View Full Version : Pantala Naga Pampa

06-21-2005, 09:24 AM
ok, i'm not new but last night i was just like someone needs to put that down for their newby link, in case you didn't know (which im sure you do) Pantala Naga Pampa means welcome to our home in African or something like that.

06-27-2005, 01:03 PM
At the same time, it means, "I have a python in my pants."

It's in the "Step Into the Light" book. :)

06-27-2005, 01:08 PM
lol...I thought they found out it wasn't welcome to my home at all??? Python in my pants...That's the greatest!
Oh and since we're giving lessons...The python in my pants is Indian

06-27-2005, 01:17 PM
LMFAO:lol: I had no idea what pantala naga pampa meant til just now

06-27-2005, 01:36 PM
Maybe it was another book. I forget. But I laughed...and thought.

07-08-2005, 11:07 AM
the indian guy that used to cook food for the band while recording Crash used to say that all the time. i think thats where dave got it (as i recall).

07-08-2005, 11:15 AM
That's it!

07-08-2005, 11:28 AM
yeah, that sounds very familiar to me too! lol. I think I read that somewhere. Possibly Nancies FAQ's?

07-08-2005, 11:31 AM
Yup. Just as i thought:alumni:
Got this from Nancies FAQ's feature

3.6 What does "Pantala Naga Pampa" mean?

It has long been said that the phrase is Gambian for "welcome to our home,"
which makes the brief song particularly appropriate as the introduction to the
album "Before These Crowded Streets." After some research, however, it turns
out that not only is Gambian not a language, but the languages spoken in that
country (English is their official language, but the native languages include
Mandinka, Wolof and Fula) are nowhere close to having any such words. Believe it
or not, "pantala naga pampa" is Indian for "I have a python in my pants."

The story goes that there was an Indian chef who cooked for the band during the
UTTAD and Crash sessions, who would exclaim "pantala naga pampa" for reasons
that were not entirely clear. This apparently amused Dave, who would say it as
well. When the instrumental piece appeared on BTCS as the first track, it was
realized that it would have to be titled for the CD's track listing. Dave, who
may or may not have then known what the phrase meant, thought that it would be
amusing to title the track "Pantala Naga Pampa." And so he did.

07-12-2005, 02:50 PM
Man, I like that track much more now.

07-17-2005, 01:28 PM
Man, I like that track much more now.

haha me too..its amazing great classics come from something like that:lol:

07-20-2005, 10:33 AM
i had no idea thats what it meant! ( i have a python in my pants) i guess next time i need to read ALL of the paragraph in FAQ

07-22-2005, 02:12 PM
That is news to me. I thought it was Welcome To Our Home.



08-16-2005, 06:11 PM
It means both Rob. I gotta dig that book out again. And then I can post the part about it.