"Paul Is Dead" as written by and Ira David Kaplan Georgia Mia Hubley....
Walking on 10th Street
The guy in front of me, Walkman headphones on, The Stones cranked
The thing that caught my ear, singing loud and clear
Well every couple of steps I heard "Woo-woo"
And he said it so un-self-consciously
Like it never would occur to me
That he'd reveal himself and I'd offer a blue
I'd offer a blue

I was drunk the night we met
I might try to forget
Except I know so were you
I don't really care 'cause we went on from there
And I try not to hide from what is true
The other night I had this dream
You told me what you want from me
I gave it to you instantly
And I woke up without a clue

Lyrics submitted by sean7711, edited by smallwonderrobot

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    General CommentI'm guessing the title is a joke about how fans can try to look for all sorts of ridiculous meanings in songs. So they attached to a song with very straightforward lyrics.
    MamboManon April 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI can't make out all of the words, but I'm pretty sure it should be, "And he sang so unselfconsiously/Like it never would occur to me" (meaning, Ira would be more reserved, himself)

    Interesting little song...two seemingly-unrelated little observations making up each of the two verses. Both poignant in their own peculiar way (though the first verse is definitely the more peculiar of the two)

    The title is probably neither here nor there. Electr-O-Pura has a lot of deliberate weirdness: like, have you noticed how all of the times listed (on the back cover) for the songs are way off? The epic last song, "Blue Line Swinger", is listed as being only three-minutes-and-something: but it's more like eight or nine minutes. (When I heard that one live, I thought Georgia was going to bust right through the drum heads...)

    I read an interview where they said their longest songs were often panned by the critics, so they tried to fool people into thinking the long songs were shorter.

    There seem to be all kinds of inside jokes in the song titles. Such as the repetition of "Hot Chicken", though there seems absolutely no connection to the earlier song also containing those words in the title. Or the fact that the line "Straight down to the bitter end" doesn't actually appear in the song of that title, but rather in "False Alarm".
    foreverdroneon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes this song have anything to do with the "Paul is Dead" theory of the 60's?
    Alienoon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't think so. i'd kind of hoped it did though.
    caffienatidjazzon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh so delicate
    tired_hippoon March 20, 2006   Link

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