"Oregon" as written by and John S. Linnell....
Oregon is bad
Stop it if you can
Here it comes
Here it comes
Now it's after you
Flee to some place new
Run away
Run away

From the penthouse
To the prison
To the humble pied-�-terre
Are they taking up the cry?

In the brothel
In the castle
On the crowded boulevard
Do they sing the dreadful words?

Oregon is bad
Stop it if you can
Here it comes
Here it comes

Oregon is bad
Stop it if you can
Run away
Run away


Lyrics submitted by beau99

"Oregon" as written by John S. Linnell John Linnell

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    General CommentI think this is my favorite song on the record.

    Why?

    Hmm. Let me think.

    I think it's the absurdity of the lyric, combined with the stepwise choral voice-leading of the accompaniment.

    It lends a kind of gravitas to the message of the lyric.

    Of course, this collides interestingly with ideas one already has about Oregon.

    What do we think? Progressive state laws (euthanasia, marijuana), Rajneesh, Ken Kesey/Pranksters/Cuckoo's Nest, Pacific Northwest weather pattens, apples, a state sort of "in the middle"; somehow strangely lost and forgotten between Washington State and California.

    Oh yeah: And IT'S BAD! RUN AWAY!
    razajacon July 20, 2008   Link

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