Bab's Uvula Who song meaning
"Spontaneous combustion panic attack" - in this song, the narrator is describing his hyperactivity, loss of control and rage bursts. All of that might have been caused by anxiety, intoxication or some deep emotions. Despite the variety of creative descriptions that the narrator uses to illustrate his state, the feeling he mentions most often is rage - "my fuse is short and my blood pressure is high", "tension mounts and I fly off the wall", "my temper snaps". Most likely the song was inspired by too much stress and anger that were causing the author to get "all wound up".
The title of the song is taken from a 1976 Saturday Night Live sketch called "Babs' Uvula", in which a uvula specialist (Chevy Chase) was playing the "Knock, knock, who's there" joke with his patient Babs (Gilda Radner):
- Knock, knock.
- Who's there?
- Babs' uvula.
- Babs' uvula who?
...which has pretty much nothing to do with the meaning of the song. The author probably picked this line for a song title simply because he watched the sketch right before writing the song, or because it was a part of the inspiration, or just for the hell of giving the song a title that would have no connection with the meaning.