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Toupee or not toupee
That is the question
It refused to stay as it all turned grey;
William Shakespeare's receding hair
Please excuse the pun,
'It's hair today, gone tomorrow'
So be thankful
For what precious locks you have

Toupee or not...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2013 report

    @other anonymous
    Both of y'all are wrong... It's "Toupee or not toupee, that is the question...", which is a pun of Shakespeare's famous "To be or not to be, that is the question..."
    It's neither "To pay or not toupee" nor "To pay or not to pay".

    ~From [Happy to educate you]

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2013 report

    um, first off at the beginning of the song its not 'to pay or not toupee.' its 'to pay, or not to pay...' and so on. but other than that, i like the other interpretations. hes just calling wigs 'rugs'. great song :) so is dental care if you havent heard of it. owl city is awesome

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2010 report

    This is a song about hair, and to be thankful for the hair you have and dont take it for granted. What if you were to go bald? He thought of creating a thrift-store where people buy wigs if they go bald, and a "rug" is another word for "wig" so Adam; being the owner of the Second-Hand store, would call it Rugs (wigs) from me, to you. I like this song its cool. It shows his sense of humor, creativity and free spirit mind into a song. "Dental Care" is alot like it though, its not a store but it is about taking care of teeth and what if he were to loose them! : ) I LOVE OWL CITY!

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2010 report

    í agree with the interpretation above but I still gotta say that this song is full of puns. for example the last line
    "cause I cleverly call it : rugs from me to you"_> hugs from me to you

  5. Ali_kun
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    Jun 16th 2010 report

    To pay or not toupee, that is the question
    It refused to stay as it all turned grey, old William
    Shakespeare's receding hair
    Please excuse the pun, it's "hair" today, gone tomorrow,
    so be thankful for what precious locks you have

    [This is a parodied form of a very famous line from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, "To be or not to be, that is the quesion". Here it is being used to descirbe a person that has to wear a toupee due to a receeding hairline which has all gone gray, and, as lots of older people's hair does, gradually thinned out. He later says that you should be thankful that you still have hair, because one day, it could all be gone.]

    To pay or not toupee, that is the question
    And by the way, I just gotta say thank the Lord I'm not
    going bald
    And if I may quip, my curls and I are just like heaven
    'cause rest assured, they'll be no parting there
    But should my head get bare like Friar Tuck, hard cheese
    to swallow, it makes me smile 'cause I know just what I'd
    do

    [He says here that he knows what he would do if he ever did start losing his hair and be as "bare as Friar Tuck", a character from the story Robin Hood, who was bald and would help Robin Hood give to the less fortunate. He would try to do the same.]

    Yeah if I had more wigs than I knew what to do with I'd
    open a second hand store
    And if you ever went bald you'd recall it 'cause I'd
    cleverly call it "Rugs From Me To You"

    [Now, here, as the song ends, he says that he would open his own little shop, selling wigs, as he has too many (if he ever did go bald) and would call it "Rugs From Me To You", because he would be selling his "rugs", a common name for a wig, to other people who have hair problems.]


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