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    General CommentWell, either this song is an obvious song about masturbation, which I think it could be on the surface, or else its the sentiments of a father, to his newborn baby boy. Both seem to fit, to a degree. A couple things that could lead the listener in either way:

    It could be a phallic reference for these reasons: why introduce a baby boy to a baby girl at this age? Why is he happy when the baby is crying? Why would he be happy when the kid throws up on him? Unless he's so overjoyed with being a father, that he loves even the unpleasantries involved. This song sort of goes along with "Earn Enough for Us," where he talks about his fear of not being able to support his wife and their unborn child.

    I'm sure its sort of a joke to Andy Partridge -- mocking the establishment with an endearing song about penile-worship, just to turn around and say, "Its really about the joys of fatherhood, get your mind out of the gutter," to anyone who would call him on it.
    Sir_Larrikinon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd prefer not to think about "Pink Thing" being a penis, since after Gary Glitter's pedophilia charge, englishmen being involved in that kind of thing is too weird. So i just see it as a song about a new dad's relationship with his newborn son. AWWW!
    pumkinhedon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd get your mind out of the gutter if you think that the whole penis thing is true. Again, creepy.
    pumkinhedon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpumpkinhead, you can't simply ignore the quite clear penis references in this song. The wonderful thing about this song is the clever double meaning of the whole thing, and until you recognise both sides of it you're not really appreciating the skill of Partridge's lyric writing.
    whapcapnon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat's really cool is that it is clearly a song about a man's love for his penis, but I can't tell you how absolutely amazingly cute and wonderful it was watching my 4-yo son, reflected in the rear view mirror of my car, strapped in his car seat, singing along to 'Pink Thing' as it played on the tape player, as I was driving him to preschool.
    pinkthingon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCould be about the Caballero's Sword, but I prefer to think it's about the tenderness a dad feels for his infant son
    CuteSparkinaon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't see this about a newborn at all. It's about a guy going through puberty, discovering his sexuality. Yes, it's about his penis. Andy Partridge loves to include clever sexual puns in his songs. It's something he does quite often, this is just a more blatant example of it.

    "Don't you think it's time you met some female pink thing?"

    And to hammer the point home (pun intended), a blatant reference to sexual intercourse. I have no idea what else a "female pink thing" could be other than a vagina.
    ratanxon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoooh matron!
    burningskyon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLook, anyone who thinks this is about a father and his newborn baby, how does "So why is it I'm happy when there's tears down in your eye?" fit that explanation? This song is about his penis. And there is NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. There's nothing perverse about it. There's nothing remotely similar between this song and Gary Glitter's obsession with kiddie porn and underage girls. NOTHING. THAT's more of a "get your mind out of the gutter" type of thing.
    snookybehon September 23, 2018   Link
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    Song Meaningi hate to break it to y'all but this song is about penises because it is, in fact, hella gay
    anaccuratemanon November 07, 2019   Link

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