I Just Watched This Video on Facebook…

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If little kids saying the F bomb offends you, perhaps you should not play the video below.  In fact, Just Chill Here is probably not the place for you.  Because if you can’t chill enough to enjoy the small things in life, you’re too much of a headache to have as a reader and/or commenter.

This little boy is singing a song by the Rubberbandits, which is a comedy duo from Ireland.  The humor of the situation is strange because, well, we’re used to clean American humor that has no concept of poverty in the same frame as Ireland views it (I just pulled this out of my ass by the way).

Yes, those guys singing are wearing plastic shopping bags over their heads.  Yes, they are throwing the piece sign like its the middle finger and yes, a lot of inappropriate things are happening in a church at a wedding.  And yes, fuck your car, he has a horse outside.  And yes, I have lyrics:

I’m at Amanda’s weddin, In a church on Thomas Street
I’m lookin at a bridesmaid, and she lookin back at me
And when the service ends, ask her if she wants a lift
back to the hotel, and if it goes well, finger and a shift
She says Fitzy drives a Mitzy, and he offered me a spin
Enda have a Honda, so I might just go with him
and Darren Gibney said he bring me in his Subaru
so what the fuck would make you think I’d wanna go with you

I said Fuck your Honda Civic, I’ve a horse outside
fuck your Subaru, I have a horse outside
and fuck your Mitsubishi, I’ve a horse outside
if you’re lookin for a ride I’ve got a horse outside
She said I don’t believe ya
I said it’s fuckin true
I swapped him for a bag of yokes in 1992
I don’t need insurance, I don’t need no parkin space
and if you try to clamp my horse he’ll kick you in the face
I don’t pay no tax, fuck NCT
you’ll arrive in style if you ride with me
and the boys are walkin over, jinglin their keys
I look the fuckers up and down and give them one of these

I said Fuck your Honda Civic, I’ve a horse outside
fuck your Subaru, I have a horse outside
and fuck your Mitsubishi, I’ve a horse outside
if you’re lookin for a ride I’ve a horse outside

Giddy up now baby, bless my soul
I rode the fucker round a field back since he was a foal
He runs a bit like Shergar, and he jumps like Tír na nÓg
He looks like Billie Piper after half an ounce of coke
and the boys are lookin jealous, as I lead yer one away
and just before I close the door I look at her and say
Would you be my girl, and she says I will of course
if ya grab me by the ponytail and ride me like a horse
ya!

Fuck your Honda Civic, I’ve a horse outside
fuck your Subaru, I have a horse outside
and fuck your Mitsubishi, I’ve a horse outside
if you’re lookin for a ride I’ve a horse outside


This song is funny at face value, and teaching a little boy the song may not be the most responsible parenting, but what if the boy was taught a life lesson because he learned this song?  Fuck your Mitsubishi, I’ve a horse outside, part of the chorus, can sum up the song quite nicely.  I’m poor, but you know what?  I have what I have and it’s better because I am happy with it.  It’s a song of confidence.  Blinding confidence.

This is why girls love the “Bad Boys.”  Those types of guys generally come from nothing, settle for little, and go nowhere.  However, they tend to find something the “Good Boys” tend to see – acceptance of their situation.  This song embraces a desire to have fun over buying nice things.  From my experiences with Irish folks, many view American commercialism as a parasite on society’s ass.  It makes us weak, and makes us want more.  If this were an American song, it would be “Fuck your Mitsubishi I have a Mercedes outside,” and of course, you would look like a douche and no one would want to hang around you.

I might be full of shit though, because it’s Saturday and I couldn’t sleep last night.  (Yes, I wrote this on Saturday, but posted on Tuesday, that’s how this shit works!)

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