Pants on the ground,
Pants on the ground,
Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!

With the gold in your mouth,
Hat turned sideways,
Pants hit the ground,
Call yourself a cool cat,
Lookin' like a fool,
Walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground!

Get it up, hey!
Get your pants off the ground,
Lookin' like a fool,
Walkin' talkin' with your pants on the ground.

Get it up, hey!
Get your pants off the ground,
Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!


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    General Commentbest song in the world.
    HellFire426on January 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgreatest song ever
    lengthwise24on January 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHilarious. I cracked up.
    Salmonnerdzon January 16, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOn The View, Platt explained a little bit of what inspired him to write POTG. He told Sherri and Elisabeth he had seen some young man walking down the street with a baby's bottle or a pacifier in his mouth with, of course, wearing baggy jeans. Also, he just finds them stupid and uncool. :) This man is a guy after my own heart because I feel the EXACT same way about baggy pants. :)
    melodymakeron January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means more than most people think. The lyrics... they're so deep, it hurts.

    "Pants on the ground,
    Pants on the ground,
    Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!"
    This an obvious comparison that the General is making between pants and his heart. Since his heart has sunk so low to the ground, he feels like a fool for putting himself out there again.


    "With the gold in your mouth,
    Hat turned sideways,
    Pants hit the ground,
    Call yourself a cool cat,
    Lookin' like a fool,
    Walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground!"
    Mr.Platt didn't grow up in the best neighborhood. Now, though, he's seeing these people with "gold in their mouth" and is extremely confused and lost in life thinking about why people would put gold on top of their teeth. Again with the pants to heart metaphor, the General notices that a lot of people are broken hearted and are just walking around. He can compare to their feelings, as he too feels like a fool. By "call yourself a cool cat" he realizes that he and other people are trying to hide their feelings by putting it off as if they have so much confidence, in order to not look like the fool they feel like.

    "Get it up, hey!
    Get your pants off the ground,
    Lookin' like a fool,
    Walkin' talkin' with your pants on the ground.

    Get it up, hey!
    Get your pants off the ground,
    Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!"
    When Larry says, "get it up!" he is encouraging everyone to get their heart off the ground and start feeling better about life and themselves.

    This song starts out with a heartbroken general, and we can go through his journey and in an a capella song of him growing up and realizing being positive is the only way to deal with things. How beautiful.






    HAHAHAHAH, naaah. Juss' kiddin'
    This song is cool, though. PANTS ON THE GROUND!
    ofpartandparcelon February 07, 2010   Link

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