Footnotes to the JudyBats Hypertext Lyric Sheet
all original content ©1996 Joe W Aultman
This page is designed to be used in conjunction with the
JudyBats Hypertext Lyric Sheet. It is probably most
useful if you got here through the Lyric Sheet, or if you plan to follow the
link above. It would also be nice if you are familiar with the
and/or their lyrics, but that is not absolutely necessary, I suppose.
"Make another one! Those are very cool!"
I used to think this referred to a lesbian relationship in the Woody Allen film Hannah and Her Sisters. Then I watched the movie and learned that Hannah's sister and her friend were actually caterers, private chefs, that is. *SIGH*
This word can also be found in this poem, which shares ideas with this song, and possibly could have been an inspiration for it.
Let us not forget that "dun" is also used to describe horses of a particular type of coloration. (thx, vwfixer.)
Aldonza is a character in Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote de la Mancha. When Quixote, a crazy old man, becomes a knight-errant, he chooses her to be his lady, since all knights must serve ladies. He calls her Dulcinea, which means "sweet one," because it seems more fitting for a lady.
"I met (with) my Aldonza, and (but) I didn't love her."
"Bring my guide" or "Bring me guidance."
Rickie Lee Jones, an female American folk singer.
The song is actually named "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men"
An allusion to Emily Dickinson's "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died."
Agoraphobia. (Greek agora meaning "open space") A complex phobic disorder associated not with specific stimuli, as simple phobias, but with a variety of stimuli and situations.
A reference to The Stepford Wives in which the men of Stepford try to manufacture perfect families.
A sound byte from the 70's Saturday morning cartoon "The Super Friends." The Wonder Twins were a sort of comic relief to Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc.
Ancient Egyptian goddess, and heroine of a 70's live action Saturday show that used to come on sometime from late morning to mid-afternoon. It was the sister show to Captain Marvel ("Shazam!").
An adulteress. She is the title character of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary.
This is probably a true statement. Interstate 40 runs east-west through Knoxville. You would take it west, then I-75 south to get to Sweetwater, Jeff's home town.
The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Rumor has it that this is the name of a section of Knoxville, TN, or a nickname for the whole city. Some other nicknames are Knoxpatch, Knox Vile, and Knox Vegas.
I asked Jeff himself about this one. It's a kind of pig.
Dairy Queen, vendors of soft-serve ice cream and other foods.
The moon is a strong theme throughout the JudyBats lyrics. It is mentioned at least once on every album. Check it out!
The concept of forgetting is a common lyrical theme. Often this is referring to forgetting a failed relationship or other things in the past .
One recurring sentiment is that Jeff is "sure that most of the romantic gestures we make are learned from the movies." This seems to tie conceptually to a book titled The Moviegoers.
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