I didn't do it
So you'll let me leave, won't you?

Out-of-towners and their chlldren
Watched us when we went to kill some
Wolverines who tried to hide
Their babies but the puppies cried

No one succeeds if they
Scatter their seeds where the
Wind and the weeds
Are pleased

Then the children went to pet
The baby animals who bit
Their fingers causing blood to blow
Around like rosebuds in the snow


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    General CommentI think this song may be about criminal interrogation, but that's just based on the first line. I think the Wolverines are the people who commit the crimes. These people having families, (their puppies) and the out-of-towners watching the police go against them and execute them. And scattering the seeds where the winds and weeds probably is a way of saying trespassing.

    Another idea is, since the Residents wrote this after 9/11, it may be us bombing the afghans. And everyone had their TV set to watch it (out of towners and their children watched us as we went to kill some) And the out of towners would be also the people out of New York, or even other countries. And perhaps scattering seeds is scattering bombs.
    JofaGuhton September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI would most likely agree with the second interpretation, it's in the Three Metaphors section, and while your first thought had some good metaphorical thinking, the second is a metaphor in the sense of the entire song.

    Also, the line "I didn't do it, so you'll let me leave won't you?" in the beginning is chilling when you consider that there are still people being held without trial and without knowing what they're being held for.
    ThePythonon March 30, 2008   Link

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