Unmute
Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy! 
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch. 
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singing, 
 
CHORUS: 
Doo, doo, doo, Looking out my back door. 
There's a giant doing cartwheels, 
A statue wearing high heels. 
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn. 
A dinosaur Victrola listening to Buck Owens. 
 
CHORUS 
 
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band. 
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon? 
Doo, doo doo. 
Wond'rous apparition provided by magician. 
 
CHORUS 
 
Tambourines and elephants are playing in the band. 
Won't you take a ride on the flying spoon? 
Doo, doo doo. 
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows. 
 
CHORUS 
 
Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy! 
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on the lawn. 
Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrows. 
 
CHORUS

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is inspired by these books...

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
written by

This Book inspired Lookin' Out My Back Door performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The band has said in interviews that the lyrics about watching the parade were inspired by this Dr. Seuss book.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is played in these movies...

The Big Lebowski

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This Movie plays Lookin' Out My Back Door performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This song plays while The Dude is watching the blue VW Beetle in his rearview mirror while driving.
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We Are Marshall

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This Movie plays Lookin' Out My Back Door performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Travelin' Band
performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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