"Sweet Thursday" as written by and Matthew Albert Costa....
I'm waiting in the pines
I'm waiting in the forest
Pilon at my side
The treasure lies before us

And so we started walking
We knew they couldn't harm us
And how the wind is crying
When misty morning dawn breaks

We'll walk back to the flats
With gallons in our hands

We're walking in the fields
We're working on the farms
We do just like our fathers
How can they take that from us?

And so we started driving
We had no choice to leave this
The bowl was left behind us
For Hooverville's before us

Three hundred thousand
Bodies who can't rest

Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey
Up to Monterey

So I started driving
And left my home behind me
The row there kept reminding
Of pages in your writing

Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey
Up to Monterey


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    General CommentIn Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that is just naturally bad.
    bendingsilverspoonson April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always wondered what this song was about. i had no idea about Lousy Wednesday and Sweet Thursday.
    sunshinemaeon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically a tribute to John Steinbeck. Sweet Thursday is the title of one of his books.


    "I'm waiting in the pines
    I'm waiting in the forest
    Pilon at my side
    The treasure lies before us"

    this is a reference to tortilla flat by steinbeck when pilon and pablo look for buried treasure to give to danny for rent.


    "We'll walk back to the flats
    With gallons in our hands"

    this is also a reference to tortilla flat, in which the boys at Danny's house consume an unhealthy amount of wine.


    "We're walking in the fields
    We're working on the farms
    We do just like our fathers
    How can they take that from us?"

    this is either a reference to in dubious battle, or the grapes of wrath.


    "And so we started driving
    We had no choice to leave this
    The bowl was left behind us
    For Hooverville's before us"

    an obvious reference to the grapes of wrath.



    yes, i am a HUGE fan of steinbeck and costa.
    xgoofyxfootxgirliexon May 12, 2007   Link

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