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These are lyrics by Donovan that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Donovan

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Donovan's, "Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Goo goo, goo goo Barabajagal
Was his name now
Why They're Nonsensical:
Performed with the Jeff Beck Group, "Barabajagal" is a made up name for a herbalist. The refrain was was inspired by "I Am the Walrus".
Submitted by: KL Fan
Donovan's, "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man Comes singing songs of love
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang
Here comes the roly poly man and he's singing songs of love
Roly poly, roly poly, roly poly, poly he sang
Why They're Nonsensical:
What is all this 'hurdy gurdy' and 'roly poly' nonsense and what's the point of it?!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
Donovan's, "Mellow Yellow"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase
Why They're Nonsensical:
say WHAT?! How the hell can a fruit be electrical (even at the time this song was made), and how can it be a sudden craze of any kind? I DON'T GET IT!!!!
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Donovan's, "Mellow Yellow"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm just mad about fourteen
Why They're Nonsensical:
Fourteen what?
Submitted by: Bucky Bunny
Donovan's, "Season Of The Witch"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Two rabbits running in the ditch
Why They're Nonsensical:
I can't understand what rabbits running in a ditch have to do with a witch or anything else in this song. I think he was just searching for words that rhyme with "witch".
Submitted by: Joyce
Donovan's, "Sunshine Superman"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You can just sit there, thinking, on your velvet throne,
'Bout all the rainbows you can have for your own,
When you make your mind up forever to be mine.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Could ANY amount of sitting and thinking on a velvet throne cause one to think up anything on Earth more IMPOSSIBLE for one to possess than rainbows? I think not.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Donovan's, "There Is A Mountain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
First there is a mountain,
then there is no mountain,
then there is
Why They're Nonsensical:
Then you think there was but you're not quite sure? Oh make up your mind! Was it there or not?
Submitted by: Amoriah
Donovan's, "Universal Soldier"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
But without him
how could Hitler have condemned them at Labau
Why They're Nonsensical:
The correct place name, as the writer Buffy Sainte-Marie sings it, is Dachau. I can't find any place called Labau that has anything to do with HItler.
Submitted by: Charverz

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