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  • 6 Years Ago thatoneguy82101
  • General Comment:
    But seriously, does this have the greatest music video ever? Yes.
  • 6 Years Ago jessx3
  • Song Meaning:
    'Kaputt' means 'dead or unfinished' so it could be a dream that he once had but died..?
  • 7 Years Ago Tiger_milk
  • General Comment:
    I believe it's "I wrote a Song For America" and not just "song for America" in those last two lines. Anyways, I'm glad to see the lyrics to the newer songs on this fabulous album popping up here.

    So, meaning... sounds like Bejar going back to his teen years and fantasizing about being a rock star- doing blow, being in NME, Melody Maker, having hit songs. The bits at the end about "step out of your toga" seems to represent, to me, Rome, so debauchery, hedonism, etc. which is kind of the repeating theme of the lyrics. Bejar seems to like remembering times past in many songs. The lyrics "Listening to Strawberry Wine...it was 1987, it was spring" in Watercolours into the Ocean on Rubies; "circa 1993/it was a good year/it was a very good year" on My Favorite Year. So more of that on Kaputt.
  • 5 Years Ago DevilinMoscow
  • General Comment:
    you can so see the Scott Walker realism influence in this song, I almost sing "tonight we'll sleep with the girls from the streets" when I hear this song. Kudos to Destroyer for making me state that there is good music being made today, you just have to look for it and not listen to the mainstream.
  • 4 Years Ago mlbrady89
  • General Comment:
    To me this song is all about the transformation into adulthood. The ingenuous of adolescence fueled by music and drugs with women on the mind. Listening and obsessing about music dreaming about becoming a rock star. The "toga" to me represents stepping out of college and into the "fog" or unknown. "Prince on the ocean" is kinda saying you can inherit the vast world of opportunity. The "pinch" the "sky" and the "eye" are the tribulations, prosperity, and indictment of life respectively. The line "look, they got your prince on the fall" is saying that your peers and idols are taking chances and sometimes failing. The world is your oyster but they are plenty of trials and tribulations along the way. "I wrote a song for America" he is giving good advice to young people of America the land of opportunity. "who knew" dude is Canadian. This is all my interpretation of course.
  • 7 Years Ago bohemiandonut
  • General Comment:
    What DOESN'T this song mean to me?
  • 7 Years Ago awesomedude17
  • General Comment:
    genius
  • 6 Years Ago cats0pajamas
  • General Comment:
    Who doesnt like cocain and girls? and you could never go wrong with a saxophone this song is too perfect
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