I Was a Teenage Hand Model
One, two, five, nine

Cozied up to the toilet
Face stuck to the floor
I met expectations that
I was tryin to ignore
Job had such patience
I wonder, whatís that like?
One hundred thousand million
But I hear
Thatís what you like
So I was thinkin

So these cities are sprouting
Like a spit in the eye
And this world isnít waiting
Itís just passing me by
I just peak in the window
Lookin inside
The butcherís got a fork in your face
Iím standing alive
And I was singin
Available On: Queens of the Stone Age (1998)

From hiponline:

Q: Where did "I Was a Teenage Hand Model" come from?

Josh: I moved to Seattle before the whole Screaming Trees thing and I just wanted to move somewhere where I didn't know anybody and where the whole music scene was just dead. Everyone I knew in San Francisco was on drugs, and everyone in San Diego and LA just weren't doing it. So I went to Seattle, because I still wanted to be on the West Coast. So I was in this bar, there's a lot of bitter people there, especially music types. Anyway, I'm in this bar and there's this guy saying the stupidest bitter drunk rant about how he was a model when he was young. He was just a toothless bum screaming about being a child actor, model and shit.

Josh Homme - Piano, Vocals
Carlo (Josh Homme) - Bass
Fred Drake - Drums, Vocals
Hutch - Piano
Mike Johnson - Sofa
Dave Catching - Percussion

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