"The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" as written by and Jean-paul Gaster Michael Schauer....
First we get some surgery,
Lose the kids then our identities.
But one thing I know for a fact,
Moustache stays right where its at.
REO Speedwagon, Kansas to Boston.
My ankle bracelet, already gone and lost it.
Them yellow jackets keep the tired man from slacking.

Stole my Camaro, primer gray.
Took my suitcase, all my pay.
Ain't got no taillights, grill full of fur.
How could you do this to a man so close to being cured?

We should get together and talk it over
At the Detroiter.
Delaware Destroyers, rocking with Dokken.
You front the money and I'll do all the talking.
Them yellow jackets keep the tired man from slacking.

Stole my Camaro, primer gray.
Took my suitcase, all my pay.
Stole my Camaro, primer gray.
Took my suitcase, all my pay.
Ain't got no taillights, grill full of fur.
How could you do this to a man so close to being cured?

Come a little closer honey, I won't bite ya.
One more lager and I might learn to like ya.

Stole my Camaro, primer gray.
Took my suitcase, all my pay.
Stole my Camaro, primer gray.
Took my suitcase, all my pay.
Ain't got no taillights, grill full of fur.
How could you do this to a man so close to being cured?
Ain't got no taillights, grill full of fur.
How could you do this to a man so close to being cured?


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"The Incomparable Mr. Flannery" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Michael Schauer

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    General CommentSounds like he has been visited by the repo, just as he thought he was getting his money on track to pay his bills and all that, good as song though clutch would have to be my favourite band
    ranger_tomtooth666on October 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso note the names of other bands from the 70s.
    Viper3123on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, there is a real person named Mr. Flannery, but Neil made up a fictional redneck-style tale and threw in the name of that guy.
    eightesickson April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about 2 people who are planning a crime together. Once the job is pulled off, his partner takes his money and his car. The ankle bracelet is a reference to a tracking device convicted cons are forced to wear by the courts. Neil also mentions that the two people should change identities. Yellow jackets are a type of bee, but they are also a type of pill that keeps you awake. We used to take them as kids; they're basically speed and some places have banned them. I think this reference, coupled with the "so close to being cured" line hints that the crime committed was a drug deal. I think the person who took his money was a female accomplice; hence the "lose the kids" line. Definite redneck imagery here with the description of the vehicle, along with the band references.
    Ifur555Im666on March 06, 2012   Link

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