Creedence Clearwater Revival: Lookin' Out My Back Door Meaning
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Lookin' Out My Back Door Lyrics
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...
anonymous Apr 2nd, 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?
anonymous Sep 30th, 2012 9:14pm report
Uh. It's not, "dude dude dude, lookin out my backdoor".
It's DOOT DOOT DOO.
Sorry, but this aggression will not stand, man.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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