John Wayne Is Big Leggy

Album: Battle Hymns for Children Singing (1982)
Charted: 11
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  • John Wayne in the trailer for the movie The Searchers (1956).

Comments: 5

  • Common Sense Is Dead. from Uk Anon from USA, please shut your mouth and give your arse a go, it's sh*t probably makes more sense than the pile you spewed here. It's a tongue in cheek song about sh*gging with a hint of the attitude towards native Americans but none of the sh*te you dropped about disrespecting her in her own home. He 's a cowboy, so wouldn't be parted from his gun, and so when she said it was in the way, he moved it behind him so he could take her from behind. People read way too much into things. Not every f'ing thing is racist!!!
  • Mo Johnny Yen Riaz from Manchester UkAlways thought it was “and he knows that god is with him cos he’s white” and I guess that’s what they really meant anyway.
  • Anon from UsaThe song isn’t an homage to John Wayne; the John Wayne they mention is an exemplar, a stereotype. The song absolutely is about racism and the ‘cowboy’ image of not just the United States, but of any person or group that uses themselves as the yardstick by which to measure and place some kind of meritorious value on other peoples, cultures, and countries. For example, Speckled Hen is good enough to have sex with, but she doesn’t merit respect, even when she puts her foot down and asserted her rights to her own preferences in her own teepee. She doesn’t even merit an explanation for why it is okay to invalidate her wishes, as shown in the line, ‘turn right over, you’ll know why’. What gives this stereotype called John Wayne the right to do all this? Because he’s White/right.

    This is 100% a song about racism, and all of the baggage that comes with it, like manifest destiny.
  • Anne from LondonI thought it was 'he knows that God is with him cos he's white. John Wayne was known to hold racist views.
  • Daniel from Uk, United KingdomThis song is about sexual intercourse - specifically the 'doggy' position as a solution to a troublesome gunbelt!
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