If I walk to Dublin
Cause my feet are god are sore
But I�ll show them
I�ve got a girl in my pocket book and some proverbs
Gonna take it take it there

Bulls and curdeling
And something�s happening
I�m property of my family
Gideon tell me where to go
I�m gonna show break down your father�s alter and moo

Do a jig
Do a jig
Do a jig

If I walk to Dublin
I�m gonna pass that turquoise lady in her new Nike flats and something�s flat
I said I need size 10,000 for my ass yes

Do a jig
Do a Jig
Make �em laugh
Do a Jig
Do a jig
Hey, make �em laugh
Cause he won�t be coming back
Said, he won�t be coming back

If I make the golden hordes and the lord needs men
He needs good men
The Lord he needs the U.S. Marines
I said I got them numbers in my sheep machine
I got me an electric sheep machine that

Do a jig
Do a jig
Do a jig
Let me plague myself with the west in his head
I said do a jig
Make �em laugh
Make �em laugh
Make �em laugh
Just make �em laugh
Cause he won�t be coming back
Cause he won�t be coming back
Said he won�t be coming back

"The drinking test is puzzling, pp puzzling
The drinking test is puzzling, Marcel
For those that laughed are described both as drinking as a dog
Drinking as a dog face they say was misplaced
We wonder whether the Lord chose a few good men
Whether the Lord chose the U.S. Marines"



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    General Commenti think it would help to revise the lyrics a little bit:

    If I walk to Dublin
    Cause my feet all got a soul
    But I'll show them
    I've got a girl in my pocket book and some Proverbs
    Gonna take it take it there

    Bulls and curdeling
    And something's happening
    I'm property of my family
    Gideon tell me where to go
    I'm gonna sure break down your father's alter and moo

    Do a jig
    Do a jig
    Do a jig

    If I walk to Dublin
    I'm gonna pass that Turquoise Lady in her new Nike flats and something's flat
    I said I need size 10,000 for my ass yes

    Do a jig
    Do a Jig
    Make him laugh
    Do a Jig
    Do a jig
    Hey, make him laugh
    Cause he won't be coming back
    Said, he won't be coming back

    If I make the Golden Hordes and the lord needs men
    He needs good men
    The Lord he needs the U.S. Marines
    I said I got them Numbers in my sheep machine
    I got me an electric sheep machine that

    Do a jig
    Do a jig
    Do a jig
    Let me plague myself with the west in his head
    I said do a jig
    Make him laugh
    Make him laugh
    Make him laugh
    Just make him laugh
    Cause he won't be coming back
    Cause he won't be coming back
    Said he won't be coming back

    "The drinking test is puzzling, pp puzzling
    The drinking test is puzzling, Marcel
    For those that lapped are described both as drinking as a dog
    Drinking as a dog face they say was misplaced
    We wonder whether the Lord chose a few good men
    Whether the Lord chose the U.S. Marines"

    The "Proverbs," "Numbers" that are mentioned are books in the Old Testament. Proverbs 31 talks about how to be a good and dutiful wife but the term Eishes Chayil in the Hebrew version seems to translate as "victorious, mighty, valiant or noble" wife depending on the context.

    Numbers talks about enumerating the Jews during the Exodus. God had Moses count up the men 20yrs and older who were able to fight or hold weapons.

    Gideon appears in the book of Judges and is considered the Paragon of the holy man, one who does exactly as God tells him. He was instructed by God to gather up an army and destroy the Altar of Baal and Asherah (equated with Hathor, the Cow headed goddess in Egypt) in a neighboring town. God then had Gideon raise an army to stamp out idolotry among the Jews of Israel and when Gideon came before Him with 22,000 men God said it was too many, they would think that they themselves had saved the day rather than the Divine Providence of God so he told Gideon that any man who was afraid was to go home. That left him with 10,000 men (size 10, 000). This was still too many so God told him to take the men to the river and bid them drink. Those who lapped at the water like a dog were to be sent home. Those who drank like a man would be allowed to remain. Only 300 were allowed to remain. This is what is meant by the Drinking Test reference and "those that lapped" not "laughed."

    I think the Turquoise Lady is a reference to "Lady Turquoise" from a DC comic series called "Gemworld" which is about Faeries. Lady Turquoise is the Queen of the Turquoise realm.

    All in all I think this song is a condemnation of militarism. The fact that its set in Ireland on a "Walk to Dublin" would imply that its a condemnation of the dispute between the Catholics and the Protestants that had been going on for so very long, hence all the biblical references. Passing "the Turquoise Lady in her new Nike flats" could be a tip of the hat to the fact that Ireland has such a rich mythological history that existed well before Christianity ever came there and that it is still alive, just in a different form.
    TomSkanderon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the Harpsichord and Bosendorfer in this song! It's a little crazy, but great anyway.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon November 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about that point in a relationship when you know it's over, but you keep trying to piece it back together. "Do a jig, make him laugh, 'cause he won't be coming back." That's basically the realization that there's nothing more you can do to keep the relationship going.
    wiresandwoodon January 02, 2008   Link

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