Talk:Orange Claw Hammer
From Zappa Wiki Jawaka
Some random observations about the lyrics
- A Piper Cub's tail...
- ...an eagle shined thru... (Pilot's pocket-pin)
- Beefheart alludes to the fortunes of all men with the ship being 'The Goddess', as in the goddess Tyche. On coins she is shown "under full sail balancing on the globe, with ancer and ship somewhere near to her... gifting the brave and adventurous on dangerous sea voyages". (See also the 'wooden tits')
- If you are a devotee of extricating the meanings (or the DaDa from the DooDoo) in Beefheart lyrics then Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart And the Secret History of Maximalism is the book for you, (or this track's mention on (page 102).