"De Anza Jig" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Timothy W. Alexander....
Oh I can still remember
Jenny Hernando
She was my little lovely one
When I was seventeen.
I remember the day that she
Gave me her virginity
And then she gave it to everyone
In our vicinity.

Oh I can still remember
Julie Tolentino
The dancing Filipino
We used to run around.
Her and Flouncin' Freddy
Were going hot and steady.
Now she runs a dyke bar,
The biggest one in town.

I can still remember my
Old friend Todd Squelati
I watching him snort a
Milkshake right up his nose.
He slurped it up the left side.
Blew it out the right side.
How he ever kept it down,
I will never know.

Of course I still remember
Ol Flouncin' Freddy
We were pumping gas
Down at El Sobrante Shell
His Mustang was his pride and joy
He liked to dance the cowboy,
Hanging out at Jack In the Box
But eat at Taco Bell.


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"De Anza Jig" as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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    General CommentLes recalling old memories of friends and ladies. I'm pretty sure that Jenny Hernando is the "beauty queen" he's talking about in The Brown Album's Hat's Off. Seems logical.
    Claypool4244on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the way he constructed this song.
    JAStewarton December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLes's high school was called De Anza.
    JAStewarton December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLes remembering high school (duh)

    Jenny is probably the beauty queen in "Hats off" and the girl behind the glass in "Glass sandwich" (read my comment there to find out why i say that)

    the other people were just his friends that did something notable enough for les to remeber them for this long.

    he snoted a milk shake right up his nose....wow....high five todd.
    usernamedeletedon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFlouncin Fred has been in a couple of Primus videos. They allways have friends in their vids to keep the costs down.
    Pvt_Joker7on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's about being remembered after you're gone, or about creating a legacy; you can kind of choose how you'll be remembered depending on what you do: good, bad or just crazy.

    Each verse is about remembering someone for some reason, so that's what I think the metaphor is, the literal meaning is kinda obvious, like 'The Air is Getting Slippery' it just ties together different characters mentioned in Primus songs.
    Baudson February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love hearing banjo in a non bluegrass song
    SlothsAreFunnyon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe 3rd verse always cracks me up.
    pearljam68on September 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationPersonally, I always connected this song to The Air is Getting Slippery. In that song, he references a friend from high school, a drug dealer. This is more remembrance of the days in that same high school.

    Got this album last Christmas, played it to death.
    KevKilroyon October 22, 2013   Link

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