"Birthday Boy" as written by and Homer Flynn....
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear birthday boy,
Happy birthday to you...

Bulging eyes abound about
The birthday boy today;
Screaming, "Creaming eyes!"
Screamed he,
His mother looked away.
"Creaming eyes explode upon
An apple pirate toad
And if an injun ate a plate
I'd laugh and live abode."

Nervousness itself was shifting
Guests against the door,
"Forgive us dear, but, uh, baking beer
Is what we should be near."
"Bye," the bothered birthday boy said,
"Bye," the bothered birthday boy said,
"Bye or sell or bye,
Bye or sell or bye."

"Happy, happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me, hee hee..."


Lyrics submitted by Imnotsure

Birthday Boy song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, perhaps one of those little snobby kids. I think he's talking about leaving when his parents don't "buy or sell", (I suppose he ends up leaving), and perhaps in the end, the parents are rejoicing him being gone when they say "happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me."
    Ortafalcon9on May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song that launched a thousand trips ....
    ZipperHeadon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe verse is some of the greatest/weirdest lyrics ever.
    JAStewarton December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about either a kid hu just wonts to be alone so hes like haha bye fuck heads lol or its about some selifish little shithead i donno
    pipewagonon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think most of The Residents' lyrics were made up of surrealistic techniques or just plain nonsense, there's really nothing in them. The thing with this type of lyrics is that most of the time you end up psychologically projecting yourself to find a meaning within the words. And although it may not be the intended meaning by the author, I think we can all agree that we somehow identify through projection.
    japalacon November 13, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain