"Greta" as written by and Michael N. Houser John F. Bell....
There's a pack of rabid dogs
Pawing at my front door
There's a pack of rabid dogs
Pawing at my front door

There's a swarm of yellowjackets
Pounding against my window pane
There's a swarm of yellowjackets
Pounding against my window pane

Well, how's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah
How's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah

All the pictures on the wall
Have fallen to the ground
The trees bowing to the grass
In a silent hurricane
When the landlord calls

Mother Nature's come to arms
She's in a fighting mood
Greta's got a gun
This ain't no flower child

How's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah
How's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah

All the pictures on the wall
Have fallen to the ground
The trees bowing to the grass
In a silent hurricane
When the landlord calls

Mother Nature's come to arms
She's in a fighting mood
Greta's got a gun
This ain't no flower child

How's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah
How's it gonna be
How's it gonna be yeah

There's a pack of rabid dogs
Pawing at my front door
There's a pack of rabid dogs
Pawing at my front door

There's a swarm of yellowjackets
Pounding against my window pane
There's a big ol' brama bull
Busting up my shotgun shack


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"Greta" as written by Domingo Ortiz David A. Schools

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    General Commentwhat part does the brahma bull play in the song? I always assumed it was Georgia Southern's mascot.
    After all, you have references to the University of Georgia (the Bulldogs) and George Tech (Yellowjackets)
    DarkStarHarryon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a true story: Greta hippie-looking, kinda groovy bartender in Athens, waaaaay back in the day. I think Jojo used to date her. She had an episode where an intruder tried to break into her house one night...she was alone and only had her dog to protect her. Pissed off (In a fighting mood) at the intruder (who attempted to climb in through her bedroom window after "pawing" at the front door and finding it locked), she sicked her dog on him. The dog mauled the intruder's face, leaving him hospitalized. Greta was ticketed and got into trouble for the incident by her landlord. Her gun was confiscated after the incident.
    mikesinkon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHuh, I knew she was a bartender at the Nowhere bar & now works at Browncat, but I'd never heard that story. I assumed the "gun" was a bar gun (which dispenses soda), silent hurricane was a hurricane (the new orleans drink), and the dogs and yellowjackets were duelling UGA & Gtech fans...
    smellyandbrokeon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have heard the bartender story, but never to that detail. Thanks.

    This song has always been likened to environmental issues. That mother nature (greta) is getting mad abot the state of the earth, and is fighting back.
    jacksonhologicon October 31, 2007   Link

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