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Old 01-04-2021, 10:26 AM   #1
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Is Billy writing about a twisted guy who just murdered a gal?


Dead eyes, dead eyes
And are you just like me?
Her eyes, her eyes were as
Vacant as the seas, yeah
Dead eyes, dead eyes
Are you just like me?

It's as if this guy is sitting by the beach at night staring at a corpse and at her dead eyes wondering if she's his soulmate, having murdered her after she rejected him.

And does she really know me at last?

No, I am by no means implying Billy is writing about himself. But any good artist knows how to write from other people's perspectives.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:44 AM   #2
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is you just dumb?

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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it's an obsessive love song about being into a girl with a distant personality

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:16 PM   #4
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i always thought it was becoz his luvahs a drug addict and he's gazing sadly into her dead eyes and murmuring Drugs are your fav thing? Drugs are my fav thing too!

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:32 PM   #5
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i always thought it was becoz his luvahs a drug addict and he's gazing sadly into her dead eyes and murmuring Drugs are your fav thing? Drugs are my fav thing too!
Interesting take. Thank you.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:10 PM   #6
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this is as literal a take as the folks who wouldn't play "Disarm" back in the day because it was literally about cutting children

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:21 PM   #7
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Hasn’t big willie addressed this specific line? Mcis reissue maybe? Iirc it’s about his wedding and realizing he just married someone he will eventually leave b/c, uh, big willies gotta fly free plus her eyes were like, dead and evyerhint

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:30 PM   #8
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best by starlights were with matt walker. so awesome how they changed that "does she really know me AAEEHHTT LLEEESSSSTT!!!!!!!!!!"

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:57 PM   #9
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just hook it into his veins! /\

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:56 PM   #10
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No.

Get help.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:23 PM   #11
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evyerhint
is this an Aphex Twin song title or soemhint?

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:24 PM   #12
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just hook it into his veins! /\
everytime i see that custom title i think of "Swamp Song" by Blur

STIGGIT to ma VEINS

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:24 PM   #13
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yeah that's right

it's 90s namedrop day

get to it

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:47 PM   #14
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lol i always thought it was "stick it in my face"


anyways, how about that "battle." one helluva song, imho. when graham does the distortion on the second verse/chorus ... ah yes, god, right there!!

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:05 PM   #15
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that song thoroughly kicked my ass as a teen just getting it from some Texan "Hastings"

i fucking love the whole album, really

every. single. second.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:12 PM   #16
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yeah it's really good. graham's all over the place.

i think trimm trabb's my fav.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:15 PM   #17
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good choice

getting to see them play that at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015 was a dream experience

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:02 PM   #18
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It's obviously about ocular necrosis.

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:09 PM   #19
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good choice

getting to see them play that at the Hollywood Bowl in 2015 was a dream experience
<3 13

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:15 PM   #20
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God-tier
Self-titled
13
Think Tank

Good-tier
Parklyfe
Modern Lyfe is Rubbish

Too much filler/undeveloped tier
The Great Escape
Leisure


Really need to give the reunion album another listen. Coxon is god!!

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:21 PM   #21
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I never really cared for anything below god-tier, but these three are fucking awesome yes

 
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:31 PM   #22
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:14 AM   #23
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God-tier
Self-titled
13
Think Tank

Good-tier
Parklyfe
Modern Lyfe is Rubbish

Too much filler/undeveloped tier
The Great Escape
Leisure


Really need to give the reunion album another listen. Coxon is god!!
Wait, Leisure has gone to become an involuntarily shoegaze milestone.

 
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Old 01-05-2021, 09:52 AM   #24
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God-tier
Self-titled
13
Think Tank

Good-tier
Parklyfe
Modern Lyfe is Rubbish

Too much filler/undeveloped tier
The Great Escape
Leisure

Really need to give the reunion album another listen. Coxon is god!!
I agree, except The Great Escape is at least Good-tier, pushing God-tier. It's better than Think Tank imo + The Universal is their best song.

Magic Whip never clicked for me.

Saw them play in 05? and nobody in the audience knew or appreciated Trim Trabb.

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Old 01-05-2021, 11:07 AM   #26
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yeah yuko and hiro is probs my fav blur song of all time.

 
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:54 AM   #27
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Much like the band this forum is in sad and depressing state

 
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:03 PM   #28
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As sad and depressing as your inability to properly punctuate a dependent clause?

 
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As sad and depressing as your inability to properly punctuate a dependent clause?
Don’t correct grammar if you’re going to start your question with a preposition.

 
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