air like the names of candy bars
Your mouth is cold and red
All in rings around your laugh, laughing laughs

And it's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind-grind

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

I'll scratch you raw, l'etat c'est moi
I drink the drink and I'm wall-to-wall
I absorb trust like a love rhombus
I feel I must elucidate, I ate the chump with guile
Quadrilateral I was, now I warp like a smile

Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number five

Voulez-vous the bus?
Voulez-vous the bus?

Voulez-vous the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Voulez-vous the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

Voulez-vous the
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind
It's a grind-grind, it's a grind, it's a grind-grind

Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number five five five
Yellow number five, yellow number

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub

Get on to the bus
That's gonna take you back to Beelzebub
Get on to the bus
That's gonna make you stop going rub-a-dub





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  1. Scenic Drive

    Saw these guys open for They Might Be Giants in Peoria IL circa 1994-1997. Great performance and this song still stands up as does Super Bon Bon.

  2. Gerald Thorp

    heard this on the way to court to fight a crooked financial planner, in phoenix...put an interesting spin on the day

  3. Rob Davidson

    Twas their best...

  4. Gabriel Schleifer

    Me: "It's 4 AM, I've been up way too late, I gotta get some sleep."
    My Brain: "GET ONTO THE BUS!"

  5. Coyote Creek

    I was just eating some flaming hot cheetos and glancing over the toxic ingredients list when I saw yellow #5 and it vaguely reminded me that this song was also a thing.

  6. Boris Bear

    Tartrazine is a synthetic lemon yellow azo dye primarily used as a food coloring. It is also known as E number E102, C.I. 19140, FD&C Yellow 5, Acid Yellow 23, Food Yellow 4, and trisodium 1-(4-sulfonatophenyl)-4-(4-sulfonatophenylazo)-5-pyrazolone-3-carboxylate).E number: E102 (colours)CAS Number: 1934-21-0 Molar mass: 534.36 g·mol−1Chemical formula: C16H9N4Na3O9S2just saying.

  7. J Bro

    OMG this reminds me so much of my twenties in the late 90s and my drinking days!!!!!

  8. Monster Jellybean

    Get on the school bus kids

  9. Jesse Enger

    i love it. choreographed mess.

  10. OrangeCicada

    One of the best songs ever !!! It's like my brain figured out how to become music.

    fa rt

    You must be interesting

  11. Greg Bridges

    I remember getting my first CD player boombox from incredible universe and they were giving away CDs and soul coughing was one of the discs I got. it was like 1990 or maybe 1992. seems like a lifetime ago.... whatever happened to these guys?

    Devin Bell

    They all hated each other and broke up

    Y4123

    @Devin Bell yeah Doughty sadly didn't like being in SC which is an extreme shame because they were amazing

  12. Beethoveniac

    I feel like this shoulda been in the background on "Clerks" when Dante and Randall beat the shit outta each other.

    I have no idea why.

  13. CtrlAltPhreak

    I still have the Ruby Vroom CD

    Y4123

    CtrlAltPhreak I have Ruby Vroom, Irresistible Bliss, and El Oso
    Cost me $19

  14. IT'SME

    Can't they afford to make a proper video?

  15. Jackie Joseph

    Jim Morrison took the Blue Bus (Santa Monica Bus that could take you to the pier where the man under neath would sell pills that put color in life) a yellow bus now that goes Beelzebub. I love you people, really. WE share Mother Earth. Where would be without her? Lord Krishna' blessings upon you! When i finnish me song 'boot drones & busses-.-posted free . be free Hari

  16. Guwno Dupa

    Is this supossed to be "satanic"?

  17. No No No No!

    the bus to the Hell, Michigan

    Byron Shaw

    Deerborn

    No No No No!

    Byron Shaw Dearborn is a nice city

    y4123 Karma Police

    No No No No! Yea

  18. Vector Nectar

    Yell: "Oh, Number 5!" ;)

    Vector Nectar

    "Yellow No.5" can refer to "Chanel No.5", which is yellow (could also be a sidekick at the "Le Droit Humain", mixed Freemasonry, ,also called "French Freemasonry", where also women can apply), but also to the Sephira "Tiphereth", which is the 5th, when you count bottom-up from Malkuth, instead of top-down from "Kether", which perfectly fits the song's theme, if you get it! ;) :D

    Michael Heil

    Some say Yellow #5 causes cancer.

    Vector Nectar

    Thanks for that info...Tartrazine also causes (pseudo)allergic reactions (=general histaminic reactions, I guess) and has been shown to be a causal and statistically correlated factor in inducing ADHD:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartrazine

    Vector Nectar

    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607613063/abstract

  19. Anthony Morales

    I've heard this song years ago as a kid while on a road trip and I was asleep but I heard it while in my sleep and I never heard it again. I thought I had dreamt the song but the only line I remember in the song is yellow number five. Good to know I didn't make this song up. Lol

    Y4123

    YELLO NUMBA FIVE!

  20. Dave Smith

    Great band.

  21. Joshua Anderson

    Yellow number 5.

  22. Nikola Belcastro

    powerful ideas!

  23. Steath YT

    I weally wike this thong .

  24. Ken 1994

    cartoon network?

    Gia Bird

    Ken Thomas uhm what?

  25. FunnyBecauseItsTrue

    ...try syncing this to the video for Moby's "Are You All Alone In The World Like Me" (video only)...begin this audio when the title card fades to black...

  26. Savage Henry

    Ash Rashleigh smile

  27. Bronsun

    I miss this band so much.

  28. wissen

    The sample I most notably know it from the one of the old stork cartoons involving Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, it was before Bugs Bunny took over the scene of Looney Toons.

  29. Pandora Konzel

    My son is only 1 and loves this song!

    Pessimistic_Sith

    Nobody cares

  30. Jeremias Lucano

    I love so much Soul Coughing

  31. Matthew Jacobson

    I love this song.

  32. Angel XCX

    The "cartoon-background music style" just makes this song more awesome and somehow even more scary.

    y4123 Karma Police

    Angel Chaotix It makes me really want to get onto the Bus to Beelzebub

    Beethoveniac

    Incidentally, it's a cover of "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott, in case you wanna look it up. They have several versions here on YouTube.

    DJ MAERZ

    I always associated it with a haunted circus

    TristisMiserabilis

    That's cuz it's sampled from one...
    Warner brothers 1950, early to bet

  33. Josh Lavian

    Don't tell me that background melody is the theme from Honey I Shrunk the Kids!

    Lyle Raymond

    +Josh Lavian It's "Powerhouse," by Raymond Scott. Later, the song was licensed for use by Warner Brothers; so you've heard it in cartoons.

    Josh Lavian

    @Lyle Raymond Thanks.

    TristisMiserabilis

    Warner brothers 1950, early to bet

  34. StonedApeSociety lang

    Omg so coooooo rub-a-dub

  35. Another Jake

    Beelzebub is the name of a demon.
    HE weres a hat and trench coat.
    stands in the corner of your room or over your bed

    Red Baron

    Just trip that demon chasing you and put him on the bus back to Beelzebub!

    The Last Taarakian

    Beelzebub is a demon, but he's the demon of flies or "Lord of the Flies" not some anthropomorphic shadow figure hiding in your room... Colloquially, Beelzebub is simply referred to as the devil.

    NarpytheCrimeDog

    Beelzebub is not just some demon - he is one of the Seven Princes of Hell. He does not have time to linger restlessly in your corner - and you are beneath his view.

    Also, the Christians stole him from another religion and classified him as "evil" to destroy another religion. They did this with a lot of religions.

    P Michael

    He’s actually supposed to be 2nd in command in hells ranks, only surpassed in power by the devil himself. Lol...

    oedipa maas

    Glad you pointed out he's a demon, otherwise I would've been nervous that my Uncle is beezlwbub

  36. Space Kitty

    I love this song so much

  37. Guy Savage

    Could never figure out what the fuck he's talking about, but I love this shit regardless. Last week we were waiting for the bus and it pulled up and my buddy started singing this song. It's been so long that it took me a minute. But I got it eventually. Ahhhh, High School.

    ELIJAH!

    @Vector Nectar HOLY FUCK! That's bleeding genius!

    マックスシュッツェ

    +Vector Nectar  I agree, this is true genius poetry not mere psychobabble. I think the bus is a metaphor not only for the tour bus lifestyle of rock stars, but also the inertia and program of destruction/runaway train that is addiction: The voice of addiction takes on a demon voice:
    "I'll scratch you raw (.) L'etat c'est moi (quote attributed to King Lois XIV "I am the State"- addiction rules autocratically)
    I drink the drink And I'm wall to wall (I get fd up/ bouncing off the walls/ once addiction gets 1 sip it fills entire room)
    I absorb trust (people stop trusting an addict) like a love rhombus (another thing that destroys trust ... look it up)
    I feel I must elucidate, I ate the chump with guile (he used/played/pwned a gullible person in a crafty way- himself perhaps?) (end of demon voice cameo, now in the narrators own voice) "Quadrilateral I was; Now I'm warped like a smile" (He was a square/straight, now he's something else... an addict)

    ELIJAH!

    @マックスシュッツェ I do believe I have a new appreciation for my favorite band.
    We need like a Science Behind Soul Coughing

    Vector Nectar

    Although its probably just MJK's style of humour, especially in interviews, I think that's exactly what he means that went wrong with some TOOL fans, at least according to him! ;D
    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/maynard-james-keenan-calls-tool-fans-insufferable/

    Brandon Steele

    +マックスシュッツェ Nailed it, the entire song is about a drug relapse.

  38. tswilsonart

    Sample, redid version of Powerhouse by Carl Stalling aka Elmer Fudds Nightmare music

    Ser Uresto

    tswilsonart Powerhouse is actually by Raymond Scott. Stalling used much of Scott's music for his cartoon scores.

  39. Julia Owen

    The bass line does weird things to me...

    Don Mason

    Makes me want to just hop onto that bus being driven by Satan! I don't care where the hell we end up!

    No No No No!

    Don Mason hell ya
    (I like how the OP is from 2 years ago, the comment I'm replying to is from 2 months ago, and the comment above mine is from 2 weeks ago lol)

    Deku Scrublord

    That's how basslines work, man!
    Good basslines, at least.

  40. Victor Hawkins

    One of my favorite bands EVER!!!  Found 'em after the '94 Northridge earthquake...my go-to discs...

  41. Jakub Krawczyński

    Raymond's Scott Powerhouse in the background :)

  42. georgemiser

    the atheist bus campaign's anthem. ^^ 

  43. Robert Tiscione

    They were just perfect together a shame they didn't get along and could not come to some kind of agreement.

    Y4123

    Robert Tiscione ikr
    El Oso is one of my all time favorite albums

  44. Umcafetãochamadomaciota

    Sampler from Rush's la villa strangiato?

  45. Orchard Street

    Um, he doesn't suck and he wrote the songs. Kinda makes him SC if you get my drift.

  46. random666777

    great fucking song. we will never see a reunion

  47. Owen Martin

    Actually it's not entirely that he hates his old songs it's that the record company and his band mates own the copyright on the songs. So, he can't perform the songs he wrote even acoustically because the band hates him and everyone knows record companies are evil. (Also, he's still a great writer. Try "I hear the bells.")

  48. Jeremy Kunayak

    Yellow No.5

  49. Andrei Dracea

    pledgemusic com/projects/mikedoughty

  50. Andrei Dracea

    check this
    pledgemusic-dot-com/projects/mikedoughty

  51. Desi Joseph

    Close, friend. It's actually Raymond Scott's Powerhouse. If you listen from 1:25 on in this version you'll hear it /watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-8GYChLym_M#!

  52. SilverWolf1898

    I hear Raymond Scott's "Twilight in Turkey" in the background. Love it.

  53. psyborg303

    my best friend and i have smoked more pot to this song than any other

  54. Linda Cannon

    Taurus people are beautiful. The bull in the china shop thing is going on but then its beautiful again when they clean it up.

  55. AussiefromleDoubs

    No we don't.

  56. doesalilyayo

    im a taurus and your right but then again we all humans have that trait.

  57. AussiefromleDoubs

    Yes indeed. It seems that he stole a lot of musical ideas from the other band mates, mostly Marc de gli Antoni. Taurus people usually have poor morals.

  58. AussiefromleDoubs

    he sucks now and he hates SC

  59. thegoldenstarzz

    my teacher plays this song

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  61. iQ Six

    I miss these guys!

  62. astayonix

    ZOMG....Thank... you...

  63. Margaret Harmer

    WOW! Yeah! This is the best version I have heard by far!! Fantastic song!

  64. TrueYellowDart

    Ah, finally a non-demo version. Thanks for putting this up. It was this song, which I feel best captured SC's "insane jam" element, with the fantastic use of Scott's "Powerhouse", that truly hooked me into this band back in '94.