"Better Not Wake the Baby" as written by and Colin Meloy....
Giggle hole in the hallway wall
Singin' like a painted lady
Use your skull like a cannon ball
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Make you moan of your lot in life
Spit your mind half crazy
Gouge your eyes for the better?
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Drown yourself in crocodile tears
Curse the god what made thee
Find a way for your banner years
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the, better not wake the, better not wake the baby


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"Better Not Wake the Baby" as written by Colin Meloy

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    My InterpretationI'm thinking that this song was probably the product of Colin being warned about playing his music a little too loud while his wife was trying to see that their new baby, Milo, gets rest.
    So, with typical Meloy flair he let's loose with some really macabre imagery; "Use your skull like a cannonball" and "Gouge your eyes with a butter knife", for example.
    Maybe there was a little contention that spurred his imagination to violence?
    That's my take...........for now.
    untabubbaon February 07, 2015   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics :

    Kick a hole in the hallway
    While singing like a painted lady
    Use your skull like a cannonball
    But it better not wake the baby

    How long will this go on?
    How long, indeed?
    You can bang a drum 'till the money's all gone
    But it better not wake the baby

    Make your moan of your lot in life
    Split your mind half crazy
    Gouge your eyes with a butter knife
    But it better not wake the baby

    How long will this go on?
    How long, indeed?
    You can bang a drum 'till the money's all gone
    But it better not wake the baby

    Drown yourself in crocodile tears
    Curse the gods what made 'ye
    Pine away for your better years
    But it better not wake the baby

    How long will this go on?
    How long, indeed?
    You can bang a drum 'till the money's all gone
    But it better not wake the baby

    How long will this go on?
    How long, indeed?
    You can bang a drum 'till the money's all gone
    But it better not wake the baby
    Cyberghoston January 28, 2015   Link

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