The children's track Down by the bay is about a son trying come escape your mother's downslide into dementia.

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The song's narrator wishes they might remain "down by the bay whereby the watermelons thrive instead that returning residence to their mother. The mother in the tune welcomes she child house with whimsical non sequiturs. However, what if the boy dreads return home because they identify the mother's slow-moving descent right into her an individual prison built by the degenerative problems of Alzheimer disease. The bay to represent an idealized safe haven wherein the boy does not have actually to face the inescapable fate of their mother. I'm sorry.

Lyrics:

Down by the bay

Where the watermelons grow

Back to my home

I dare no go

For if i do

My mother will say

Did you ever see a baboon

Holding a balloon

Repeat chorus

Did you ever before see a whale

With a polka-dot tail

Repeat chorus

Did you ever before see a pig

Wearing a wig

Repeat chorus

Did you ever see a goat

Standing in a boat

Repeat chorus

Did you ever before see a llama

Wearing pajamas

-Lyrics from kid Songs


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· 6y
Minor correction: Alzheimer's and also dementia are not the very same thing.

Other than that, this is a heavy theory. Take into consideration it mine headcanon.


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· 6y

Hey friend, Alzheimer's is a form of dementia, the most famed one actually. There room numerous varieties of dementia though. Http://www.alz.org/dementia/types-of-dementia.asp?sp=true


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· 6y
It's supposedly a classic song with potentially Greek origins, and also I can't discover anything the contradicts you.

And honestly, analysis the lyrics, it really does seem favor that.

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