oh yvonne it’s true
but i promised not to say
what went down
oh yvonne it’s dumb
i don’t know why i am turning red
because i know you don’t mind

she’ll set it up to fall
and he’ll set himself to wait
far enough away to know
far enough
this wedding song’s dumb

oh yvonne it’s like a wish
when i’d heard that she’d left him
it made me think just for a second
oh yvonne it’s dumb
and in don’t know what to say


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Homonculus song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is riddled with idiosyncracies, the only thing I can do is give the denotation of the word "homunculus."

    Homunculus was a theoretical being that was inside of sperm, in the past they believed that sperm contained a very small fully developed human and it just grew over time. The term originated from the alchemist Paracelsus who claimed that he had a little man who did work for him (which he created by putting together a bag of bones, sperm, skin fragments and hair from any animal you wanted it to be a hybrid of. This was to be laid in the ground surrounded by horse manure for forty days, at which point the embryo would form.)

    Today the term is used in a number of ways to describe systems that are thought of as being run by a "little man" inside. For instance, the homunculus continues to be considered as one of the major theories on the origin of consciousness, that there is a part (or process) in the brain whose purpose is to be "you". The homunculus is often invoked in cybernetics as well, for similar reasons.
    ryguillianon May 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno, you're looking into a little too much buddy.


    Stu: Some of the songs off Knife Play are about different members of Xiu Xiu. How do they react to that?

    Jaime: Actually only Homoculus is about Yvonne. Dr Troll (Lauren's nick name) is just named after her as is Sad Cory o Grapher, being named after Cory but not about him. That song is on a 5rc comp. Yvonne has really only mentioned it to me in so far as she said it was too weird for her to play it live, although we did for a couple of early shows. That was actually the first Xiu Xiu song. I hope she likes that song but I have been afraid to ask. Homoculus is about that she is a good friend and can deal with it and be there when I go nuts and act like an idiot.

    - shzine.com/…
    precipitateon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAs-if I could spell: idiosyncracies should be idiosyncrasies.
    ryguillianon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of the best Xiu Xiu songs ever.

    Not surprising that it's their FIRST one.
    They've definitely not gone downhill.

    Can't fucking WAIT for the new album.
    ComparedPallidon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely one of my favorites.
    BigNothingon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have a bit of a problem with finding out the true meaning now. This song just feels too intense and emotional to be just about having a good friend. Mainly it's too dark, and I hate to use that word to describe a Xiu Xiu song. That's just how I feel about it.
    Coowon September 08, 2008   Link

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