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Old 02-13-2016, 11:23 PM   #181
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it's the "her inside him" part that gets me.

what's he talking about, pegging?

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Yeah that lyric bugs me. It's like he's trying to be weird
it's a metaphor for how he's haunted by her ghost.

this one is actually crystal clear, like, it's not even ambiguous.

 
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:03 AM   #182
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Thanks for the clarification, I always thought the tale of dusty fucking pistol pete in the ass with a strap on dildo was kinda harsh

 
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:27 PM   #183
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Thanks for the clarification, I always thought the tale of dusty fucking pistol pete in the ass with a strap on dildo was kinda harsh
Hey, whatever floats his boat...

 
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:22 PM   #184
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open your eyes to these mustard lies

tiny lies we dress up the truth with when the truth is kinda shitty, like a hot dog

 
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:20 PM   #185
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i love it

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:43 AM   #186
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lol

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:17 AM   #187
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Has this one been done yet?

"Who wouldn't be the one you love"

Like, wouldn't it make more sense if it were, like, "who wouldn't love you?" Like, "you're so lovely, anyone would love you."

"Who wouldn't be the one you love" implies "you would love everyone." Which doesn't seem to be the theme of the rest of the song. Not to mention that the way it's phrased is almost self-contradictory. Couldn't only one person be the one you love?

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:20 AM   #188
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who wouldn't be the one you love?
who wouldn't stand inside your love?

it's an interesting inversion of who wouldn't love you. as if "her" love is like a spotlight on a stage, and one has the choice to either get up there or not. but you know, who wouldn't?

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:55 AM   #189
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I always understood the lyric as 'who wouldn't want to be loved by you'

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:34 AM   #190
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yeah me 2

DUH

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:32 PM   #191
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it's a line that sounds good, and that's one of those songs that wrote itself in like 20 minutes, words & music

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:33 PM   #192
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"to shake these zipper blues" though? what's that supposed to mean? i know the song was also written really quickly, and it's a brilliant impressionistic lyric, but what do you guys think?

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:46 PM   #193
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you're required to dress a certain way to be cool and fit in and that's uncomfortable and causes sadness for the narrator

thus he would like to shake the bad feelings this causes him

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:49 PM   #194
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I always understood the lyric as 'who wouldn't want to be loved by you'
exactly

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:39 PM   #195
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Thanks for the clarification, I always thought the tale of dusty fucking pistol pete in the ass with a strap on dildo was kinda arousing

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #196
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When it's fall and you're zipping up a hoodie and u know that soon the summer of life will be over, you've got zipper blues

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:53 PM   #197
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I don't think anyone is disagreeing about the meaning of the SIYL lyric, it's just an unusual way to phrase such a sentiment.

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:54 PM   #198
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also zipper blues is when you go to the bathroom in high school and you come back to class with your fly down and some kid is like, "HEY BILLY XYU!" and your cheeks flush red with shame

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:07 PM   #199
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I suppose it would be more accurately constructed as, "Who wouldn't want to be the one you love?" but I doubt that would scan as well.

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #200
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what i don't understand is how he even comes up with these sentences, that somehow sound good without making any sense at all.

it's like, "hmmm, i need a refrain here, let's see... oh yeah let's throw in a sentence that makes absolutely no literal sense"

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #201
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I think it'd make sense if you sat down and read it, but hearing him sing it with weird intonation hundreds of times makes you stop understanding it properly when you try to think about it

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:57 PM   #202
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:13 PM   #203
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sometimes people refer to certain lyrics as nonsense or not making sense, but I personally, and I admit this might be because of my overzealous lit crit brain, really believe that at least in the old days Billy chose these words very carefully. Even when things are nonsense, I think all those words were chosen and carefully placed in a certain order because they mean something to him that way, even if that thing is an abstract thought or feeling or image. Yes, the literal meaning of the line is something basically like who wouldn't want to be loved by you, but that's not exactly what he wrote. He wrote who wouldn't stand inside your love, as if Yelena's love is something monolithic, a force of nature, a spiritual projection or gaze (everlasting gaze? immutable, impossible...) That love is not something being given specifically to him, being generated for him. On the contrary, this love is something permanent, unchanging, all-powerful, beyond the ebb and flow of the mortal world and its flighty, ephemeral mortal fixations. This love is a love that flows from within her core by virtue of her grace. It's more like the love of God than the love of a romantic partner. And who wouldn't stand inside it? The love of God is not negotiable, it doesn't fade, it is forever and all one has to do is make the choice to accept it or not (in Christian mythology anyway). It's more like asking who wouldn't stand under the rays of the sun and feel them on their face?

 
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:27 PM   #204
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:53 AM   #205
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:18 AM   #206
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sometimes people refer to certain lyrics as nonsense or not making sense, but I personally, and I admit this might be because of my overzealous lit crit brain, really believe that at least in the old days Billy chose these words very carefully. Even when things are nonsense, I think all those words were chosen and carefully placed in a certain order because they mean something to him that way, even if that thing is an abstract thought or feeling or image. Yes, the literal meaning of the line is something basically like who wouldn't want to be loved by you, but that's not exactly what he wrote. He wrote who wouldn't stand inside your love, as if Yelena's love is something monolithic, a force of nature, a spiritual projection or gaze (everlasting gaze? immutable, impossible...) That love is not something being given specifically to him, being generated for him. On the contrary, this love is something permanent, unchanging, all-powerful, beyond the ebb and flow of the mortal world and its flighty, ephemeral mortal fixations. This love is a love that flows from within her core by virtue of her grace. It's more like the love of God than the love of a romantic partner. And who wouldn't stand inside it? The love of God is not negotiable, it doesn't fade, it is forever and all one has to do is make the choice to accept it or not (in Christian mythology anyway). It's more like asking who wouldn't stand under the rays of the sun and feel them on their face?
What the fuck is this ? You really went full retard on this one.

 
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:47 AM   #207
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above you can see people who have never taken a lit class

 
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:01 AM   #208
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or taken multiple bong rips of white kush TO THA DOME

 
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:04 AM   #209
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or taken multiple bong rips of white kush TO THA DOME
yes or this

I'm being silly and exaggerated, but I do think he chose that phrasing purposely, and I basically think my analysis is correct

 
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:16 AM   #210
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I wonder what these poems mean.


 
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