"What Would a Wookie Do?" as written by and Neil Fallon Richard Timothy Sult....
Two oaken doors
Open to Floors
Imported marble
Victorian drawers
They go between
Bucolic scenes
Machavellian
And all the lesser name schemes

Greyhounds and rabbits
Go round and round
But everybody scatters
When the Hindenburg goes down!

Robber-Baroness-es
Carpet-baggers-ese
But honestly speaking, now
We all got the same disease

I'm afraid the party's canceled
The servants never showed
All the world was penciled
On this foreboding note

Force gettin' ready
Man, begat too much
All the world will suffer
The Wookie's wicked clutch

The Theocrats
With cricket bats
Hezbo(llah)-lot's of
Love to give ya
Never take it back

A graver danger
You bouncing ravers
Medulla oblongata go
I'll see you all later

Hephaestus draggin'
One leg behind
And when the trap is sprung
The warrior loses his mind

Assassins trippin'
High on hashish
But honestly speaking, now
We all need the same relief

One day or another, kid
Our world will be gone
One day or another, kid
Our death will be done

One day or another, kid
Our world will be gone
One day or another, kid
Our death will be done

General quarters
You have your orders
Invisible Free-Masonry
Incoming mortars

The flyers landing
And are demanding
Keep on firing until
The last man standing

Stock cars and habits
Go round and round
But everybody scatters
When the Stock Market goes down!

Robber-Baronesses
Carpet-baggers-ese
But honestly speaking, now
We all got the same disease

I'm afraid the hunt's been canceled
The game never showed
All the world was penciled
On this foreboding note

Force gettin' ready
Man, begat too much
All the world will suffer
The Wookie's wicked clutch


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"What Would a Wookie Do? [#]" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionMan, these lyrics are ALL messed up. The thing is, Neil Fallon, being the incredible poet that he is, writes with a TON of double entendres and obscure references to things in literature, popular culture, etc. and basically, if you don't know what those references are, you will ALWAYS misinterpret the lyrics. I have yet to find a correct version of the lyrics to this song on the internet. Now, I don't pretend to know them all myself, but I do know quite a bit of the correct ones for this song, and with that said, I'll try to give my best transcription of them. I'll also try to comment to back up what I think he's saying or what I know he's saying.... here goes nothing.

    Two oaken doors
    Open to floors
    Imported marble
    Victorian chores

    Van Gogh-betweens (mixing Van Gogh and the word go-betweens)
    Bucolic scenes (bucolic means pastoral, or dealing with the countryside, which much of Van Gogh's art definitely was)
    Machiavellian
    and all the lesser-named schemes

    Greyhounds and rabbits
    go round and round
    but everybody scatters
    when the Hindenberg goes down

    Robber Baronesses
    Carpet Baggers-ese
    But honestly speakin' now
    we all got the same plisses ( - mispronunciation of the french word. It's a way to make pleated fabrics, sort of ties into the carpet bagger reference above)

    I'm afraid the party's cancelled - What?
    The servants never showed - Damn!
    On the wall was penciled
    A most foreboding note

    Forest getting ready
    Man begat too much
    All the world will suffer
    The Wookie's wicked clutch

    The theocrats
    With cricket bats
    Hezbollotta love to give (Hezbollah and a lot of love mixed into one word... the irony is that Hezbollah is regarded as a terrorist organization, not one known for "love", and they advocate a theocratic state, based on Islam. Ties into the previous lines)
    you never take it back

    A graver danger
    (You bounce and rape her? bouncing raver? not really sure on this one)
    Medulla oblongata go (oblongata go... gotta go... another mixed metaphor and might be the key to the previous line but I don't get the connection yet. )
    I'll see you all later

    Ole Festus draggin'
    one leg behind (okay, nobody is gonna know this, but Festus was the name of a character on Gunsmoke, who limped.)
    And when the trap is sprung
    The warrior loses his mind

    Assassins trippin'
    High on hashish
    But honestly speaking now,
    We all need the same relief

    One day or another, kid
    Our war will be gone
    One day or another, kid
    All death will be done
    One day or another, kid
    Our war will be gone
    One day

    General Borders
    You have your orders
    Invisible Freemasonry
    Incoming mortars

    The flyers landing
    And are demanding
    Keep on firing
    Until the last man standing

    Stockcars in habits
    Go round and round
    But everybody scatters
    When the stock market goes down

    Robber Baronesses
    Carpet Baggers-ese
    But honestly speakin' now
    We all got the same disease

    I'm afraid the hunt's been cancelled
    The game never showed (game, as in what people hunt)
    On the trick was penciled
    A most foreboding note

    Forest gettin' ready
    Man begat too much
    All the world will suffer
    The Wookie's wicked clutch
    PinheadXon September 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgree re: sorting.

    I always thought it was "Victorian cross", aka the place he's describing has vaguely old-school pre-Nazi fascist symbolism....but on closer listening, I agree it has to be drawers or chores. Chores sounds closer to it, but makes less sense than drawers....maybe there's some rare word like "choars" that they're intending.

    Agree that it has to be Hephaestus and not "Ole Festus".

    Also, sounds like and has to be "bouncing raver".
    ideamonkeyon May 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse sounds like it is describing typical rich people, and the choruses give a similar effect
    Hunting, greyhounds, rabbits, expensive things in their house,cricket, they are finished if the stock market has trouble and it is a wookie that will take everything.
    powerplayeron April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI'm fairly certain its "I'm afraid the Party's Canceled" makes much more sense with the servants mentioned right after.
    Someguy98on March 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm... I am probably wrong, but my interpretation is that this is bashing that which we all hate and yet want to be... rich people

    Greyhounds and rabbits
    Go round and round
    But everybody scatters
    when the Hindenburg goes down!

    Robber-Baroness-es
    Carpetbaggers-ese
    But honestly speaking, now
    We all got the same disease
    syldudeon March 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGeneral Border is a character in the children's book "Drummer Hoff;" which, by the way, is fuckin trippy. I'm not really sure how that ties to the overall meaning of the song, though.

    I think that this song is lamenting the way those in power exploit those beneath them within the contexts of religion and war. Come to think of it, that may be where the Drummer Hoff reference fits in (General Border gave the order and Drummer Hoff fired it off). The references to carpetbaggers, robber barons, and Hezbollah seem to support this.

    The above lyrics are incorrect; it should be:

    The Theocrats
    with cricket bats
    Hezbollot of love to give ya
    never take it back

    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think in general, the lyrics are talking about how we humans are involved in all this unnecessary personal struggle and drama, chasing each other around like greyhounds and rabbits, while ignoring what we're doing to the rest of the world.

    So while we keep hoping our war will be over and death will be done someday - that day approaches in another grimmer form.

    And so eventually, while we're messing about with all this nonsense, from the forests (aka wild nature) will come our rectification. This is in the form of the implacable righteous wookie.
    ideamonkeyon May 28, 2014   Link

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