Monday, May 22, 2006

Enola is not a Gay song

Mummy is no bombshell.


Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday
Oho it can't describe the feeling and the way you lied

These games you play, they're gonna end it all in tears someday
Oho Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way

It's 8:15, that's the time that it's always been

We got your message on the radio, condition's normal and you're coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
Oho, this kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away

Enola Gay, it shouldn't ever have to end this way
Oho Enola Gay, it should've faded our dreams away

It's 8:15, oh that's the time that it's always been

We got your message on the radio, condition's normal and you're coming home
Enola Gay, is mother proud of little boy today
Oho, this you give, it's never ever gonna fade away

I love this song by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). 20 odd years on, its still ringing in my head, and then, it occurred to me .......IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE!

Enola Gay is the B 29 bomber which dropped the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Through some extensive research (google no less), I found out that the plane was named by the pilot, Paul Tibetts, in memory of his mother.

Sweet but if you're going to kill 40,000 civilians, surely mummy wouldn't approve let alone unload her booty.

8 comments:

[Is]landa said...

was i already born when this song came out?

Timber Rabbit said...

unless his step brother is norman who owns a motel, if so then "mummy" would surely be pleased. :)

sic6sense said...

ylanda, young chiku :P

caffeinated, of course. :) your tattoo is so macho compared to mine.

babulicious said...

Ya! Ya! i know that song.
They sure are into planes, trains and automobiles cos the other song i like is "Last train to London". Them to, correct???

Timber Rabbit said...

sic: you must clench when the picture is taken. :)

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

that boy has oedipus complex.

sic6sense said...

babul, i thought that was ELO. Crappy song.

caffe :P

babe, noone has it more than Norman as caffe pointed out.

Anonymous said...

The other meaning of that line:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Boy