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Blue Oyster Cult: I'm On the Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep Meaning


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I'm On the Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep Lyrics

Canadian Mounted, baby,
A police force that works.
Red and black- that's their color scheme.
They get their man, in the end.
It's all right.

Frontenac chateau, baby,
I'll cross the frontier at 10.
I got a whip in my hand, baby,
And a...

  1. astorian
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    Nov 13th 2012 report

    First, an interesting piece of trivia: this song, and the later Blue Oyster Cult Song "Heavy Metal: The Red and the Black" have different music, but the exact same lyrics!

    In both cases, BOC is telling the story of an old-fashioned 19th century Canadian Mountie chasing a bad guy across the snowy wilderness in a dogsled.

    Of course, since BOC are famous for their perverted humor, they included a certain amount of sexual innuendo in the lyrics. Normally, in old movies, Mounties would crack the whip to make a team of huskies pull the sled. This Mountie has an S & M fetish, and would be just as happy to crack the whip over a cute, receptive girl.

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