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Murray Attaway has a couple of themes that he returns to over the course of his songs. In addition to religion and alcoholism, he often explores themes related to childhood. In specific, he sometimes contrasts the naivety of children with the gravity of adulthood. “Jamboree” has an uplifting lyric encouraging you to “lift up your voice to the sky,” but its played and sung with an undertone of desperation – a knowledge that children can still do this, but it may be too late for adults.
That sad irony present in the song is sort of the unifying theme of the whole album. Not to say that every song it ironic, just that its not exactly a party album despite the suggestion of the title.