Caipirinha
Peeping Tom Lyrics


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Everyday it's a dream,
it's obscene.
I wish I was there.
Far Away,
having fun, beneath the sun, my feet in the sand.
But here I am,
freezing cold, shovling snow,
but why should you care?

I wish I was there.
I wish I was there.
It always begins and never ends.

Winter breeze, antifreeze, screaming please,
I wish I was there.
Coacoa, chilled by snow.
All alone.
?????
But here I am.
Sweat and heat at the beach,
and your not my friend.

I wish I was there.
I wish I was there.
It always begins and never ends.

I wish I was there.
I wish I was there.




It always begins and never ends.
It always begins and never ends

Overall Meaning

"Caipirinha" is a Peeping Tom song that speaks to the desire to escape the dreariness of life and live instead in a sunny paradise. The theme is one of discontent and a wish to be somewhere else. The opening lines set the tone, as the singer expresses a longing to be in a dream or a less mundane reality. This longing is made more acute by the contrast between what the singer is experiencing - the cold and snow - and what they wish they were experiencing - the sun and warm sand. However, this longing has no end, as it "always begins and never ends."


The second verse is more abstract and metaphorical. The singer seems to be suffering from the isolation and loneliness of their situation, as represented by the "Coacoa, chilled by snow" - a reference perhaps to a drink that could warm the singer but is missing from their life. Interestingly, the next line is an abrupt and unexplained interruption, followed by a return to the original theme of sunshine and beaches.


The song seems to be about the constant human longing for something better, for a happier or more fulfilling life. The caipirinha, which is a Brazilian cocktail, represents the sunny and carefree life that the singer desires, while the cold and snow represent the dreary reality they are currently stuck in. The song is a melancholic reflection of this longing, encapsulating the idea that this desire for something better is something that is always present and never fully satisfied.


Line by Line Meaning

Everyday it's a dream, it's obscene.
Every day feels like an impossible dream, and it's almost unrealistically amazing.


I wish I was there. Far Away, having fun, beneath the sun, my feet in the sand.
I yearn to be in a tropical paradise, soaking up the sun and enjoying life to the fullest.


But here I am, freezing cold, shovling snow, but why should you care?
However, reality is harsh, and I am stuck here in the cold, shoveling snow, with nobody to empathize with me.


Winter breeze, antifreeze, screaming please, I wish I was there.
The winter weather is unbearable, and I am begging to be transported to the ideal vacation destination.


Coacoa, chilled by snow. All alone. ?????
The contrast between cocoa (a summer beverage) and the snow highlights my current loneliness and despair.


But here I am. Sweat and heat at the beach, and your not my friend.
I can only imagine myself sweating in the tropical heat while being surrounded by untrustworthy companions.


I wish I was there.
I still desire to be in an ideal paradise, far away from my current reality.


It always begins and never ends.
These feelings of longing and dissatisfaction are a never-ending cycle in my life.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: MICHAEL ALLEN PATTON

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Chris Rad Storgoff

It's similar. I questioned for a second but Patton and Bungle have been doing this since the early 90s.

Don't let that stop you tho.

I'd like to hear you out.

No jury has been out yet!

You're a smart fan. That's why I wrote back.



All comments from YouTube:

Arthur Diniz

Man, Patton makes world music, I love this guy!

Karoline Affonso

Pensa numa pessoa chorosa, sou eu. Mike Patton é um gênio!!! 🤌🏾❤

Jairo Silva

Bebel Gilberto🇧🇷👏👏👏👏

David Shoe

Brasilidade total....música fodaaa

Cancerous Ordo

Gosh I love this song so much. So wonderful

EricLeafericson

And then the jingle completely drops out, crystallizing into a really nice beat. It's an interesting change.

WesternBlood

Every day is a walk on the beach when this song plays.

Catharina Wennberg

Among the most awsome songs..!  ;)

11FBA11

awesome song.

Nathália Diniz

And of course, the title. Caipirinha is a traditional brazilian drink (and Patton loves it!)

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