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Crash Test Dummies – The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead lyrics

Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
Spreading wisdom and cash around
Fed the starving and housed the poor
Showed the Vatican what gold's for
But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Peter Pumpkinhead brought to shame
Governments who would slur his name
Lusts and s** scandals failed outright
Peter merely said, "Any kind of love is all right"
But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
Had him nailed to a chunk of wood
He died grinning on live tv
Hanging there he looked a lot like you, and an awful lot like me!
But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkin?
Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead
Oh my, oh my, don't it make you want to cry, oh



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    This is in the form of a "nursery" rhyme - used to tell a story about specific people in a specific time, but who is controversially known and too disreputable to be talked favorably of openly. Let's look at the clues: he was nailed to a chunk of wood - impaled maybe? He had money at some point to throw around, to feed the starving and house the poor - using the gold of the vatican as it turns out. He was promiscuous, saying that lusts and disreputable sexual scenarios were just another form of love and so clean. Yet, government's (more than one) were against him, maybe english and irish? I'd say he was irish himself because "he looked an awful lot like me" referring to the female singing the song, and though I can't prove it, it seems to me I saw her say she was from irish heritage in an interview long ago. He was a modern figure, in the days since tv was invented. Who could it be?
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