Weird internet polymath Neil Cicierega (best known for his hilarious '90s mashup nightmare "Mouth Sounds," which features five different remixes of Smash Mouth's "All-Star") has gifted us another nugget of strange brilliance in the form of this Lenny Kravitz lyrics video.

It's just like every other poorly edited excuse to put an mp3 up on YouTube "(with lyrics!)"–until it's not.

Look, explaining the way this thing descends into madness is only going to spoil it. "Fly Away (Lyrics)" is to YouTube lyrics videos what "Too Many Cooks" was to '80s sitcom intros— a tribute to and perversion of a dumb trope we've all grown to love. Or at least tolerate.

[h/t AV Club]