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Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence Lyrics 4 years ago
I think it's a very beautiful, but sad song. My interpretation is that it was written about how societies were more populated than there had ever been before - but also more deprived of reality and humanity than previous societies. It is a song about death - death of cultural capital and the warmth of genuine human interaction that comes with it. It's (unwittingly perhaps) referring to the monumental economic failures of the 20th century - where production of things and the GDP of nations exploded amongst the prevalence of commercialism/pop-culture etc, but the actual quality of people's lives was only marginally increased. In some ways humans were more active and alive than ever: just not in ways that were actually valuable to humans. Hence - sentiments of falsity, and the eerie feelings that come with exposure to hyper-reality. It seems to be a song about things that the author felt were missing from his society.

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Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence Lyrics 4 years ago
I like this interpretation. It seems that much literature may be described as 'a footnote to Plato'...

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Harry Nilsson – Coconut Lyrics 6 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wg_L0wGTyA

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Harry Nilsson – Coconut Lyrics 6 years ago
lol... hold on now guys - Barbara might be hot... or maybe she just likes to comment on all webpages that mention coconuts...? =P

But I like Bandinboston's interpretation - I reckon it probably is about drugs...

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The White Stripes – Little Room Lyrics 6 years ago
I would guess that it's not so much about moving back into the little room, but having forgotten what was good about the little room in the first place... Beyond that; i think the song pretty much explains itself... u start with something good, but then you get a bigger room for it, but then you can't remember the start so well... coz your in a new room... *smiles*

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Powderfinger – Oipic Lyrics 6 years ago
This is mostly guesses, and I don't have comments on all of the lyrics either, but here goes:

"One superjudge that brings a change in taste"

-Keeping in mind that 'taste' refers to the sentiments/dispositions that people have towards art etc, this may be referring to a new Artist/Critic who is very influential...


"The new seasons king with a brand new face
The old seasons bloom seemed to run its race
And we standby for your word"

-This seems to refer to 'the old season's bloom' as what has been considered tasteful by the previous generation, 'seemed to run it's race' would mean that those ideas have been spent, 'And we standby for your word' perhaps meaning that we're all waiting for the new Artist/Critic to give us the new perspective.


"Truth and intent will lose the day
Music's revenge to pave the way
Play favourites with a view to changing taste"

-'truth' (the old taste) 'and intent' (the interested attitude that the last generation has towards their own generation's art) 'will lose the day, music's revenge to pave the way' perhaps meaning: new music will vindicate the new ideas of tastefulness, and prevail over the old ideas. 'Play favourites with a view to changing taste' perhaps meaning: pick the side that has the winning attitude - i.e.: the dynamic side of the argument (the one with changing taste)

so ultimately my interpretation of the song is that it's something about -changing ideas- especially: ideas about what is tasteful/beautiful/true, through music.

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Cat Power – Rockets Lyrics 7 years ago
I think lan56 is right. How do we go from innocent babies to being adults with ambitions and aspirations? I'd like to add some more interpretation- have you ever seen those 'mobiles' (I think they're called) that are hung over babies cots (beds)? Rockets are a common style of them. So maybe the babies are dreaming about the rockets that are hanging over their heads as they sleep. But I wonder if there's a further meaning in using the word rockets in posing that more fatal-nihilistic- question when does the things that we do actually accomplish anything? So maybe an extension of the chorus would be- 'in what (ore who's) world do hopes and ideals of men and women ever amount to anything meaningful?' Or- 'Why shoot a rocket into space if it isn't going to find a planet?' and 'how can achieving this actually be meaningful?'

but then the talk of 'keep your guns at home, keep your momma safe etc' sounds like it might be about something more than just what I managed to interpret, so it's puzzle. Great song.

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