Steam Powered Giraffe – Brass Goggles

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Videos | 16 comments

© 2011 Steam Powered Giraffe LLC. Steam Powered Giraffe performing their song “Brass Goggles”. DP – Raul Urreola Edited by – David Michael Bennett “The Spine” “Brass Goggles” is from the album “Album One” and can also be heard live on the album ‘Live at the Globe of Yesterday’s Tomorrow’. Both albums are available on CD, iTunes, and other digital music distributors. Other links: Website: Facebook Raul Urreola: “Brass Goggles” Lyrics Music & Lyrics by Christopher Bennett Composed by Jonathan Sprague (Attune your ears to the grinding gears) Come with me I’ll show you how to be a metal man When the gears are turning and the fires are burning When the world ticks around you, voices tocking all the time And you live for sleep you’ve never slept because you cannot sleep Colonel Walter was shocked when he learned from the Nile Copper African elephants turning hostile So he built these wonderful automaton bloaks And a very big steam powered giraffe what smokes Now the war is passed and over We’re left to sit and wonder What is life and what is real? And why do living things need feeling? (One, two, three) Chorus La-Da-Da-Da-Da (x3) La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da La-Da-Da-Da-Da (x2) La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da How’d you like to try pumping lead through your veins Or have a heart so wet and cold it starts rusting When the world ticks around you, voices tocking all the time You live for feelings you’ve



  1. Brass Goggles isn’t actually on The 2 Cent Show, it’s on Album One. If you want to familiarise yourself with more of their music before making a decision on which album to buy, you can listen to all of it for free on Spotify or sign up for the Engineer-eteer program on Patronism (you can find the link for this on SPG’s website) for $2 a month (although you’ll have to pay for 5 months at one go) which gives you access to all their music and loads of exclusive content.

  2. I’m personally fond of the live album, actually, just because I like the sound and pacing of some of the songs better. That’s all subjective, though, and 2 cent Show is also good. Your best bet is probably listening to some previews on iTunes.

  3. Lil B? the hell kind of name is that? i give up

  4. They’re up against Lil B to perform at some awards thing. Of course, Lil B’s only fans consist of 14 year old white girls who want to like rap music without getting too “black” about it. It’s kind of depressing how so many people take him seriously anyways, he’s obviously joking…nothing against the guy or his music, but his fanbase makes me puke.

  5. Thanks! The 2 Cent Show does seem to be a good mix, at least from what I can tell. I think I will go with that, despite the different Brass Goggles version. Maybe I’ll even find it preferable to this one, one can never know till they hear both. I also noticed that the 2 Cent Show has Honeybee, which is always a bonus! I appreciate the input, orandulum. :]

  6. the harmony is too le awesome XD lol

    this song makes me smile the best of times when i need it! ^~^

  7. I would recommend either The 2 Cent Show or their live album. A word of warning, The 2 Cent Show has a different and studio recorded version of Brass Goggle which you may not prefer over this one, which is on the live album. But the The 2 Cent Show has Awesome songs as well like The Suspender Man and Make Believe. Just for consideration.

  8. lol nice

  9. Can we get technical hear and talk about the counterpoint at 3:34…

  10. So I’ve been wanting to buy some of this group’s albums, but I can only get one for the time being. I only know a little bit about SPG so far, does anyone more familiar with their stuff have any advice as to which album would be best to get first?

  11. “Hopped up in my car (swag!) then I drop my roof
    Wet like wonton soup. That’s just how I do (swag!)
    Then I park my car, then I fuck your bitch
    Eat that wonton soup, wet like wonton soup”
    Do you see those incredibly deep and meaningful lyrics?
    Clearly Lil B should’ve beaten SPG for that Grammy spot.

  12. I don’t have a freaking clue if that’s a language but I swear… I am so sick of internet speak and Twitter shit speak I could come to your appt and strangle that cat you never feed. Think about it.

  13. It was the Grammy Gig of a Lifetime thing. SPG had the most amount of votes, but they didn’t get to be finalists due to some fine print somebody overlooked when they nominated them. Really makes me sad, I was looking forward to the Grammys next year if they were gonna play. Oh well, time to move on. Who wants to make another one of their music videos hit 1mil views?

  14. what the hell, why is everyone talking about votes?
    i’m so confused

  15. I was going to reply a real comment back to you but I went on your channel and saw that you’ve just been perusing through SPG’s videos leaving weird pointless comments so never mind.

  16. This is too grand.