A festival. Glutton's anarchy.
Come break the rules it's absolutely free.
Now see, there is a price in paradise.
Just close your eyes and metamorphosise.

You'll get cacooned tonight.
Then you'll be so soon, one of us.

And you're having a ball, oh yes,
You're doing it all
Your filthy world's complete.
Then your face it contorts
into that of a horse
And you've got no more hands and feet.
Watch your paradise turn into Hell.
You've got to buck it up.
You seek and you smell.
Oh well.

You'll get cacooned tonight.
Then you'll be so soon, one of us.

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Donkey Town song meanings
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    Song MeaningThis is quite obviously a song about the "Pleasure Island" sequence in the Pinocchio story; an amusement park where the boys are taken with the promise of fun and ultimate freedom, and not having to go to school. While on Pleasure Island, the boys are encouraged to fight, gamble, smoke cigars, drink, etc. But as they stay on the island, they all begin to turn into donkeys, and once they are completely transformed they are sold either to the salt mines or the circus by The Coachman.

    Kind of a message about morality while being a social critique: If you abandon your education to live a life of pure pleasure, you're guaranteeing yourself a future where the only means to make a living is hard labor (donkeys are usually a beast of burden). And there are plenty of people, such as the ruthless Coachman, who are willing to take advantage of that.
    Trev81on April 20, 2009   Link

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