"Coddingtown" as written by Les Claypool, Reid L. Iii Lalonde and Bryan Kei Mantia....
Went down to Coddingtown to buy for lucky dog.
Moved on up to sono-co to clear my head of smog.
People round town they all line up to buy them chevrolets.
But me I talked to the mopar man, been talkin' now for days.

I went down to Coddingtown, it seemed the thing to do.
You can get it all down there, from tennis balls to glue.
Standin' up in the old smoke shop, met a girl named honey pie.
If you shamble long enough, you wanna' go, you gotta' go.

Bring me on back.

Lordy, lordy, Coddingtown, that's the place to be.
Lordy, lordy, Coddingtown, that's the place for me.

I went down to Coddingtown and met old Santy Claus
Beanie boy got a hold of that beard, nearly yanked it from his jaws
I stepped on up to the pizza man and gobbled down some filth.
I shambled round now too damn long I wanna' go, I gotta' go.

Bring me on back.

Lordy, lordy, Coddingtown, that's the place to be.
Lordy, lordy, Coddingtown, that's the place for me.


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"Coddingtown" as written by Les Claypool Bryan Kei Mantia

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    General CommentCoddingtown, is a shopping mall is Santa Rosa, California. Subaros is the the pizza place in the song, and the 'ol smoke shop is actually called The Squire. Sono-co is short for Sonoma County, where I understand Les lives and where Coddingtown and the Del Davis tree farm is.
    JAStewarton November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwesome info JAStewart man.

    I also just wanted to add how much this song rules!
    The Distortedon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me want to go places, indeed it's a great song to walk or run to. Anyway it makes me think of how we're all rushing to go somewhere, do something, that's what he's rushing to do.

    I think Les seems to like having a metaphor and a personal meaning too in all (?) of his songs (see Groundhogs Day, think he said something live or in an interview) but anyway that's what I think they are for this song.
    Baudson October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCoddingtown sucks, there's nothing to do but show the girl at the ammo counter of BIG5 how little she knows...good song.
    Fuggin Slownoma.
    Leadslingeron February 02, 2007   Link

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