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Up the Khyber song meanings
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    General CommentThis song was supposed to accompany a scene of anal sex. That's what "up the khyber" means.
    ThePythonon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat is true, what ThePython said
    TheTrialon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentup the khyber means up the arse (as i saw it written since it was a brit that wrote it) but this song is not about that. it accompanies the movie that this is from where the charecters are going through the khyber pass which is a passage through the hindu kuch mountains leading from pakistan to afghanistan. tahts what he is talking about.
    k3boyleon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Khyber pass is a region where plants drugs are made of grow. Despite the drugs being the main topic of the film, this song is about anal sex (it's also showed during the anal sex scene in the movie).
    "Up the khyber" is slang, and, like k3boyle said, it means "Up the arse".

    Compare "Ummagumma", which is 60's/70's slang for sex.
    reptileon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is honestly a throwaway track. Pink Floyd has done much better.

    And the poem:

    This on is called

    The Gold are Dead

    You can paper your birdcage
    with shavings of gold
    and bits of dollar bills
    what was wealth in days of old
    inpraiseoffollyon May 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm sure it's about the members of Pink floyd's admiration for the Carry On Films.......Their special tribute to Carry On Up The Khyber that was shown in cinemas in 1968.
    BarnabyHugheson October 29, 2015   Link

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