dar williams denies the link between this song and the one by the barenaked ladies. so it's just a fishy coincidence, i suppose.

dar went to wesleyan college, where apparently yoko ono was more well-known and admired than john lennon. as she puts it, "...ethnomusicology, performance art, and experimental music set the vibe for the campus....Double Fantasy was called, by some, a 'Yoko Ono album with special guests.'" the song is sort of a retaliation to those who view her as a no-talent, controlling banshee who almost ruined john lennon's career.