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 JudyBats and/or their lyrics, but that is not absolutely necessary, I suppose.

"ˇHagame uno mas! ˇEsos son muy cool!"

"Make another one! Those are very cool!"

"Just like Hannah's sister and her friend..."

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.)

"Mi Aldonza"

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.

"Conoci con mi Aldonza y yo no la queria."

"I met (with) my Aldonza, and (but) I didn't love her."

"Traigame mi guia."

"Bring my guide" or "Bring me guidance."

"...listening to Rickie Lee"

Rickie Lee Jones, an female American folk singer.

"...some song about sad young men"

The song is actually named "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men"

"A chainsaw buzzed when I died."

An allusion to Emily Dickinson's "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died."

"fear of fear"

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.

"Prim the starry-eyed Stepford daughter"

A reference to The Stepford Wives in which the men of Stepford try to manufacture perfect families.

"Wonder Twin powers, deactivate!"

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.

"Channeling the cartoon powers of mighty Isis"

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!").

"Strains of Emma Bovary"

An adulteress. She is the title character of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

"My momma still lives down 40 Sweetwater way."

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.

"...come down here from Michigan to go to UT"

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

"In Tiny Town"

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.

"sunsel boar"

I asked Jeff himself about this one. It's a kind of pig.

" a DQ swirl"

Dairy Queen, vendors of soft-serve ice cream and other foods.

The Moon

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 .

The Moviegoers

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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