Killer Klowns From Outer Space Lyrics

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

The Dickies

Guitar/Bass/Drum Tablature (text)
Guitar/Bass/Drum Tablature (TabIt)

You have no idea how long I was on the same quest you are currently on. I've battled with interpreting these lyrics for some time. If you find any of this useful, drop me a line and let me know that my quest for the lyrics and tabbing the song was worth something to more than just me.

Here's the lyrics (as best as I can tell). I've exchanged a few emails with Rick Dasher from the Dickies and he says:

"I'm sorry but the only way I could get the lyric is from Stan or Leonard and that is next to impossible to get them to write them down so you will have to do the best you can."

The lines marked with *'s are ones which many people have interpreted differently. If you know what they are or have suggestions on what they may be, please email me.


PT Barnum said it so long ago
There's one born every minute, that you know
Some make us laugh, some make us cry
These clowns only gonna make you die

Everybody's running when the circus comes into their towns
Everyone is running from the likes of the killer klowns
from outer space
killer klowns from outer space
*sucker! (or jocko or chuckles)

Ringmaster shouts let the show begin
*Send in the klowns, then they'll let you in
See a rubber nose on a painted face
Bringing genocide to the human race

It's time to take a ride on the nightmare merry-go-round
You'll be dead on arrival from the likes of the killer klowns
from outer space
killer klowns from outer space

Theres cotton candy in their hands
*Says a polka-dotted man with a stalk of jackaranda
They're all diabolical bozos

Oh look around what do you see
tell me what's become of humanity
from california shores to new york times square
Barnum and Bailey everywhere

if you've ever wondered why the population's going down
blame it on the plunder from the likes of the killer klowns
from outer space
killer klowns from outer space


here's some more emails:

From: E. Chiodo <echiodo@chiodobros.com>
To: Eric Kilfoil <eric@ypass.net>
Subject: Re: killer klowns dvd

The line is actually a combination of the two you've found.

"Says the polka dotted man with a stalk of jacaranda."

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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 22:49:15 -0800
From: Rick Dasher <dickies@earthlink.net>
To: Eric Kilfoil <eric@zaphod.ypass.net>
Subject: Re: killer klowns revisited

You really have to ask Stan direct cause I don'r know them here is his
address mail him this letter and see what he says just keep bugging him
Rick
SLee9383@aol.com