Can anybody explain the meanings of the lyrics to me please? Onomatopoeia by JOHN PRINE Forty-five minutes Forty-five cents Sixty-five agents sitting on a fence Singing, hey brother Look what we go...

18 Nov 2014

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Can anybody explain the meanings of the lyrics to me please?

Onomatopoeia by JOHN PRINE

Forty-five minutes
Forty-five cents
Sixty-five agents sitting on a fence
Singing, hey brother
Look what we got for you

We're gonna rope off an area
And put on a show
From the Canadian border
Down to Mexico
It might be the most
Potentially gross
Thing that we could possibly do

Yeah, little buddy gonna get your chance
Make them pubescents all wet their pants
We'll record it live
And that's no jive.
Hold it! Stop it! No! No! No! No!
Bang! went the pistol.
Crash! went the window.
Ouch! went the son of a gun.
Onomatopoeia
I don't wanna see ya
Speaking in a foreign tongue.

Knock! Knock! Hello!
Hey! We got a great date
It's really downtown
We're gonna get the Grand Canyon
To do the sound
It's a boxing ring
But it might be the thing
To really put you in the dough
Listen little brother, don't ya get us wrong
Why we even know the words to your song
Just say I do
And we'll lay it on you
You! You! And me! Me! Me!

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ5E2u_mq-c

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