"The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (XTC Cover)" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
Spreading wisdom and cash around
Fed the starving and housed the poor
Showed the Vatican what gold's for
But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Oh my!
Peter Pumpkinhead pulled them all
Emptied churches and shopping malls
Where he spoke, it would raise the roof
Peter Pumpkinhead told the truth
But he made too many enemies...
Peter Pumpkinhead put to shame
Governments who would slur his name
Plots and sex scandals failed outright
Peter merely said
Any kind of love is alright
But he made too many enemies...
Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
Had him nailed to a chunk of wood
He died grinning on live TV
Hanging there he looked a lot like you
And an awful lot like me!
But he made too many enemies...
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkin
Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead
Oh my oh my oh!
Doesn't it make you want to cry oh?


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"The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" as written by Andy Partridge

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    Song MeaningIts about Jesus

    Spreading wisdom and cash around
    Fed the starving and housed the poor
    Showed the Vatican what gold's for..... yep

    But he made too many enemies
    Of the people who would keep us on our knees.... the roman govournment had him hanged because they were worried.

    Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
    Had him nailed to a chunk of wood..... he was nailed to the cross

    Hanging there he looked a lot like you, and an awful lot like me!..... idk exactly but i love they way he sings that part.

    thats what i think
    geoffreyp7on April 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcan't believe nobody has commented on this song...fucking brilliant. says so much about our government today...what it is and what it ought to be.
    my_happy_thoughtson February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they're good lyrics. Shame that they're not written by Crash Test Dummies, and the XTC version is exactly the same but better.
    whapcapnon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentonly 2 comments? what a shame. I like this song. I think it's more about the Church then the government though- "Of the people who would keep us on our knees".
    But overall it's saying that even if someone did come along who did know the truth then he would be condemned for it (kind of like Jesus himself, how ironic, when its the Church doing the condemning in the song).
    devilish_leoon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentobviously about jesus and JFK. i always think of dumb and dumber when i hear the intro to this song though, brilliant song nonetheless!
    tudon March 21, 2008   Link

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