Splashes if we pray, it splashes, wind flaps in the night
Papa says it doesn't, mama knows it shouldn't
And we are gonna have to call on rah, moo rah rah rain...

We've been beaten, we're dying, let us congregate
Foot cracks, it's so dry and dirty, dusty
There's a cry, someone gag the baby 'cause his tears are oh so dusty
Let's all gather in the barn and call rah, moo rah rah rain...

We've been beaten, we're dying, let us congregate
I've never seen rain, my spittle cannot fly
Dad can't keep taking care of business, taking care of business...

We'll dance to make it rain
And then we'll maybe try to go on taking care of business, taking care of business...
We hope to see it rain, the kids may not die
Rah, keep on taking care of business, taking care of business...


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    General CommentWell, it's obvious what the lyrics to this song mean directly, but I think that they symbolize life and all its difficulties in general, and how you really can't do anything but rely on hope and superstition at some points in life.
    magic8ballon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDesperation and inability seem to be themes in this song.
    The song has a remarkable feeling and sound.
    Perhaps it's about the inevitability of being contained by the nature that surrounds us and that we are. Our dependency on nature and simple resources and necessities given by the earth is inescapable. We can make all kinds of things, we can create capital, we can create cures and invent new things and develop new technologies but the things we develop in our world don't matter if they can't be sustained and we can't be sustained by the planet. Our world is not outside of the planet.
    It might have nothing to do with a statement or expression so big or with connotations so immense. It could absolutely be about feeling. About ability and freedom;
    " We've been beaten, we're dying, let us congregate
    I've never seen rain, my spittle cannot fly
    Dad can't keep taking care of business, taking care of business..."

    "my spittle cannot fly"
    There is not enough moisture in the surrounding atmosphere to allow the production of saliva...that is a metaphor for extreme lack of feeling free or able, oppression by one's surroundings. It could also be a social-economic context. Whether in an emotional or personal reality context or a more societal, planetary context or even a socioeconomic context (I'm rather doubting the last one), it's about being utterly bound.
    love_is_freeon October 21, 2009   Link

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