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Emerge from slumber in insect form, all six of my legs push along the floor
I am a roach man nothing more, won't leave my house, lock the door

*I am the roach man, and I won't live this way
I am the roach man, and this is my final day*

I won't live this way I won't I can't, I'm a roach after all not even an ant
Call the extermination hotline, send whoever I'm sure they'll do just fine


Unlock the door let him in, bugs get big here he says with a grin
Empty the tank turn out the lights, breathe in deep without a fight


At that one moment, the siren sounds
The flash of heat, and mushroom cloud
Burn man and woman, all those around
Turned to ash, in fiery mounds
In Russian blasted, burial grounds
The roach unfazed, we rule now
King of the wasteland, I am crowned


They call me roach king
Fly on my golden wings


from The Bad Plants - Nerve Damage [1982] (Album), released December 1, 1982


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