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Song Name: Mecha-Mania Boy

Artist: DEVO

Appears On: "Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth b/w Mecha-Mania Boy", New Traditionalists (Infinite Zero reissue)

Year Released: 1982

Performed Live: Never

Run Time: 2:42

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh / Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Mark Mothersbaugh (Lead), Bob Mothersbaugh (Backing)

Alternate Versions:

Demo Versions:

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:

  • Extended fan edit included on some bootlegs

Onstage Behavior: N/A. Not performed live

Lyrics:

This is the boy who burns the books
This is the way he always looks
This is the boy who smashed his car
This is the boy who went too far
Washed his eyes with yellow soap
He stole his daddy's microscope
All alone or in a crowd
Never say his name aloud
Now he wants to know your human's name
Where you go and whence you came
He's the mecha-mania boy
This is the boy who never goes slow
He is the one who destroys his young   (Oh no)
(Everybody got a new way to go)
All alone or on the telephone
He knows the time you spend at home   (Oh no)
(Never say I didn't tell you so)
Washed his hands of his daddy's fate
He put himself in an alternate state
In a crowd or all alone
No one's laughing anymore
Now he wants to know your human's name
Where you go  and whence you came
He's the mecha-mania boy
All alone or in a crowd
Never say his name aloud
Now he wants to know your human's name
Where you go and whence you came
He's the mecha-mania boy
In a crowd or all alone
No one's laughing anymore
Now he wants to know your human's —

References:

  1. ウィキペディア (Wikipedia). "15th P"

External Links:

Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth b/w Mecha-Mania Boy  -- Discogs
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth b/w Mecha-Mania Boy -- 45cat
Mecha Mania Boy (Recording) -- MusicBrainz
"New Traditionalists [Bonus Tracks]" -- AllMusic
"Mecha-Mania Boy:DEVO" -- MusicWikia

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