I can’t be the only one who’s ever wondered about this song, but a quick search of the archives turned up nothing.
What the hell is this song about, anyway?
Specifically, the lines “… looking for soul food and a place to eat. ” and “the colored girls sing- “doot da doot da doot….”
To be honest with you, I’d heard these lines before in that song but never gave it much thought. But today, sitting in traffic, I was struck with how seemingly racist some of the lyrics in that song seem to be.
Take the soul food sentence. Is he saying that soul food is inedible? And ‘colored’ girls? The song isn’t that old.
Is Lou pissed at blacks in this song or is it simply symbolic of something else? I’ll assume it’s symbolic, but of what?
I know there were other lines that stood out equally as odd, but I can’t remember the specifics.
What’s the dope behind this song?