*hello there paul. i had a take and i listend to it and i was ready to send it then i thought, you know...it could be done better. so here it is then. now i have my boots on, which always garuntees a good showing.*

you must try to lead a good life
you must do unto others
as you would have them do
so that when you die
you'll find golden boy peanuts
waiting in the afterlife for you

there are no pan-asain supermakets
down in hell
so you can't buy golden boy peanuts
there are no pan-asain supermakets
down in hell
so you can't buy golden boy peanuts
yeah

if thine enemy oppresses you
you must
let him opress you some more
so that when you go shoping in paradise
you'll find those magnificent peanuts
from singapore
with the drawing of the
young chinese farmer
eastern sun behind him
smiling at you from the shelves
if we want to spend eternaty in happynes
we are going to have to watch ourselves

you must give to the march of dimes
you must be on gaurd against wickednes
at all times
and you will
find that your efforts
have brought you great joy
when your
spirit is munching on that
golden boy

there are no pan-asain supermakets
down in hell
so you can't buy golden boy peanuts
there
but the
streets of heaven are lined with shells
and there's billboards of the golden boy
everywhere

there are no pan-asain supermakets
down in hell
so you can't buy golden boy peanuts
there are no pan-asain supermakets
down in hell
so you can't buy golden boy peanuts
go!





*spoken*


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Golden Boy song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentYes it's centered around a product, but I think the song itself poses an interesting question. What exactly is the reward for leading a good and moral life? The concept of the afterlife is only sustained by belief and individual perception. Some might have no better delight in life than chewing on some peanuts. It's not so critical of religion in general as it is simply posing John's own humorous vision of life after death.
    activationon March 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentB*llocks to the deeper meaning, he just likes Golden Boy Peanuts and Christianity. It's just a joke. Its just like Seed Song and lots of others on his early stuff:

    and i know you're waiting for the ironic ending
    and i know you're waiting for the punchline
    and i know you're waiting for the rain to come by
    so am i

    Completely pointless lyrically but still genius in every way.
    MilkyJoeAnsonon January 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a joke...plain and simple...
    jaythinxon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea if John Darnielle is a huge christian, or an atheist.
    kozmikon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds me to like a parody of Christian dogma, maybe a really oversimplified and trivialized version for children etc. Don't know, but either way it sounds kind of critical of religion to me.
    darneeon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut why peanuts and why Singapore???
    darneeon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe was contracted to write this song, as I recall. It is literally a plug, albeit a song he performs.
    mindsaleon June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNawman! I read from the Internet that it's just some song he wrote for a themed compilation. PRODUCT THEMED!

    And it's fucking genious!
    qwertypodon August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a joke...plain and simple...
    jaythinxon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGolden Boy peanuts are a brand they sell in Cali.
    here is the website: goldenboyfoods.com/store/
    this song isnt about anything other than the peanuts.
    it isnt a joke, and it isnt a plug, he is just singing about peanuts that he ate as a child.
    mexmongoon December 28, 2007   Link

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