Dumb All Over

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They call it THE EARTH
Which is a dumb kinda name
But they named it right
'Cause we behave the same...
We are dumb all over
Dumb all over,
Yes we are
Dumb all over,
Near 'n far
Dumb all over,
Black 'n white
we is not wrapped tight
From: (Kevin B. O'Brien)
  Someone who is "not tightly wrapped" is someone who is not too bright and/or a mental case. It is one of a multitude of euphemisms, such as:
Two bricks short of a load
Nice house, but nobody's home
His elevator doesn't go all the way to the top
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You can't run a race
Without no feet
'N pretty soon
There won't be no street
dummies to jog on
Or doggies to dog on
From: Evil Bob <>
  This ties in with the Yuppie health-nazi component of I'm A Beautiful Guy.
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You can't run a country
By a book of religion
Not by a heap
Or a lump or a smidgeon
Of foolish rules
Of ancient date
Designed to make
You all feel great
While you fold, spindle
And mutilate
Those unbelievers
From a neighboring state
From: Evil Bob <>
  This is a small joke based on standard text one often sees on company bank checks, Stocks, Bonds and other Important and Official Documents. Often there is a small legend at the bottom which reads "Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate."
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Hooray! That's great
Two legs ain't bad
Unless there's a crate
They ship the parts
To Mama in
For souvenirs:
two ears (Get Down!)
From: Evil Bob <>
  This refers to a practise of some former US military personnel in combat during the Vietnam war. It is said (in at least 2 books I've read) that some soldiers kept the ears of Vietnamese soldiers they'd killed in battle as a sort of "souvenir-token" on a string around their necks or helmet liners. I cannot state whether or not this is true, just that I have heard it said thus.
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But their book says:
With whips 'n chains
'N hand grenades..."
  Here is footnotes from german songbook ZONX translated for you by (Konrad)
  "The call to arms! ('To Arms!' can be acoustically 'misunderstood' as 'two arms.')" [ but you already know that ]
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Or rent a nice French bomb
To poof them out of existence
While leaving their real estate just where we need it
To use again
From: Evil Bob <>
  Though I don't know what connection it might have to the French, I believe that FZ is referring here to the so-called "Neutron Bomb". A Neutron Bomb is an atomic weapon which was seen as favorable because it killed through a relatively short-term radiation burst designed to destroy organic life and conveniently leave the buildings and vehicles of the enemy intact.
From: Dave Lane <>
  I always figured the "rent a nice French bomb" part was a reference to the french-built Exocet missiles in use by many different countries.
And when his humble TV servant
With humble white hair
And humble glasses
And a nice brown suit
And maybe a blond wife who takes phone calls
From: Evil Bob <>
  This is a rather accurate depiction of your typical American Christian TV evangelist program. The phone call bit refers to the fact that these programs exist through donations and pledges of money called into the station. On your typical TV evangelist show there's usually a special camera devoted to panning back and forth across banks of phone operators. When "the need is especially great" sometimes the evangelist's wife will roll up her slaves and get down in the phone trenches with the Minimum Wage crowd.
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Tells us our God says
It's okay to do this stuff
Then we gotta do it,
'Cause if we don't do it,
We ain't gwine up to
  Once again is it Kingfish CC continued?-))

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