According to the National Ransom Songfacts, the lyrics of this garage rocker allude to the Wall Street banker culture. However, whilst the song references the chaos created by the bankers, the ransom is one to which we’re holding ourselves.
Runnin' pell-mell and harum-scarum
Runnin' as hot as they do or dare
Stick out your tongue and drink down all the venom
Off Cut-Throat Cuthbert and Millicent St.Cy