"Hale Bopp Blues" as written by and Richard Timothy Sult Dan Maines....
Dinosaurs, dinosaurs
Ain't around anymore
Big ol' stone, big ol' stone
Made the sky full of smoke
These are the things I saw
When I stared into the crystal ball
Tyrannosaurs, tyrannosaurs
They came crashing down and moaned aloud
Hale-Bopp go back where you come from
I don't, I don't
I don't wanna die
Hale-Bopp, Hale-Bopp, go back on home
Hale-Bopp, I don't
I don't wanna die
Oh my dear knocking
She took them away
On the wings of victory
King Herod, King Herod
His poor son did lay dead
Blessed star, blessed star
Put a fear in his heart
These are the things I saw
When I stared into the crystal ball
Evil man, evil man
He hatched a plan for Bethlehem
Hale-Bopp go back where you come from
I don't, I don't
I don't wanna die
Hale-Bopp, Hale-Bopp, go back on home
Hale-Bopp, I don't
I don't wanna die
Oh my dear knocking
She took them away
On the wings of victory
Hale-Bopp go back where you come from
I don't, I don't
I don't wanna die
Hale-Bopp go back where you come from
I don't, I don't
I don't wanna die
Hale-Bopp, Hale-Bopp, go back on home
Hale-Bopp, won't you
Leave us alone







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"Hale Bopp Blues" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General CommentIts....

    Oh my dear Nike
    She took them away
    On her wings of victory

    the lyrics on pro-rock are wrong. listen to it closer and you can hear it. it also makes much more sense

    ie the Nike being goddes of victory is often depicted as having wings

    the part about the dinosours is pretty much self explanitory.

    the king herod part has to do with the birth of jesus. some speculate that the star of bethlehem was actually haley's comet during one of its near passes by earth. herod had all children under the age of two killed, in some accounts including his own son.

    i read somewhere that neil wrote this after the heavens gate cult commited mass suicide during the close passing of the Hale-Bop comet. it was supposedly recorded during elephant riders, which would be a year after the events happened. but i dunno. i would guess the crystal ball part comes from the prediction that hale-bop would bring in a new era and set the cult free.

    one of the only clutch songs ive never heard a live version of.
    BoxyBrown26on August 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso don't forget the Heaven's Gate cult all wore new Nike shoes before they committed suicide.
    germophobeon August 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah you got it mostly right BoxyBrown26. This song is about historical occurrences of the Haley's/Hale-Bopp comet, and how it always seems to bring death when it passes near our planet:

    Some theorize that the dinosaurs were killed off by a comet or meteorite. Could have been Hale-Bopp.

    At the time of Jesus birth in Bethlehem the gospel of Matthew explains that King Herod had all the newborn baby boys killed because he was afraid of losing his throne to "he that is born King of the Jews. for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled."

    The Heaven's Gate cult committed the largest mass suicide in US history when the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997. They believed that they would be carried away to a ship that was waiting for them on the other side of the moon.

    This song was written shortly after the cult's mass suicide.

    Also, the line is:

    Oh mighty Nike
    she took them away
    on the wings of victory

    Nike(or Athena to the Romans) was the Greek god of victory. Her wing is the logo used on Nike Shoes.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 04, 2011   Link

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