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Barenaked Ladies: Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank Meaning

Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank Lyrics

I tend the wheat field that makes your bread
I bind the sweet veal, pluck the hens that make your bed
Mother Nature & Mother Earth
Are two of three women who dictate what I'm worth

[Chorus]
I'm the farmer.
I work in the fields all...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 20th, 2020 1:51pm report


    This song is about a man with mental illness that is delusional and thinks he is in a relationship with a famous singer but she never heard of him. In his delusion, everything he does is for her. He took a hatchet to the radio because a DJ insulted her or someone else’s song beat hers or something. He sees a poster he has of hers that is signed w an O and an X as proof that their relationship is real, but people tell him, “that’s just how she signs it” but he refutes it by saying she doesn’t sign her checks that way. It ends with his delusion becoming so great that he is ready to kill her because she has not responded to him and sees it as a slight to him.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2019 9:25pm report


    I think this song is about a relationship gone awry, and the man singing is trying to do whatever it takes to give his love back to the girl he lost.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 1st, 2017 7:36am report


    relationships that were so much hard work are failed but remnants live on with checks she signs and the remark at the end is very interesting saying he will bring s shotgun and shells...he wants an end to whatever and needs her to end it




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