[The Lonely Island]
Imagine in your mind a posh country club
The stuffy old money where the poor get snubbed
The spread is bland sauerkraut and boiled goose
There's no way these people will ever cut loose

But then I walk in the room, hold my boombox high
And what happened next, will blow your mind

[Julian Casablancas]
Everything got outta control
The music was so entrancing
Everyone got out on the floor
It was a bunch of old white people dancing

[The Lonely Island]
Now picture if you will a bunch of business men
Stuffed in the boardroom like pigs in a pen
The ties around the necks are like a hangman's noose
In the middle of the table theres a boiled goose

The old people smell makes you want to puke in the sink
These dudes will never dance yeah that's what you think
I stride in the room all young and hip
Hold up my boombox and say listen to this

[Julian Casablancas]
Then everyone started to move
People rejoiced instead of financing
Your preconceived notions were shattered
By the super old white people dancing

[The Lonely Island]
The big apple, where people never dance
Spirits go down while profits expand
The cops or the dealers, who's got the juice
The street benders peddling their boiled goose

So many types of people will never get along
Till I bust out my boombox and play this song

[Julian Casablancas]
The music washed away all the hate
And society started advancing
Every demographic was represented
It was a rainbow coalition of dancing
Whoa !
Everyone was wearing fingerless gloves
Whoaaaaaoaaaaaoh !
I saw a spanish guy doing the Bartman

[The Lonely Island]
Transport now to an old folks home
Where the elderly are tossed on their brittle bones
The orderlies are stealing there's no excuse
Every day for lunch they eat boiled goose

So I grabbed my boombox and hit the turbo bass
And what happened next was a total disgrace

[Julian Casablancas]
Everybody started having sex
The music was way too powerful
A bunch of old people fucking like rabbits
It was disgusting to say the least
A boombox can change the world
You gotta know your limits with a boombox
This was a cautionary tale
A boombox is not a toy

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Boombox song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthe second line is "poor get snubbed" not "poor kid's snubbed"

    anyway this is my favorite song off the album, can't wait to buy it tomorrow. even dedicated my username to this song.
    boiledgooseon February 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment@ Spoon333

    Boiled Goose (I had to look this up) is one of the most bland, boring things you can possibly eat. This sets up the mood for each scene as being bland and boring and how the boombox changes it all to awesomness.
    CorvetteJoeon May 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJulian makes this song.
    upse12on May 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUsually i don't really like Julian Casablancas, but i loooove him in this song. very funny and really a good song
    jaybofon February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment3/4 of the rap/hip hop world is comprised of terrible singers. It's a little music destroying tool called Auto Tune. Google it.

    Anyways, this song is hilarious...
    XBFNoodleson February 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's up with the BOILED GOOSE?
    Spoon333on March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The street benders peddling their boiled goose" should read "The street vendors peddling their boiled goose"
    Uncivilengineeron March 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't decide between Boombox and Dreamgirl. They're both AMAZING.

    Love that boiled goose.
    stormsinsummeron May 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it might be "By the stupor old white people dancing".

    Might make more sense if he thinks they are clueless or something. :p
    duzeron May 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo first of all, this is my first comment on the site, so whoot! :D

    Second, this song is amazingly awesome, especially with the video!

    Third, what's the point of the "fingerless gloves" joke?

    And finally, that part with the old people was just about the funniest thing I've heard all month. :P
    IJustWannaDanceon March 15, 2010   Link

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