Father drove a steamroller
Momma was a crossing guard.
She got rolled when he got steamed
And I got left in charge
Living in a little town with my pedigree in shards
I chopped down a weeping willow tree
And built this party barge

Ports of call, dayglo bait
Why not see a legend while it's still being made?
Think it's kind of squirrelly when you're sleeping in the park
Jam too far propagating in the night
My colleagues and associates have kicked out all the lights
Like I said they say, nothing stops a party barge

"This is lake directory, calling party barge.
I'm on the phone with pump control, they say you are at large
Send us your coordinates, we'll send a Saint Bernard"
Think it's kind of squirrelly when you're sleeping in the park
Chicken fried pigeon in a sunny jane sauce
Satan's jeweled lobster has your wife in its claws
Like I said they say, nothing stops a party barge

"Send us your coordinates, I'll send a Saint Bernard.
Send us your coordinates, I'll send a Saint Bernard.
Send us your coordinates, I'll send a Saint Bernard.
This is lake directory, calling party barge."


Lyrics submitted by thither, edited by evanreyes

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    General CommentGoing on tour? The Jews went out on their first tour between Tanglewood and this album. Maybe this song is about what it's like to be on tour. Partying all the time and being rescued by St. Bernards.
    supposablethumbson August 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdrrr... maybe its about building a Party Barge and partying on it?
    acorm88on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentimportant correction. Should be "weaping willow tree." That is what makes it such a good like. He constructed a "party" barge out of a weaping willow.

    I gotta think this song is about him becoming a party barge to block out the pain. Sort of like a Frank the Tank character.

    Also, I think it might be "things get kind of squirrelly..."
    TaShawnon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line about sleeping in the park and "Chicken fried pigeon" makes me think this song is about a bunch of bums partying on this makeshift raft. I'm sure it's not really about that at all, but it pleases my mind.
    heroinhotwateron April 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentagree with "things get kinda squirrelly"
    loudobbson July 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti believe it's "pedigree in shards" in the first verse.
    bspieron September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just about the chaos of partying in general!!!

    Lyrics corrections: "things get kind of squirrelly when you're sleeping in the park"
    Also: "satan's jeweled lobster has your wife in its claws"

    I really like the theory about it being life on tour!
    Friendlyon December 20, 2008   Link

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