sort form Submissions:
Pete Francis – Blue And Yellow Lyrics 11 years ago
My take is this song is about moving to a new land (perhaps metaphorically) but always holding your home (Sweden? Their flag is blue and yellow) in your heart.

This song was originally released on the Woodriver Bandits album Little Hannah.

Weird Al Yankovic – Albuquerque Lyrics 12 years ago
The bear claw part reminds me of the infamous "Cheese Shop" sketch.

Tom Waits – Burma-Shave Lyrics 13 years ago
//how far are you going he said depends on what you mean
he says i'm going thataway just as long as it's paved
i guess you'd say i'm on my way to
burma shave//

//everyone in this stinking town has got one foot in the grave
and i'd rather take my chances out in
burma shave//

//anywhere you point this thing
has got to beat the hell out of the sting
of going to bed with every dream that dies here every mornin//

Everyone's been here. Tired of waking up every morning, seeing your dreams dieing right in front of you. You blame it on this no horse town. You want to get out, and be anywhere but here. There's one road out of town and you want to get as far away as the road will take you. You don't care where you end up, rather take your chances, hell it couldn't be worse.

//smoke from the tires and the twisted machine
just a nickel's worth of dreams and every wishbone that they saved
lie swindled from them on the way to
burma shave//

//and when they pulled her from the wreck you know she
still had on her shades
they say that dreams are growing wild just this side of
burma shave //

It was all a lie. You fooled yourself, thinking that things would be better out there. But they aren't. You can't get where you want to go. At least, not by running away.

There are other songs like this one. Highway 61 by Bob Dylan is the same idea really.

* This information can be up to 15 minutes delayed.