Rain ammunition
The foreign prey
Winter is rapt
And it's a cold, bitter trap
Ride away
Lose the virgin tribe (yeah)

Lady, you're the Fort Ham of your dress
No one will lay it, and no one will say it
Kids are like a wild, deery game
Tough shank legs will never be the same (wah!)


There's a troop
He's not plural, he's
Dropped off by a desert shack
Shandy Town, look at your lime sparks
Under the tree
She falls like a leaf


Stay on the primal scream track
Rave up your fortune
The miners will help you get back (back, back, back)
What they took away in '82

There's a labor
Evil shoppin'
Yeah, you, you're shoppin'!
Whoa whoa whoa...

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    My InterpretationHorses? Hunting? Militia? Labor laws? Oh, SM...what a feast, as always. Not sure about the "Fort Ham" lyric, but 1) that's what it sounds like he's saying, more than "fore-hem" -- which is what I initially had down (and is, I guess, vaguely sartorial) -- and 2) in an abstract, cartographic vision, it makes sense, sort of. Fort Ham(ilton) is a military outpost at the far south end of Brooklyn, NY. If a woman is the Fort Ham of her dress, her dress is the rest of Brooklyn (seen upside down), and her head is the Fort, guarding (as it were) her chastity ("No one will lay it...").

    Shandy Town is the geographical name of a few towns in the world, rather than "shantytown" (which I'm fairly sure he *doesn't* say, because of the hard "D" sound he makes). It's also the name, apparently, of an old Southern California horse farm.
    summerbabeon March 19, 2010   Link

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