Perhaps based on the fact that the eastern boundary of Iowa resembles a cackling hair-chinned profile. In "real life", of course, Iowa wears the grocery sack of Michigan and is nibbling the ear of Illinois.--M. Fudd 15:58, 8 Jan 2006 (EST)
I'd just like to say that this song is the greastest (indeed only) example of the under-appreciated genre known as "carousel punk".
It's about a witch. Pretty simple. (Though it'd prolly be more fitting for, like, Massachusetts. But "Massachusetts is a witch, she's a witch" just doesn't work.) ~Anna Ng hears your words. 22:40, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
To me, this song is a story about a place like a school or summer camp, to train aspiring witches. It's very prestigious and only accepts one witch from each state. After the student witches arrive there, they are known by their state names to preserve secrecy. So the state witches all hang out together. That's why Iowa is "casting a spell on Vermont," because I imagine the witches don't always get along. Iowa has some sort of feud with Vermont. Why? We may never know.