"Mirrorshades" as written by and Paul Robb....
Here are a few notes from the underground.
Load them at your pleasure.
These are the dusty pictures that I found
While on my search for treasure.

Here is the hazy vision that I saw,
Here's what she said to me:
For a scientist I am too raw
I know all about you can't you see?

She said don't be making no provocation
Unless you're ready to handle the nation
I'm cold and I'm bold and I don't do what I'm told.

She wore mirrorshades.
And I can't explain the thing about her mirrorshades.
But I know that I can't live without her mirrorshades.
And I kind of lose my mind about her mirrorshades.
And the strange attractors that surround her.

Remember as you bust north at her call,
That you can never doubt it.
No matter what you cannot have it all,
'cause she leaves home without it.

But in the darkness where we both were caught,
In the heartbeat of El Nido.
I had a vhs for her to slot
And now I never want to go.

She said "Now you're here, you've got to show and prove,
And do that dance until it don't move.
The phone doesn't work so you won't be calling home."

She wore mirrorshades.
And I can't explain the thing about her mirrorshades.
But I know that I can't live without her mirrorshades.
And I kind of lose my mind about her mirrorshades.
And the strange attractors that surround her.

She was so absolutely digital,
To jack in now was wrong.
But Cupid punches deck with chemicals
While Dark Madonna sings her song.

She wore mirrorshades.
And I can't explain the thing about her mirrorshades.
But I know that I can't live without her mirrorshades.
And I kind of lose my mind about her mirrorshades.
And the strange attractors that surround her.

Mirrorshades.


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"Mirrorshades" as written by Paul Robb

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    Song MeaningIt's full of allusions to cyberpunk literature--particularly Gibson's works, it would seem. "She" might be Molly Millions, one of the first and most famous wearers of the mirrored sunglasses that became the symbol of cyberpunk.

    Expanding upon that, this might even be about the short story "Johnny Mnemonic"; the title character made a living by storing data in his implants that could only be accessed by the recipient's password. He never knew what it was at any time during most jobs, but at the end of the story, he and Molly decide to salvage as much of the data as possible and use it to blackmail his last client.

    Or it could just be using the cyberpunk theme as a motif to convey how smitten with the mirrorshade-wearing girl the singer is.
    Adrimoron September 11, 2009   Link

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