In one or two interviews, Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band was asked about the song "Joker." In it is a lyric, "And I speak of the pompatus of Love..." He was asked what is meant by "pompatus." Miller said, basically, "I have no idea. I needed a word to keep the melody and meter going and that just popped into my head."
So, remember that some poetry doesn't have meaning, it simply serves as infrastructure to something else.