Originally Posted by Womble
If I'm completely honest, I think no matter how much I love drums, my priorities lie with the other components of music: melody, harmony, lyrics etc. ... And so I can't help wanting drum parts to fit around the song, not the song around the drum part.
That's a perfectly valid point, and one that I hope no one finds offensive (referring to the occasionally over-sensitive types). It is a bit of a "gimmicky" song, mainly lyrically, and to a lesser extent percussively.
I remember years ago Paul Simon saying that the song was inspired by the goofy rhymes that his young son liked. I think it was just a silly song that they were all having fun with in various ways.*