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Ben Folds Five: Jackson Cannery Meaning

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Stop the bus
I wanna be lonely
When seconds pass slowly
And years go flying by
You gotta stop the bus
I'll get off here
Enough's enough
I'm leaving this factory

All she wants
Is food on the table
I won't be able
To bring it home
All she wants,...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2011 4:55pm report


    I think that the lines: Did Mother Nature tell you "Boy you come and go as you please"That's what she said to me
    But Big brother got the keys And I got Jackson Cannery is referring to how big brother, aka the man, is suppressing him because he cannot move to an outside job due to the fact that the cannery wont pay him enough to make any changes in his life.

    But what is the line about mother whispering to the moon?



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2006 7:49am report


    This song is about a friend of Ben's with schizophrenia and how he suddenly changed.

    The name cannery is the name of a mill in his hometown in N.C.



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    anonymous
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    May 17th, 2006 5:48am report


    Jackson Cannery is a factory where he works, the 'stop the bus' part is him getting sick of his job and quitting.

    I think the 'But Big brother got the keys/And I got Jackson Cannery' part is in reference to his older brother was handed a car by his parents, while he has to work a shitty job for it; there's some resentment there.




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