Everyday I get up and pray to Jah
And he increases the number of clocks
By exactly one
Everybody's coming home for lunch these days
Last night there were skinheads on my lawn

[Chorus]
Take the skinheads bowling
Take them bowling
Take the skinheads bowling
Take them bowling

Some people say bowling alleys
got big lanes
(Got big lanes)
(Got big lanes)
Some people say that bowling alleys
all look the same
(Look the same)
(Look the same)
There's not a line that goes here
That rhymes with anything
(Anything)
(Anything)
Had a dream last night
But I forget what it was
(What it was)
(What it was)

[Chorus: x2]

Had a dream last night
About you my friend

Had a dream
I wanted to sleep next to plastic
Had a dream
I wanted to lick your knees
Had a dream
It was about nothing

[Chorus: x2]


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"Take the Skinheads Bowling" as written by David Lowery Victor Krummenacher

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    General CommentI've sort of conjured up some sort of meaning, except it's really hazy and weird in places, and everyone probably assumed what I'm gonna say.

    The narratorish guy is something of a mean guy, praying that certain people die. He sympathizes with the Skinheads (most likely implying the racist neo-Nazis), seeing that they're not accepted (they have to come out at night because everyone's out in the day), and he goes out bowling with them. Once they're there, there are several stereotypes/racist remarks about bowling lanes (all look the same, got big lanes), which is a pretty funny metaphor itself. Later, he has a dream in which he's in bed with a person in some ultimate race (plastic meaning apparent perfection in people-- big stretch, I know), and then says that the "you" is really nothing, it's just the body with skin color/etc, nothing deeper... or something.

    So yeah, I'm saying it's about getting pulled into racist philosophy and making fun of racism in essence.
    eleventyon May 25, 2006   Link

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