I’m not thick, y’know. I’ve been a fan of Warren Zevon for more than ten years, and I can “read” his songs pretty well. The one that eludes me is “Mohammed’s Radio”. Everything I’ve ever read about Zevon or his songs claims that MR is about the superficiality of life in Southern California in the '70s. Or some aspect of that era.
I can’t see it.
“I heard the general whispering to his aide-de-camp
Be watchful for Mohammed’s lamp”