Doctorie
give me a
C
for this
babaloo

opiate me
with that key doctor
babaloo

Please
don't you laugh doc
Manos arriba bien

With springs tickling
less than two feet
from your chin

Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola

gonna sponge you down
gonna sponge you down

Save the crops and the bodies
from illness
from pestilence hunger and war
I journey each night like a Saint
to stand on this straw floor
our uniforms are loose
they look flimsy
night black shadows
under the peaks of our caps
shaved up to Augost
I still hear them singing

babaloo
babaloo

Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola

gonna sponge you down
gonna sponge you down

Hey you
Hey you
This isn't through

Opiate me
just for
me
with my
babaloo

please dont you laugh?
Manos arriba bien

again and again
again and again

Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola
Lemon Bloody Cola

gonna sponge you down
gonna sponge you down

I journey tonight I'm a saint
to stand on this straw floor

The tiles speckling
darker and darker
around my feet


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Bolivia '95 song meanings
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    General CommentOK, this is one of my favourite ever songs and I have NO fucking clue what's going on in the lyrics. I dare anyone to interpret "Lemon bloody Cola" sensibly, even Scott himself.
    Beekarryon July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, Scott had said the song is supposed to be about South American refugees? So I guess ya could link it to the scandal a little while ago where Coca Cola was suspected of conspiring to murder Columbian union leaders and putting their bottling plant employees into horrific conditions and violent wars. Which gives a pretty good sense of what they're seeking refuge FROM!

    But yeah, Scott's lyrics are ridiculously oblique sometimes.
    Appers66on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Manos arriba bien'translates as something like 'stick em up', in the sense of pointing a gun at someone and telling them that.
    flavour countryon July 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBloke talking to the corpse of Che Geuvara 'pparently
    Flumpon April 12, 2012   Link

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