Tony's Theme
Pixies Lyrics


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This is a song about a superhero named Tony
It's called Tony's theme

He's got the oil on his chain, for a ride in the rain
No baloney
Ride around on my bicycle like a pony
I'm waving hi, hi, hi, hi, hi
Gu-gu-gu-gimme a scream
Give me, give me the theme
Of Tony

To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny
I am Tony, super bicycle Tony, I'm racing
Spitfire turn and pop a wheelie, burn and evil chasing
I'm waving bye, bye, bye, bye, bye
I got a card in my spokes
I'm practicing my joke, I'm learning

To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny
This is a song about a superhero named Tony
It's called Tony's theme

I can look at the sun if you give me some bad sun glasses
I'm back on the road, I cut my grass like I'm told
After classes!

To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny




To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny
To-ny

Overall Meaning

Pixies's "Tony's Theme" is a song about a superhero named Tony who rides around on his bicycle. The song begins with Tony preparing for a ride in the rain, making sure his chain is oiled. As he rides, he feels like a powerful figure, racing and performing stunts on his bicycle. Tony imaginarily battles evil and becomes a hero with a catchy theme song. The lyrics suggest that Tony is a bit of an eccentric character, as he wears a bad pair of sunglasses and cuts his grass after class. The repetitive chanting of his name throughout the song reinforces his status as a superhero.


The lyrics could be interpreted as a commentary on the desire for adventure, the search for meaning, and the longing to escape the mundane routines of everyday life. The way Tony embraces his superhero alter-ego suggests a need to be seen as special or unique. The song also pokes fun at the ridiculousness of the superhero genre, making it lighthearted and fun.


Line by Line Meaning

He's got the oil on his chain, for a ride in the rain
Tony is prepared for any weather conditions on his bike


No baloney
He's serious about being a superhero


Ride around on my bicycle like a pony
He rides his bike with an air of confidence, like a proud pony


I'm waving hi, hi, hi, hi, hi
He's greeting his fans and followers


Gu-gu-gu-gimme a scream
He wants his fans to cheer and show their support


Give me, give me the theme
He wants his fans to chant his name and show their support for his superhero persona


I am Tony, super bicycle Tony, I'm racing
Tony is confident in his superhero persona and is racing towards any danger


Spitfire turn and pop a wheelie, burn and evil chasing
He performs stunts on his bike while chasing and defeating evil


I'm waving bye, bye, bye, bye, bye
He's leaving his fans but also saying goodbye to his foes


I got a card in my spokes
He uses a trick to make a sound like a motorcycle


I'm practicing my joke, I'm learning
Tony is always looking to improve his superhero skills


I can look at the sun if you give me some bad sun glasses
Tony is confident and invincible, even to the sun's rays


I'm back on the road, I cut my grass like I'm told
Tony is a responsible superhero who even takes care of his own lawn


To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny, To-ny
The repeated chant of Tony's name reinforces his superhero persona




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHARLES THOMPSON

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