New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

I'm a porter and a night clerk at the old hot rod hotel
I clean and scrub the lobby down and thirty one rooms as well
I wax and shine their boots and shoes, I brush down their crinkeldy clothes
I meet the buses and the trains and show you to your door

Bell bottom pants brought two boys in at six fourteen last night
Two girls checked in at ten otwo and I flipped on their light
The lamrods wife looks in their doors and finds one terrible sight
Those boys and girls got bawled up in their doors and rooms last night

A bloody flood could never messed these rooms up any worse
It looked like moe had used this room to grease and breed a horse
Old gum and hairs and sticky rags, old bottles on the floors
Gobs of spit and condom rubbers on the windows, walls and doors

The lammy tried to make me clean up the crappy mess
Or else he'd fire me off my job and let me starve to death
I laid aside my polish rag and downed my dusting pan
And I've not seen the old hot rod nor that old town since then

Words: woody guthrie (1949) - music: billy bragg (1996)

Jay bennett: farfisa organ, mandolin, electric guitar
Billy bragg: acoustic guitar, vocals
Ken coomer: drums
John stirratt: electric bass
Jeff tweedy: acoustic guitar



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/billy_bragg/hot_rod_hotel.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×