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10 Songs You Didn't Know Were About Drugs

MGMT, 'Time to Pretend'


Andrew VanWyngarden MGMT
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MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser have said this song was inspired by a praying mantis that laid eggs in their college apartment. They put the egg case on a model pirate ship, "and the eggs hatched and all these baby praying mantises were climbing up the rigging of the ship." Oh, and the mama liked to dance to the Clash. You don’t need to check the lyric references to heroin and cocaine and choking on vomit to know what really inspired the song. 


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