"Pulaski Skyway" as written by and Jean-paul Gaster Michael Schauer....
Oh but to just dance on steel
Sky Pulaskiway
How the fires of Elizabeth,
Never cease to amaze

So hat's off to industries casualties
Tralloo-Trallay

Oh that swamp full of grabbin' hands
Are you under New Amsterdam?
Chinese boxes hold their secrets well
How many are there?
You can never tell

Got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church
Even the Mole People, they got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church

Andy Warhol, CBGBs
Andy Warhol, CBGBs

High class for the bourgeoisie
Lab rats for the cat
Real estate moguls, Trump towers
When the wind blows, you can hear the windows go
Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat-tat-tat

Jimmy Hoffa in the meadowlands
Weighing down that union man
So grab his ankles
Steal the noise
Oh man, how those jets do roar

Got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church
Even the Mole People, they got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church

Oh but to just dine on sewage
Cold seagull pie
Wrestle albino alligators
And spin the good lie

Oh that swamp full of grabbin' hands
Are you under New Amsterdam?
Chinese boxes hold their secrets well
How many are there?
You can never tell

Got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church
Even the Mole People, they got to get religion
They gotta join that underground church


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Pulaski Skyway song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentsome acronym??? CBGBs is some acronym? jesus. pulaski skyway and elizabeth is in NJ btw.
    lifeason July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe its Fallon's hat off to hard labor for an excellent product. I think the "grabbin hands" and "underground religion" are the people that died building the bridge.
    eightesickson April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst time I heard it, I thought the line was

    "Wrestle albino rhino-gators"

    Which would have been so much cooler, and so much more like Clutch.
    Lionboyon February 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit goes:

    "so grab his ankles, stevedores."

    also,

    "Oh that swamp full of grabbing hands
    pull you under New Amsterdam"

    and I think Jets should be capitalized as it's a double meaning with the NY Jets.

    and the mole people are people who live in abandoned subway tunnels in NYC. this song is so fucking cool. All the mythology of NYC piled up in layers.
    aaa43on April 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentpretty much all the stevedores too
    lifeason July 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about the underground being attacked by the hidden hand. Jimmy Hoffa was a union man that got murdered for organizing a powerful union and causing too much attention. Then Gotta get Religion Join the UNDERGROUND church. Make your own beleifs and remain like a child.
    Oh but to just dine on sewage = Beleive the lies
    Cold seagull pie = Obvious old stanked up shit
    Wrestle albino alligators = Clutch being clutch = Fight a easy to see predator.
    And spin the good lie = And live life beleiveing the bullshit
    Keenen91on April 15, 2012   Link
  • -1
    Lyric CorrectionAccording to the album insert, the lyrics go:

    Oh, but to just dance on steel, the Sky Pulaski Way.
    By the fires of Elizabeth, never cease to amaze.
    So hats off to casualties of industry*
    Tra loo tray lay.
    Oh that swamp full of grabbing hands.
    Pull you under New Amsterdam.
    Chinese boxes hold their secrets well.
    How many are there one can never tell.
    Got to get religion, they gonna join that underground church
    Even the mole people got to get religion.
    They gonna join that underground church.
    **
    Art class for the bourgeoisie, lab rats for the cat.
    Real estate moguls, Chump Towers,
    When the wind blows you can hear the windows go rat a tat rat a tat tat tat.
    Jimmy Hoffa in the Meadowlands, weighing down that union man.
    Grab his ankles, stevedores,
    Oh, how those Jets roar.
    Oh, but to just dine on sewage, cold seagull pie.
    Wrestle albino alligators and spin the good lie

    * Despite what the insert says, the Fallon obviously sings "industry's casualties".
    ** The insert doesn't mention the "Andy Worhol" part, but I could swear is says, "heeby jeebies," rather than some acronym.
    *** There's obviously some difference between what the insert says and what Fallon actually sings.
    LucesDarknesson May 16, 2010   Link

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