South Carolina (Hello EP)

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song name South Carolina
artist John Linnell
releases State Songs (EP)
year 1994
run time 3:45
sung by John Linnell


  • This is a song about getting rich after getting hurt—here, in a bicycle accident—and successfully suing the offender. Notably, TMBG's Dial-A-Song service was created after John Linnell himself was injured in a bicycle accident.
  • This is the same recording as the State Songs album version, with different mixing and time-stretched by 0.1%.
  • The line "Lift that fork, eat that snail" alludes to the Hammerstein/Kern song "Ol' Man River", which includes the line "Tote dat barge, lift dat bale".

Song Themes

Accidents, Addiction, Compulsion, Bodily Mutilation, Colors, Food, French, Funny But Sad, Heads, Language, Letters Of The Alphabet, Medical, Mirrors And Reflections, Money, Occupations, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Shapes, Size, Tableware, Transportation, Upside-Down, US States


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