Come on inside and I'll show you your brother
He’s got enough money to buy a new father
He’s got enough money to bother
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else

Remember that mouthful you spat in his mouthful
He never forgave you, he’s so very spiteful
He’s so very vengeful and so very frightful
He’s got enough money to bother
Solder two wires together

Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
But it didn’t matter cause no one was hurt
Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
But it didn’t matter cause they were on foot

Got enough money to bother
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else(x4)

I don’t know what I'm doing still here
They must have done such a very very good job…
I don’t know what I'm doing still here
They must have done such a very very good job…
uh

They say he’s a doctor but quite maladapted
They say he’s corrupted but quite well-respected
He’s got lots of money, we all really like him
He’s got enough money to bother

Come on inside and I'll show you your brother
He’s got enough money to buy a new father
He’s got enough money to bother
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else
Solder two wires together

Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
But it didn’t matter cause no one was hurt
Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
But it didn’t matter cause they were on foot
Got enough money to bother
Somebody else
Solder two wires together
Somebody else(x4)


Lyrics submitted by Risika, edited by wildflags

Scarecrow and Fungus song meanings
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    General Commentok, just bear with me for a minute.....

    A girl told the rich guy off, probably because he tried to buy her, so the rich guy, out of spite, goes and marries her sister and the family doesnt care because hes rich. Note how the singer says how awful he is but then says "he's got lots of money, we all really like him." Scarecrow and fungus are the married couple doing something they werent supposed to do, run the stoplight. Solder two wires means get married. Soldering two wires means bonding them, for those who didnt know. The rich guy bought a new father... in law, haha. This guy didnt need her, he had enough money to bother someone else and now hes her brother... in law.
    idontknowmeon December 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHere's what I've got:
    The girl in the song comes from a working-class family, but she dated (or was pursued by) a wealthy man. When she tried to cut him out of her life, he took a sort of "back door" to staying involved with her by befriending her family. The first few lines make me think of her coming home one day and being introduced to him by her mother. The reference to him as "your brother" sounds like Christian imagery, which it might be, since Regina has worked some of that into other songs, but it could just be a reference to how her family has embraced him. He's largely buying their acceptance, or that's what I'm getting out of the line "he’s got enough money to buy a new father." Her family really wants to impress him, since they feel priveledged to get his attention, and they remind their daughter that "he’s got enough money to bother somebody else". The "solder two wires together" line is probably a reference to him trying to forge a bond with her, but it's also loaded with a lot of working-class imagery. It makes me think of her father or mother (or both) as a tradesperson. "Remember that mouthful you spat in his mouthful" - I think she really gave him a peice of her mind, a "mouthful", telling him how much she dislikes him. "They say he’s corrupted but quite well-respected. He’s got lots of money, we all really like him." This makes me think of a politician or a public figure - corrupt but with more respect than he knows what to do with. He's so used to being fawned over that her rejection really irks him. I think her musings "I don’t know what I'm doing still here, they must have done such a very very good job" are her thoughts as she wonders why she puts up with her parents' naivete.
    The chorus perplexed me for a long time, and it still does a little bit. The best interpretation I have is that it is a reference to their past relationship - that it was dangerous or destructive, and she was just lucky that "no one was hurt". They "ran through a stoplight", and the only reason they survived it unscathed is because "they were on foot", as in they weren't serious enough or emotionally invested enough yet to be hurt. It was a dangerous relationship that she was lucky not to be hurt by, and then smart enough to bail. But given the fact that everyone appears to have survived their past unscathed, her parents figure it's okay to stay close with this guy. I kind of imagine that maybe "scarecrow" is a childhood nickname for her, and "fungus" is a reference to him, since he isn't painted in a very flattering way in the story.
    Just my take, any thoughts?
    nobodysnightingaleon June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really enjoy this song, It's refreshing and springy, even though it doesn't seem very positive.

    I think it's about people fighting, for no apparent reason, and holding unnecessary grudges. You gotta move on, be friends again, stop fighting, you know?
    bryceon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always holds a personal edge for me. It reminds me of my dad and his brother because my Uncle doesn't communicate with any of his real family since he's a rich bastard.

    It also reminds me of my sister though when she says "solder two wires together."
    angstiosison July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwith me being a big Regina fan, it's hard to find any songs that I don't like, however discovered this one recently and I'm surprised it wasn't included in any of her albums -

    meaning-wise, the two hypothesis are OK but still seem wild guesses, IMO Regina is just playing a random person that someone to meet his brother as they were separated for some reason.

    here is my wild guessing -

    English is not my native language but from what I understand it could be that the person Regina sings to is one of two (separated) siblings abandoned by their father ,and now he (the sibling) finally gets to see his brother again and he's got enough money to 'bother' somebody else, since their father doesn't care.


    "They say he's adopted but quite maladapted" comes to support what I said earlier, that the brothers were separated for some reason, at an early age "remember that mouthful you spat in his mouthful, he never forgave you he's so very spiteful"

    i'm done, enough speculating for me
    savianon January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow no editing - " Regina is playing a random person that TELLS someone to meet...
    savianon January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone ever thought that this song might be about incest? This is just a very loose idea of mine, and I am pretty sure I am wrong... but, anyways. here is my analogy.
    "Come on inside and I'll show you your brother
    He’s got enough money to buy a new father"

    A woman is in love with her brother, who has enough money to buy a new father (or identity), but he would rather not.
    "He’s got enough money to bother
    Somebody else
    Solder two wires together
    Somebody else"
    Instead he chooses to pay a man Having enough money to bother somebody else) to marry (soldering two wires together)his sister..

    "Remember that mouthful you spat in his mouthful
    He never forgave you, he’s so very spiteful
    He’s so very vengeful and so very frightful
    He’s got enough money to bother
    Solder two wires together"

    The "mouthful you spat in his mouthful" may be refferring to her kissing him. He then realized that he had more than just brotherly feelings for her, but he tried to deny it to himself. He never forgave her for making him realize this. This is why he wants his sister to find another man. He has too much pride.

    "Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
    But it didn’t matter cause no one was hurt
    Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
    But it didn’t matter cause they were on foot"

    The pair ran through a stoplight (did something considered bad) in being incest. They were on foot, so they didn't have sex. No one was hurt, because they could not have any children because they didnt have sex, and if they had children they would be deformed.. ect.

    "They say he’s adopted but quite maladapted
    They say he’s corrupted but quite well-respected
    He’s got lots of money, we all really like him"

    someone might have foundout about their romance, and so their cover story is that he's adopted. Not everyone beleives this though, so they say he is corrupted. However, he somehow manages to buy respect, so that it is hard for people to judge him.
    Ex. He donates a whole lot of money to charity so that he is a valued member of the community .


    This is just my interpretation of this song, and I can have a pretty messed up mind sometimes. I also like nobodysnightingale's interpretation.
    NineMenOnRockson April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me, its about a broken family.

    the sister talkin to the brother, come see your brother!! ((the returning brother))

    like the father is gone, and then the family sold off the youngest brother and now he has returned. "he has enough money to buy a new father....to bother soembody else" .... he is successful and he has come back to see his broken family, to "solder two wires together", to put him and his siblings back together.


    and the part about the mouthful, sibling do dumb things like that and teh sister is just saying "oh, he will never forgive you"


    and "they ran througha s toplight"...hum...scarcrow is suppose to frighten off the crows and fungus is a thing that devours. so...is that the siblings? and older sibling that was suppose to keep the youngest brother safe and another sibling that just sapped allthe good from him while he was there.

    they ran through a stoplight, or just ran away. but it didnt mattter, cause no one was hurt by their departure. who would care about such people leaving?

    but in the end, the brother came back to fix his family when he could have just as easily ran off to be with "somebody else", but the good for nothing silings ran away for some reason. propably in shame of what they had done, and regina was just reinerating that in the last stanza

    he had two choices, "somebody else" or "a new father"


    solder two wires together......
    jalisaspeakson June 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI understand the story of the song...but what the heck is Scarecrow and Fungus???

    Sometimes when i'm bored in class, i draw pictures of who I think scarecrow and fungus are!
    morikahjoon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with savian... It makes more sense...
    Specially being that Regina sings about a wide array of different situations, and not always about being heartbroken and such.
    I just wonder what this means:
    "Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
    But it didn’t matter cause no one was hurt
    Scarecrow and fungus, they ran through a stoplight
    But it didn’t matter cause they were on foot"
    could it be that they met on accident while walking?! lol I dunno...
    mondieuhermeson November 27, 2008   Link

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