I couldn't live like that, no siree! I couldn't do the things the way those people do. I couldn't live there if you paid me to. These bitter lines should jolt the listener.
The scenery he'd been describing up to that point was quite ordinary, probably like the places where most of us live, but his reaction to it is utter contempt. It should be noted that Byrne sings these lines the way he sings the rest of the song, i. It seems probable that this man is traveling alone and only thinking these things rather than saying them aloud. With the second verse, Byrne further damns this place and the people in it with faint praise: I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean.
I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends. Look at that kitchen and all of that food. Look at them eat it. I guess it tastes real good.
That repeated phrase "I guess" negates any real positivity one might construe from these words. It's what you say when you are reluctantly agreeing to something but are not truly convinced by it.
He begrudgingly notes the area's lack of air pollution -- another clue that our narrator is likely a city dweller -- and admits that the residents whom he pointedly refers to as "those people," separating them from himself might be having "fun," but he wants no part of it. The two lines about the kitchen and the food demonstrate that some of what the man is "seeing" is merely in his mind. He would not be able to actually see these things from the vantage point of the plane.
He goes back to making flat, factual observations about food distribution and how the undeveloped areas, the businesses, and the private homes form one big food chain: They grow it in the farmlands And they take it to the stores They put it in the car trunk And they bring it back home And I say Then he repeats the brutal chorus. The final verse is perhaps the most cryptically revealing and, therefore, the most interesting.
So far, all we know of this strange man is that he is observing a world which is literally and in his mind, figuratively beneath him.
But now Byrne gives us some insight into the narrator's opinion of his own station in life: I'm tired of looking out the windows of the airplane I'm tired of traveling, I want to be somewhere.
It's not even worth talking About those people down there. Fredrickism 7. Forever Adams 8. Murph Almighty The Heaven Game Impossible Dreams The Maltese Hummingbird Kearsarge Charlie Chin Cornelius Vanderbilt Tracks on Disc 2: 1. Ajax Airlines 2. Hippie And The Redneck 3. Ajax Finance Company 4. The Preacher 5. The Soul Bowl 6.
Ajax Mortuary 7. The Doctors 8. Bruiser La Rue Meets Dracula 9. Frontier Christmas Ajax Travel Bureau Sir Basil Ajax Business Travel. Frontier Christmas. The Soul Bowl. Releases: Year. Web pages about this album:. Where to Buy:. Add a New Message. RadEditor's components - toolbar, content area, modes and modules. Recent searches Clear All. Enter Location. Update location. Learn more. Report incorrect product information. Walmart Out of stock. Delivery not available.
Pickup not available. Add to list. Add to registry. About This Item. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Ajax Liquor Store 2. Bruiser La Rue 3. Friar Schuck 4. Ajax Pet Store 5. Top 40 Dj's 6. Fredrickism 7. Forever Adams 8. Murph AlmightyDespite the attraction of video entertainment, there is still something magical about old time radio entertainers. The universal appeal of Hudson and Landry is legendary and this CD is proof. Particularly entertaining for this time of year is the classic "Frontier Christmas." For anyone not familiar with Hudson and Landry, I highly recommend /5(10).