"The Holiday Song" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Well sit right down my wicked son
And let me tell you a story
About the boy who fell from glory
And how he was a wicked son

This ain't no holiday
But it always turn out this way
Here I am, with my hand

He took his sister from his head
And then painted her on the sheets
And then rolled her up in grass and trees
And they kissed till they were dead

This ain't no holiday
But it always turns out this way
Here I am, with my hand

Well sit right down my evil son
And let me tell you a story
About the boy who fell from glory
And how he was a wicked son

This ain't no holiday, oh no
But it always turns out this way
Here I am, with my hand

This ain't no holiday
But it always turns out this way
Here I am, with my hand



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"The Holiday Song" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General Commentmy two cents:

    like alot of his songs there is biblical/religious undertones, however i dont think incest is the case. been a pixies fan for a very long time and from what i've read about charles he came from a pretty overzealous religious family (family approved records consisting of Peter Paul and Mary /Larry Norman etc...)

    i think this just him in mid masturbation thinking about the consequences of his sinning. he was told by a preacher or his father or mother or whoever that wicked boys have sex with their 'sisters' (not actual sisters but females) or they perform sexual acts (masturbation) and also are involved with deviant behaviour like smoking marijuana (rolled her up in grass and trees) and ultimately the wages of sin is death "they kissed til they were dead".

    but alas despite all the warnings "here he is with his hand..."

    bottomline just think its a very well written reflection about growing up feeling weird about your sexuality vs your religious upbringing and who knows "this aint know holiday" could refer to a bible camp or something where he is actually performing the masturbation.
    mr.von February 01, 2010   Link

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