"Tulip Baroo" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Tulip Baroo Tulip Baroo
The magnetic rollerskater wears a bonnet of blue
Bonnet of blue
Tulip Baroom though you are four walls
You don't make a room don't make a room

I caught you
Covered in tinsel
Bouncing your eyeballs off a pinstripe piano

Don't you think
That I get lonely too?

Tulip Balanc Tulip Balanc
The mouse caught in the hubcap
Goes clanky clank clank
Clanky clank clank
Tulip Barance the turtle necked boatman
Does the plum dance does the plum dance

I caught you disguised as a man with a mustache
Selling secrets to a canned tomato

Don't you think that I get lonely too?

Tulip Baroo Tulip Baroo
I don't know what to make of you
You're in charge of every coup
That the feds set out to do
Tulip Baroo Tulip Baroo
There's an island off of Spain
Where it's snowing out of season
And they claim its cause of you
Tulip Baroo

Tulip Baroob Tulip Baroob
The underhanded grocer is soaking a tube
Soaking a tube
Tulip Baraw the ground split wide open
Like a musical saw musical saw


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    General CommentI will start by saying I love this song and the album it came off of very much and I will tell you it inspires a strange story for me.

    Before I discuss the title character, Tulip Baroo, I feel like the narrator of the song is a secret agent involved in a spy mission, almost like a strange James Bond. Tulip Baroo is another spy or perhaps a powerful, deadly enemy. As the song goes it mentions other characters like the magnetic rollerskater and the turtle necked boatman. They are the other world leaders involved with the main characters, the narrator and Tulip Baroo.

    Specific moments of pursuit can be inferred by the lyrics "Caught you" used twice. The idea of catching the Tulip Baroon "disguised as a man with a moustache selling secrets to a canned tomato" really seems to be an act of shady exchanges of classified information.

    Think about the reference to the "Coup" and how that is a military reference as well as to societal downfall. Getting back to the idea of a wacky James Bond, being able to control the weather on an island in Spain almost seems too fitting for the real Bond villain.

    The very end makes me think of some kind of bomb blast with the character "Underhanded grocer" who is "Soaking a tube." Specifically in reference to the ground splitting wide open.

    Sorry if that was too abstract!
    wheelerliftonon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy. I'm not sure exactly what it's about, but I don't think anyone except for Kevin ever will. It's wonderful anyhow.
    clapyourhandssayon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy. I'm not sure exactly what it's about, but I don't think anyone except for Kevin ever will. It's wonderful anyhow.
    clapyourhandssayon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFun!
    thison April 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlooooooove it
    forcastedfasciston September 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis Tulip Baroo is an interesting person
    Zazenpanon December 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he cheated.
    yourtongueinhisteethon February 16, 2010   Link

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