I dig a pony
Well, you can celebrate anything you want
Yes, you can celebrate anything you want
Oh

I do a road hog
Well, you can penetrate any place you go
Yes, you can penetrate any place you go
I told you so

All I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because

I pick a moon dog
Well, you can radiate everything you are
Yes, you can radiate everything you are
Oh now

I roll a stoney
Well, you can imitate everyone you know
Yes, you can imitate everyone you know
I told you so

All I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because (woo)

Oh now
I feel the wind blow
Well, you can indicate everything you see
Yes, you can indicate everything you see
Oh now

I load a lorry
Well, you can syndicate any boat you row
Yeah, you can syndicate any boat you row
I told you so

All I want is you
Everything has got to be just like you want it to
Because


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"Dig a Pony" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +6
    General CommentPure speculation...

    I dig a pony...horse...heroin. Celebrate anything you want.

    I do a road hog...groupie...penetrate any place you want.

    Pick a moon dog - Early Lennon band in Liverpool was Johnny and the Moondogs. Radiate? Star?

    Roll a stoney...the Rolling Stones, imitating "everyone you know, including the Beatles, which they did throughout the entire 60's

    Syndicate any boat you row? WTF??? I've always wondered about that lyric.

    For those of you who know John's written work in his two books, you know about his love of wordplay, puns, and twisting words around to make new ones. Any thoughts about "syndicate any boat you row?"
    dan0311on December 31, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General CommentTo the stupid Beatle elitists giving evanchester a hard time here is a quote staight from John Lennon in reference to the song: "I was just having fun with words. It was literally a nonsense song. You just take words and you stick them together, and you see if they have any meaning. Some of them do and some of them don't."
    Red_Left_Handon March 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI like the line, you can radiate everything you are.
    born to runon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dig a pony - heiroin i dig a road hog - groupies i pick a moon dog - fuck knows :s i roll a stoney - rolling stones correct me if im wrong
    g~rockstar~bon February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsbroxmysox1991, he wasn't saying it was bad because of the lyrics, he just thought it was one of their worst songs. I sort of agree with him... it's not bad... just not good for a Beatles song.
    themadwookieeon June 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe things that Lennon sings about: digging a pony (celebrating, partying), doing a road hog (boning a groupie chick), picking a moon dog (choosing a band member/forming a rock n roll band), rolling a stoney (not sure what that means - getting high?), feeling the wind blow (being aware of/using current culture/trends to enhance prestige/use in music), syndicating any boat... (making money/doing business from anything you do (film, photos, cartoons, whatever the Beatles did that spun off from their music because people are interested and will pay) - these are all things that Lennon has invented to amuse himself/become himself, become a legendary pop star.

    But the point of "I Dig A Pony" is that all these amusements and inventions pale in comparison to the love that he has found, and so "All I want is YOU!" (You are all that is important now. And "Everything has got to be the way you want it to be" (All the things I ever have wanted before are such nonsense. Now all I want is what You want).

    In other words, all that the things that Lennon has accomplished or done before in his life are not very satisfying after all and, in fact, essentially meaningless . Now all he wants is what his true love wants (Yoko Ono, no doubt).
    Carlholeon July 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStill piecing this one together, I think it's similar to Come Together-- but instead of describing in order each member of the band themselves, I'm pretty sure each part is commenting on the popular musicians of the day-- the Beatles contemporaries.

    roll a stoney = The Rolling Stones (imitating everyone they know)

    feel the wind blow (Blowin' in the wind) = Bob Dylan (Indicating everything you see (Like, say, in Subterranean Homesick Blues?)

    syndicate any boat you row = Beach Boys (Sloop John B, perhaps???)

    Perhaps the Moon Dog is Donovan?

    hmm...
    morgan*morganon September 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last verse is 'I LOAD A LORRY"
    jameslyon May 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLast verse is not "I dug a pony" it's "I rode a lorry." A lorry is the word used in Britain Colonies for truck.
    Cloud_Splitteron July 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about beastiality with small horses and "penetrating" road hogs ... the beatles were into some weird shit
    longwoodgatoron April 24, 2012   Link

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