"Pudding Time" as written by Les Claypool, Timothy W. Alexander and Todd Huth....
You can have a lolly pop
A candy bar, a jelly bean
I'll buy you a rainbow to hang above your door

It's pudding time

Laughter is a sweet you can't put a price on
When laughter's all gone, Daddy won't buy you more

It's pudding time, children

Money, money, money to buy you things
Daddy's gonna buy you a diamond ring

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall!
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!
All kings horses and all the kings men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

San Franciso the striped bass are dying
But you're gonna get that brand new bike

Oh joy

It's pudding time
It's pudding time, children!!!

Pudding time, children


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"Pudding Time" as written by Timothy W. Alexander Les Claypool

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    General CommentEveryone's basically summed up what it's theme is.

    The only thing I have to add, is that I also beieve that the children/parent relationship can be a simile for the people's realtionship with uncle sam.
    It's like:
    "You behaved well, so here's your reward. Now, you can only have this if you don't be cheeky and ask taboo questions" etc...
    They do treat the public like children...

    *gets sniped*
    The Distortedon May 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust read the lyrics, dude. It about America's over commercialism, and how people think material things are more important then say, a bunch of striped bass dying out. It also talks about how you can't buy everything with money, such as laughter.
    bugmenoton October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are right about the meaning of the song being about over commercialism. But i think its more geared toward people and their lazieness raising their children. Instead of raising them correctly they spoil their kids rotten to just keep them quiet. They mention how you cant buy laughter for a child and that is an important part of a persons childhood. You can see proof of this if you walk into any single department or toy store. Theres greedy whining kids everywhere you turn. I would also like to point out the fact that im full of crap.
    seanyboy928on March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome...I have no idea what it's about though.
    WayneSaysYeson October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha seriously... no offense "waynesaysyes" but i dont get how you can NOT get what this song means.
    nocolorworldon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, I was trying to sarcastic.
    WayneSaysYeson January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, and it also shows how parents hide the harsh reality of things from their kids. This i get from the striped bass part. Again, full of crap.
    seanyboy928on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking:
    A. Greed of children
    B. Apathy of parents
    C. Use of money to distract people from society's real problems, like animal extinction (which in itself leads to uncovering more problems that cause it, such as pollution, over-development, etc.), rather than needing a new bicycle.
    pink adamon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow about les's life? he makes millionsoff us just having fun with his silly songs. its pudding time, hes daddy. a celebration of himself and his music
    mrtunescoolon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinately about commercialism, but it's more specific about that. In one bootleg I have he says before it's about the turn of the century - before the 30s several major companies emerged like General Motors and also the Humpty Dumpty line probably refers to hyper-inflation (e.g. Germany) or the Wall Street Crash, things which the government can do little about.

    Rainbow and laughter references show how some things can't be bought and the best things in life are free. The striped bass reference is about how his hobby has been ruined either by water pollution or overfishing - negative effects of commercialism. Actually maybe he means the turn of THIS century - Japan has/had hyper-inflation recently, America overspent in the 90s, and commercialism has skyrocketed.

    I see also what people see in spoilt children etc., it could also refer to modern Christmas or advertising that is directed at children.
    Baudson August 23, 2006   Link

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