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These are lyrics by Steely Dan that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Steely Dan

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Steely Dan's, "Glamour Profession"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
On the town we dress for action.
Celluloid bikers is Friday's theme.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What the hell is a celluloid biker? And if they exist, how do you dress for a party as a celluloid biker?
Submitted by: someguynamedbob
Steely Dan's, "Kid Charlemagne"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Is there gas in the car?
Yes there's gas in the car.
Why They're Nonsensical:
ok, I guess it makes sense, but...Well, even Walter Becker said in an interview that he was roasted by a cabbie who realized during the cab ride who he was, and asked if he was the one who wrote those 'ridiculous' lyrics.
Submitted by: Jim
Steely Dan's, "My Old School"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Oleanders growing outside her door
Soon they're gonna be in bloom up in Annandale
Why They're Nonsensical:
The "Annandale" referenced throughout the song is Annandale, New York; oleanders do not grow in cold climates like that of New York.
Submitted by: RJSchex
Steely Dan's, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
...send it off in a letter to yourself.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What good would this do? Rikki could simply lose the letter once it was delivered. This is no more effective than simply writing oneself a note!
Submitted by: Andy

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