Meanings Behind Dave Matthews Band's "Alligator Pie"
The Dave Matthews Band's song "Alligator Pie" is rumored to have many different meanings behind the lyrics. However, there are a few theories that make more sense than others and one that is largely circulated. This song rose quickly in the charts and is still a highly popular tune that many people love to hear.
Meanings behind the song
The song is based on Hurricane Katrina and the effects it had on the city of New Orleans. In one of the lines of the song, the singer references the "ninth ward" which was the most devastated area of New Orleans after the storm. Another line which reads "the devil left us here to die..." is making a reference to George Bush and other government officials who did not respond quickly to the storm. Also, a part of the song talks about a man and his daughter sitting on the roof of their home waiting for help to come, and the man worrying they may remain stranded. Although this song is interpreted many ways, this is the most likely meaning of the lyrics.
This song has great meaning to anyone who was effected by Hurricane Katrina and gives others a visual of what life was like after the storm. Although the band has not officially released the meaning of the song, with all the references throughout the lyrics you can understand easily what it is trying to illustrate. The Dave Matthews Band has very profound songs with hidden meanings and lyrics that truly paint a picture of an event or place.