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Mr. White Keys song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is soo awesome. The meaning's pretty straightforward. I think It's called Mr. White Keys because the guy only takes the easiest path in life, which is handed to him by his rich father. He only plays the white keys of the piano of life, and doesn't touch the sharps and flats of the black keys which would make the song more interesting but are harder to incorporate (change key).
    Bustedon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthomagod, somebody commented on a CPD song that isn't Zoot Suit friggin' Riot!
    Anyway, good interpretation. I'ma agree with you, sir. Pretty straightforward song. Indeed.
    Hraesvelgon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI never thought about the correlation between playing only the white keys on the piano (it's all in one key, so no wrong notes) and taking the "easy path"in the life--makes sense, though.

    I like the jabs at Mr. White Keys' hypocrisy, too:
    "Pontificates on rackets": i.e., says cheating people out of money is bad!
    "And cheats on his wife with his pal's": but he has no compunctions about cheating if he can get away with it.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always laugh when I hear "He dances like a shovel with a couple left feet." Such great imagery.
    Timesamython December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the name/phrase "Mr White Keys" referred to the shining white teeth of his salesman-esque grin.
    Gremeon January 16, 2014   Link

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