What does Black Cow mean?

Search Login

Steely Dan: Black Cow Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Black Cow Lyrics

In the corner
Of my eye
I saw you in Rudy's
You were very high
You were high
It was a cryin' disgrace
They saw your face

On the counter
By your keys
Was a book of numbers
And your remedies
One of these
Surely will screen out the...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 28th 2020 report

    This song reflects a relationship similar to that between Charlie and Paulie in Pope of Greenwich Village; is the character about whom “It’s Probably Me” is written about…
    He’ll recount the story, and the person won’t even remember… So outrageous… ;-)

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 23rd 2018 report

    STEELY DAN'S ''Black Cow'' song meaning for me, especially if you're a concerned Palestinian/Israeli citizen, Jewish or not, that's about the holy Cow's charred by fire remains. Which was/is 'another way' of saying by the ''Book Of Numbers'' in this song, that's to His[the Protagonist's] girlfriend. Which could be a modern day Israeli ''High'' Priestress who's also high at the bar. In a new way for her to take her ''red heifer'' new born drink that was ''raised up'' to be a sacrifice without a blemish and then for Her to get out of the state of Israel and leave Him alone drinking at the bar.

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 20th 2017 report

    He's in love with a party girl and has had his fill.

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 16th 2017 report

    A Black Cow is a mixed drink. "Ie". Booze

    Take your big black cow an get out of here


More Steely Dan song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Just Posted

Erase This anonymous
I'll Never Love Again anonymous
Immaculate Misconception anonymous
Coconut anonymous
Canyon Moon anonymous
Good 4 U anonymous
Shirtsleeves anonymous
Girl anonymous
Gone Away anonymous
If I Lose Myself anonymous
Dancing With A Stranger Lovesmith
Midnight Train anonymous
Place For My Head anonymous
4th of July anonymous
Trapped anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Beauty In The Struggle
Bryan Martin
Come In (But Don't Make Yourself Comfortable)
Caroline Jones
Taunt
Lovejoy
Sex Sells
Lovejoy
We Are Between
Modest Mouse
Saturday
Twenty One Pilots
I Did It
DJ Khaled
I Was On A Boat That Day
Old Dominion