The Man with Two Brains

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"The Man with Two Brains"
The Man with Two Brains cover
Album track by The Rentals
Album Seven More Minutes
Released 1999
Format CD
Recorded Matrix Studios (London), Drive By Studios (Los Angeles)
Length 4:39
Label Warner
Writer(s) Matt Sharp
Producer The Rentals
Status Officially released
Seven More Minutes track listing
"Keep Sleeping"
(9)
"The Man with Two Brains"
(10)
"Must Be Wrong"
(11)

"The Man with Two Brains" is the tenth track on The Rentals' 1999 album Seven More Minutes.

Overview

"The Man with Two Brains" shares its name with a 1983 Carl Reiner film of the same name starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner.

An early version of the song, released on the Little Russell Street compilation, features vocals from Justine Frischmann of the band Elastica. Frischmann was the then-partner of musician Damon Albarn of Blur, who contributed vocals to the Seven More Minutes song "Big Daddy C". Former Elastica member Donna Matthews also contributed to the songs "Say Goodbye Forever" and "Must Be Wrong".

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Well then, the man with two brains says...

Been thinkin' 'bout the conversations, our situation
My frustration leading to your suffocation
Feel uptight and my thoughts deranged and insane
Like the man with two brains

So I forgot the neurotic, got into the psychotic
All those words haven't heard, you're kind of erotic
I got no guilt, got no mind, got no reason, got no time
I'm high on the sly

(It will be OK) Well I don't know about that
(It's the American way) Yeah, maybe that's where it's at
(You were raised that way) The Europeans say
("The man with two brains")

Well then, the man with two brains says
That it's a science
I've got one for my actions
One's for my conscience
Yeah, one's for the sex and
The other's for the consequence
Then the girl with one brain says
"You make no sense"
"You make no sense"

Then the anti-cruise takes form in the frame of a young woman
From a passionate scene to a sterile queen
I put a bottle of Ed's Red in my head
A little dead and surprised when you said

(It will be OK) Well I don't know about that
(It's the American way) Yeah, maybe that's where it's at
(You were raised that way) The Europeans say
("The man with two brains")

Well then, the man with two brains says
That it's a science
I've got one for my actions
One's for my conscience
Yeah, one's for the sex and
The other's for the consequence
Then the girl with one brain says
"You make no sense"
"You make no sense"

It's cool, cool

Well then, the girl with one brain says
It's not a science
You can't have one for your actions
And one for the consequence
It's all about sex
So what's the difference?
Then the man with two brains says
"You make no sense"
"You make no sense"

The Europeans say (It will be OK)
Kick back and relax (The Man With Two Brains)
Yeah, roll on the flow track(It will be OK)
The Europeans say
(The man with two brains is all about sex)