"Buy Me Pony" as written by and Maher/english/whitty....
Don't you want to be
A personality
An ocean in the sea
But you'll never make it if you can't shake
So don't mistake it, just try and fake it
And I want you to know
You don't have far to go
So we'll use all your dough
To buy new clothes and see what flows
And powder your nose for photos
You're almost on your way
To popularity
And we'll teach you to play
With icy stare and punk rock hair
And beatnik flare, we'll take you there
'Cause there's nobody else like you
And we sure care just what you're doing
After we have gone our separate ways
Hey, yeah, yeah

So don't you want to be
A big time entity
Your place in history
But don't be scared of what we said
'Cause there's no end to being your friend
But wait out in the hall
We just received a call
We'll have to dump you all
But don't you try and pass us by
'Cause we own you until we're through
And there's so many round like you
And we don't care just what you're doing
After we have gone our separate ways
Hey, yeah, yeah


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"Buy Me a Pony" as written by Janet English Damian Whitty

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    General CommentThis song is so fun to dance to. I do a lot of random silly dancing. It's about how record companies use and exploit their musicians(or non musician pop stars). They build them up and kick them out when they're no longer popular and bringing in the money.
    Jusaon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYep. That's basically it. And it's about bands selling out for this and then losing it all.
    Great song as well. Go Spiderbait.
    Arianrhodon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThey title is also from that Simpsons episode when Homer buys Lisa a pony
    petoxon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like a bunch of groupies trying to be cool, so there telling them that they'll take them there
    -"You're almost on your way
    To popularity
    And we'll teach you to play
    With icy stare
    And punk rock hair
    And beatnik flair
    We'll take you there"
    ah but then again i know nothing on the background of this song i just love the sound
    eighteenon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAh major record labels...

    My favourite lines:

    "but wait out in the hall, we've just received a call
    we'll have to dump you all
    but don't you try to pass us by
    'cause we own you until we're through"
    deschainxon October 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti enjoy drinking to this song
    Meowsaidthekittenon February 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbtw i don't mean to sound picky but it's called Buy Me A Pony honestly i thought for a moment it wasn't here until i looked up Spiderbait. this song knocked Tool's Stinkfist the top spot in some countdown down here in OZ in '96. i can't believe i'm only like the 8th person or something who's commented on this song cos it's frickin' awsm. agree with most comments here it's definitely about the music industry and how it focuses on one person and then quickly goes to another. so aggravating.
    feminist92on September 06, 2010   Link

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