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Old 03.12.2004, 04:12
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what is the song proud mary about? thanks!
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Old 04.12.2004, 18:12
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Am not sure but think it's about a riverboat called Proud Mary. Check out http://songfacts.com/detail.lasso?id=500 for more facts.
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Old 11.12.2004, 04:59
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Hi,

John Fogerty once said he wrote "Proud Mary" just after he got a letter wich said he wouldn't have to go to the army any longer. He was so happy that he had to wrote this song, he said. He said this in VH-1 Storytellers.

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Old 10.04.2005, 23:51
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It seems like Proud Mary is a name for a boat, talks about a river and the big wheel that keeps on turnin...
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Old 02.06.2005, 21:54
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Proud Mary is about a poor working woman and the tribulations she's gone through yet she still maintains her dignity.
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Old 29.09.2005, 21:56
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What is the meaning of the lyric in proud mary "pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans?"
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Old 30.09.2005, 07:56
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The correct lyric is "Pumped a lot pain down in New Orleans" not tane. Now I honestly don't know what it means. All I know is that it is one awesome song!!! I hope you have a nice day and ROCK ON!!!
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Old 07.10.2005, 18:32
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In this song he mentions having a few odd jobs, such as cleanin' plates in Memphis. The lyrics are 'tane, not pain. What he is saying here is that he pumped a lot of gas, tane being short for octane, a slang word for gas.

CCR, still great.
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Old 11.01.2006, 20:26
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Now please, nobody laugh..... but, I used to think that this song was about weed.

"Proud Mary" = Mary Jane
Rolling = Being High
never lost sleep worrying what might have been= no worries when you are high
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Old 30.01.2006, 00:46
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Hi there. Could anybody tell me who was meant by the "man" in working for the Man every night and day?
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