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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Lookin' Out My Back Door Meaning


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Lookin' Out My Back Door Lyrics

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch.
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin',
Dude, dude, dude, lookin' out my back door.

There's a giant doing cartwheels, a statue...


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    Apr 2nd, 2015 4:18pm report

    Could be he was just watching his children, or child and other children, playing in the back yard. Since he was in a band and a singer, the children could be pretending they are in a band. Even in play costume clothes. I have seen them do this, so why not?


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    Oct 10th, 2012 10:31pm report

    This song is about a cartoon John watched with his child on a Saturday morning. AND THAT'S A FACT !


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    Sep 30th, 2012 9:14pm report

    Uh. It's not, "dude dude dude, lookin out my backdoor".

    Sorry, but this aggression will not stand, man.


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    Feb 13th, 2012 2:28am report

    This song is about his son and behind his house there was a carnival/circus and the wonder that was in his son's eye's when he say all teh lights, people, heard the music, etc.


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    Sep 26th, 2009 9:09am report

    Some say it's about drugs - the images (giant doing cartwheels...statue wearing high heels... all the happy creatures...wonderous apparition...magician...) perhaps conjured by LSD - the "flying spoon" = coke or heroin (what else might one use a spoon for with drugs?)

    But it's been said and written by CCR and others as well that CCR wasn't into hard drugs - they admit to "dabbling" with pot and seem a bit allusive in regards to LSD - but deny using drugs like heroin and coke and pills -

    One interpretation is that Fogerty had a baby son at the time and that the song was for him - dad just got home from the road, settled in with his baby son, and in this sense the "flying spoon" is a spoon with baby food on it - he's doing the "airplane" thing with the spoon while feeding his son - and all the creatures and animals are from children's stories and imaginings -


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    Apr 1st, 2009 4:03pm report

    This song is about being happy with what you have and taking pleasure in the simple things in life. Can't really make much sense of the "tambourines and elephants are playing in the band, won't you take a ride on the flying spoon" part.

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