Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many, why? Why so many, why so many, why? Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why?

Manny don't need no comforting
He don't ask of the world to bring him up
Ain't gonna see him waitin' on waitin' on waitin' on the day
Got him a chair in '73
It was his only option
So Manny agreed
Same chair he has today since they threw the cane away
And Manny wasn't doing nothing
He just doing his own thing
You know it getting pretty cold out by the jub jub swing

Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
I'm not so weak

Manny gonna go where the rabble go
He gonna roll down the world and he bring me up
Ain't going to see him giving into the others way
Cause they may beat us in search but our fall is unstained
You know he says it wont be long till we are up again
Having another swing
And Manny wasn't doing nothing
He just doing his own thing
Yah know it gettin' pretty cold but he the one who bring


Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
No, I'm not so weak
Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
I'm not so weak

'Cause the bottles not empty
'Cause your voices are all there
My life will fight in my body for air
'Cause the bottle's not empty
'Cause your voices are all there
My life will fight in my body for air

Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
And oh this friend today
Right me up
And oh this friend today
Right me up
I'm not so
And oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
No, I'm not so weak
Oh this friend today
Right me up
Oh this friend today
Right me up
I'm not so weak

Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why?
Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why?
Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why so many why?
Why so many, why so many why? Why so many, why?

Manny we gonna get that A.M. dial just right
I'll hold that hanger up as long as the Sox put up a fight


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    General CommentI am not sure what this one is about, but i think it is possible that it is about two guys, one being Manny, in jail on death row, and the only reason they are still willing to live is to hear the red sox game on the radio.. as the two last lines would suggest. I really like this song.. any other opinions?
    llsullivan17on March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't even notice it was about the Sox til you guys pointed it out...being a sox fan myself I understand.

    it also reminds me of a friend of mine who i haven't seen in two years cuz of some stupid things that went on, and now I found out he's moving out of state after he moved out of my neighborhood last year. i really don't know why this songs seems to explain it to me, just knowing I know can never patch up a lost bestfriend.
    astereoon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf it's about Manny Ramirez, then what does this line mean??:

    "Got him a chair in '73
    It was his only option
    So Manny agreed
    Same chair he has today since they threw the cane away"
    --1973? Manny Ramirez is not that old. Hell, he played for the minor league team in my city [Charlotte] in the early ninties! Plus the "cane" would imply he was injured but healed??--

    oh, and what the hell is the "Jub Jub swing"????
    17077218on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSgt is righ this is definatly not about Manny Ramirez. Yes Chad is a Sox fan, like myself, which explains the last line, which appears to be some watching the Sox on the radio. An old radio at that considering it has antennas that need to be held up. And Sgt's right in saying that this Manny character is apparently disabled (which would make it a little difficult to play in the MLB).
    UMassIntrepidon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya....sorry about that defintly not about manny but still thats what i think about when i hear some lines cause the way he is describing this "old man" he is very similar to manny like how he does what he wants to do for ex.

    Manny gonna go where the rabble go
    He gonna roll down the world and he bring me up
    Ain't going to see him giving into the others way

    just like how many doesnt care about public opinion and his famous line "manny being manny"
    bball0kon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling this song is for some homeless guy with a wheelchair whose name is Manny. the whle thing with the jub jub swing made me think of a park where bums would hang out. makes it seem like a song protesting a lack of enough welfare for folks. It wouls make sense from these guys considering their progressive political views
    itskafolks!on August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with the elderly/disbled rights interpretation, but my friend (who was sure it was about manny ramirez) told me there was some "other version" that was, in fact, about the sox outfielder. does this "other version" actually exist or was my friend trying to cover up for her mistake?
    Thunderoad466on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey guys whats up, so i really like the interpertations you guys gave, but i read an interview with Chad Urmston about this song and basically Chad worked as the director for music at a camp for people that are physically and mentally challenged (Camp Jabberwocky, hence the Jub Jub Swing reference), there was a boy there named Manny who loved the Red Sox. That boy had a cane all his life until apparently they had to put him in a wheelchair (i guess in '73?) and Manny was really sad about that because he would not be able to walk around and be as active as he used to be. So Chad wrote this song for him, and about how Manny is a much stronger person than most of us.
    ntulion February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUmmm, game set match: ntuli? That sounds pretty damn reasonable. Also, that's kinda' what I thought the song was about before hand, minus all of those supporting ideas/interviews.
    LordHiggelson March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is clearly about manny ramirez from the red sox, not some jailed up guy or a little boy MANNY RAMIREZ simple as that go ask the members of state radio your self
    skank234on April 10, 2007   Link

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