"John Woo" as written by and Steve Taylor Peter Furler....
Roll down the windows
Don't shift in your seat
I don't care if the wind blows
I don't care about the heat

All those John Woo showdowns
Don't prepare you for this
A little bit Face-Off
A little Killer's Kiss

Stop, look, listen hard
This is why a band hires a bodyguard
Fear draws 'em, don't let it show
Driver, there's a bee trapped in the limo

When a bug plays chicken
Feathers fly
If the driver's allergic
One sting, we die

A real buzz-killer
Wouldn't have missed
I'm just making him meaner
With every flick of my Gucci-wielding wrist

Stop, look, listen hard
This is why a band hires a bodyguard
Fear draws 'em, don't let it show
Driver, there's a mad bee in the limo

John Woo, John Woo
John Woo, John Woo
John Woo, John Woo
John Woo, John Woo

Stop, look, listen hard
This is why I needed a library card
Fear finds 'em knocking about
Driver, there's a metaphor trying to get out

John Woo
John Woo, John Woo
John Woo
John Woo, John Woo



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"John Woo" as written by Steve Taylor Peter Furler

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    General CommentIt's not that obvious, but if you look into it, you see the "metaphor trying to get out."

    The bee is sin. Open the window even a little bit and it can come in. And once it's in, it can destroy so easily, and all your best efforts are in vain.

    And of course, the bodyguard is the guy holding the bug spray, Jesus Christ.
    Toramitsuon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPretty good interpretation. I wasn't able to figure it out. I love the song though. Their last two albums were not as funny but the ones before that were imfamous for their comedic lyrics. Thrive has a great mix of comedy and serious songs. John Woo is amoung the best!
    Aftermathon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't too sure about what the song meant so I asked my mom for her thoughts. She Thought that the song was talking about jehovah's Witnesses (John Woo> J.W.) I don't mean to offend any Jehovah's Witnesses that read this...
    My mom says that the way they draw people in is through fear ("fear finds 'em knocking about").
    Also, most of them are trained to give certain responses to any debates you may have, making things bad for you as a christian (...I'm just making him meaner with every flick of my Gucci-wielding wrist) and the more they knock your ideas down, the more discouraging it becomes for you... it could be a real-faith killer.
    chiborinoon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI honestly don't see either interpretation. No offense or anything. I think I'm going to shoot Steve Taylor a note asking him about it.
    bbqamazingon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are thinking too hard about this. A song does not have to have a "secret meaning."
    Of course, I realise the lyric "metaphore trying to get out" makes it seem like it does have one. (believe me, I've racked my brains over this song)
    I believe this song is literal.
    A band member was probably in a car when a bee came and freaked him out almost to a crash.
    The John Woo aspect of the song just describes the scene of a grown man violently trying to kill this bee.(as all on John Woo's movies are extremely violent.
    TheMolton August 31, 2008   Link

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